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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #100 on: August 27, 2014, 02:36:28 pm »
If you didn't pay for your ticket, you don't get to ride on the SUCKER bus.... :-)
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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #101 on: August 27, 2014, 03:28:10 pm »
Nothing too exciting. Just a rehash of the production timeline.

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Hey everyone! I sincerely apologize for it being a while since updating. First off, I'd like to thank each and every one of you for your pledge and each and every day is more and more exciting as things start moving forward. Amazon finally unlocked the funds on Saturday. Those of you that don't know, at the end of the campaign, Amazon holds all of the funds for 15 days before allowing me to transfer any of it. Now, I'm waiting for the transfer to go to my bank account so I can begin getting everything ordered and paid for and that transfer will most likely be complete tomorrow morning. The capacitors began production shortly after the end of the campaign and should be here within the next couple of weeks. The power supplies are awaiting me to come and pay for them and pick them up. Over the last couple of weeks, I've sent off the eagle files to have the circuit boards etched and cut. I'm estimating that I'll have those as well as all components sent off to be reflow soldered within 10 days. I've also begun designing a website so that I can offer the batteries to the general public within hopefully 4 to 6 months. Anyways, if anyone has any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me! Thanks again everyone and I promise you'll be seeing more and more updates as we move forward!

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #102 on: August 27, 2014, 08:57:07 pm »
Hey everyone! I sincerely apologize for it being a while since updating. Partying hard, where did the time go? First off, I'd like to thank each and every one of you suckers for your pledge and each and every day is more and more exciting as things start moving nowhere.  Amazon finally unlocked the funds on Saturday. Those of you that don't know, at the end of the campaign, Amazon holds all of the funds for 15 days before allowing me to transfer any of it so I couldn't run away with it immediately. Now, I'm waiting for the transfer to go to my bank account so I can begin getting everything ordered and paid for, including the plane tickets to the Bahamas, and that transfer will most likely be complete tomorrow morning so I will be getting the next flight that day. The capacitors won't begin production at all after the end of the campaign and the vaporware should be here within the next couple of weeks. The power supplies are awaiting me to come and pay for them and pick them up even though I've not yet received the funds to buy them. Over the last couple of weeks, I've sent off the eagle files to have the circuit boards etched and cut because I'm a sadist and like watching PCBs bleed. I'm estimating that I'll have those as well as all components sent off to be reflow soldered within 10 days. I've also begun designing a website to waste some more time waiting for my flight so that I can offer the batteries to the general public within hopefully 4 to 6 lifetimes. Anyways, if anyone has any questions or comments, please don't try to contact me!  I won't answer! Thanks again everyone for all the dollar dollar bills and I promise you'll be seeing less and less updates as we move forward!

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #104 on: August 27, 2014, 09:53:26 pm »
$18K is not enough to run away with, so my guess is that he is working on actually delivering.
He didn't have to even update yet, so doing so should mean he is actually getting things done regardless how the product turns out.
 

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #105 on: August 27, 2014, 10:13:53 pm »
If you didn't pay for your ticket, you don't get to ride on the SUCKER bus.... :-)
I only got a $5 ticket because I am interested in seeing how it plays out...
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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #106 on: August 28, 2014, 03:56:19 am »
I'm waiting for the update where he explains how he burnt down his house while trying to pump 150A through a 7805 to charge the cell in 30s.
 

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #107 on: August 28, 2014, 05:21:34 am »
$18K is enough for a sweet holiday with the family, or to help pay off a debt.
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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #108 on: August 28, 2014, 07:15:19 am »
$18K is enough for a sweet holiday with the family, or to help pay off a debt.

$18K is probably more than your company pays for you other than your salary. You really think this is an elaborate scheme for him to take his family on vacation? and if he is that desperate  he might as well use it for the mortgage payment, food and utilities, but that might buy him 4 months? Nah, I think he has a regular job and he truly believes on what he is doing.

I didn't contribute and really for $25 I could have seen where this is going, but we all will get to see what happens at the end.


The thing is that if he was trying to just take the money and run, he wouldn't have to actually post an update at all, it's better to just say nothing than to push when noone is asking you about pushing.

Wait and see what he delivers, for what I can tell some people here actually paid for a battery (and the charger) so we will see what happens. My take is that these caps will only hold 1/10th of the life of a battery if they are lucky, maybe just 1% but since they are funded, just wait and see how it unrolls
 

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #109 on: August 28, 2014, 10:48:52 am »
You really think this is an elaborate scheme for him to take his family on vacation? [etc]

Probably not (although not outside the realm of possibility), but $18K is still a nice little sum for a few hours work on the internet and in the workshop. I don't really know what to think about it and will be keeping an eye on this thread for developments just in case it isn't a scam or wishful thinking.

I did suggest in a previous post that part of me thinks that despite the sloppiness it is a sincere attempt which most likely will end up delivering only a small fraction of what was promised. However, it is also understandable why others posting on this thread have taken a much more cynical view.
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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #110 on: August 28, 2014, 11:59:09 am »
Nah, I think he has a regular job and he truly believes on what he is doing.

It's clear that he does believe in it, it's not a scam for money.
He will try and deliver something, shame it won't be the stated capacity that charges in the stated time.

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My take is that these caps will only hold 1/10th of the life of a battery if they are lucky, maybe just 1% but since they are funded, just wait and see how it unrolls

There is a chance that he'll get the claimed capacity, but even if he does he is just clueless about the physics required to charge it from flat in the claimed 30 seconds, that will never happen.
 

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #111 on: August 28, 2014, 03:54:37 pm »
I wish I had no morals.  I'd totally start the "SOLAR FREAKING DILDOS " kickstarter.  There are millions of sex toys with that can harness energy ..Why not put solar cells on top of it?
Or a propeller and a guidance system.
Solar freaking flying homing dildos.
People will buy that.
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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #112 on: September 25, 2014, 12:53:15 pm »
Hi group,
No updates for 4 weeks. Backers started asking for updates about a week ago.

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #113 on: September 27, 2014, 12:44:40 am »
I wish I had no morals.  I'd totally start the "SOLAR FREAKING DILDOS " kickstarter.  There are millions of sex toys with that can harness energy ..Why not put solar cells on top of it?
Or a propeller and a guidance system.
Solar freaking flying homing dildos.
People will buy that.

Dude, that was like 10 years ago.



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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #114 on: September 30, 2014, 09:13:36 pm »
Anyone hear any updates on this yet?
 

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #115 on: September 30, 2014, 09:44:14 pm »
I bet he is realizing just how screwed he really is, and how much it will cost him from his own pocket to actually deliver.

He is not screwed. He has $18000 more than when he started and will not deliver a single item.  Ergo, he's about $18k richer than before.
 

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #116 on: October 01, 2014, 01:45:35 am »
I bet he is realizing just how screwed he really is, and how much it will cost him from his own pocket to actually deliver.

He is not screwed. He has $18000 more than when he started and will not deliver a single item.  Ergo, he's about $18k richer than before.


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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #117 on: October 01, 2014, 02:17:52 am »
I'd be willing to bet a lot of backers would be happy just to get the capacitor that was supposed to come in weeks ago.
Send them out, get some independent tests and prove it works as claimed. Save for that pesky 100+ amp charging requirement due to the laws of physics.
 

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #118 on: October 01, 2014, 09:37:39 am »

Seems unwise if planning to simply scam people out of money.


The best scammers are the ones you don't see coming. Though how could anyone not see this one coming is beyond me.
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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #119 on: October 01, 2014, 09:44:33 am »
Easy enough to change your name - assuming that actually is his.
 

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #120 on: October 02, 2014, 05:27:30 am »
He is not screwed. He has $18000 more than when he started and will not deliver a single item.  Ergo, he's about $18k richer than before.

I don't know... "Shawn West" will forever be associated with this scam if he doesn't deliver something, and at best his failure will be very public for the rest of his life. Maybe he can change his name, but he posted pictures of himself and his family on Kickstarter. Seems unwise if planning to simply scam people out of money.

what scam? he had ground breaking technology, but was stopped by the 'establishment', by energy cartels and aliens, but if you help him out one more time in his new venture you too can be a part of revolution!!1!7one
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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #121 on: October 02, 2014, 07:57:19 am »
Funded for nearly 2 months and no updates in 6 weeks.

Speaking of which, what's internet access like in the Caribbean Islands?

I'm still sort of fence sitting on whether its either a scampaign or a case of overestimation, but the bio isn't helping much (bold emphasis mine):

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I'm a 32 year old father. I'm a computer and electrical engineer and was formerly an IT Specialist and Human Resources Information Management Specialist in the US Army. Not a day goes by that I don't come up with some crazy new idea, however I think I finally discovered one that is of some use. My friends tell me I'm the nicest person they know and that they could trust me with anything. I hope you'll trust me here to develop something that could create ease and...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shawnpwest/30-second-charging-rechargeable-battery/creator_bio

Based on what we have seen so far I have difficulty believing that he is an electrical engineer in the usual sense of the word.

And because of that, the spiel about trust makes me suspicious.
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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #122 on: October 02, 2014, 09:13:34 am »
He is not screwed. He has $18000 more than when he started and will not deliver a single item.  Ergo, he's about $18k richer than before.

I don't know... "Shawn West" will forever be associated with this scam if he doesn't deliver something, and at best his failure will be very public for the rest of his life. Maybe he can change his name, but he posted pictures of himself and his family on Kickstarter. Seems unwise if planning to simply scam people out of money.

I don't think he means to scam anyone, he genuinely wants to deliver. It's just that he can't, because the laws of physics get in the way, and somehow he now has to salvage the situation and his reputation.
Plus you can find his alleged working place information etc in facepalmbook.

I really hope that "Lee Aerospace of Kansas " doesn't make any passenger airplane parts if their engineer are of this calibre....
 

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #123 on: October 04, 2014, 04:46:00 pm »
Marketing 101. Stretch the truth as far as possible before it becomes "lie". He might've messed around with electronics as a kid/teen. Maybe with those spring 50-in-1 kits. Or maybe he used those pluggable arduino kits (it seems you need almost 0 electronics knowledge to fool with arduino).
 

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Re: 30 second recharging Rechargeable Battery
« Reply #124 on: October 07, 2014, 08:26:07 pm »
I really hope that "Lee Aerospace of Kansas " doesn't make any passenger airplane parts if their engineer are of this calibre....

Luckily he isn't an engineer there... His title is "Materials Support - Receiving." AKA, the guy that works in the mailroom...
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