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Dear readers, we hope you’re well.
As you may know, we love INNOVATION and creativity which is why, when we notice a great project to support or spread the BIG ideas to others, we don’t hesitate at all.
Well, the BATTERY EATER is a project of a new friend of us, from Zambia, very talented, who graduated from the Design Academy (Eindhoven).
Eibert, as an independent artist and designer, he often creates his own projects and inventions, he has a rich imagination and he is a hands magician.
A little bit from Eibert’s own story:
“Are you aware that any ‘empty’ battery you hand in for recycling is not empty at all?
Did you know that it still contains power that can be put to work? Why don’t we utilize that energy for our own benefit and enjoyment? So, affix an ‘empty’ battery (type AA) to the back of a Battery Eater and watch him cheerfully blink with his eyes for months, or even years, until such time the battery is really empty.”
“In 1986 I designed and constructed my first Battery Eater, as a present for my grandpa Eibert Draisma at Pijnacker, near Delft . From that time many relatives and friends have implored me to make a Battery Eater for them too. I simply could not satisfy the demand, and yet, from that time onwards I regularly made some, even this year, thirty years after the prototype.
Some have kept on blinking for years, day and night, working inexhaustibly to really empty this one battery.”
We believe in it , read more about it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861872465/battery-eaters
How can you support this campaign?
1. You can order your own (set of) Battery Eater(s). This would mean a welcome addition to his modest and fluctuating income. ‘Buying’ here means to pledge an amount, and choose a ‘reward’ in the form of one or more Battery Eaters.
2. Donate: if you like the project, it is possible to support it without choosing a reward.
The price of one is €15,00. For €125, you may choose a reward of 10 Battery Eaters, bringing the price down to €12,50. Visit the website of Kickstarter, and make your own out of many choices.
TWO WEEKS left to pledge the “Battery Eater” project.
Here’s the URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861872465/battery-eaters
We hope you will participate and have fun with this project!