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Electronics => Crowd Funded Projects => Topic started by: cavac on June 26, 2018, 05:37:14 pm

Title: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: cavac on June 26, 2018, 05:37:14 pm
"Give us AU$30000 to develop and App some one phone can charge another via NFC".

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1749849235/battbump-an-app-to-share-and-receive-phone-battery/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1749849235/battbump-an-app-to-share-and-receive-phone-battery/description)

Yeah, right. Because if a phone could use NFC to get charged (hint: it can't), 6mW is plenty of power to charge a phone in a few seconds.  |O

And, oh, it's also a social network and uses blockchain.  :horse:

Maybe Dave could do a five minute whiteboard video to show how many decades you'd have to "bump charge" to get the battery to 50% ;-)
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: Kean on June 26, 2018, 11:39:47 pm
Haha, I just came here to post about this!
Even if it used Qi charging instead of NFC (and assuming phones had Qi transmitters) the efficiency would make it totally useless.

Obviously no engineers were harmed... I mean consulted... in the making of this Kickstarter  >:D
I'm guessing Cat Clark is another Meredith Perry in the making.
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: Kean on June 26, 2018, 11:53:40 pm
LOL, Sony have patented it ... just in case it ever does actually become practical (it wont)

https://bgr.com/2017/03/16/wireless-charging-sony-patent-nfc/
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: FrankBuss on June 27, 2018, 04:38:01 pm
I reported the project. It violates the rule "we require projects to show backers a prototype of what they’re making". Obviously there is no working prototype.
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: Kean on June 27, 2018, 04:47:33 pm
The update from this morning is hilarious.
To paraphrase: we're just building the software - the hardware is someone else's problem.
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: Kean on June 27, 2018, 06:28:36 pm
The Kickstarter has just been cancelled  :-DD
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: Kalvin on June 27, 2018, 07:04:13 pm
How about creating an app (with cost of $1) and users can start sending a SMS messages containing some battery charge to each other, like 1mAh per message. Or, better yet, CAS (Charge as service) so that you can buy extra charge from the mobile app in some ridiculous price per mAh. :)
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: ebastler on June 29, 2018, 07:46:43 am
The Kickstarter has just been cancelled  :-DD

Oh no!!!

But it was going to use Blockchain technology! And its own "BB token" cryptocurrency!!
What a shame the world will have to keep moving without this super-cool technology...  ::)

Nice teaser video though. If this was really meant as a joke, someone went to some length about it.
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: Cthulhoid on June 29, 2018, 01:43:32 pm
And the scammer deleted her LinkedIn profile, too.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: EEVblog on June 29, 2018, 01:53:38 pm
I didn't know about this thread!
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: Kean on June 29, 2018, 03:48:12 pm
Don't worry Dave - this is not the thread you're looking for...
Title: Re: KS Scam: "BattBump App" (charge phone through NFC)
Post by: Cyberdragon on June 30, 2018, 09:50:58 am
And the scammer deleted her LinkedIn profile, too.  :popcorn:

Mysterious report on Dave's video...then this idiot runs away and hides in shame...coincidence? I think not... >:D

Successful annihalation by Dave, perfect 100% BS removal score! :clap: