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15 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 countertop appliance can make a pound of chewable, craveable nugget ice in an hour. FirstBuild has already well surpassed its $150,000 goal on Indiegogo.

Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer


This AVR-based MIDI synth spark up some nostalgia by creating Nintendo-style chiptune music. Arcano Systems is currently seeking $1,000 on Kickstarter.



This smart sprinkler system tracks soil moisture, sun intensity and temperature data in real-time to automatically optimize irrigation for each part of your yard. Mist is currently seeking $45,000 on Indiegogo.



This attachment turns your ordinary smartphone or tablet into an amazing 3D camera. Matter and Form is currently seeking $200,000 on Kickstarter.

CMYK 4.0


This electronic bike will inform you of the fastest, easiest and safest way to work. Brooklyness is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.



This open source desktop machine can engrave and laser cut a number of everyday materials such as plastic, wood, leather, paper and more. ZelosLaser is currently seeking $2,770 on Kickstarter.



This $9 BLE beacon and mobile app will let you know you where you parked and remind you to put change in the meter. AwareStack is currently seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter.



This remote-controlled, modular irrigation platform delivers the right amount of water to your plants, flowers and grass. Deliberate Solutions is currently seeking $27,200 on Kickstarter.

Get It Back


This GPS tracking device allows skydivers to locate their cut-away canopies with any smartphone. Canopy is currently seeking $220,000 on Indiegogo.



This pocket-sized, wireless instrument is designed for making music on the go. Livid Instruments is currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter.



This plug-in unit enables you to use solar energy instantly, without panels. SunPort is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.



This eight-slot 500 series chassis boasts an external power supply beefy enough to power 10 modules. Emanate Audio is currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter.

Heartpulse & Starpulse Headphones


This pair of headphones merges function and fashion with bright LEDs that pulse to the beat of your music. Jealous Angel Audio is currently seeking $38,000 on Indiegogo.

CydeKick Pro


This add-on, self-powered generator converts bicycling motion into electrical energy for charging your phone and powering your lights. Spinetics is currently seeking $85,000 on Kickstarter.

Thin Ice


This embedded weight-loss apparel hacks your metabolism to help you lose weight. Thin Ice is currently seeking $15,000 on Indiegogo.

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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CMYK 4.0 is a smart, foldable electric bike for your morning commute

This smart electronic bike will let you know the fastest, easiest and safest way to work.

Are you among the millions of city dwellers that ride a bike to work in the morning? If you’re looking to make your commute from home to the office a bit more efficient, then CMYK 4.0 may be for you. Created by New York City-based startup Brooklyness, the foldable electronic bike will automatically reroute you should there be any construction, traffic jams or pothole-filled streets in your way.


The smart bike is packed with several features including advanced hardware and mobile integration. CYMK 4.0 is equipped with a gyroscope and an accelerometer to analyze the terrain and map the road, a cadence sensor to determine how fast you are pedaling and to adjust parameters for a smooth ride, a built-in heart rate monitor on its grips to track performance, and an Atmel MCU to process the information gathered by each of its sensors.

An accompanying app is tasked with crunching the collected data and displaying it on your smartphone over Bluetooth. What’s more, the e-bike boasts a phone charger directly on its handlebar so you can power your mobile device on-the-go, a 24V lithium battery, and a 250W motor that allows for 30 miles of assisted riding on a single charge.


Not only does the e-bike’s embedded sensors determine the condition of the road as you ride it, upon getting to their destination, the app will prompt you to answer a few questions about the traveled course. The more people riding, the more data that can be garnered to generate a map of the best routes to take. This can help you decide which way to go in order to avoid Greenwich Village’s cobblestones, for example.

Its app also enables you keep tabs on performance by measuring things like calories burned, average heart rate, and peaks and lows so you can target which areas of your daily commute to increase speed. Aside from your smartphone, a web-based dashboard lets you take a closer look at battery rate of discharge, charging time and how power consumption changes along your route. You can even plan your commute and socialize with other cyclists to organize a group ride or to receive helpful advice.


Designed with safety and security in mind, the CMYK 4.0 includes an electronic lock that will sound if the bike is ever moved, an RFID tag for easy locating, app-controlled headlights for visibility, and laser beams that project a virtual lane on the road. Beyond that, the two-wheeler is super portable, weighing just 25 pounds and can be folded up to make for easily carrying on public transit or stowing away at work.

Looking for a new means of transportation to work? Hurry over to CMYK’s Indiegogo page, where the Brooklyness team is currently seeking $30,000. However, you’ll have to wait until March 2016 for delivery.