Every Friday, we take a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days.
This $79 Windows 10 mini computer features an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor and an Arduino-compatible MCU. LattePanda is currently seeking $150,858 on Kickstarter.
This spherical drone is not only safe, fun and autonomous, it’s fully open and programmable. Fleye is currently seeking $185,837 on Kickstarter.
This open source, ESP8266-based dev board lets you build IoT projects through plug-n-play Grove modules. Seeed Studio has already doubled its $20,000 goal on Kickstarter.
This pair of sneakers can display custom designs on its e-paper exterior, right from your smartphone. ShiftWear has well surpassed its $25,000 goal on Indiegogo.
This collection of building blocks adds a layer of technology to make the old-school way of learning much cooler, and smarter. DXTR Labs is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.
This egg pairs to your smartphone and allows you to control any infrared device via Bluetooth. AICO Tech is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.
This one-click machine wants to make 3D printers as ubiquitous in our homes as more conventional 2D printers. Skriware is currently seeking $50,461 on Kickstarter.
This unit simply sticks to your keys, wallet, glasses, luggage, headphones or whatever else you don’t want to lose, and takes care of the rest for you. Wuvo is currently seeking $15,000 on Indiegogo.
This set of sleek, permanent and weather-resistant holiday lights are installed only once and managed straight from your phone. EverLights has more than tripled its goal of $20,000 on Kickstarter.
Brick Sound Kit
This entirely programmable toy adds motion-activated sound effects to your LEGO and Mega Bloks projects. Eight-year-old Chase and his father Chuck Freedman are currently seeking $18,000 on Kickstarter.
This plug-in gadget enables you to track autocross, drift and drag racing with your friends in real-time. Autosport Labs is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.
This super small 4K camera features a rotating screen and magnetic snap-on battery. Raymond Wang has already well surpassed his goal of $50,000 on Indiegogo.
Pound Nine Wire
This newswire sits on your desk and continually streams headlines from your pre-selected content sources. Pound Nine is currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter.
This tiny, all-in-one, waterproof camera has set out to replace your GoPro, DropCam, baby monitor and dash cam. MOFILY is currently seeking $80,000 on Kickstarter.
This industrial-grade 3D printer boasts a massive heated build area and independent tool heads. AON 3D is currently seeking $48,678 on Kickstarter.
This inexpensive and easy-to-use 3D printer will bring the joy of creativity into any household. Qubea is halfway to its goal of $120,000 on Kickstarter.
This complete IoT kit includes all the hardware, software and cloud infrastructure necessary to quickly build a wireless system. Imagination Technologies just hit its $30,000 Kickstarter goal.
This battery-free wearable weather station measures UV and temperature while displaying the safe sun time on your mobile device. Comfable Inc. is currently seeking $26,184 on Kickstarter.
This knob precisely controls a wide range of applications. NOB CONTROL is currently seeking $55,220 on Kickstarter.
This open source, 3D-printed, modular robotics platform is ideal for Makers looking to explore their imagination. Rocketship Systems is currently seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter.
This portable, motion-tracking, sensor-laden device can analyze and help improve swing performance and footwork with its accompanying app. Coach Labs Inc. is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.
This home automation solution lets you to command your connected objects through voice and 3D mapping. Vivoka is currently seeking $105,870 on Kickstarter.
Mantis Drone Claw
This beautifully-engineered, lightweight accessory allows your drone to automatically grab and lift small objects. Ben Kardoosh is currently seeking $7,514 on Kickstarter.
This smartwatch is being touted as the “most reliable one for under $100.” Mimoto Tech is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.
This portable and wearable LED strip is controlled via Bluetooth. Lumafi is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.
This audiovisual system for the visually-impaired enables wearers to indentify shapes and spaces in unprecedented ways. Eyesynth is currently seeking $106,193 on Kickstarter.
Multi-Function SSD Shield
This shield for the Raspberry Pi 2 combines SSD, Wi-Fi, a real-time clock with battery and high-power USB. Pi 2 Design is closing in on its $15,000 Kickstarter goal.