The energyShield is Now Available! Buy them now!
I am very pleased to announce that the energyShield is now for sale, domestically, on our website. We are also selling some accessories to compliment your energyShield, including solar panels!... Read more
Product Manual/Assembly Guide and Arduino Library
As all of you receive your energyShields we know you will be very eager to assemble them and get them powering your projects, so Jordan spent many hours yesterday finishing... Read more
They're one their way!
As of today, ALL of the rewards have been shipped! If you had an email address attached to your Kickstarter account you should have gotten an email with your tracking... Read more
Assembly, Testing, and Packing (Pictures and Videos!)
The last few weeks have been very exciting. We've moved through production, testing, and packing.
Since the energyShield is basically just an assembled, printed circuit board (PCB) its manufacturing... Read more
Last chance to change your address!!! - Part 2
To make sure your address is correct or update it, follow these instructions. They are from the Kickstarter FAQs. I hope this clears up some of the confusion. As a... Read more
Last change to change your address!!!
We are starting production this week! Therefore, we are quickly approaching the time that we will begin shipping the rewards! In order to begin porting the addresses from Kickstarter to... Read more
Assembled in the United States of America!
We are proud to announce that the energyShield will be assembled in the USA! We are working with a company right here in Melbourne, FL known as Jaycon Systems. Jaycon... Read more
Lots of pieces...
As the title suggests, we have been ordering and receiving a LOT of parts. We received all of the header pins, which are pictured below.
The power jacks and AC... Read more
We're going to production!
The last few weeks have been a really busy. As I mentioned in the last update, we had sent out for a prototype design. The PCBs and parts arrived the... Read more
We've spent the last couple of weeks vetting the last prototype. We tested inputs from solar panels, wall adapters, and USB. We've varied the load on the energyShield. In all... Read more
As Mark Campbell reminded me, I'm overdue for a quick update. We have received the flashlights and the T-shirts!
We also prototyped the next version of the energyShield and it... Read more
The new and improved energyShield
I know it’s been a while since an update, but with good reason. We’ve been working hard in NightShade’s secret laboratories to finalize the design of the energyShield and we... Read more
We're still here! And were working...
I know it's been a while since our last update and we apologize for that. We have spent the last two and a half weeks working to design the final... Read more
Solar Charging Prototype
There has been a lot of interest in solar charging and, honestly, we're really interested too. Today we completed a prototype of a solar charging circuit. The results were VERY... Read more
$15,000 3.3V Output & Breakout UNLOCKED!
We've done it! The first stretch goal has been unlocked!. Now all of the energyShields you receive will include a native 3.3V output and a breakout style header for non-shield... Read more
Samples from prospective suppliers
We have reached 110% percent of our goal! This is fantastic... We could not ask for better backers.
Here at NightShade we have been working hard to design the next... Read more
We made it!!! 100% $10,000/$10,000
We have made it to our initial goal! This is a momentous achievement; the launch of our first product.
Thank you SO much to EVERYONE that made this possible,
The... Read more
New Educational Reward Packages of 4 or 8 energyShields!
There has been a lot of mention, by backers, that one energyShield is just not enough. We hear you! There are now reward tiers offering multiple energyShields!
$150 - SMALL... Read more
Update #6 - MUST READ - Stretch goals!!!
Several backers have asked for some special features to be added to the energyShield. Well, we have heard you and this is our offer... We are doing really well so far,... Read more
I2C/TWI Fuel Gauge
We've had a great weekend! The pledges have kept coming in steadily and now we have passed the halfway mark and we are at 58% of our goal! We were... Read more
Atmel has featured the energyShield on their blog!
Atmel, the creator of the microprocessors on the Arduino boards, has featured the energyShield on their blog here. Hopefully this kind of recognition will accelerate our campaign!
Thank you SO... Read more
Design modifications for the next prototype.
It's another great day here on Kickstarter! We still have a steady stream of backers coming in from around the world. Keep 'em coming! Are there any Reddit fans out... Read more
The end of Day #1
Today has been an awesome day so far! Today we have received $2,373 in pledges! I am blown away by how you have supported us. However, we have just started... Read more
AC Adapter & International Shipping
To begin I want to say, THANK YOU for your support! The energyShield project has been lunched for just over 17 hours and we have already reached 19% of our... Read more