Making the world greener
I'm really sorry to say that Showerloop is over - at least, for the time being.
I worked on Showerloop since 2014 and established the company in 2016.
We managed to get cheap or no rent until around 2019 at which point, in the middle of corona, I moved to a startup zone in Aalto University. Before that I had a part time job in a Fablab but that unfortunately ended and so did my ability to experiment and prototype new parts for Showerloop. It was the beginning of the end as I started to burn money on rent and admin. In 2021 I took a small job in order to pay rent but I stopped being able to work on Showerloop, though mostly because it was a bit sad working alone. My friends that volunteered on the project with me all got jobs and I'm terrible at working alone. I tried to keep it up in the hopes of finding some partners or investors (I'm pretty bad at that part) and maybe Finland is not the place to be. We don't understand what it's like not to have clean water available on demand. For sure I was part of the problem but I'm grateful for all the support over the years. I wouldn't have done it without everyones help.
I will keep the website open or move it to a more affordable service in the near future and post everything that we did in the project including plans, cad files and more... I'm just going to take a break from it for a while because it still gets me stressed out thinking about all the things I could have and should have done. Sharing the adventure is certainly something I should have worked on more, but it always felt like thermal victories weren't big enough to share and I was always waiting to share some big success story that was hopefully around the corner but never manifested. That said I learned a lot and if you have donated or even if you haven't you can always reach out to me for advice or future collaborations.
In any case, I'm shutting this down because it's costing too much to upkeep.
Hugs and love,
I have had a lot of media attention with my invention Showerloop but I still lack the funding to further my research with the product. With your help and a small donation I can start hiring people to help me in the production of Showerloop. Help me make a greener future! About Showerloop: Showerloop is an open source real time water filter for showers. Shower for as long as you like with only 10 litres of water. Showerloop can save around 33,000 liters of water and 1 Mwh of energy (roughly equal to 30 gallons of gasoline) per person each year!
More about the product on our website: https://showerloop.org
I would gladly like to update you on the progress of the project if you send your information to the showerloop email. As a compensation for your donation I would like to send you thank you cards and discounts for the future showerloop packages.
10-20 euro donation- 1-2 % discount
30-40 euro donation- 3-4% discount
50-90 euro donation- 5-9% discount
100-200 euro donation- 10-15% discount
Email: [email redacted]
Suomeksi: Showerloop on saanut maailmalla julkisuutta ja voitin jopa viime vuonna Green tech awardsin, mutta tarvitsen edelleen rahoitusta, jotta voin tehdä lisää tutkimustyötä keksintöni kanssa. Sinun ja pienen lahjoituksen avulla voin palkata firmaani ihmisiä auttamaan showerloopin tuotannon kanssa. Auta minua luomaan virheämpi tulevaisuus! Lisää showerloopista löytyy firman nettisivuilta: https://showerloop.org http://lahjoita.metropolia.fi/maailman-vihrein-suihku/
Laitan mielelläni infoa ja kerron projektin edistymisestä jos lähetätte tietonne showerloopin sähköpostiin. Haluan sitä kautta myös lähettää kiitoskortteja ja alennuskuponkeja (tulevalle showerloop tuotepaketille) vastineeksi lahjoitusta vastaan.
10-20 euron lahjoituksesta - 1- 2% alennus
30-40 euron lahjoituksesta - 3-4% alennus
50-90 euron lahjoituksesta - 5-9% alennus
100-200 euron lahjoituksesta - 10-15% alennus
Sähköposti: [email redacted]