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Introducing The tPOD1 - thermoelectric Power On Demand - electricity from a tea candle. Alladin's lamp had nothing on this...
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Posted by Richard Harmon (Creator)

Hello Kickstarters,

The tPOD team has been very busy for the past couple weeks.  We have now received samples of all of our components.  We are having a couple of the production tools “fine tuned” (in particular, the heat collector and the insulation parts). Unfortunately this has caused our launch date to slip.  I expect that we will have the resubmitted parts from the production tooling next week for inspection and signoff.

We have been able to assemble a limited number of production intent parts, the first of which was given to the engineer working on the battery charge circuit.  The circuit design has been tested for efficiency and the LiIon charge circuit won out, now the testing begins coupled to the tPOD1.

The photo is of the second production intent assembly along with the updated conceptual rendering.

We are all very excited about this project and it is coming together quite well, please remain patient with us, we will be delivering product soon and it will delight you!
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    1. Matt Porrovecchio on

      Hey guys, the final product design is great. Very slick, any idea roughly when they will ship? Happy to wait as long as it takes if I have a ball park idea of when I'll be amazing my mates with this nifty bit of tech.

      Matt Porrovecchio

    2. Chris LoBrutto on

      Any schedule for shipping?

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      Jim on

      The second photo of the real one looks amazing. As far as I'm concerned, take the time you need to get them right. You guys are doing great. Just please give us updates and keep us informed as to your best guess when they'll be shipping.

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      Michael X Berger on

      Thank you for wanting to make a quality product and thank you for all the updates.It"s nice to see someone making a great tool and making it right. Take as much time as you need. Thanks again. :)

    5. John Redman on

      what are your revised commit dates? thanks.