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21 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 



This bicycle helmet is equipped with turn signals and automatic brake lights to help cyclists stay visible on the road. Lumos is currently seeking $125,000 on Kickstarter.



These color-tunable, Bluetooth bulbs offer complete lighting control with an assortment of additional features, ranging from presence detection to pre-set daily routines. Ilumi Solutions is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Remix Mini


This palm-sized Android PC packs a 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit chipset along with 1GB/2GB of RAM and a price tag of only $30. Jide Tech is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This 3D printer isn’t only affordable but portable as well, measuring just 11.4” x 12.6” x 12.8” in size and weighing a little over six pounds. ElecFreaks Tech is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

Impact Wrap


This punching bag tracks how hard you hit, builds customized workouts and allows you to compete against others training around the world. Dan Fradin is currently seeking $112,000 on Kickstarter.



This wearable button puts your most trusted friends and family only one click away should danger or an emergency present itself. Wearsafe Labs is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

Candle Charger


This compact, minitature power plant provides on-demand electricity for USB devices when the grid can’t. Team FlameStower is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.



This device creates a secure Wi-Fi network with the press of a button, keeping your online identity and activities protected. Keezel is currently seeking $60,000 on Indiegogo.



This lightweight, electric skateboard can ride up to 10 miles on single charge and features a unique remote-controlled braking system. Stary Boards is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This subscription box delivers new boards, games, tools and an assortment of other modules to Makers every month. HackerBoxes is currently seeking $60,000 on Kickstarter.

Bright Grill


This grill syncs to your Pebble Time, iPad and Android smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, letting you monitor your dinner from afar. Bright Grill is currently seeking $41,250 on Kickstarter.



This open source, Arduino-powered platform enables you to easily tabs on your solar energy use. Hicosy is currently seeking $85,000 on Indiegogo.

Probot Chiller


This chiller can cool up to six warm beverages in a matter of five minutes, while juicing up your electronic gadgets with dual USB chargers. Probot Chiller is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



The LED waist pack not only keeps you safe as you head out for a jog or ride, but includes a 4000mAh battery to charge your phone on the go. BSEEN is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.



This modular system allows you to customize your speaker based on your listening needs. SparkBlocks is currently seeking $79,046 on Kickstarter.



These sensor-laden insoles measure both feet simultaneously and produces a personalized exercise plan to help improve running technique. Kinematix is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This mobile solution lets you view, back up, edit and share your HD footage from any GoPro HERO and DSLR camera in seconds. GNARBOX is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This device connects to an international seismograph network to warn you when an earthquake or tsunami is detected in your area. Brinco is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This fully-hackable 3D printer boasts a large build volume and an extrusion system capable of pretty much any material. E3D and LittleBox are currently seeking $46,870 on Kickstarter.



This stylus is specially designed around the natural movements of your hand with a flexible body and dynamic squeeze motion. David Crag is currently seeking $72,337 on Kickstarter.



This amp modernizes your favorite speakers and streams music wirelessly from your smartphone via Bluetooth. Hybrios is currently seeking $102,705 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here. Also, if your project is powered by Atmel MCUs and you’ve been featured on our blog, be sure to download the respective badges here for use in your ongoing marketing efforts. 

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Monitor this grill right from your smartphone

Bright Grill connects via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to your Pebble Time, iPad and smartphone. 

While firing up the grill may be a summertime tradition, unfortunately not everyone is skilled in the art of barbecue. If you’re like the majority of folks, chances are that you’re tired of constantly wondering how long you should cook a piece of chicken or steak, without it becoming too “well done.” Luckily, one Miami-based entrepreneur has devised a clever solution that can turn anyone into a grill master in no time.


Created by Robert Mora, the aptly named Bright Grill pairs with an accompanying mobile app to bring wireless monitoring straight to the palm of your hand or wrist. With a striking resemblance to the popular indoor/outdoor George Foreman Grill, the Bright Grill boasts a 240-square-inch, non-stick cooking area and can be mounted on its pedestal for the deck, patio or near the RV, and removed for the countertop.

The Bright Grill itself is an electric, plug-in unit equipped with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as an Atmel CPU chipset, temperature sensors and signal electronics. While the device can be paired to any iOS, Android or Pebble gadget, it also comes with a power cord for indoor use where gas and charcoal grills are prohibited. Simply turn it on and off from your phone, adjust the temperature and time, and then let it take care of the rest as you monitor your meal from afar.


What’s nice is that you can forget about having to always hover over the hot grill worrying if the food is okay. Bright Grill provides users with step-by-step guides, flip notifications, a customizable safety shutoff, as well as an auto warm feature that allows you to keep tossing the football for a few more minutes or play one last hand in cards. Aside from all that, it also comes with a “crowdgrilling” community element, which enables you to share your own speciality dish with friends or browse through others’ for dinner inspiration. Its app can even teach new grillers about healthier food choices and recipes that are ideal for those just starting out.

With summer in full swing, what better time to head over to Bright Grill’s Kickstarter page? Mora is currently seeking $41,250, and shipment is slated for March 2016. Depending on the success of its campaign, you will be able to choose from a range of colors including lime green, red, blue, black, orange and silver.