This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.
Ohm is a new kind of car battery that never needs to be jump started, works reliably on the coldest winter days, lasts twice as long as the average lead-acid battery, and weighs just 6 pounds. Ohm is smart enough to keep you from accidentally draining your battery if you forget to turn your lights off. It will automatically turn itself off when it gets critically low, and then switch itself back on when you go to start your car. No more getting stranded with a dead battery. Ohm also monitors and regulates itself to prolong its lifetime and accurately predict when it will need to be replaced.
Ohm’s supercapacitors deliver a powerful burst of energy directly to your starter. They work well in low temperatures because they don’t rely on a chemical reaction, and they can be cycled hundreds of thousands of times. They’re what ensures that your car will start every time you turn the key. Ohm’s built-in circuitry monitors the supercapacitor’s potential output; if it’s ever about to reach the point that it’ll no longer be able to start your car, it’ll just turn itself off. Once you turn the key, everything will spring right back to life, no jump start required. For their first production run, Ohm will be available in two sizes.
As of September 8th, this project has raised around $60,000 of their $50,000 goal. This project only has 9 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $199, you will get one Ohm battery. For a pledge of $379, you will get two Ohm batteries. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ohm-a-car-battery-that-never-needs-to-be-jumped#/story