Help Fund Ryde Bright Illuminated Jacket
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Jonathan Clarke is a recent graduate of Draper University in San Mateo, California and the inventor of Ryde Bright, a wireless motorcycle jacket that illuminates in conjunction with brake and turn signals. He and the Ryde Bright company have started an Indiegogo campaign
(similar to Kickstarter, a crowd-source funding tool) to raise $50,000 for use toward engineering, design, production and marketing.
Ryde Bright has a 2.4 Ghz chip which synchronizes the LED lights on the jacket to the motorcycle and is powered by a Lithium Ion battery. The prototype design also includes an “inductive charging gas tank scratch pad” to allow for wireless charging of the jacket. Riders can also plug in their smart-phones via USB port for wireless charging of such devices as well. In addition to the increased visibility, Ryde Bright also promises the jacket will include CE protection for the shoulders, elbows and spine and be constructed to prevent abrasion in the event of a crash.
There are various contribution levels on the Ryde Bright Indiegogo site, from a single dollar which will earn the donor an e-shoutout on the Ryde Bright Facebook page to a $10,000 level. The donor at $10,000 will be featured in Ryde Bright promo videos and other marketing campaigns, as well as receive a Ryde Bright t-shirt, hoodie and jacket. There are some interesting levels in between as well: for $1000 a contributor will be allowed into the “laboratory” to design their own color pattern programming, size and more or for $200 the company will send you a customized Ryde Bright hoodie.
The campaign started April 28, 2014 and is scheduled to run until June 8, 2014. Check out www.rydebright.com
or to head over to the the Ryde Bright Indiegogo campaign
page for more information.
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