So here’s an exciting development; we got in the news! Calgary Herald (and driving.ca) ran an article on the RazerLift. It was in the Herald in the Friday, March 25 edition on page DR2. Or, you can read it at the driving.ca website at the link below.
Most people I talk to about the RazerLift immediately grasp the improved convenience, whether they see it in person, or just in a video. What we may not immediately recognize is that the RazerLift does not merely reduce an inconvenience in our lives, it actually reduces the risk of injury. And that’s not just my uninformed (and … Read More
A question I often get asked is about the wind noise generated by the RazerLift. We have some initial feedback on that very question, particularly by two recent incidents.
Most of the people I talk to about the RazerLift have one of two reactions. Many people can intuitively see the benefits, and acknowledge that the RazerLift would make life a lot better, but “it’s not for me.” The other group tends to immediately see the personal benefits and they want to get in line. … Read More
Since the prototype was mounted on my vehicle a few weeks back I’ve been really swamped. Lots of people have wanted to see it and we’ve done lots of testing and tweaking. This will be a fairly short summary of some of what’s gone on, just to bring interested readers up to speed. First, the … Read More
If you are interested in the RazerLift but haven’t met the inventor or seen the latest prototype in person, then book off the evening of Thursday February 11, 2016. I will be speaking at the New Tech Meetup hosted and organized by Innovate Calgary. The event will be held at the Alastair Ross Technology Centre … Read More
It’s here. The RazerLift is now operational on my vehicle. See video below. That’s my 11-year-old son operating it. He’s tall for his age, but it still gives you an idea of just how easily accessible the cargo will be. Whatever cargo you want on there; bikes, ladders, kayaks, skis / snowboards. The list goes … Read More
The Alpha prototype of the RazerLift officially does stuff! See video below… Now the disclaimers. The electronics haven’t been hooked up properly yet, so it needs to be operated “manually” for the time being, though I am told that will change in the coming days. Furthermore, one part has been discovered to be undersized, so some … Read More
The old adage of “90% finished, 50% left to go” seems to apply. As the photo below shows, the test bench prototype is nearly complete, mechanically. Some of the other photos at Instagram show the internal gears in the motor / gear housing and other details. It’s interesting watching it come together. While it’s obvious that several … Read More
I spent some more time last week building the prototype. While we are still missing some critical pieces, I was able (with my dad’s help) to make some significant progress. The photo below should give you some idea of the progress. We expect the majority of the remaining components to arrive on Wednesday. If we don’t run … Read More