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27 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. 


YOUMO

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This modular power strip gives you variety of charging options, which are customizable depending upon your needs. Good Gadgets has hit its $55,000 goal on Kickstarter.

Mighty

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This first-of-its-kind device plays your Spotify music without having to be paired to a smartphone. Mighty Audio is currently seeking $250,000 on Kickstarter.

Calendar Watch

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This watch syncs with today’s most popular digital calendars so you can see your day at a glance. What? Watch is currently seeking $104,924 on Kickstarter.

OSSIC X

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This pair of headphones instantly calibrate to your anatomy for the most accurate and immersive 3D audio. OSSIC has already well exceeded its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter.

Fishbit

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This smart aquarium monitor and controller helps keep your tank thriving and fish happy. Current Labs is currently seeking $71,750 on Kickstarter.

SumoBoy

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This programmable, Arduino-based sumo robotics kit lets you have your own Robot Wars. Guntis Kulikovskis is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

HexiWear

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This wearable dev kit enables you to build your own sleek, low-power device packed with sensors to quantify yourself and the world around you. MikroElektronika is closing in on its $20,000 Kickstarter goal.

Netpure

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This two-step system creates a child-safe Wi-Fi network for every device your children use. Netpure is currently seeking $80,000 on Kickstarter.

Reach 3D

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This all-in-one $259 3D printer can be easily modified for laser cutting engraving, plotting and light milling. Nate Rogers has blown right by his $40,000 goal on Kickstarter.

ArcaBoard

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This hoverboard is set on becoming the world’s first. ARCA Space Corporation is currently seeking $250,000 on Kickstarter.

KordBot

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This music production assistant crams a chord generator, arpeggiator and step sequencer all into one unit. ISLA Instruments has nearly doubled its $55,000 goal on Kickstarter.

Allb

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This wearable for infants acts like a babysitter that can help you keep an eye on your little ones from wherever you are. Allb is currently seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter.

Lylo

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This smart, open source router provides easy Wi-Fi and home automation for everyone. Oneby is currently seeking $166,681 on Kickstarter.

CUBILE

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This ‘invisible’ gadget doesn’t just monitor your sleep, but improves your overall health. CUBILE is currently seeking $143,287 on Kickstarter.

KeKePad

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This plug-and-play platform replaces conductive thread with tiny connectors and thin cables. Michael Yang is currently seeking $2,000 on Indiegogo.

BRAIN One

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This portable telemetry device for motorsports tracks your performance, offers feedback in real-time and stores your data to instantly share results. BRAIN is currently seeking $55,106 on Kickstarter.

YodelUp

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This smartphone-connected wearable allows you to control your music and instantly talk to a friend or a group of friends — just like a walkie-talkie. YodelTECH is currently seeking $43,719 on Kickstarter.

Father.io

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This augmented reality platform uses an app, a smartphone camera and an interceptor attachment to transform your mobile device into a virtual weapon for a game of next-gen laser tag. Father.io has already doubled its initial goal of $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Sleep Shepherd Blue

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This headband employs brainwave sensors and binaural beats in a biofeedback loop to improve sleep quality and tracking accuracy. Michael Larson has already well surpassed his goal of $25,000 on Kickstarter.

Poof Bean and Pea

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This pair of super tiny and long-lasting pet monitors will help you protect and keep tabs on your furry friends. The Poof Team is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.

MoodBox

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This wireless, Bluetooth-enabled and voice-controlled speaker features emotion recognition capabilities, allowing to predict what music you’d like to listen to by gauging your mood. MoodBox is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

WiCAM

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This coin-sized, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-equipped camera can be installed anywhere. Armstart Inc. is currently seeking $28,989 on Kickstarter.

Panoporter

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This camera provides you with 24/7 live video chat, streaming and recording capabilities in a 360-deegree HD view. Misafes is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

 

TuneBox2

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This unit instantly makes your classic home stereo system smarter, so you can listen to your favorite tunes wirelessly. TuneBox is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Tinusaur Project

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This ATtiny85 kit gives you everything you need to start your first microcontroller project. Tinusaur is currently seeking $1,729 on Indiegogo.

RevolVR

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This set of wireless VR controllers enhances the gaming experience, while providing complete immersion into the virtual world. RevolVR is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.

Tempus Fugit

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This world clock interface board can be powered by an Arduino Nano or Raspberry Pi Zero. David Saul is currently seeking $2,861 on Kickstarter.

21 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. 


Rook

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This is the world’s first in-home drone that you can fly from anywhere in the world. Eighty Nine Robotics has flown right by its $20,000 goal on Indiegogo.

Sinclair Vega+

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This handheld console has an LCD screen, a microSD card slot and comes with 1,000 licensed ZX Spectrum games. Retro Computers has already doubled its £100,000 goal on Indiegogo.

T8

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This wearable instrument enables you to record, perform and remix from anywhere. Remidi is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Kamibot

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This programmable paper robot teaches kids how to code. 3.14 is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Alcohoot Edge

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This palm-sized, Bluetooth-equipped breathalyzer uses police-grade breath sensor technology to accurately track and measure your blood alcohol levels. Vertisense is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.

Sondors THIN Electric Bike

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This lightweight, speedy and affordable electric bicycle boasts a sleek aluminum frame and revolutionary battery technology. Sondors has well surpassed its goal of $100,000 on Indiegogo.

Sense

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This system interoperates with your smart home devices, and automatically adapts to your needs over time by learning from your preferences and habits. Silk Labs is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Monument

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This gadget stores and automatically organizes your photos by time, location and faces. Monument Labs has hit its $60,000 goal on Kickstarter.

K Kit

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This small, customizable and seven-piece connected home system can be controlled from your smartphone. Konke is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

NexDock

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This versatile 14-inch monitor with a built-in battery and Bluetooth keyboard transforms your Windows 10 smartphone, mini PC and tablet into a laptop. NexDock is currently seeking $300,000 on Indiegogo.

Magic Pixel

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This small digital sign can display animations, scrolling texts and video from your PC and Mac. Magic Pixel is currently seeking $21,450 on Kickstarter.

Flipaw

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This smart dog collar interacts with sensors around your house to let you know what your pet is doing. Pierre Moens is currently seeking $55,085 on Kickstarter.

HOT Band

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This strap adds private calling capabilities to your Apple, Pebble or any other watch. PHTL is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

recSMART

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This smart social dashcam allows you to capture, save and share moments from the road. RoadEyes is currently seeking $111,392 on Kickstarter.

OpenKey

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This device removes the hassle of remembering passwords and serves as a universal two-factor authentication platform that can replace multiple hardware tokens and apps. Tim Steiner just reached its $10,000 goal on Kickstarter.

Splitsecnd

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This portable plug-and-play gadget provides crash response, 24/7 emergency assistance and GPS tracking in any vehicle. Splitsecnd is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

AniFit

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This wearable for dogs gives personalized health advice for your furry companion. AniFit is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

PlantSitter

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This portable unit makes sure your plants stay alive, no matter how exotic and demanding they are. MiGrow is currently seeking $60,000 on Kickstarter.

FDL-1

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This 3D-printed, web-enabled and fully-automatic foam dart launcher is perfect for Makers. Jesse Kovarovics is currently seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter.

Hydra-Light PL500

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This LED personal lantern works by adding water and a little ordinary table salt for instant light and DC charging power. HydraLight is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

Camemory

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This pair of smart glasses allow you to record videos, snap pictures and pair to your phone with defined gestures. Shawn Chen is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.

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

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

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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.

Carv

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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.

Robit

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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

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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

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

Zone DPMX

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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.

iBoardbot

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

Immersit

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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.

SWIMBOT

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

Maximo

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

Xibot

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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

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

qooMeter

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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

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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

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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

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

Starling

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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

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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.

17 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. 


LoPy

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This IoT dev platform combines LoRa, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy all in one package. Pycom is currently seeking $54,238 on Kickstarter.

InsideCoach

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This sensor-laden soccer ball captures data during practice to help analyze performance and improve skills. InsideCoach is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

Radiomize

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This gesture-controlled steering wheel cover will turn any car into a connected car in seconds. Radiomize is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

BearTek Gen II

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This pair of gloves keep your hands warm, while enabling you to remotely control your smartphone and GoPro camera. BearTek is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

FORM Collar

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This collar measures barbell lifts to better your form and performance. Scott Mahr is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Tittle Light

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This interactive LED lamp transforms your home with captivating 3D visualizations. SPIN-R just hit its goal of $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Connected Sleeve

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This beautifully-crafted leather sleeve will wirelessly charge your smartphone. De Rigueur is currently seeking $54,513 on Kickstarter.

Serenity

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This discreet alarm uses Bluetooth to protect your bags from thieves. Andrew Lentz is currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter.

Ultraloq UL3 BT

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This smart lever lock can be unlocked by fingerprint, code, key or smartphone. U-tec is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

AirVisual Node

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This monitor displays immediate, accurate air quality data both indoors and out for healthier, more productive environments. AirVisual has already passed its goal of $10,000 on Indiegogo.

Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen

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This resourceful book is designed to assist non-Mandarin speakers navigate the Hua Qiang electronics market. Bunnie Huang has nearly doubled his $10,000 goal on CrowdSupply.

CubeSat for Disclosure

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This low-cost satellite will be packed with infrared, electromagnetic and radiation sensors, as well as two cameras to photograph UFOs and other space anomalies. David Shock is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

101 Sensor Kit

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This Arduino-compatible kit will let Makers create interactive projects using common sensors and modules. OSEPP is currently seeking $8,585 on Kickstarter.

PiAngle Zero

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This plug-and-play four-port USB hub directly connects to the USB micros of your Raspberry Pi Zero. Sean Hodgins is currently seeking $3,553 on Kickstarter.

Porcelite

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This resin allows Makers using 3D printers with a UV light source to print in a true porcelain ceramic material. Tethon 3D has already reached its $5,000 goal on Kickstarter.

NextDev

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This inexpensive device is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and an LCD touchscreen to provide Makers with an easy-to-use IoT interface.

I-SEN1

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This low-power, XBee-controlled board allows real-time monitoring of temperature, pressure, humidity and light data. IZITRON is currently seeking $26,686 on Kickstarter.

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

17 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. 


TappLock

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This cutting-edge padlock opens with your unique fingerprint — no combinations or keys required. TappLock has already garnered more than $40,000 on Indiegogo.

Orison

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This plug-and-play energy storage system powers homes and businesses to reduce costs, provide backup during blackouts, and contribute to a cleaner future. Orison has well surpassed its goal of $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Dome Alert

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This simple yet affordable DIY solution offers 24/7 protection from fire, flood, carbon monoxide and freezing temperatures. Dome Alert is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

ThermalTech

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This jacket is made of smart fabric that captures the sun’s heat to keep you warm without adding bulk. ThermalTech has reached its $25,000 goal on Indiegogo.

Prana

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This wearable can unlock your body’s relaxation response by training diaphragmatic breathing and good posture, all from your waistband. Prana is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

JIC

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This iPhone case instantly records any call or in‐person conversation without the need to connect to an app or external source. JIC is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.

TYLT VÜ Pulse

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This accessory turns your Pebble Time into a true fitness tracker with heart rate monitoring and wireless charging. TYLT is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Garadget

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This cloud-enabled controller lets you monitor and operate existing garage doors from smartphones, wearables and other mobile devices. Softcomplex is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.

B-Creative

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This extremely user-friendly 3D printer can be managed right from your smartphone. B-Creative 3D Tech is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

ScopeAround

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This multi-functional video camera features interchangeable heads and Wi-Fi connectivity. ScopeAround is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

PulseBand A6

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This intuitive, intelligent and inexpensive band helps support a healthier life with every pulse. Vidonn Smartband is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Hidn Tempo

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This intelligent watch strap allows you to keep tabs on your stress from anywhere, at anytime. Hidn Technology is currently seeking $20,172 on Kickstarter.

Lumiere

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This essential oil diffuser can hold up to four capsules and automatically emit scents with just a tap of your phone. Lumiere is currently seeking $32,440 on Kickstarter.

Cowin Ark

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This two-piece speaker system combines a detachable mini sound bar and powerful ported subwoofer bass station with wireless charging. Cowin Ark is currently seeking $49,850 on Kickstarter.

EKOOR Beacons

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This set of ambient light-powered BLE beacons can automatically control any device depending on your presence inside your home. EKOOR is currently seeking $25,168 on Kickstarter.

CRPO

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This tiny, battery-powered, Bluetooth Low Energy sensor platform comes with an SDK that you can program wirelessly with your smartphone. MbientLab has exceeded its $5,000 goal on Kickstarter.

MicroPython on the ESP8266

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This open source language with standard API makes creating IoT projects more enjoyable and easier when using the ESP8266 Wi-Fi chip. Damien George is currently seeking $8,540 on Kickstarter.

MobileNode

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This open source GSM/GPRS and GPS/GLONASS board is equipped with a fully Arduino-compatible MCU at its core. Oscar Rojas and Camilo Rojas are currently seeking $3,000 on Indiegogo.

Make It!

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This Arduino-friendly prototyping kit offers Makers a fun and easy way to explore open hardware projects. Ferran Fàbregas is currently seeking $1,625 on Indiegogo.

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

21 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. 


ComfyLight

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This bulb simulates how you and your family move around the house, giving the impression of a lived-in home. ComfyLight is currently seeking $54,407 on Kickstarter.

SmartyPans

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This intelligent skillet can track nutrition in real-time, while teaching you how to cook. SmartyPans is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

SprayPrinter

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This wireless device converts images from your smartphone into Banksy-like wall art. SprayPrinter is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

Smartbe

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This connected stroller offers more than 10 safety, security, comfort and convenience-enhancing functions, all managed by your smartphone or smartwatch. Smartbe is currently seeking $80,000 on Indiegogo.

DreamScreen

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This set of colored LEDs attach to the back of your TV and react to the color pixels on your screen to enhance movies, games and shows. Rakesh and Kate Reddy have already well surpassed their goal of $25,000 on Kickstarter.

ALEX

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This wearable gadget discreetly sits on the back of your neck to correct your posture. NAMU is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

OneCook

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This robotic chef streamlines the entire cooking process, and can adapt its style to your personal preferences. Team TNL is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Spritely

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This wake-up system uses a special sensor and an accompanying mobile app to guarantee you get out of bed in the morning. Dylan Brodsky is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

ACTREK

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This wearable monitors your favorite exercises and fitness status, logs your daily nutrition, and improves your sleep quality. Entanti is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Intrvl Band

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This personal training band comes with programmed interval timing functions to optimize your exercise routines. Intrvl Band is currently seeking $12,000 on Kickstarter.

Pavilion

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This wireless speaker features a concrete base, a copper spiral bass port and an American white oak top with capacitive touch-enabled controls. Hult Design is currently seeking $1,000 on Indiegogo.

AllerGuarder

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This Bluetooth wristband can help the 1-in-13 children with food allergies. Avram Weissman is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

SCIO

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This device is designed to teach you how to program objects for the IoT, with no experience necessary. MakerThreads is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

EVO

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This ultimate keychain gadget combines all the essentials you could possibly need for your smartphone — charger, battery, remote, storage and much more. Team Evolu2ion is currently $44,761 on Kickstarter.

Torch

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This rechargeable heater fits right inside your coat to keep you warm. Anthony DeVito and  Luke Cesarz are currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

SmartCharge 2.0

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This LED bulb continues to work up to four hours during a power outage. SmartCharge Light is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

REDS.box

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This box safely stores your data at home, while you enjoy all the benefits of the cloud. Flowy Apps is currently seeking $54,474 on Kickstarter.

Noah

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This small unit connects to your 3D printer and controls slicing, filament disruption, queue management, power outages and more. Kentstrapper is currently seeking $49,112 on Kickstarter.

eBlocker

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This plug-and-play solution anonymizes your online behavior by blocking all ads, stopping all trackers and hiding your IP for true privacy. Christian Bennefeld is currently seeking $81,700 on Kickstarter.

Pomocup

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This simple yet practical device for ski mountaineers measures data that matters, providing real-time feedback during ascent and analytics back at home. Pomocup is currently seeking $49,905 on Kickstarter.

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

17 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. 


Droppler

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This unobtrusive monitor uses advanced audio recognition technology to track water consumption in real-time. Nascent Objects is currently seeking $70,000 on Indiegogo.

CoDrone

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This drone can be easily programmed to do whatever you want, whether that’s following you, engaging in laser battles or navigating its way through a maze. Robolink has already soared past its goal of $50,000 on Kickstarter.

ZAR

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This lightweight, foldable electric scooter is ideal for those needing to travel short distances quickly. Crazyfire Technology has almost doubled its initial $50,000 Kickstarter goal.

Tinylab

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This tablet-sized, fully-integrated platform makes prototyping a breeze. Bosphorus Mechatronics is nearing its $25,000 goal on Indiegogo.

Teslasuit

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This full-body haptic suit enables you to touch and feel the future of VR and gaming. Tesla Studios is currently seeking $369,009 on Kickstarter.

Gestor

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This sleek air mouse is equipped with touch ring buttons that let you control your smart TV or computer using hand motions. Gestor Devices is currently seeking $39,550 on Kickstarter.

BASE by Wiivv

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These 3D-printed, body-perfect insoles are designed from 2D snapshots taken from a smartphone. Wiivv has just about doubled its $50,000 goal on Kickstarter.

dokiWatch

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This smartwatch is exclusively made for kids and features things like video calling, GPS and fitness tracking. Doki Technologies has already well surpassed its $20,000 goal on Kickstarter.

ChameleonMini

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This freely-programmable, standalone tool for NFC security analysis allows you to emulate and clone contactless cards, read RFID tags and sniff RF data. Kasper & Oswald GmbH has garnered more than $25,000 on Kickstarter.

FitPal

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This continuous heart rate monitoring  and activity tracker patch will take your fitness and health to the next level. FitPal is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Hobby Hand

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This 3D-printed, Arduino-driven robotic hand mimics the natural movement of its human overlord. Biomechanical Robotics Group is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Orilamp

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This origami-inspired, Bluetooth-connected lamp boasts a wide range of applications, from accent to outdoor to emergency lighting. Orilamp is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Mu

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This sensor add-on acts as a smart eye and brain for your existing remote-controlled toys. Morpx is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

AromaCare

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This smart essential oils diffuser allows you to configure your own aromatherapy sessions right from your phone. AromaCare is currently seeking $59,507 on Kickstarter.

AlphaTechBlocks

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This set of alphabet blocks combines the charm of yesterday’s learning toys with the powers of modern-day technology to teach preschoolers letters in both English and Spanish. AlphaTechBlocks is currently seeking $90,000 on Kickstarter.

Arduino PLC

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This industrial-grade, Arduino-based PLC is perfect for home automation, security and HVAC systems, as well as robotics projects and 3D printing. Team IoT is nearing $5,000 in funds on Kickstarter.

Blaze

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This stackable, mini development board includes a high-res 1.6″ display with capacitive touch and a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCU. Kevin Webster is currently seeking $7,380 on Kickstarter.

Rewind: 50 gizmos and gadgets that made us say ‘wow’


2015 was quite the year. Here are just some of the awesome devices with mainstream appeal that caught our eye over the last 12 months. 


Buddy

The first social robot that connects, protects and interacts with each member of your family.

Bistrobot

If you give this automated machine $2, it will craft a peanut butter sandwich on white bread with your choice of honey, blackberry jam, sweet chili or chocolate sauce.

Keyboardio

Finally, there’s an open source ergonomic keyboard that gives your overworked pinkies a break and puts your thumbs to work.

Voltera V-One

Tired of delays and unnecessary expenses? Then you’ll love this laptop-sized printer that can turn design files into prototype circuit boards in minutes.

PancakeBot

Design, print and eat your own pancakes.

PicoBrew Pico

Why head out to the package store when you can brew your own fresh, personalized craft beer right at home?

Forever 21 Thread Screen

The team of BREAKFAST and Forever 21 developed a massive, one-ton machine that turns your Instagram photos into thread artwork.

DrumPants

From hip-hop to dubstep, this wearable kit lets you play music right from your body using 100+ sounds and 300+ music applications.

Prometheus

While it may look like a 3D printer, this PCB milling machine enables you to prototype circuit boards right from your desk.

Tech Tats

Chaotic Moon Studios have devised a cutting-edge tattoo kit, which allows for the monitoring of your own body activity.

Layered Fabric 3D Printer

Who needs a toy store when you can 3D print your own soft and deformable stuffed animals from layers of off-the-shelf fabric?

BeachBot

Sand castles are so 2014. This turtlish autonomous robot can create large scale art on the beach.

OpenROV Trident

Whereas most drones are made for the sky, this remote-controlled, camera-equipped ROV is meant for underwater exploration.

Reality Editor

What if reprogramming your devices was as simple as drawing lines between them? Thanks to MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Group, it may soon be.

ONAGOfly

Sorry selfie sticks, your days are numbered. This palm-sized drone features GPS auto-following and a high-res camera.

BeON Home

There are smart lights, then there are out-smart lights. This system will make having a safer, smarter home as simple as screwing in a bulb.

PowerUp FPV

Your old-school paper airplane just got a whole heck of a lot cooler with a live-streaming camera.

Phree

A revolutionary pen that turns the world around you into a notepad.

The Things Network

Make your city smart with this global, crowdsourced and decentralized IoT network.

Ripple Maker

A 3D printing-inspired device that can etch art on the foam of your coffee.

FarmBot

Grow my gosh! This 2015 Hackaday Prize entry is the world’s first open source CNC farming machine.

Alpha 2

Could this humanoid robot become the newest addition to your family?

LifeQ

By tapping into the human sensor, this intelligent technology can significantly improve decision-making for anyone’s health and well-being.

Sesame

Replace your keys with your smartphone in just seconds.

UnaliWear

Like OnStar for seniors, this all-in-one, voice-controlled wearable will help keep the elderly independent, active and safe.

ShiftWear

The most adaptable shoes you’ll ever own, customized straight from your smartphone.

Flic

A wireless button that can control your favorite smart functions.

C.H.I.P.

A $9 computer. ‘nuff said.

DrinkMate Mini

Have you had a couple of drinks? Don’t worry, this tiny iPhone breathalyzer has got your BAC!

Opal

Love nugget ice? Hate buying bags? This affordable gadget is for you.

Dobot

This high-precision, Arduino-based desktop robotic arm can do pretty much anything.

RePhone

BYOD: Build your own device! Piece together your own phone and give inanimate objects the power of cellular communication.

Mycroft

Based on the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, this open source A.I. system plays media, controls lights and more.

Spinn Coffee

This appliance can whip up anything from drip coffee to espresso, depending on how fast the brewer spins.

Tempescope

Who needs weather apps when you can recreate the forecast from right inside your living room?

Makerarm

A complete personal fabrication system crammed into a single, sleek robotic arm for your desk.

Fibonacci Clock

Think reading an analog clock is tough? Tell time using glowing lights and the Fibonacci sequence.

Electroloom

Design and create seamless, ready-to-wear garments based on custom 3D geometries.

Fleye

Could this soccer ball-shaped drone be the safest flying bot to date?

Naviator

A drone that can fly and swim.

RoboHon

Sharp unveiled a new smartphone in the form of an adorable robot.

Dancing Paper

Bet you’ve never seen a bunch of origami bust a move.

jamStik+

A portable guitar that teaches you to play and lets you jam on the go.

Nexpaq

This modular case for your smartphone gives you the ability to add and remove physical modules whenever necessary.

OWOW

A new breed of instruments that can drop the beat at home, in the studio or live on stage.

Oval

What if you could play a handpan like an electronic musical instrument?

SensorWake

The world’s first olfactory alarm clock wakes you up with your favorite scents instead of sound.

Ario

This smart lamp learns your habits, syncs to your body clock and keeps you healthy through natural lighting patterns.

CMYK 4.0

If you’re looking to make your commute from home to the office a bit more efficient, then this foldable electric bike may be for you.

Musio

The world’s first artificially intelligent companion bot, designed to engage and grow with you.

LineFORM

This shape-changing soft robot can be a phone, a wristwatch, a keyboard, a lamp and more.

Cord UIs

Imagine if you could control your gadgetry using cords and cables.

Bruno

There’s finally an automated smart trashcan that not only opens with a wave of a hand but vacuums up dust and restocks itself.

Netflix

These smart socks will pause your binge-watching session when you fall asleep.

Pixelio

Goodbye, shaky hands! Transform your smartphone into a 3D scanner.

 

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. 


PINE A64

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This is the world’s first $15 64-bit single-board super computer. PINE64 has already garnered more than $360,000 on Kickstarter.

Omate Rise

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This standalone, water-resistant smartwatch boasts a carbon fiber bezel and is powered by Android 5.1. Omate hit its goal of $30,000 in less than 15 minutes.

Thimble

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This subscription service delivers a new DIY electronics project to your door each month. Oscar Pedroso and David Brenner have hit their $25,000 goal on Kickstarter.

ONAGOfly

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This palm-sized drone features auto-follow capabilities and a high-res camera. ONAGOfly has flown right by its $150,000 goal on Indiegogo.

FLUXO

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This smart pendant lamp lets you move the light in any direction using simple paint gestures on your phone. Luke Roberts has already well surpassed its $54,266 goal on Kickstarter.

ZKOO

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This hand gesture tracking camera offers a new way to play and interact with hundreds of your existing games and apps. Exvision has reached its goal of $15,000 on Kickstarter.

Evo-One

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This sleek desktop CNC mill can be used on a variety of materials, from wood to plastic to metal. MakerDreams is currently seeking $65,432 on Kickstarter.

SwapBots

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This set of collectable toys are brought to life by your smartphone or tablet using augmented reality. SwapBots is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

Pivot

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This first-ever tennis wearable is equipped with an innovative multi-sensor and full body motion analysis to help you master complex movements, avoid injuries and conquer the competition. TuringSense is nearing its $75,000 goal on Indiegogo.

BLUEGUARD-E

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This smart lock transforms your smartphone into a digital key, providing simple, affordable and real-time control over home access from anywhere in the world. Lark-Wi is currently seeking $80,000 on Kickstarter.

SunnyBAG Smart Battery

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This smart power bank is capable of visualizing solar-generated energy and consumption, sharing your experiences on social media, receiving automatic theft alerts and even capturing selfies. SunnyBAG is close to doubling its $10,000 goal on Kickstarter.

Luna

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This camera lets you shoot and share 360-degree images and video. Memora Inc. has already reached its goal of $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Seed

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This intelligent bottle tracks your water consumption, compiles your health data and keeps you hydrated. Moikit is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

The Mondrian

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This 3D printer is a compact, robust and highly-customizable RepRap machine. Emmanuel Gilloz is currently seeking $32,789 on Kickstarter.

ARC-One

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This affordable, next-generation 3D printer features an easy-to-use interface and a large build volume. Arcadian 3D is currently seeking $300,000 on Kickstarter.

Lockee

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This smart lock not only secures, tracks and locates your luggage, but helps return it to you in 48 hours. Lockee is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Avanca D1

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This pair of wireless, ultra-lightweight sports headphones can match any any outfit. Avanca is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

NerO

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This Arduino Uno-compatible board is based on the FTDI FT231X USB UART and delivers 5V at a full 1A without overheating. Fred Dart is currently seeking $2,257 on Kickstarter.

Symbisa

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This IoT toolkit enables you to bring your idea to life in minutes without any hassle or coding. Hanhaa is currently seeking $151,117 on Kickstarter.

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

 

27 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. 


LattePanda

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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.

Fleye

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This spherical drone is not only safe, fun and autonomous, it’s fully open and programmable. Fleye is currently seeking $185,837 on Kickstarter.

Wio Link

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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.

ShiftWear

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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.

playDXTR

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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.

SmartEgg

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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.

Skriware

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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.

Wuvo Spot

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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.

EverLights

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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

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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.

RaceCapture

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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.

Mokakam

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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

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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.

YoCam

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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.

AON

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This industrial-grade 3D printer boasts a massive heated build area and independent tool heads. AON 3D is currently seeking $48,678 on Kickstarter.

The Rever

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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.

Creator Ci40

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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.

QTemp

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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.

nOb

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This knob precisely controls a wide range of applications. NOB CONTROL is currently seeking $55,220 on Kickstarter.

BotBotix

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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.

DuoTrac

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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.

Lola

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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

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This beautifully-engineered, lightweight accessory allows your drone to automatically grab and lift small objects. Ben Kardoosh is currently seeking $7,514 on Kickstarter.

Mimoto Watch

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This smartwatch is being touted as the “most reliable one for under $100.” Mimoto Tech is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

Versa Prima

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This portable and wearable LED strip is controlled via Bluetooth. Lumafi is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

Eyesynth

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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

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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.