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An umbrella for the hero in us all, complete with illuminating canopy, motion-activated special effects, and that oh-so-special hum.
An umbrella for the hero in us all, complete with illuminating canopy, motion-activated special effects, and that oh-so-special hum.
132 backers pledged $30,567 to help bring this project to life.

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By combining rugged design with iconic special effects, Rainsaber brings the best defense against the weather to our galaxy. Behold!

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We've packed the umbrella stem with addressable LEDs, which light the blade with the color of your choice at the push of a button. Not just classic red, blue, and green, but any hue you can imagine.

A white canopy illuminates the effects.
A white canopy illuminates the effects.

Our handles are made from the strongest materials on the market, ensuring a durable design that will endure any duel with the elements.

Carbon fiber-reinforced for stiffness and impact resistance.
Carbon fiber-reinforced for stiffness and impact resistance.

State-of-the-art technology powers motion-activated special effects. Deflect a blaster shot, parry a blow, and your saber lights up with magic.

A 28 mm speaker, accelerometer, and rechargeable Li-ion battery power the experience.
A 28 mm speaker, accelerometer, and rechargeable Li-ion battery power the experience.

Our modular design means that you can replace worn components with ease, resulting in an umbrella that you will never have to throw out.

A removable LED stem also means the handle can double as a costume prop, complete with sound effects.
A removable LED stem also means the handle can double as a costume prop, complete with sound effects.

Our handles feature sleek silhouettes with classic brass accents.

A line of hilt options enables you to become the hero you were meant to be.
A line of hilt options enables you to become the hero you were meant to be.

They look good on tees, too.

Sporting reward swag.
Sporting reward swag.
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REWARDS

TIMELINE

  • June -- Execute manufacturing agreements, receive Kickstarter funds.
  • July -- Finalize engineering designs, place tooling orders.
  • August -- Supplies procurement, begin pilot assembly.
  • September -- Quality assurance.
  • October -- Full production.
  • November -- Packaging and shipping
  • December -- All rewards delivered!

ABOUT US: Rainsaber was born on a rainy day in NYC in 2016, when we realized the simple umbrella in our hand could serve another purpose--as a weapon against galactic tyranny. After testing multiple materials and designs over the next two years, we settled on the products you see here.

Right now we have everything we need to fulfill small orders--our suppliers wait on stand-by with invoices at the ready. Our manufacturing partners are hungry for work. However, we need your support to secure bulk prices, find space suitable for a microfactory, develop injection-molding tooling, and complete product testing to ensure that heroes everywhere have the ultimate defense against the oppression of foul weather.

Back us now to join the battle against the elements!

Special Thanks -- We appreciate the help from the supporters that made Rainsaber possible: Plecter Labs; Fredrik Hubinette; Saber Fonts; Roman Props; Ivan Mihaljevic; Vincent Lo; The Custom Saber Shop; thexter, danlim, and all the other good folks at The Rebel Armory, and finally, all our friends and family (you know who you are).

Risks and challenges

We here at Rainsaber are Kickstarter superbackers ourselves. Rest assured, we prize quality. We belong to a thriving saber community that values craftsmanship, integrity, and openness. We pledge to use your support responsibly to deliver the product we promised.

As with any new enterprise, we expect frustrations and hiccups along the way. In the development process alone we encountered manufacturing mistakes, factory-shutting holidays, unavailability of parts and supplies, learning curves, and the daily woes of the trial-and-error engineering process. Good news for you is that we have already toubleshot known design issues.

That said, with more funding we can continue to improve the Rainsaber experience by fine-tuning things like the blade color customization interface, adding a rumble motor, and perfecting the speaker enclosure to create the magical saber experience we've always craved. As we gear up for mass production, we expect that this process might also drive design changes unforeseen on the boutique scale. We will be upfront with you about any modifications that affect your reward to keep our expectations aligned.

We aim to build your Rainsaber right here in NYC. This makes positive contributions to our community and allows us to keep doing what we love--building sabers. However, we are still navigating the labyrinth of city business and manufacturing regulations. We will keep you apprised of any issues that arise and will adjust accordingly to keep our delivery date on track.

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    10^24 THANKS!

    Your help at any level brings Rainsaber one parsec closer to the Milky Way. Your name will appear on our website as a backer so that the galaxy will remember its defenders. Backers will also receive the latest updates in defensive weather technologies through exclusive access to Rainsaber development.

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    Ansible Fist Bump

    It's contributions like yours that keep adversarial weather conditions at bay. Discreetly identify yourself to fellow Rainsaber supporters with a key chain in your favorite saber design. Backers will also receive the latest critical updates. Your name, too, will be memorialized on our website.

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    The Civillian

    Sympathetic to the cause but too timid to join the fray? Show your true colors with this tri-blend jersey tee screen-printed with the symbol of the Rainsaber coalition. Backers will also receive the latest updates in defensive weather technology. Your contribution will be memorialized on our website for future generations.

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    The Trainee

    With its 6” hilt and 32” canopy, our training saber is the perfect size for heroes young and old with small hands.

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    The Idealist (Super Early Bird)

    As the first to take a stand against the villainy of wet weather, you will receive a complete Rainsaber umbrella with your choice of hilt design at a value reserved for heroes. Your noble sacrifice will be enshrined on our website.

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    The Volunteer (Early Bird)

    The campaign against rain rages ahead, but you can still spring into action. Take a Rainsaber umbrella fitted with your choice of hilt design to the front line. Your act of bravery, will be etched into the annals of our website.

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    The Rebel Supply Kit (Super Early Bird)

    The road to victory is narrow, but your revolutionary support makes it possible. Take a key chain, a tri-blend jersey tee, and a Rainsaber of your choice with you into the fight. You’re going to need it!

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    • Saber Keychain
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    The Reluctant Hero (Regular Bird)

    Though late to the fight, the coalition still needs you. Head to the armory for a complete Rainsaber umbrella fitted with your choice of hilt design. Your act of bravery, will be etched into the annals of our website.

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    The Arch-Nemesis (Early Bird)

    You need a second weapon, or a side-kick, to take on the powerful villain emerging from the shadows ahead. Grab two Rainsabers and charge!

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    The Father & Child

    Bound by blood, joined by fate, you have a mission that only you can accomplish: to save your father. Take two Rainsabers, a special card, and a key chain, and set out to redeem him. The card and key chain will arrive in time to gift on Father's Day.

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    • Father's Day Card
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    The General

    We salute your dedication to the cause, General. You will receive 10 Rainsabers of your choice with earliest delivery to ensure your forces gain the tactical edge over the darkest of elements. You will also receive 10 Rainsaber tees, 10 keychains, an eternal flame dedicated with your name on our website, along with a direct hotline to command central for questions and advice.

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    • 10× The Rainsaber Umbrella
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Funding period

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