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INNO DiscoveryBy INNO Discovery
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INNO DiscoveryBy INNO Discovery
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About

 

 

       

 

 

The Ra. Lantern is a Radio-Based, off-grid communication tool that lets you reliably Send Texts and Check Location data with other users from your smart device. The Ra. Lantern essentially creates a wireless connection between anyone else with a Ra. Core in range (up to a mile), so you can send messages to a specific individual, or just give a "Shout" out to anyone else who might have a Ra. Core in the area. 

 

 

You can send messages to specific individual, or just give a "shout" out like a Walkie-Talkie
You can send messages to specific individual, or just give a "shout" out like a Walkie-Talkie

 

When we built the Ra. Lantern, we came up with something entirely new. The combination of the 3-in-1 detachable lights with the Radio Wave Communication Feature created infinite possibilities – including sharing information such as GPS data via our handy app at any time, even without mobile coverage. With the Ra. Lantern’s GPS Monitoring System and APP, you can easily keep track of your entire pack’s location and route using detailed offline maps, so you won’t lose any of them.  

 

Access to Personal Communication Servers by Radio Wave
Access to Personal Communication Servers by Radio Wave

 

 

Creating a Guard for your Campsite is a pretty smart idea, especially if you want to head out for a little while – like going to rescue that ever-clumsy pack-member. With the Ra. Lantern’s Radar module, a Radar Protection Net acts as a lookout for people or animals entering camp boundaries without your permission. No Need for lookout duty rosters! If the Radar module detects anything, you’ll be instantly Notified via the app. The Ra. Lantern will also react, blinking rapidly to scare away your uninvited guest.

You'll be instantly notified if someone entering camp boundaries!!
You'll be instantly notified if someone entering camp boundaries!!

 

Safety should always be a top priority to consider when out exploring. You may be afraid when you’re opening an unknown page in your living journal of life – what if something unexpected were to happen? No worries – that’s what the rest of your group is for! Simply press the SOS button and your pack will be notified instantly by the Ra. Lantern’s Blinking Signal and app Notification – letting them know that something has happened, and that they should check it out urgently.

Press the SOS button and your pack will be notified instantly by the Ra. Lantern’s Blinking Signal and app Notification
Press the SOS button and your pack will be notified instantly by the Ra. Lantern’s Blinking Signal and app Notification

 

 

With the 3-in-1 Detachable Feature, the Ra. Lantern allows the pack to enjoy their freedom and explore independently. Chase away the darkness – just pop out one light and go wherever you want. The Ra. Lantern will light your path with up to 500 lumens, showing you the right way into the distance.

Pack to enjoy your freedom and explore independently.
Pack to enjoy your freedom and explore independently.

 

Put back the light panel to recharge the li-ion battery
Put back the light panel to recharge the li-ion battery

 

 

Whenever you Put a Light Panel Back into the base, the integrated li-ion battery immediately starts getting recharged. The base charger doesn’t just charge the light panels – with its built-in USB ports and a whopping 45000mAh capacity, you can also charge your smart devices. That’s up to twelve charges for an iPhone, or three for an iPad – so you don’t have to worry about running out of juice while you’re off the beaten track.

Power Bank for not only Light Panels, but also Other Devices
Power Bank for not only Light Panels, but also Other Devices

 

Built-in USB Ports: Twelve charges for a phone
Built-in USB Ports: Twelve charges for a phone

 

 

The Ra. Lantern is the lantern reimagined. As strong as it is beautiful, it’s designed to take on the great outdoors faithfully by your side. We looked at every element that defines a perfect lantern: Design, Luminosity, Practicality, Stability, and Durability. We wanted to challenge ourselves to find the best way to combine each of these elements, leading us to a lantern with no wasted space.

  • Status Indicator Light - shows the status of the device and connection 
  • Exclusive S-hook Design - hooks your Ra. Lantern to multiple surfaces 
  • Airtight Structure - provides impact- and water- resistance 
  • Stunning Matte Finish - protects against scratches or tarnishing

 

Optional combination control by Magnetic Assembly,  setting as different scenarios mode.
Optional combination control by Magnetic Assembly, setting as different scenarios mode.

 

The Ra. Lantern is simple to use, but has advanced technology at its core. It uses Ra. Core Technology, developed entirely by our engineers. This perfectly combines Bluetooth, Radar, and Radio Modules into the compact lantern to provide you with an Off-Grid Safety Net, so you’re always connected with your pack.

Perfectly combines Bluetooth, Radar, and Radio Modules into the compact lantern!!
Perfectly combines Bluetooth, Radar, and Radio Modules into the compact lantern!!
  • Premium Radio Waves Module - sends GPS data to other parts of the lantern periodically 
  • Bluetooth LE Module - makes the Ra. Lantern more intelligent via using our handy app 
  • Customized Radar Module - an approximate sensor for detecting movement up to 9m 
  • Real-time GPS Monitoring System - keeps track of everyone in your party at any time

 

  

 

 

 

Bringing our vision for the Ra. Lantern to fruition has not been an easy process. In the past year alone, many efforts have been made by our whole development team. It’s through this hard work – through perfecting our technology - that we can now present you with a product that is as close to perfect as we can make it.

Conceptual Sketches and Product Industrial Design
Conceptual Sketches and Product Industrial Design

 

The PCBA are finalized after several modifications and testings
The PCBA are finalized after several modifications and testings

 

Some 3D printing and CNC prototypes on the way
Some 3D printing and CNC prototypes on the way

 

We are now ready for mass production !!
We are now ready for mass production !!

 

There are microwave sensors and an antenna inside the radar module. The sensors emit high-frequency electromagnetic waves, which receive their echoes. By detecting changes within the echo, it's able to detect even a tiny movement in the range. It will then send a signal to MCU and execute instructions.

Detect Movement in a range up to 8m
Detect Movement in a range up to 8m

 

The light guide plate (LGP) is made from pure acrylic resin. It is extremely transparent, weather-resistant, and long lasting – made to endure whatever you plan on throwing at it. A matrix of fine dots and lines are printed onto the LGP using diffusive ink on the bottom of the panel. These dots help scatter the light emitted from the light source.

LGP scatters the light emitted from the light source.
LGP scatters the light emitted from the light source.

 

 

We are eternally grateful to everyone who has supported us, from conception to now! Starting in August 2017, we will gather our feedback from our valued backers and iron out any final bugs within the APP. We will also keep you in the loop with exclusive updates as we continue our journey to bring the Ra. Lantern to the world. Thanks!  

 

Design credits - Ivan Sipovac, Carson Leong, and Handy

Hardware Development - David, Fannie, and FW Technology Co. 

APP Development - Bogdan, Nikitin, and MVI APP Development House 

Prototype - L.D, Tony, and KR Manufacturing co. 

Video credits - Rhiannon Philips, Luke Hansen, NEO, Grace 

Photo credits - Matthew Norgrove, Leah Dempsey 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Bringing our vision for the Ra. Lantern to fruition has not been an easy process. In the past year alone, many efforts have been made by our whole development team. It’s through this hard work – through perfecting our technology - that we can now present you with a product that is as close to perfect as we can make it.

It is precisely because there is so much preparation behind our campaign that the risk to you, our supporters, has been lowered so much. However, we still need to remind our backers that there still may be a risk of delay due to unforeseeable factors. Besides keeping a close look on any potential production delays, we also watch software stability closely. If there are any software problems, we will provide a software update as soon as possible.

Your opinions are extremely important to us. We accept healthy criticism in our efforts to make a perfect product. Therefore, you may receive a slightly different Ra. Lantern in the end. If we make any changes, we will these updates with you as soon as a confirmation has been made.

Kickstarter and Indiegogo - Indemand campaigns (if any) are our official campaigns. If you know any third-party websites claiming that they can provide pre-orders for the Ra. Lantern, please be careful with unauthorized online selling. We clarify that we have no connection/partnership with any other parties. If you have any doubts about the Ra. Lantern, please refer to the information on our Kickstarter page.

Thank you for your huge support! Every single bit of support we receive makes a great contribution on Ra. Lantern's production. Thank you for helping us to spread the Ra. Lantern to the world!

Cheers!

INNO Discovery

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