19 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

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. 

Pagaré NFC Payment Smartstraps


This smartstrap may be the coolest, easiest way to pay using your Pebble smartwatch. Fit Pay Inc. is closing in on its $120,000 Kickstarter goal.



This wearable system analyzes your skiing technique in real-time providing feedback on the slopes and in between runs. MotionMetrics has blown right by its $50,000 goal on Kickstarter.



This robot rolls around your home while running apps to perform chores, keep an eye on things, play games, wake you up in the morning and much more. Robit is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

Faraday Cortland


This may be the “most elegant e-bike ever,” with an efficient 250W front-hub motor, a 290Wh battery for 25 miles of assisted riding, built-in LED lights and more. Faraday Bikes has raced right past its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter.

CowTech Ciclop


This open source, Arduino-based scanner will cost you less than $100 to build. Jason Smith is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.



This wearable meter attaches to your shoes to measure your power and cadence as you ride, and then wireless sends that information to your ANT+ bike computer. Brim Brothers Ltd. has already passed their goal of $112,940 on Kickstarter.



This Internet-controlled robot can write, draw and wipe on a glass surface. JJ Robots is currently seeking $15,962 on Kickstarter.



This plug-and-play unit gets installed under your couch for the ultimate movie and gaming experience. Valentin Fage is currently seeking $95,366 on Kickstarter.



This gadget will instantaneously correct your swimming technique through sophisticated sounds. SWIMBOT is currently seeking $175,000 on Indiegogo.



This Arduino-driven, five-axis robotic arm is equipped with interchangeable heads for various tasks. InnoTechnix is currently seeking $18,044 on Kickstarter.



This cute little robot wants to become the next member of your family, your weatherman, your personal assistant, your photographer and more. Xibot has already reached its $10,000 goal on Indiegogo.

Nurugo Micro


This super small and lightweight digital microscope boasts 400X magnification and high resolution. Nurugo is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This device offers a simple and intuitive way to test the quality of your USB cables and chargers. Intelliplus has nearly tripled its Kickstarter goal of $3,598.

OTS Sabers


This independent saber chassis lets you make your own LED saber the way you want, anytime you want. Ken Hampton has garnered $120,000 on Kickstarter.

Ming Micro


This USB-equipped portable video synthesizer generates retro computer graphics in real-time. Special Stage Systems has almost doubled its $10,000 goal on Kickstarter.

CoLiDo 3D Pen


This 3D printing pen features an auto-retracting nozzle for safety. CoLiDo is currently seeking $38,000 on Kickstarter.



This modular, open source and Wi-Fi-enabled LED display works right out of the box. Sandeep Patil is currently seeking $5,000 on Crowd Supply.

ThingyBot Delta


This high-precision, high-res delta 3D printer is suitable for use at home and at work. Matt and Alyssa Wahlers are currently seeking $7,500 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.

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