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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 14 2015
Last updated September 14, 2015

Meteor Baseball: The World's First LED Baseball (Canceled)

You'll be able to play catch with your friends and family after work or school with our light up baseball.

Meteor Baseball: The World's First LED Baseball (Canceled)

You'll be able to play catch with your friends and family after work or school with our light up baseball.

$1,974
pledged of $78,000pledged of $78,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 14 2015
Last updated September 14, 2015

About

Meteor Baseball is a revolutionary new baseball design that is self-illuminating, which means you can play catch wherever and whenever you want, night or day. Say goodbye to losing your baseball at night.

Finding a place to play catch at night requires a well-lit and spacious area which usually confines you to indoor practice facilities. This isn’t practical for most people as indoor facilities can be inconvenient to reserve, have strict hours of operation and most of all, are usually pretty costly.

We are proud to offer you the freedom of enjoying your favorite sport whenever and wherever you want. Having a self-illuminated ball means more fun and more options to enjoy baseball with your family

Use Meteor Baseball to enjoy baseball at dusk with your friends and family after a grill-out, after work or after school.  Are scorching hot summer afternoons ruining your baseball game? Use Meteor Baseball to get away from the heat of summer by playing at cooler times of day such as the late evening/early night!

While camping are you sick of your kids always playing on their iPhones or iPads? Meteor Baseball will make them forget all about their devices and get them outside and active!

Based on current tests Meteor Baseball can easily withstand the impact of batting from children, which makes it perfect for tee-ball. We plan to make our final version even stronger so that it can withstand hits from teenagers or even adult batters as well. To do all of this we now need your help.

With over 12 LEDs built into the baseball, Meteor Baseball looks and feels the same as the regular baseballs you know and love, with the exact same specifications including the same size, weight, and genuine leather skin. Everything else is the same as MLB standard baseballs except one big difference... Meteor Baseball has a brightness of 100 lm! That's more than most household flashlights!

The current lighting system and battery setup for Meteor Baseball allows for 5 hours of continuous use with just one 23A battery. We are currently working hard to maximize our power usage to get even longer playtime out of a single battery. With your support we hope to continue to improve all aspects of Meteor Baseball.

Meteor Baseball is manufactured to the highest standard of sporting quality. Not only does it use the highest quality synthetic materials like PU (Polyurethane), LED IC (LED integrated circuit), FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) for durability, but it also uses genuine leather skin and hand-stitched lacing for a completely “authentic” experience. Meteor Baseball is the perfect fusion of technology and tradition.

       

Currently we have three colors: Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Jade Green. We want to make even more of your favorite colors so please back us so we can hit our minimum order and unlock all of the potential colors!

If you feel you can contribute with something we did not consider or anything else of value, do contact us at info@meteorbaseball.com. We are open minded! 

        

Follow Meteor Baseball on TwitterFacebook and our Website. Thank you! We can't wait for you to play with it at night!

Risks and challenges

The primary challenge was to design and create a solid structure to encase and protect electronic components all within a very small space: a baseball. At the same time, it was important to us that the ball not only light up but also maintain all of the characteristics of regulation baseballs. This means using an authentic leather skin and having the same weight and size as well.

After over a year of testing and improvements we are proud to say Meteor Baseball is very close to our ideal version. With your help we will complete our dream!

We're continuing to improve our design and have applied for 3 separate patents in multiple countries. Meteor Baseball can currently withstand batting from children. With your help we will continue to improve and test so that the final Meteor Baseball will be strong enough to be hit just like a regular baseball.

Our secondary challenge is time. We plan to finish testing and finalize production and deliver the final product to everyone by the spring of 2016. Even though we have extensive experience working with factories and vendors we can't eliminate all risk completely. We handcrafted Meteor Baseball and Meteor Baseball Kids from scratch so there may be more challenges along the way during testing and manufacturing. Mass producing innovative ideas always present unforeseen challenges but we are confident we can overcome them all together!

We are dedicated to this project and believe in it with all of our hearts. Please trust us and support us as we bring our dream to life. If you support us we promise to ship you a product you will love and we will be proud of together!

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