The Siva Cycle Atom - Powering your life one pedal at a time

A project in San Francisco, CA by Aaron Latzke & David Delcourt

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A lightweight generator to charge your phone, lights, and removable battery pack as you ride. Pedal power by you, for now or later.
Backers: 1373
Average Pledge Per Backer: $92

Funded: $126,082 of $85,000
Dates: Apr 23rd -> May 23rd (30 days)
Project By: Aaron Latzke & David Delcourt
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Latest News

24 hours to go!

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, just 24 hours left! Thank you for continuing to seed and share the project. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/332999904/the-siva-cycle-atom-powering-your-life-one-pedal-a. Stretch goal #2 is within striking distance, but we'll need a bit more... (Read More)

48 hours and counting!

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, A very short note to remind you to please share http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/332999904/the-siva-cycle-atom-powering-your-life-one-pedal-a with folks. We're closing in on the $130,000 stretch goal #2, but we've got a ways to... (Read More)

CNN love, 5 days to go, stretch goals close

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey riders, We've entered the final week of the Siva Cycle Kickstarter campaign. With Stretch Goal #1 behind us, we're into prepping for Stretch Goal #2 - enhanced electronics with dual direction charging for your battery pack. We're excited about #2... (Read More)

Stretch #1 approaching, backer stories, & a face for radio

May 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Siva Cyclers, Thank you so much for your continued support and questions! We're just over a week away from the end of the Kickstarter campaign. We've been hard at work in the continuing to improve on our design and preparing for stretch goal #1 -... (Read More)

Cycle for Power, Track Action, and Personalize your iPhone

May 10th - via: crowdoutlet.com
A roundup of current crowdfunding projects, including a power generator for your bike, rugged and trendy iPhone cases, an ingenious key holder, and more. (Read More)

Two weeks in - what we've learned, how we can do better

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Kickstarters, It's now been exactly two weeks since we launched the Atom on Kickstarter. Thanks to you we've hit 1,016 backers, reached 120% of our goal, and announced a number of additional stretch goals to give you an even better product. As we... (Read More)

Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress

May 4th - via: good.is
Innovation makes the world go around, so why not crowdfund it? The best thinkers and ideamakers are the those who can make collective progress, so if we support their causes, projects, and ideas, we can be a part of bettering the future of our planet. Maybe you don’t know what causes you care about yet, or maybe you’re still searching. Consider this a guide of the goodness you can get behind. Take a look at GOOD's curated Kickstarter page, which we'll be updating regularly, and check back every Saturday for a round up of our favorite projects from the crowdfunding world. (Read More)

New stretch goal (video), weekend, and sharing

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Kickstarters, Thank you for your continued support...it's been phenomenal! We decided to try something new with this update, sending you a video to describe our newest stretch goal (in addition to the indicator lights already announced), enhanced... (Read More)

First stretch goal announced!

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello guys, With the outstanding response from all you amazing people, we have reached our goal with time to spare in the campaign! More backers means bigger quantities and less cost per unit; gains we'd like to share with you, our supporters.  We... (Read More)

100%!!! Keep Sharing & Stretch goals tonight!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Everyone, We're excited to announce we've met our Kickstarter goal! Thank you to all our backers and to everyone's continued interest and support. Atom's are still available at the $95 and $130 reward levels and we will be announcing stretch goals... (Read More)

One week, 95%, your help, stretch goals

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Everyone, We're closing in fast on our goal, 95% of the way there! Thank you for your support! Please help keep the momentum rolling by continuing to share the project on facebook, Twitter, email, and in any other ways. In case you're thinking... (Read More)

Weekend update, stretch goals, and Thanks

April 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Atom backers, Once again you guys have blown us away with your support, thank you! We continue to get great response in the press, adding notable articles from GigaOm, Engadget, Discovery, Macgasm, SlashGear, Cult of Mac, Android Authority,... (Read More)

Kickstarter Project Lets You Use Your Bike To Power Your iPhone

April 25th - via: redorbit.com
The idea of transforming a turning wheel into power isn’t new, but Aaron Latzke and David Delcourt have fine tuned this approach with the easy-to-install Siva Cycle Atom, a bicycle-powered generator for the modern city dweller. (Read More)

Thanks for supporting, 29 days to go!

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi backers, Thanks so much for supporting our project! We're overwhelmed with your generous backing and excited to keep this going. The Atom generator has been reviewed positively in Wired, Gizmodo, Fast Company, Gizmag, Digital Trends, Dvice, and... (Read More)

Kickstarter: Using personal power to charge your smartphone

April 24th - via: itworld.com
These days most of us carry some kind of cellphone around all day, but power continues to be a concern. If you commute by car, the power issue is easily solved by a car charger. But what if you commute by bike? Enter the Siva Cycle Atom Kickstarter project. The Atom is a contraption that harnesses the energy you generate while cycling to charge your phone, (or any USB-chargeable device), while you ride. There's also a battery pack you can charge and take with you when you're off-bike. (Read More)

The Siva Cycle Atom charges phones through the power of pedals

April 24th - via: gizmag.com
Over the past several years, we’ve seen a number of bike-mounted products designed to charge the user’s phone using pedal power. Some of these have included the PedalPower+, the EcoXPower, Nokia’s Bicycle Charger Kit, and Dahon’s BioLogic ReeCharge. One of the latest such devices, the Siva Cycle Atom, is hitting Kickstarter – and it's quite a bit more compact than most of the competition. (Read More)

One More Reason to Bike to Work: A Pedal-Powered Charger

April 23rd - via: wired.com
A lot of Kickstarter projects never get fully funded. Others that do never see the light of day. With the continued strain on gas prices, masses of commuters opting to pedal to work rather than sit in rush hour traffic, and our growing reliance on mobile devices, a bike-powered mobile device charger is something that should become real. And it doesn’t hurt that the company behind it, Siva Cycles, hopes to donate one of their wheel-mounted chargers to people in need in developing countries for every 10 sold. (Read More)

Charging Gadgets While You Bike Is About to Get a Lot Simpler

April 23rd - via: gizmodo.com
Ever gone for a long bike ride in unfamiliar territory? Probably used your phone's GPS to help navigate, right? Convenient. However, that also makes running out of juice more than just a small annoyance. Siva Cycle's Atom might just solve that, and a host of other battery issues for the tech-bound biker. (Read More)

Pedal-powered generator lets you charge your phone while you ride

April 23rd - via: venturebeat.com
The Atom is a bicycle accessory that charges USB-powered devices using energy generated by the cyclist. This little 300 gram gadget mounts onto your bike and captures your kinetic energy while you cruise around town. (Read More)

Create Your Own Electricity With Your Feet, With This Simple Bike-Powered Charger | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

April 23rd - via: fastcoexist.com
Bicyclists who want to charge their mobile devices as they ride have options: you can choose between various dynamos (“hub,” “bottle,” “bottom bracket”), decide if you can make peace with the resulting weight and drag, and research the scattered manufacturers of devices that convert the resulting electricity into a usable form. In other words, there are options, but if your idea of DIY doesn’t involve electrical engineering, the options aren’t great.This is the niche that Aaron Latzke saw on a trip to Belgium, on a work trip for his job as a mechanical engineer. (Read More)

Siva Cycle Atom pedal-to-power battery generator

April 23rd - via: digitaltrends.com
Another reason to bike to work? You can charge your gadgets or extra battery packs while doing it with the Siva Cycle Atom. (Read More)

Innovative bike generator converts your sweat into electricity

April 23rd - via: dvice.com
I'm sure you feel all Earth-friendly when you're riding your bike around town instead of relying on the evils of oil, but guess what, you're still responsible for killing the environment, because that phone you're relying on to call an ambulance the next time you get hit by a car doesn't run on fairy dust. No, if you really want to save the planet, you have to cut the cord completely, and that means generating your own gadget power from scratch. Siva Cycle's new Atom power generator can actually pull this off, without sacrificing convenience or affordability. (Read More)

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