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Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Rye83, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Brian Oinks

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    Only the initial run of lights which I assume is for for evaluation purposes via the donations made;

    This $5 lamp is powered by gravity (and just destroyed its funding target on Indiegogo)

    The initial run of 1,000 GravityLights will be distributed for free to villagers in Africa and India, the designers say. Based on the results, they will tweak the product and then seek NGO and non-profit organizations’ help in distributing it even more widely.

    Thousands of backers have contributed anywhere from $10, which gets a thank-you, to $100, which pays for three GravityLights to be sent to needy villages in developing nations, a GravityLight of your own, and several other perks. And four sponsors have signed up at the $5,000 level to help the project succeed — and get their names and logos on the initial run of devices.

    This $5 lamp is powered by gravity (and just destroyed its funding target on Indiegogo)
     
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    That article was posted back in 2012. Many changes and updates were made since then. :wink:
     
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    Off topic a Tad but does anyone Remember the Clockwork Radio? That came out of Africa I believe based on the same sort of thing ( Donation to advance)
     
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    And let us not forget that your $70 helped pay to get this product fully functional plus may allow a free lamp being given to a needy family in Africa. Seems like you got something you like and can use and you gave something to mankind in general. WIN/WIN.
     
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