This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 28 2019 7:21 PM UTC +00:00.
Ooh, I have catched the sun on my finger. That’s the sign that I have a great idea. It is all about the light. It is the same with solar chess too. Win the game and put the light on Your side. I am Igor Akrap the creator of Solar Chess idea. I am a chemical engineer and I like to play chess. You see, I have put all my passions together to bring this game to light. I have been working on my idea for more than one year.
This is the first chess with a combination of entertainment and education. We can play the chess game and at the same moment we have the chance to learn about solar panel reaction.
Short explanation of solar panel reaction: Sun, sunlight (photons) - > hits the solar panel, converting photons to electrons, to get the electricity.
So let's see how it works:
1. Through the chess game explanation of solar reaction.
- PHOTONS --> ELECTRONS --> ELECTRICITY --> LIGHT
2. Win the game and put the light on Your side. - "Always look on the bright side of life"
Green energy product:
3. Solar panel source of light, electricity, power bank.
"Think about mother Earth, the Earth is all what we have in common"
4. Easy to pack for the transport
Energy product - Game product
Light from solar panel - “Sun” for chess game
Photons from “Sun” - Figures
“Electrons” - Captured figures
Lights on! - Checkmate!
Eco-friendly product ( green energy, save the woods!)
Normal solar reaction through glass chess. Light up the darkness in different ways of use.
All figures on sides, electrons on, lights on.
Charging the solar panel on the daylight.
Easy to pack for transport, easy to change the floors and structures.
Play the chess game day and night.
So the solar chess is already in (half the package) on its way to You. Let’s win this chess game together, with one mission: to bring this idea to the light.
Let’s make it together,
THE STORY BEHIND: Inspiration
Before one year, I was on an interview at a solar company, I was looking around the whole production process of solar panels to see how it's made. Then suddenly I saw that the solar panel fields are quite the same like on the chess board. Afterwards, I was outside and the sun hit me like a thunder, I then came up with his idea. During the way back home, in the bus I was thinking about the whole process of solar reaction, while the sun still hit me through the window. I thought I could combine glass chess with solar panel to explain how it works.
THE EVOLUTION OF PROTOTYPES:
First sketch: Brainstorming on piece of paper :D
Inspiration and first serious sketch :D.
The first prototype:
The second prototype:
The variations on the product:
The concept will be the same, but it's all about the solar panel part. Here could be variations regarding the production costs or making a good fit for the company. The first and second prototype could be taken into consideration as well.
The other variations:
Different sizes and materials of chess set and solar panel, to make a perfect combination of solar chess. Lights from solar panel and from “holes for electrons” may be different, depending how the final product is.
FIRST GOAL: 5 000 €
- To cover manufacturing costs and making a perfect fit for potential inventor-friendly company.
STRETCH GOAL: 15 000 €
- App development --> Solar Chess
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It will take a time and effort, if everything goes well, the end date will be on May 2020.
Licensing. Definition: A bussiness arrangement in which founder/inventor gives another company permission to manufacture the product for a specified payment.
The idea is protected with PPA (Provisional Patent Application).
Get in touch with Me:
If You have questions at any time, during or after the campaign, you can always reach me at email@example.com or leave a comment on this page.
SOLAR CHESS - LOGO
SOLAR CHESS MASCOTA: CHESSY
Risks and challenges
I am doing this crowdfunding campaign to test the market, and to see, how big interest is on my idea. I set up my goal to cover all necessary things to get potential licensor in motion. Firstly I will hire a company, which provides a trusted manufacturing and product design, to make a perfect fit for the production. I am planning to license my idea to the companies, and it would be a great pleasure with so many backers behind the project, to approach potential inventor-friendly companies to license it. I have already carried out the research and I know to whom should I pitch my idea. I have already a few potential licensors, who would support my work, and they are interested to cooperate. The idea is protected with PPA (Provisional Patent Application) and I have 1 year to find a potential licensor. I will update You about step by step process. I will let You know when You could expect Your rewards. The main risk and challenge is the solar panel part, but as I have already mentioned above, I have different variations to make a perfect fit for the product line and for us, as well. In this chess game, we are all on the same side (You, me and potential licensor) and I hope it will be successful checkmate!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter