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The Atomic Gorilla is the third film from 3/4 time Productions. It involves the story of a gorilla kidnapped by aliens and between a radiation belt and unthinkable experiments the gorilla becomes super charged, escapes from the aliens' grasp and comes back to Earth to go on a rampage.The Atomic Gorilla will be made regardless of whether we reach our goal. If we surpass our goal then the extra funds will be used to pay actors more money and maybe add better special effects to the filmDonate Now
We still have roles available for the high roller package! *FINAL STRETCH GOAL* $210,000! Bridge of the Doomed zombie creature film begins filming October 7th, 2019. Pre-production is going amazing and we have all our locations, crew and talent locked in. We are excited to begin production and make a great film. Please claim one of the many perks and join our film family. Let's make a great zombie film! Michael Paré has just joined our cast of Bridge of the Doomed. Michael Paré is known for playing the lead in "Eddie and the Cruisiers", "Tunnel Rats" and "Streets of Fire". Kate Watson has signed on to do the role of Sgt. Hernandez Sarah French has signed on to the play the lead role of Susan. SYNOPSIS: A group of soldiers are ordered to hold a bridge during a zombie outbreak, but what lives underneath the bridge, proves to be even more deadly. We need your help to make zombie horror film history! Claim a perk and join our team! Be a part of a fresh and original story and help us bring this vision to the big screen! Producers Michael and Sonny Mahal, following in the success of their recent "Attack of the Unknown starring Robert LaSardo, Richard Grieco and Tara Reid" “Bus Party To Hell” starring Tara Reid and "Art of the Dead" starring Richard Grieco and Tara Reid, they are ready to conquer the world of horror and thrills again with “Bridge of the Doomed”. With a passion for bringing new and exciting stories to the big screen while expanding the scope of filming in the Vegas Community, Michael and Sonny will once again knock this production out of the park! Here is the 30 second trailer for our last feature "Attack of the Unknown" starring Richard Grieco, Robert LaSardo and Tara Reid. (the film is currently in post-production and will be shopped at American Film Market in November of 2019). Here is the trailer for Bus Party to Hell starring Tara Reid. This movie is currently released in over 18,500 Redbox locations across the United States. This is huge for an Indie Film! This was funded through Indiegogo and is in every other Redbox in America. You can also get it on all major cable and VOD platforms.Donate Now
"Asking for help is one of the hardest things anyone can do in life. In my own experience, I believed asking others for guidance, or assistance, or help when I didn't have the strength to complete an exigent task, or have the energy to continue 'showing up' in various areas of my life meant that I was somehow weak. I believed if I couldn't solve my own issues -- and I know myself better than others -- how can anyone else solve them for me, or give me the tools I need to be able to solve them. I didn't want to be weak, I wanted to be strong, to be able to say 'I got this, don't worry about me.' It wasn't until further into college where I realized that asking for help, and truly being vulnerable and honest does not make one weak, but actually makes one strong. Acknowledging that one cannot do everything alone, even what may seem to be a conquerable task for an individual, is okay, and a sign of true strength. We're all made perfect in our weaknesses, and if we don't accept those, then how can we ever be truly strong?Being an artist and a storyteller, my goal in life is to share stories with the world that tackle what lies at the core of our humanity: our struggles, our foibles, our strengths, our triumphs, our...weaknesses. I believe that the best art is made when a person can look at a screen or a stage and see themselves in characters and moments, and in turn, find their own importance to the world. Taking what I've learned from being an actor, a writer, and also from acknowledging my own struggles, I found using art for my aforementioned goal is the best way to share a piece of my own story and to do so in a way that's both entertaining, thought-provoking, and resonating. Enter...a short film musical." - Nolan RobinsonThe ProjectAfter creating and producing the Web Series, "Where's Noah?" a comedy that chronicled the life of black student attending a predominately white University, I decided that for my sophomore effort I wanted to combine both what I've learned from film making and my music theater education. "Grief Night Club" will be a 20-25 short film musical that combines the talents of the students in Northwestern University's School of Communication as well as the Bienen School of Music. This original musical, with the script, lyrics, orchestrations and choreography all created by students will allow audiences into the mind of the protagonist, Jordan, and his journey in understanding who he is. This idea is loosely inspired by my own life! We are even fortunate to have cast Golden Globe Nominee Jennifer Grey as the voice of the character Dr. J! Nolan on the set of "Where's Noah?"The music style of the film will be jazz influenced, with traces of the funk and pop genres (of the 70s and today). I was inspired by the electric bass groove in the canon of Stevie Wonder, and in the Broadway musical HAIR, as well as the work of Justin Hurwitz in the LA LA LAND score. Working with the composer, Joe Nedder, we're able to create a sound for the film that sounds both familiar and new. The score will include twelve instruments:Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Violins, Violas, and Cello.The dancing of the film, by Tucker DeGregory, is inspired by Jerome Robbins, particularly WEST SIDE STORY. Also, given that the "Grief Night Club" is a world inside of Jordan's own head, we've discussed the style of the movement in Wayne CIlento's WICKED choreography and somehow incorporating "other-worldly" style into this piece. In determining the feel for the piece, some members of the team created a mood board. The beginning of the film is in black and white, as Jordan is in a state of sadness and anger, then gradually become color as he enter the "Grief Night Club." The beginning mood of the filmThree stages of color throughout the middle and end of the filmThe ProcessCurrently we are in the pre-production stage of the film. This includes: composing the music, contracting our musicians, finding actors, and getting our crew. The script has been in several drafts since November, with the most recent one (January 2020) being close to final. Our production stage will be a three week process from March 30th - April 11th. This includes rehearsals, filming, and recording. Our post-production stage will commence as soon as that ends. This stage will include editing of the film, which includes sound mixing and engineering (which will be the bulk of our costs for the project), and advertising/marketing.We Need YOU!While we have the artists in creating this, it is only by your generous support that we can truly make this happen. From video equipment rentals, to our sound engineer, this isn't a cheap project, and EVERY donation will count. Great art is made through collaboration, and we'd like to have you on board as collaborators to ensure this idea will become a reality. Thank you in advance!!Donate Now
The Best Friend – Zip up the Back of your Dress all by yourself! Never struggle with your dress zipper again, The Best Friend has got your back! Ever have trouble zipping up the back of your dress? Of course you have! Every morning before work I’d stand in front of my closet, find a dress to wear, slip it on, start to zip it up, only to realize I could just zip it up halfway. I’d push and I’d pull, I’d wiggle and I’d jiggle and I thought to myself there has got to be a better way. That led me to invent The Best Friend which is the world’s first premium product that helps you zip up the back of your dress... all by yourself! Here's How It Works. The Best Friend’s *unique patented design* works on all zipper types and is revolutionizing how women get dressed. Here’s how it works: Press In a few short weeks we’ve received press coverage from Real Simple and Travel + Leisure and were recently featured on Extra and in People for our participation in the SAG Awards Gift Bags. We’ve also received extensive organic social coverage from top tier influencers who are loving the product and we have a lot of press on deck slated for the next few months. Manufacturing/Fulfillment Timeline. We’ve had incredible momentum in a few short months and with your help we want to keep the momentum going and bring The Best Friend to the masses! We launched with our 1st model Kate in November and there is a BIG market demand for a Best Friend of color - even America’s most popular female talk show host is asking for one! With our campaign you can be one the 1st to receive our strong powerful woman of color Sasha, you’ll get serious bragging rights and win over the internet and all your friends! Timelines for all product perks are listed below: Kate The Great – ready to ship! Sasha – ships in June BFF – will ship 3-4 weeks after names are received Girl Talk, Facetime with Carine! - ready to ship! I Do, The Wedding Package – ships in May Ready For My Close Up, Customize your own Best Friend! – ships 6-8 weeks after custom colors are chosen Join us to help bring "Sasha" to market in June! Meet the Founder. Let's Be Friends. Even if you can't contribute, you can help! Share our campaign..Donate Now
OverviewWith your help, I was hoping that I would find angel investors who would believe in me & my dream to be one of the trailblazers in this industry. Of course food trucks are a thing. But truck boutiques are fairly new. So here I am. Let's do this!Let me share with you my story...Hello, my name is Roberta, but everyone calls me Bobbie.It's a pleasure to meet you...Like others, I came from a not so great background. Growing up as a ARMY brat, I lived in 13 states and two countries. It was a bit hard during my childhood because I jumped from school to school, then I lived on the streets as a young skate punk from the age 13. Barely having any friends, I had been struggling to find myself ever since.I can say I am a strong woman now because of the hardships and obstacles I had to go through. But I always had hope in my heart. There were times in my life when I made bad decisions due to not having a mentor growing up, to teach me the values of life and my self-worth. What helped me get through everything was making jewelry and my love for music. They're my passions. I was lucky to find love unconditionally and acceptance at the age of 42. He gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams. Yes... I was lost for that long.He believed in me and my vision and helped me launch my business. Fast forward two years, the only person who really and truly believed in me, is now my husband. I love him so much, he's my best friend.I am the proud owner of Yoly Jewelry and I want to expand my business to own a boutique truck. It's time for me to take my business to the next level and to pursue my dream to own a store on wheels. It's so very hard to catch up and save with the price of living in the Bay Area. The reason I am running this campaign is because of limited real-estate, and skyrocketing rental prices. I cannot move out of the area since I am my father-in-law's care taker. I am looking for good-hearted supporters who have been there before, and had others give them a chance in life; who would understand and pay it forward to another good person. I cannot express the magnitude of the gratitude I feel, if you were to support me with my dream. I am a trailblazer of a women-owned small business, especially in this field.Just give me that chance. What We Need & What You GetLet me explain my business for you to understand, and how much I will need and for what. $10,000 would reach my goal of building and designing my mobile boutique on wheels. Let me brake it down.I have saved since last summer $2000 from the online sales and fairs.~Buying a used trailer long enough to fill my merchandise and stock, will cost me between $7000-$8000~Construction to gut everything out and fix it with shelves and props and lighting will be around $2000~to paint and make sure the tires are good and no leaks from the roof will be a extra $2000~I have a large truck to tow where I would need to set up and I can get insurance for what is needed. The perks is exciting because I can travel anywhere and everywhere on the weekends and I wont have to leave my little fur baby at home. Fairs, beaches, anywhere that has food courts and set up.Every person who supports this campaign, and/or orders a perk from my list, will get a year of 10% off of anything in my store online or in person. It will be a "V.I.P." card which has a code on it for online shopping or you can bring the card in person and you will automatically get the 10% off. If for some reason if I do not reach my goal. I can promise you, I will not quit. I will safe-keep that investment and I will work hard at every fair I can get into, and save up and still buy my dream truck, It might take longer... but thats life. At least I tried. The ImpactYour contribution will make a difference because I am a nonstop worker until I archive my goal, so your investment will not be in vain. This project is very valuable to me, because I want something that makes me feel important and because I believe in hope and believe that anything is possible and anyone can achieve anything.I made a pair of skull aviators sunglasses and sold of them for years. I had a picture emailed to me recently showing, Slash, from the band Guns and Roses wearing the pair of aviators I personally made. It felt good to know that Icons are wearing my art. Risks & ChallengesThe only obstacle I may face to achieving my goal is if no one believed in me or my dream. I wrote down a complete business plans for myself and the future, and I know nothing can go wrong if I had the best support. I'm qualified to overcome any hurdle because I don't believe in quitting. I will also pay it forward. This can help the women in our community in knowing there are good people out there, who can and *will* support women-owned businesses, and I personally love to share my knowledge and experiances with young entrepreneurs as well. Other Ways You Can HelpPlease if you love my story, and you cannot donate, will you take the time to share my campaign in thoughts of helping me reach my goal? Please get the word out if you can. Make some noise! Thank you so much for your time and support.Donate Now
Come join us, and let's open the doors of Love Lab Studio! Our unique and sweet children's art studio is located in sweet Portland, Maine. We are raising community funds to cover our renovation costs and to make a safe, welcoming and beautiful creative space. Join our Love Lab tribe! Love Lab Studio is about taking action to co-create a better + more just world for all. Join us! A Children's Art Studio Love Lab Studio is about taking action, with children and community, to co-create a better + more just world for all. That sounds utopian, but we think that experimenting, with imagination, intention, and reflection, to co-create a better world is part of our work as human beings. And this starts with a children's studio. Our studio is founded by artist Christina Bechstein (with awesome neighbors + collaborators) to support us all to make conscious creativity happen with simple materials, strategies, projects and tools that are good for us AND the environment. Our bright new space will be thoughtfully curated for the needs of the children. We are located in a mixed residential and retail neighborhood in the West End of Portland, at the edge of a beautiful park and playground. We will support the tending of trees and plants at a nearby food forest, and plan to eventually harvest plums and make jam together! Love Lab Studio: What Will We Do? Everything we do centers the art studio as both a place and an idea of creativity and imagination.One of our inspirations is the work of Detroit arts leader Josephine Herrald Love, who shared with us that "in art, allow the child to teach you about them - you are the learner, they are the teacher.” Another is the child-centered and creative pedagogy developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy by Loris Malaguzzi. This places the “atelier” or art studio in the center of the learning environment as a collaborative element in the creation of projects and learning. In summer 2018 our work is to launch the studio & the community public art clay tile project. For fall 2018, programming includes: 1. Children's art workshops. Weekly + seasonal art workshops for children. Each workshop will incorporate natural materials and creative prompts, and respond to themes connected to the greater world around us, contemporary artists, nature and more. 2. Saplings Studio. A creative, part-time learning + afterschool program. Co-created by a skilled teacher collaborative and offers hands-on learning in a joyful and playful atmosphere. Children engage in creative exploration of art, integrated reading and writing, and math skill development based in problem-solving. They learn in nature, in the community, and with each other. We value: the whole child through embodiment, diversity and inclusion within a caring community; the child as poet, communicator + participant through language development; the child as co-creator with project-based and individual learning; the child as artist through arts, creativity + imagination; and the child as community member, global & ecological citizen through community projects. 3. Community projects. The studio will offer monthly First Friday art exhibitions that focus on work by children and the community. We'll also be collaborating with organizations, community members and neighbors on specific projects. Some of the projects we partner with and collaborate on currently include: The Portland Lantern Walk, a creative community and public art series that culminates in a large-scale community event in Deering Oaks Park, with Annie Leahy and Friends of Deering Oaks Park. Sister Makings is a group that meets regularly to co-create space for local and new neighbor sisters and their children to gather around conversation, food, service, gardening and craft. Community partners include Heartfelt School and Cultivating Community. Opening The Doors: What's Needed There are basic renovation costs to get the studio up and running! We are grateful for the skilled design and construction support of theBarrett Made team in Portland, Maine. Dreaming up hanging systems and curtain walls to create a flexible creative community and exhibition space has been the vision of our friendRonit Eisenbach. Our friend and local designer Jennifer Muller has graced us with our joyful new logo and sweet design perks. Local artists from Better Letter will paint our sweet sign, and local artists will sew cushions for our sitting + drawing window nooks. Our creative building + musician friends at Bondeko will be installing and co-creating our community art tile wall and sink area, amongst other creative work.NATURAL AS WE CAN We work to be as natural, sustainable, recycled, mindful and healthy as we can be with all the renovations and materials. NUTS + BOLTS We currently need to raise $20,000 to support the renovation of the space! The costs that will be covered in this amount in addition to permitting and design fees include the following: Drawing + reading + visiting window nooks Cozy & inviting window seating for children and community with bright and soft cushions. Simple birch plywood seats with a plexi guard at the window will provide protection for little ones. Art + tool hanging Giant sheets of homasote will be installed on walls with screws + washers and painted, to hold art and supporting sound absorption. Additional hanging systems influenced by the creative wisdom of the Shaker community will layer in pegs for hanging as needed. Doors Safe, dry and warm front door and bathroom door with threshold (ADA compliant). Tracks for curtains + track lighting Lighting for space and tracks for felt and voile curtains to divide and create a flexible and gorgeous working space. Community clay wall + washing basin A long, narrow 6-foot farm sink will allow children to wash brushes and hands together. Above the washing sink will be a gorgeous community public art mosaic wall of small handmade clay tiles, each covered with marks made by children from Portland’s parks, food forests and urban gardens. Please note: additional patrons of public art clay wall needed. Paint We will use soft yellows, cool blues and other colors from nature to support creativity and co-regulation of community and children in the space. Signage Bright and joyful signage to hang outside and inside the space with names of all who contributed to the studio! If additional funds are raised over our goal, they will support the cost of furniture, art supplies, a temporary accessibility ramp as needed, and the goal of funding a number of free spaces in every single children's class that we offer. Your Gift Will Give We believe in one human family and in the rights of every child. So the money raised isn't just about the art studio. Love Lab Studio campaign will also donate 10% of all funds raised to support RAICES Family Reunification Fund. This is an organization doing important on-the-ground work to support and reunify children who are being separated from their families. Our Gift To You The greatest gift we give by being a part of this project is a space where children and the community can express their creativity. We want you to know that for every gift you give, we will do our best to be present creatively to our children and community. We honor your gift, and will make the most of your contribution. Additionally, we have perks for you! Please look them over and let us know if you have any questions. Are you part of a business and want to be one of our creative business partners? We'd love to chat and show off your support on our videos, printed materials + other stuff we create. And now: the perks! The sweetest designed 'let's create...' bags, kiddo t-shirts + onesies to melt your heart. Plus workshops and consulting and all kinds of stuff. We've got the goods. If you want some combo of what isn't there, reach out! Thank You + More Ways To Be A Part Of Love Lab ! We need you to help us do this! So: first, help us make some noise!!! Share, share, share away. We need many folks to see this and give what they can. This studio belongs to our children, and they need us to open the doors! We are so grateful for you, thank you for being a part of our community. xoxo, Sending you lots of love, creativity + the ability to take action!Donate Now
Eco-Visionaries, Self-building Affordable Homes from Wood, Straw, Earth, Tyres…Making self-building a mainstream choice!PATÉ (Pure, Absolute, Totally, Eco) is a new business with a mission to train young people self-building eco-homes which are affordable, lasting and environmentally friendly.Self-building is about building cheaply in an environmentally friendly way. Designing buildings that are sustainable from the outset, finding solutions, making the building sector fit for the future.Our current project is setting up a teaching centre in Portugal where weather allows all year trainings. In the UK we work from April to October as its outdoors work. This training centre is where youngsters of all ages will carry out projects with appropriate, reusable materials such as earth, straw, wood and tyres. Learning skills for a quality of life which they may think is beyond their reach. This new paradigm is going back to history, learning how to build a future that nourishes Earth and family life. Bringing self-building into the mainstream.Our sponsors will know the value of peaceful coexistence with Earth balancing human life with natural resources and considering other species.Purpose of this projectWe intend trailblazing the homes market with tested, life altering trainings, using traditional eco-building methods, old fashioned values, new possibilities for family life. Self and community building of affordable eco-homes, just may be the next bubble. Fantastic article - 'Earthly Powers' Louis Wustemann, Financial Times 21-22 March 2020 Budget notes,Any funds over this amount will facilitate online presentations to create awareness and excitement around the concept of what is possible for them in the area of eco-self building. During this period when people are looking for new opportunities, we offer a vision for a brighter future.Beyond £25,000 funds will be used as a reserve fund, for marketing and towards the courses and extending the land.We look forward to going to colleges with introductory talks.Website building, expanding the team, developing relationships with colleges, the media and customers,, as well as online introductions and teaching.We look forward to spending set up time in Portugal with the local community furthering those supportive relationships and giving this project the time it deserves to develop successfully. Further informationSome of the most accomplished UK trainers will be part of this project and glad to have the opportunity to work through winter months. These are professional trainers with passion & expertise, teaching theory and practise of eco-building, bringing skills, pride and hope to young people and families.Automation of industry and commerce is allowing people to have more time, though possibly less money. This creates the opportunity to consider self-building your own home. Sharing this profound experience with family and friends makes lasting bonds, communities and strengthens relationships. BackgroundI'm Ann Gylman, I studied English Literature, I set up the first walk in pregnancy testing clinic in UK, in Leicester, so women could have an immediate result and privacy.I worked in property management for some years until I founded my own property management company, which I sold to move to Brighton. It is still thriving today.I've managed, refurbished and restored properties in the UK and in France. I trained in eco self-building with Brighton Permaculture Trust and I'm heading this project to transform the housing market. To create awareness of the benefits of self-building and to make it a mainstream choice. Housing costs are a person's biggest regular outgoing, either mortgage or rent. Young people are finding it increasingly difficult or impossible to finance, they don’t know how they’re going to pay for a home in the future. BUT, job automation, means less money BUT more time.Bringing self-building into the mainstream as a valid choice, saves many thousands of pounds in costs and interest payments.The great Mark Twain said, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”Ones own home, built with love!! Impact Our expectation is that we can be a viable business in 2 years.A woman said recently she was out of work but wanted to contribute. I asked her if she could give £1, she said yes, but was it worth it? We agreed it was and she would ask her friends to put in £1. She promised to send £10, and she did. We really appreciate that she did this and kickstarted this campaign. Please know that we value and appreciate every gesture of support.Another woman sent £1,000. Sponsors for this project are aware that changes are needed in the housing market.UK statistics show prior to CV19 that 180 people daily were being evicted from their home.Every contribution brings us closer to supporting people to self-build secure homes, youngsters, parents and grandparents are a powerful group financially and energetically.The cost of eco self-building is affordable, without excessive mortgage debt.Our intention is to bring ecological self-building into the mainstream, giving people purpose and choice. Our contributors will be celebrated, remembered and known for their foresight and generosity.Heroes are the pioneers of this new paradigm - the researchers, the developers, the contributors to life that works for everyone. CONCLUSION ~Self and community building of sustainable eco-homes is perhaps the next bubble. We promise to give information and trainings on how to build safe, long-lasting buildings in a community based on fellowship, humanity, teamwork, self-reliance and pride. I’m imagining people with strong family values, philanthropists who are aware of social problems, and who are seeing a bigger picture. They are adventurous, open to both old and new ideas for affordable, sustainable freehold, family housing, wanting old fashioned family values reinstated.In gratitude, Ann Risks & ChallengesIf we raise less than the full amount we will continue campaigning.We'll prepare as much as possible during the pandemic, knowing we are preparing information and putting plans in place for those who want to learn more about self-building My daughter said, "When this is over, everyone will be running for the hills to self-build" Other Ways You Can HelpPlease share our campaign to as many people as possible, giving them the choice to contribute and learn about eco self-building. You could be opening a door for a friend or someone they know. Please contribute what you can.Were looking forward to sharing our progress with you and to seeing you in Portugal in the future.Donate Now
OverviewWe are raising funds to install six Community Solar Pumps that will benefit over 1,000 people in rural Assam, India. This will help us expand our affordable pay-as-you-go solar irrigation service, Oonnati ("progress"), to reach the poorest marginal farmers. Solar pumps will replace polluting and costly diesel pumps, helping farmers save on input costs, boost yields, grow high-value crops and double their incomes. We hope to build a track record so we can scale up and impact millions of farmers.Solar pumps are a cost-effective and sustainable solution, but 90% of farmers - mostly poor and marginal farmers with less than 1 hectare of landholding - cannot afford the upfront investment. Oonnati, which means "progress" in Hindi, is a disruptive solution to make affordable low-carbon solar pumping technology accessible to these farmers. We install, operate and maintain Community Solar Pumps that can be shared by a group of 15-30 farmers with adjacent landholding. Any farmer with land near to a solar pump can sign up to Oonnati irrigation services and access water year-round without any upfront cost. Farmers buy water on a pay-as-you-go basis at a tariff that is 20% cheaper than diesel-powered irrigation. They can more effectively irrigate their land, increase crop yields by up to 50% and diversify to grow high-value crops .In addition to providing water services, Oorja also operates and maintains the solar pumps for their full lifetime, ensuring sustainability. The PlanOorja is running this campaign to launch Oonnati in Assam, India, where only 20% of farmland is under irrigation, with the remainder being rainfed. Almost 70% of the population of Assam is directly dependent on agriculture as a source of income. Farmers grow mostly rice, wheat, oilseeds, pulses and some vegetables and fruits. There is potential for high agricultural yields, but this is constrained by erratic and uncertain rainfall.With your contribution, we will install six Community Solar Pumps in Bongaigaon district, Assam, helping irrigate approximately 120 acres of farmland. This project will meet the irrigation water needs of a community of about 1,000 people. It will reduce their irrigation expenses by over 20%, prevent 5,000 litres of diesel from being burned annually and save 13,400 kg of CO2 from being emitted each year. We will also create 4 full-time jobs in the community. We have partnered with (SeSTA), a local NGO that has been active in livelihood promotion in Assam for the past eight years. They will assist us with community mobilisation and formation of farmer groups. SeSTA will also train farmers on effective irrigation and cultivation of high-value crops to help maximise the benefits farmers receive from solar pumping.This project is a critical milestone in our mission to build inclusive, prosperous and climate-resilient rural economies. It is important because it will help us demonstrate the viability of Oonnati in a new market, gain traction among farmers, and scale up to deploy 1000s of solar pumps. In contributing to this campaign, you will not just be supporting a project. You will be helping us build a movement so that we can replicate this model all over India and Africa to impact millions of farmers. What We NeedYour donations will be used for the deployment of one Cluster of six Community Solar Pumps (each 3 HP in capacity) in Assam. We require £25,000 to cover the costs of solar pumping equipment, borewell construction, labour and material for installation and travel to Bongaigaon district, Assam for site selection, project implementation and training. With support from SeSTA, we have already collected preliminary data on local groundwater levels and cropping patterns and obtained buy-in from the farming community. Once we receive the funds, we will be ready to proceed with procuring equipment and implementing the project so we can start Oonnati irrigation services this summer. The costs of operating and maintaining the pump Cluster (technician and operator salaries, spare parts, repairs, etc.) will be covered by the water fees collected from farmers.A breakdown of the use of funds is provided below:In case we only partially meet our funding goal, we will install a reduced number of solar pumps on a pro rata basis after covering our essential costs (£3,500 for travel and overheads). On the other hand, if we exceed our funding goal, we have several more feasible sites in the pipeline, where we can implement additional Clusters. In short, more funds equal more pumps deployed and more farmers impacted!You can monitor the progress and the impact this project will have in three ways: through our live Impact Dashboard on our website, by signing up to our newsletter, and by following our social media channels (@oorjasolutions). Who Are We?We are (Oorja), an award-winning social enterprise based in New Delhi, India, that has been active since 2017. Our mission is to develop solar energy solutions to combat poverty and climate change. Oorja has a passionate team of four people with 25 years of total experience in sustainable development, renewable energy, finance and climate a solar technician with deep connection to local communities.Our team is extremely capable and resourceful, having gained considerable ground experience in the planning and execution of community-based solar projects. This project builds on three successful Community Solar Pumping pilots installed by us in Uttar Pradesh, India in late 2018. Around 450 people from two different communities are benefiting from cheaper and reliable irrigation. As groundwater can now be accessed in the dry season, many farmers have started a third cropping cycle and are growing high-value peppermint, sugarcane and maize. The PerksIn exchange for your contributions, we are offering a number of exciting perks that you can claim as a way of appreciating your support. In case you wish to remain anonymous, you do not have to claim the perk in exchange for your contribution and we will ensure your privacy is respected.In case you do not feel able to donate, we encourage you to tell your friends, family and colleagues about this campaign and to share it in your networks and on social media - just spreading the word can make a huge difference. Thank you!Donate Now
Story Wind under your clothes? Blow from behind the neck? Yes, NECOOL can even be used even when wearing a spacesuit. # Have you seen a portable fan that blows this much out of your clothes? # You worry about getting your hair sucked, don't you? Try NECOOL now!!# Have you seen a fan with winds coming out when the front and back are blocked? If a fan is covered by hands, the fan would blow nothing but noise in general, but NECOOL is different. # Isn't the noise loud? NECOOL is a low-noise design portable fan that can be used without stress caused by noise. Have you ever suffered this while using a portable fan? "Is there any way to get rid of sweat in the back neck?""Too much sweat under clothes?""Isn't there a fan that can be used when lifting a big box and running?""What about free usage on a table?""Risk of damage from dropping objects (a portable fan, a mobile phone and etc)?""The Trouble caused by hair getting sucked into a fan?""Dry eye syndrome and Dry skin trouble?""Inconvenient to use in a dynamic environment?""Dissatisfaction with the weak wind?""Being concerned about stability?" If you suffer anything above, it's time to pay attention to NECOOL! NECOOL is a new neck band type fan, that eliminates all of these shortcomings.In fact, I remember dropping my smartphone while holding a portable fan and the phone in my hands. Of course, it was damaged LCD. Something came to my mind then. On a hot summer day, a portable fan is a must, but nothing is good to use now. | First, Remove The Limitation of Use.Usually, 'portable' means the small size and convenience to carry and use. "But why should a portable fan be held by hand while in use?" We have so much to do with our hands. Probably most of the day you will use your hands. NECOOL Portable Fan White / Black NECOOL is a portable hands-free fan that can blow a strong wind in any direction as you wish. As a neckband type, NECOOL is a removable fixed one so that it does not come off easily! These photos are about the group test that has been conducted by classifying users since 2018. (express delivery drivers, exercise enthusiasts, mechanics, parenting moms, beekeepers, anglers, travel guides, climbers, sprinters, cooks…) How about NECOOL as a gift? # What about hair? You don't have to worry about getting your hair sucked even if you wear NECOOL on your neck! NECOOL is suitable for any job and any environment.When you should use your hand, you can ask yourself "Where do I put the fan I am holding?" No worry about that anymore.If you wear NECOOL once, then no need to hold that. Yeah! It can even be worn inside hijabs and protective clothing. | Second, Design As it is hands-free, stability when wearing NECOOL is very important. It took about 2 years from the prototype to the completion of NECOOL. Looking back, I sketched and made NECOOL countless times. After making the prototype, we split the test groups to get feedback, reflected again, and kept repeating.Repeating this process, we decided on the size, grip, and location of the wind holes, and tackled the overall stability! The connection belt is thinner so that it is not too noticeable as it is worn on the neck.Detachable buttons on the front and back of the fan are placed for easy wearing.Solid durability so that it does not come off easily after wearing it.Smooth design removing the propellers.Flexible wire feature that can be adjusted to the desired angle. After a lot of ups and downs, we realized the optimal shape of NECOOL, which can be worn comfortably by all ages, regardless of height and size. | Third, Cool * After wearing NECOOL, put it inside the T-shirt + When the fan is turned 180 degrees down (photo was taken at level 3) The unique design doesn’t mean the efficacy is not great. It will be noticed at once that NECOOL blows the most strong wind among the existing portable fans.This is the only difference of NECOOL according to the motor, design, and usage! 1. The first secret of the strong wind: BLDC motorNECOOL is equipped with BLDC motor (6,000 RPM) used for expensive electronic products. This BLDC motor is a brushless motor that can be used semi-permanently by removing the brittle parts inside the motor to increase durability and energy efficiency.At first, the motors of the propeller fans were disassembled numerous times, but the desired result was not achieved. Then, suddenly noticing that heat was removed from the bottom of the laptop, similar motors were purchased for each type to enter the air volume/wind pressure test.Finally, the propeller was removed to get rid of worry about hair getting sucked, and the BLDC motor was installed! # NECOOL wind speed testAlso, if you are holding the body by hand while using a portable fan, there will be a usually loud noise only. However, NECOOL shows a wind speed of up to 3.7 m/s even when the main body is covered. 2. The second secret of the wind: Straight WindWhen using a propeller, it is usually in the form of a 'dispersion-type wind' that radiates while the wings rotate. Unlike that, NECOOL is a 'straight wind’ that centralizes and blows out the wind, so more powerful wind comes out. * Left: After wearing NECOOL, the body is turned to the back neck / Right: Wearing NECOOL and putting it inside the shirt + the body is turned 180 degrees down 3. The third secret of the wind: Close Contact WindMost people who use portable fans have high body temperature, right?NECOOL is cooler to blow the wind in close contact with the face, back neck, and stomach by cooling the neck which is sensitive to body temperature change. | And NoiseDue to the nature of the portable fan, it is more sensitive to noise because it is most used close to your body. Another reason why NECOOL is equipped with a BLDC motor is because of low noise and low power. You can guess the noise level through the video and graph! Low noise design from 52 DB to 60 DB allows you to use NECOOL in everyday life. | SafetyLastly, safety is very important as it is an electronic product.NECOOL is equipped with the Protection Circuit Module (PCM) of lithium-ion battery so that it can be used safely by completing overcharge, over-discharge, and overcurrent block features. | Various Usage# Adjust the wind angle as you wish NECOOL's principle is to shoot wind toward the neck which is sensitive to body temperature. Besides that, since NECOOL has a 180-degree rotation function, you can adjust the wind angle as you like, such as your chin, face, and stomach!NECOOL is a fully customized portable fan for users.# My knowhow to wear NECOOL When you turn NECOOL's body down 180 degrees, the wind will be directed toward the stomach. Put NECOOL in your clothes (shirt, T-shirt, etc.) like that! Then no one can see NECOOL, but it can feel much cooler.#Cooling your head You can also wind the back of your neck by turning the body back. Adjust the angle to the left, center or right as you wish.#Use on a table NECOOL can be used not only close to your body, but also on a table. Use it in your office, at school, in the hospital, in the car anytime, anywhere!However, while using NECOOL on the table, move both sides at the same time as you turn or bend the necklace. Otherwise, symmetry may not fit with just one hand.# Product SpecificationsYou can give NECOOL as gifts to your loved ones!A person who has a lot of time outdoorsA person who loves intense exerciseA person who works in a hot environment (cooking, etc.)A person who is uncomfortable carrying a portable fanA person in a special environment (maintenance, factory, orchard, etc.)NECOOL will cool this summer down!!Of course, we have prepared NECOOL at special Kickstarter prices for your family, friends, and lovers.Take NECOOL before summer comes!!Donate Now
Geizeer is a cube-shaped desk cooler and perfume diffuser, eco friendly and fruit of high Italian handcraft.The customized ice-pack allows air output to 360 degrees and a powerful air diffusion. It is a low-consumption and USB rechargeable device. That is the reason why you can use Geizeer all day long and in any location.Geizeer is button free and it turns on due to magnetic contacts. When the two halves are not in contact with each other, the fan stops. This security system makes Geizeer safe also for children and animals."Picture by our Customer"----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Each item is CNC machined from a solid block of wood, before being hand-finished and colored. Each Geizeer is a unique piece with unique wood grains. The entire process is carried out respecting the centuries-old Italian handicraft tradition.The electronic board has been re-engineered with state-of-the-art components. The outcome is less heat loss, less energy consumption and longer duration. The integrated electronic board prevents the battery from breakdown in the event of short-circuit and overload. Moreover, this system guarantees over 600 charging cycles.The red/blue LED on the USB cable shows the power status of Geizeer.Red light charging / blue light full battery. Easy!Furthermore, you can use the cable to charge any other device with mini-USB port and to transfer data between devices. The fan is developed and produced by Enermax, world leader in PC components production.The blades and this technology, both patented, significantly reduce noise and electricity consumption. And besides, it increases air-flow efficiency and the life of the product up to 100.000 hours of usage. Choose the speed you like with one touch: Ultra Silent Mode (1,000 RPM) / Silent Mode (1,500 RPM) / Performance Mode (1,800 RPM). The fan is customized according to our needs and fits perfectly into the wood. Its light grey colour looks good in any model and coloration of Geizeer. No more glue that hinders the current flow. Just strong magnets to give a steady grip between the two halves of Geizeer.Align the two dots and let the magnets do their job!Geizeer air freshener is made of paper from pulp 3mm thick. Its shape is designed for “zero waste”.Each circle can be taken off from the whole card at various time for a better preservation of the fragrance. As the circles run out, use the air freshener card wherever you like! Put one removable circle on the proper room on the top of the ice pack.As the circles run out, add a little string and use it in your car. Push where indicated to create a hook on the air freshener. Use it wherever you like, also in your wardrobe! The mat in neoprene thermally isolates the wood from the ice pack, protecting Geizeer.Pull the mat tab to easily lift up the ice pack. - OLD PACKAGING - NEW PACKAGING Our customized packaging is impact resistant and fully recyclable. It is realized in cellulose fibre to eliminate plastic.It can contain one Geizeer and up to three ice packs. Designed to deliver Geizeer safely all over the world. Besides our purpose of eliminating any plastic in the packaging, we work hard to reduce paper waste.You can choose between printed and online user manual. Since 2016 we give to our customers a green present. By purchasing Geizeer you will receive a personal code with which plant a tree and follow its growth! Thanks to its small size, Geizeer is a portable device that can be used in any environment, from home to office. The grid is designed to optimize the air intake without overloading the fan and it is available in two versions: linear and parametric. The difference between the two grids is purely design and there is no variation in terms of performance. Battery life depends on fan speed:– 5 hours / Ultra Silent Mode (1,000 RPM)– 4 hours / Silent Mode (1,500 RPM)– 3 hours / Performance Mode (1,800 RPM)Geizeer works even while in “charge” mode. The ice pack thaws in around 2 hours at a temperature of 27C°. It is recommended to use it for around 2 years and then replace it with a new one.Geizeer is available in different colours to perfectly suit to any décor. Each Geizeer Kit includes 1 ice pack + 2 free ice packs (3 ice packs in total)The extraordinary bamboo processing and the uniqueness of its layers make Special Geizeer Bamboo exclusive and suitable for all kinds of environment. You can view Geizeer in your house . Hurry up...It's free! The minimal design makes Geizeer a versatile piece of furniture, suitable for any location.- To give guests refreshment during celebrations- In everyday life - For an extra pleasant service- As we do - As an alternative to air conditioning - For its uniqueness Shipping will begin October 2019. All pledges will be sent through DHL Express and with a trucking number.We remind you that any customs clearance costs are borne by the recipient.According to its own taxation system, each country applies taxes on import goods. Customs clearance does not depend on us and we absolutely cannot declare a lower value. Thanks to the experience gained over the years, our Customer Service, together with DHL Express, will help you to solve any delivery and customs problems as early as possible. Thank you for your support!Risks & ChallengesSince 2016 we have produced and shipped more than 9000 Geizeer all over the world. For this new updated version of Geizeer, the new components are completed or under production. Our suppliers are ready to produce, assemble and ship Geizeer. Therefore, we believe we could stay on schedule regarding delivery time, as mentioned in the campaign. In case of a far greater volume of orders than what we expect, we will plan several shipping tranches according to the order number. In addition, we will keep you constantly updated on this campaign progress. We guarantee that you will receive the product you pay for. We will honour the pledge, as we always did over the past years with other crowdfunding campaigns and as we are doing now with Levia. We have been working hard and we are glad for always being appreciated by our customers. And so, we hope you enjoy Geizeer because there is no greater joy for us than having satisfied customers.Donate Now
OverviewThe digiNow SuperCharger v2.5 is the most advanced, safest, and most rugged charger available. It was designed to be small enough to fit on Zero Motorcycles. Now we have tested it in offroad cars, winning the Baja 1000 with Fenix Motors. We have been working towards going full production in for 4 long years of R&D and product iteration. Now it is time to move up from pre-production and R&D here in our factory in Carmel, California, to producing chargers in a scalable, global, team environment!The Necessity of SuperCharging! In 2011 Brandon Nozaki Miller, CEO of digiNow Inc., began hacking his electric motorcycle for racing. One of the first things he realized is to get as much track time as possible he needed to charge the bike FAST. Unfortunately for Brandon, none of the products available on the market could charge his bike fast enough to allow for a full day's racing. From this was born the need for SuperCharging. After a few iterations of chargers for use at the track Brandon's friends, like famed Tourmaster Terry Hershner, took notice of his cool charging setups and tools; they wanted the same for themselves, so Brandon built his friends faster charging setups. It didn't take long until more people recognized how awesome SuperCharging was, and Brandon decided to make the SuperCharger available as a product. He started building SuperChargers in his living room and then moved to his garage as he needed more space. From there Terry Hershner introduced him to the inventor of the motorcycle fairing, Craig Vetter, who has since assisted in finding a more adequate facility for digiNow to grow, prototype, and build the first production units. Over the past year Craig's help has been invaluable to digiNow. But, now it's time to move on to the next level and utilize partners in China to move the current small-scale production to full-scale manufacturing. The demand for our chargers is so great right now that we can not produce them fast enough in our current facility. The design is solid enough now that, with your help, we can move manufacturing into a facility with the tools and expertise to build SuperChargers quickly and in large enough volumes to supply the world. What is SuperCharging? SuperCharging is a means of charging your bike, or other electric vehicle, really really fast! More than that, it is intelligent charging. SuperChargers communicate with your battery to monitor information vital to your battery's health, including C rate, temperature, voltage, and cell level data. Not only do they monitor, but the chargers react accordingly as conditions change.In the end all of this adds up to being able to charge your vehicle at speeds of 3C safely. We keep it limited to 1C for riders of Zero motorcycles that want to keep their warranty, though. Over 1C, even with our fancy algorithm, is limited to advanced users. Features: Full system integration with Zero Motorcycle’s Battery Management System (BMS) to ensure battery longevity, safety and maximum charging speeds.Powerful charging options upto 10 kW providing over 7.6x faster charging than Zero’s standard 1.3 kW onboard charger.0-80% charge in as little as 36 minutes with 10kW SuperCharger (based on Zero Motorcycle 13.0 kWh models).Lightweight and compact design allowing either modular 3.3 kW charge bricks (FX) or 10 kW unit to fit in the same location occupied by Zero’s 1.3 kW onboard charger with included SuperCharger belly pan.Automatically adjusts charging speed based on battery voltage and temperature to ensure long term battery health.User configurable option to dramatically increase the motorcycle’s battery life by allowing user to hold charge at a desired percentage (i.e. only charge to 80% every night, similar to Daily/Trip charging options in Tesla vehicles). Zero Motorcycles currently does not offer this option so the motorcycle always charges to 100%, which is not ideal for keeping your battery healthy longer. How do these things work? Plug the EV station, or any other source of power into your bike and let the charging begin! US versions come standard with J1772 inlets, and EU versions come with full 3 phase Mennekes Type 2 support. You can also use an Android or iOS device to adjust max power and voltage. Set your bike to only charge up to 80% for extra longevity. You could also have your charger hold your bike at 60% for long term storage if you really wanted.The short answer, though, is that you just plug it in. Production & Backer PerksDigiNow needs $195,000 USD to move production to a shared facility with TC Charger, Di Long Technology, and DuoSida in China. TC Charger has been a key player in the Chinese EV industry, producing reliable and highly durable for EV manufacturers all over the world. Di Long Technology is one of the most respected and trustworthy facilities for charger development and is focused on helping startups like digiNow make an impact in the EV market. DuoSida is a behind-the-scenes manufacturer of EV charging stations and parts for many other manufacturers with certifications of the highest quality. Di Long Tech was recently awarded the High-Tech Enterprise by the Hebei Provincial Science and Technology Agency. With the help of these partners we have made a product rugged enough for the most challenging of scenarios, and small enough that it fits not just in any car, but also on any motorcycle.With our latest design we have finally come to a final product which we are already building and delivering in a small scale in Carmel, California. With our partners' help we have been able to source suppliers for parts and materials to build not only our high powered electronics, but also our mounting brackets, PCBs, and EV power inlets. The funding we collect will be spent on setting up and building our production process and quality checking at the facility in China of 3 Phase & Single Phase supporting chargers to comply with international infrastructure. The 6 places this funding will be used most will be :Reducing product cost (complete)10kw charger small enough to fit on a motorcycle (complete)Skid pan or bash pan strong enough to support motorcycle riding (complete)High power inlets and adapters for around the world (complete)Assembly of all parts into a final product Packaging and logistics for product safety during shipment The Perks we are offering, for your support in this, are designed to give you exclusive access to the latest products with the highest quality. We understand that a lot of you may already have our v2.5 SuperChargers which were manufactured here in the states and have the same amount of power. For users who already have our v2.5 we have added in stickers, bike tuning, track days, custom rides with Brandon and Terry, or even training from Brandon directly. And, if none of these sound amazing to you, but you still want to support this awesome company and its progress in the EV industry, you can always hit the pink "BACK IT" button in the upper right side of this page to show us your support without one of the perks too!For those of you who are still slow charging with just the Zero onboard charger, or charge tank, we have perks that get you everything you need and more for SuperCharging and Zero Touring training. More Than Meets the EyeSupporting this product and production process not only ensures that SuperChargers will be available for users across the globe in a timely fashion, but also ensures that the digiNow team can have a little breathing room to develop new products to better your EV.Currently there is no other company coming up with products as safe or game changing as digiNow. We do it because we love EVs and our passion allows us to see the problems we and others have, and come up with fun, innovative solutions for them. We are more than happy to keep building the products in house ourselves, but we would much rather get our products made with our partners' help so we can keep making awesome solutions for everyone! International TestingIn an effort to insure the highest quality builds, we have tested all our pre-production products for over 1 million miles in :United StatesGermanyNetherlandsBelgiumDenmarkUnited KingdomMexicoNew ZealandAustraliaJapanIndonesiaThailandBahamas Risks & ChallengesSo far, in our 4 years developing the SuperCharger, we have faced MANY risks and challenges. Sourcing quality parts and finding trustworthy vendors has been very difficult. We have had vendors switch product quality on us, and even vendors trying to sell our tech to other companies. We have had to learn about all the individual charge station companies, their choices in implementing the charging standards, as well as international oddities about charging.Having worked with our partners since 2016 and developing a relationship with their teams, we feel confident we finally have a good set of partners we can rely on. Our teams have good communication, and when we run across difficulties in sourcing materials, parts, or simplifying complicated solutions, we are able to work to successfully overcome any challenge we've come across so far. Community Support We greatly appreciate support from users, like the amazing Terry Hershner putting the chargers through their paces on cross country motorcycle trips with his trusty companion "Charger" the Moto-Husky, and Ben Rich Electric Biker riding from Florida to Maine in all the trecherous weather of the East Coast.These guys really help us with testing and knowledge-transfer that needs to happen for newer customers who aren't Seasoned Veterans of Electric Touring.We also have had help with interim documentation from riders such as Brian T. Rice and Kelly Cash. Their help in keeping the community informed on how to use their chargers until this point has been immense and no amount of thanks could ever suffice for their efforts in documenting not just the hardware, but also the apps and how to control your chargers from your phone. Now, with the production units ready, we can finally take full advantage of the community service provided here for official documentation.But, most importantly, we need to thank members of the community like DoctorBass who helped us design and bring the v2.5 pan to a production ready state. DoctorBass started the project of his own accord after discussing with me what we were working on. His skill and expertise with military-grade products lead to fascinating teamwork and testing which has brought not only a better charger to market, but has allowed us to improve upon Zero motorcycles dramatically. Finally, a big thank you to Luke Workman and the other members of the Electric Wizards Association (EWA, straight out of Santa Cruz). We cannot thank EVERYONE in the community enough for their individual support in all the ways they have provided it.Thank you. Other Ways You Can HelpSome people just can't contribute, but that doesn't mean they can't help:Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about this campaign.Remind them to use the Indiegogo share tools!Thank you all for all of your help!Donate Now
Who we are?We are an independent dance company founded in 2016. We have been working in the dance world for over 10 years. We offer dance and training classes for everyone. No matter the level! We have competition groups and à la carte courses! We have since recently (September 2019) our own local located at 67 rue Lasnier in Valleyfield. We also give lessons at the Beauharnois community center. 2 branches to serve you better! We also offer dance services of all kinds for your evenings (corporate, family) with professional dancers. We offer a service for wedding choreographies, personal dance projects, entertainment, performances at festivals and much more!How we can helpDuring this difficult quarantine period, we want to offer you several types of online lessons (cardio lessons, choreography lessons, etc.). We want to make a difference by continuing to make you move from a distance!The impactsAs you know, all activities at the premises are now suspended for an indefinite period. So is our competitive season. All our users have put their passions on hold for the good of society. Our goal is to ensure the survival of our premises in order to allow all these people to be able to take back without problem what they have set aside. Besides the dance, we also think of the users of L'Espace ONYX (pilates class, Tai Chi class, MLC approach course and more!)How you can help!We know times are tough. Here are two ways you can help:- Voluntary donations: whatever the amount, you will have access to our online courses!- Share: this event, our Facebook page and all our Facebook publications. It sounds harmless but we encourage you to do so as they make the biggest difference!Your precious support is very important to us! Stay strong and move with us;)Donate Now
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