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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.

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.

1:1 interview with TinyArcade creator Ken Burns


TinyArcade is the most adorable video game console you’ve ever seen.


Recently, we had the chance to sit down with TinyCircuits founder Ken Burns, who just wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign for the TinyArcade. Here’s what he had to say…

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Josh Marinacci: Hi Ken. I’m one of the original Kickstarter backers of TinyCircuits and I love it. Could you tell us a little bit about TinyCircuits, why you created it, where it’s based?

Ken Burns: Thanks! TinyCircuits started as a side project while I was working at a contract engineering company. We would help other companies (from one person startups to Fortune 500 companies), develop electronic products, and prototyping was always a huge part of what we did. However, to create working prototypes usually involved creating a custom PCB (somewhat expensive and time consuming), or hobbling together a number of different development boards to create the proto, which was always ugly and usually too big.

So that’s what started the idea of a small modular system with a number of different sensors and options, and around the same time Arduino was becoming very popular so I decided to base it around that, which was the birth of the TinyDuino system. At the time it was just me in a spare bedroom of my house in Akron, Ohio, working on this and prototyping it up, but I showed it to a number of people and got a lot of great feedback, and decided to launch it on Kickstarter in the fall of 2012. The initial TinyDuino Kickstarter campaign did great, enough to convince me there was potential to create a business around it, so I left my job and committed to TinyCircuits full-time.

Three years later we’re still going strong, with a staff of 8 people and our own electronics design and manufacturing operation here in Akron, Ohio.

JM: One of our talented engineers recently built a Bluetooth wearable smartwatch using TinyCircuits. Have you seen a lot of adoption in wearables? What things do people build with it?

KB: That’s definitely a great project! Wearables is definitely something people use our stuff for a lot, it’s very small, compact, and easy to use, which makes it perfect for wearable applications. We launched the TinyScreen last year, which is a small OLED display that fits onto the TinyDuino and allows users to create add a very cool compact display to their projects.

Jewelry is one that a number of people have done, and some friends of ours are actually building out a 3D printed jewelry product based around our TinyScreen that should be launching early next year. Others are using our circuitry for wearable sensors, like for athletic and healthcare monitoring. And an eight-year old launched his own smart watch, the O Watchon Kickstarter to teach kids 3D printing and programing earlier this fall that is built around our stuff!

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JM:Has anyone used your boards for a shipping product?

KB: A few small companies have used our products for very low volume items, but a few are designing products that integrate in the TinyScreen which will be higher volume. For low to mid volume items (one to a few hundred) it makes a lot of sense to buy products like ours to integrate with, since it saves the need to design a custom PCB and do the upfront engineering. After a certain volume it’s more cost effective to design a custom board, and we actually have helped a number of companies do that with our in-house design partner.

Josh: TinyArcade is absolutely the coolest thing ever. It’s a shame it won’t be ready in time for Christmas. Why did you decide to build this product, and why run it as a KickStarter instead of just selling it like your other boards?

Ken: Thanks! We would have loved to have it out by Christmas this year, but we needed to take our time over the summer to get the design right. The TinyArcade is really an outgrowth of the TinyScreen project we did last year, one of the things people really liked about it was that you could play games on it, and a number of our users started creating games for it, like Space Invaders, Outrun, Asteroids, etc.

In the spring we saw a really little arcade cabinet candy dispenser, and thought it would be cool to put a TinyScreen in it and play games, but the size wasn’t quite right. But the idea stuck with us, and we have a designer friend (Jason Bannister from mechanimal.com) design a 3D printed cabinet which came out looking incredible. We started showing this off at different shows, like Maker Faire Bay Area, and it was a huge hit, and people kept asking to buy it. So we decided to turn it into a product.

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We redesigned the TinyScreen to bring the cost down and way crank up the performance, and add things like audio, joysticks, and an SD expansion slot. The 3D printed cabinet is also fairly complex and something that needs a commercial printer to make (it can’t be printed on a Makerbot), so the prints are expensive. So we came up with a laser cut enclosure that could be made for much less but still look like a cabinet, so we could offer this at a low price.

We’ve had great luck on Kickstarter in the past, and one of the big reasons we did this again is so we can buy the components in bulk. We’re still a small startup and cash flow is always an issue, so using Kickstarter lets us buy some of the major components (like the OLED, joysticks, etc) in volume to keep the cost down. If we did it without Kickstarter, the price per unit would have to be a lot more.

JM: Where did you find those tiny joysticks?

KB: Those are super cute, aren’t they?! We used some PSP type joysticks in the past for our joystick board, but these were too big for this. These joysticks are made by CTS and actually available at places like DigiKey, and work amazingly well. They’re great for very precise analog movements. They are one of the more expensive components in the TinyArcade, but definitely worth it.

The top of the joystick is actually a knob that we designed ourselves and is a high-res 3D print, using a resin printer, so we can make it just like an old style arcade joystick.

JM: Does the TinyArcade have room for expansion? I’d love to make one connected to the internet through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Will you support those options?

KB: It certainly does! This is still a TinyDuino type product and maintains expansion capability, and there is room to add another board in the cabinet. Bluetooth and Wi-Wi are the two that we definitely consider the most likely, and since the platform is completely open source, it’s really up to the user’s imagination as to what they want to add. Based on how well the Kickstarter goes, and if there is community support, we’d love to see the ability for some multiplayer games over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

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JM: With a Wi-Fi board, is it possible to do OTA updates?

KB: Right now we don’t have that capability, it really comes down to support in the bootloader. However we do support loading games and videos off a microSD card if it’s present, so it would definitely be possible to create a program to download files over Wi-i and save them to the SD card to use.

JM: What’s next for TinyCircuits? Any new products in the pipeline?

KB: We have a huge list of things in the pipeline that we would like to do, we actually have about 15 new expansion boards designed that should be hitting production early in 2016. One of the big push is into micro-robotics, so tiny servo drivers and motor drivers, new radio options, an ESP-based Wi-Fi board, many more sensors, and of course rolling out the TinyScreen+ board and the TinyZero processor board (basically the Arduino Zero, 32-bit ARM platform) which brings a new level of horsepower to the platform.

JM: Tell us a little more about the Kickstarter campaign and when do you expect it to ship?

KB The TinyArcade Kickstarter (successfully) ended on December 17th and we plan to start shipping in March 2016. The big reason for the delay is due to getting some of the key components in, like the raw OLEDs, this takes 8 – 12 weeks from our supplier, we plan to have the other items ready to go (the PCBs built, and the cases made), before then, so we can get shipping the moment they come in.

This interview originally appeared on PubNub’s blog

38 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. 


PowerUp FPV

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This first-of-its-kind paper airplane drone is equipped with a livestreaming camera so you can experience flight as if you were sitting in the cockpit. PowerUp Toys is about to double its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter.

Auroma Brew

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This coffee machine learns your taste preferences over time and adjusts brewing parameters to craft a cup ‘o joe perfectly tailored to you. Auroma Brewing Company is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

CAST

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This home entertainment hub seamlessly connects all of your devices and livestreams entertainment to your friends and family. CASTbyGENII has well surpassed its $50,000 goal on Kickstarter.

Pulse

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This unit plugs into your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s USB port, enabling you to capture photos, time lapse and video remotely from your smartphone. Kris Cheng has stormed right past his $50,000 goal on Kickstarter.

XANDEM HOME

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This set of small nodes form a radio-frequency sensing web that travels through walls and furniture to detect and locate people inside your home. XANDEM is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

Silent Partner

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This lightweight, compact and non-intrusive smart patch elegantly tackles snoring. Netanel Eyal is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

Chime

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This router covers your home with a strong, reliable Wi-Fi signal using wireless mesh, and boasts a new layer of security for your smart devices such as webcams and thermostats. Innovation Labs is currently seeking $650,000 on Indiegogo.

Revols

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This pair of Bluetooth buds mold to the unique shape of your ears in 60 seconds. Revols has already exceeded its goal of $100,000 on Kickstarter.

uRADMonitor

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This global array of network-connected monitoring stations is focused on continuous environmental surveillance with hopes of increasing awareness on pollution and improving your well-being. Radu Motisan is currently seeking $10,000 on Indiegogo.

ALAN

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This modular robotics kit lets Makers explore android and human interactions. Robomodix is currently seeking $125,000 on Kickstarter.

Alpha 2

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This intelligent, interactive and expandable humanoid is ready to become the next member of your family. James Chow has nearly quadrupled his $100,000 Indiegogo goal.

Nailbot

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This nifty device prints pictures, art, emojis and images directly onto your fingernails in less than five seconds via your smartphone. Preemadonna is currently seeking $150,000 on Indiegogo.

MATRIX

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This sensor-laden gadget allows you to create and download a multitude of IoT applications, which range from controlling the temperature of your home to monitoring your business after-hours. AdMobilize is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Wistiki

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This collection of four connected devices help you find your most frequently lost items using its accompanying mobile app. Philippe Starck is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

Oliba

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This tiny unit can turn a child’s cuddly toy into a smart companion. SMARTY CREW is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Pillow Talk

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This wearable enables you and your loved one to experience each other’s presence by sending the sound of your real-time heartbeat to a speaker under your partner’s pillow. Little Riot is currently seeking $113,031 on Kickstarter.

Turris Omnia

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This gadget is more than just a router, it’s an open source center of your home. CZ.NIC has already reached its $100,000 goal on Indiegogo.

Mandala Drum V3 System

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This platform replicates the sounds, strike sensitivity and dynamics of any acoustic drum. Mandala Drum is currently seeking $150,000 on Indiegogo.

Koova

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This small robotic camera is packed with auto-tracking abilities to keep you safe. Amaryllo International is currently seeking $1,000 on Indiegogo.

CarDroid

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This all-sufficient computer analyzes vehicle data and a driver’s behavior, then sends the information to a personal cloud account for storage and visualization. UonMap is currently seeking $22,643 on Kickstarter.

G Printer

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This compact, unique UV DLP 3D printer allows you to build objects without the need for a PC or network. G Printer is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

ORWL

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This open source computer will secure your data and self-erase if tampered with. Design SHIFT is currently seeking $175,000 on Kickstarter.

Branch

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This beautifully-constructed aluminum MacBook dock provides a USB Type-C charging port, four USB slots and a MiniDisplay jack. Branch USB has reached its $25,000 goal on Kickstarter.

Element1

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This smartwatch for athletic and everyday activities comes in vibrant colors along with a music player, a heart rate monitor, GPS and messenger capabilities. Number One is currently seeking $80,736 on Kickstarter.

Pixel Vision

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This handmade, portable game system is made from solid walnut and emulates classic consoles like the NES, Atari 2600 and Game Boy. Love Hultén is currently seeking $46,112 on Kickstarter.

Atmotube

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This personal and affordable pollution monitor helps you breathe cleaner, healthier air. Atmotube is currently seeking $52,000 on Indiegogo.

Pixel

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This Arduino-compatible smart display combines a 32-bit MCU with a color OLED screen and a microSD slot. Rabid Prototypes is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.

Seed

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This smart bottle tracks your water consumption, compiles your heath data and keeps you hydrated. Moikit is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

JUS

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This hybrid, solar-powered rechargeable battery pack and slim case fits your iPhone and never runs out of power. JUS has achieved its $42,741 goal on Indiegogo.

Selfie Mirror

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This smart mirror takes body length photos without having to hold a phone in your hand. Selfie Mirror is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

SleepCogni

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This bedside gadget is proven to help you fall asleep and improve the quality of your slumber. SleepCogni is currently seeking $105,356 on Kickstarter.

Skulpt Chisel

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This accessory measures your body fat and muscle quality, providing you with tailored fitness advice for optimal workouts. Skulpt is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

iTouch ID

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This super small fingerprint scanner protects your laptop, computer and tablet from any unauthorized users behind the solid wall of hardware and reliable software. iTouch ID is currently seeking $47,878 on Kickstarter.

GPCATS

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This veterinarian-designed tracker gives you peace of mind while your feline friend wanders about their world. GPTracks UG is currently seeking $42,965 on Kickstarter.

iQube

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This toy encourages children to connect cubes together and bring them to life, while learning electronics in a fun and simple way. iQube is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

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This sensor-connected motor snaps onto your existing LEGO vehicles and pairs with its mobile app, putting control in the palm of your hand. Meeper Technologies is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.

Pocket Party

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This pocket-sized, expandable Bluetooth speaker brings together incredibly powerful and bass-enhanced sound with a music-synced light show. 7×24 Technologies Inc. is currently seeking $15,000 on Indiegogo.

Ocean Swipe 360

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This patented robot cleans all four aquarium walls while avoiding obstacles and maneuvering around corners. Mark Haussman is currently seeking $60,382 on Kickstarter.

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

18 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. 


THE O

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This smart accessory attaches to just about anything and notifies you as soon as it’s left behind. THE O is currently seeking $48,606 on Kickstarter.

7Bot

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This powerful, six-axis desktop robot arm is geared towards Makers looking to bring their ideas to life. 7Bot is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Snap

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This wireless, weatherproof and motion-detecting floodlight has an HD camera inside. The Sengled Team is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

SCOUTEE

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This intelligent gadget transforms your smartphone into a radar so you can record pitching speeds, capture video, analyze performance, and share data with others. SCOUTEE is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Erle-Spider

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This first-of-its-kind drone has six-legs and is powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core. Erle Robotics is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

LIVV Headphones

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This pair of headphones combines an MP3 player and Bluetooth functionality to give you with the freedom you need while staying active. Mark Clayton is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

SteadXP

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This add-on video stabilization device allows you to capture action shots without the bulk or hassle of a Steadicam or gimbal. SteadXP is currently seeking $167,715 on Kickstarter.

CLOCKFour Chronogram

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This open source, full-color clock tells the time with words, not numbers. Justin Shaw is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.

Tempi

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This simple, Bluetooth device can track, alert, chart and monitor the temperature and humidity in up to 9 locations. Vencipio is currently seeking $5,000 on Indiegogo.

Zyntony Torch

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This ultra-durable, portable and rechargeable light is perfect for your next outdoor adventure. Zyntony is currently seeking $235,000 on Kickstarter.

Brillar

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This wearable for children features two-way calling, real-time GPS tracking and a gaming ecosystem. Brillar is currently seeking $85,000 on Indiegogo.

BATBAND

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This elegant piece of sound technology lets you listen to your private soundscape and the world that surrounds you, all through bone conduction. StudioBananaThings is currently seeking $150,000 on Kickstarter.

MagicHome

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This connected home starter kit consists of a MagicCast HDMI stick, an LED Wi-Fi bulb and a smart power plug. MagicHome is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Wi-Fi Smart Switch

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This open source board is equipped with an ESP8266 module, a relay and an ATtiny85 MCU (with Arduino bootloader). Armtronix is currently seeking $300 on Kickstarter.

T@lkit-M1

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This fully-digital, packet-switched handheld is a two-way radio based on Linux and TCP/IP protocol stack. Wireless P2P Technologies is currently seeking $35,565 on Kickstarter.

NOTIFYOU

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This BLE beacon is a next-genertion reminder tool that sends location-based alerts to your phone. Grant Adams is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

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This handcrafted, 1930s-inspired wireless speaker offers audiophiles and music lovers the ability to swap out its interface. Princeton Audio is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

C-way

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This plug and play GPS wearable lets kids have fun while enabling parents to check up on their whereabouts. C-way is currently seeking $111,638 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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17 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 have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


MetaWear Coin

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This low-power IoT platform is comprised of a coin-sized Bluetooth dev board, sensors and an SDK, enabling you to develop your own wearable products with ease. MbientLab is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Pocket NC

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This five-axis desktop CNC mill would be a welcomed addition to any Maker’s workspace. Pocket NC is currently seeking $70,000 on Kickstarter.

Relio

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This USB light puts high-quality, sun-like color rendering right in the palm of your hand. Relio is currently seeking $55,578 on Kickstarter.

OKO

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This smart frame allows you to share all of your media content with friends and family via an accompanying app. CIMNE TIC is currently seeking $70,000 on Kickstarter.

3DSimo Mini

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This multi-functional pen not only 3D prints objects in thin air, but solders, burns and cuts as well. 3DSimo is currently seeking $70,000 on Kickstarter.

T.brush

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This smart and stylish toothbrush is looking to reinvent oral hygiene. T.brush is currently seeking $274,661 on Kickstarter.

Conrod

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This dev board connects directly into your vehicle’s control network and allows you to reprogram its features to your liking. Conrod is currently seeking $77,786 on Kickstarter.

QLIPP

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This sensor attaches to a tennis racquet to measure every aspect of a player’s game, analyzing strokes, the spin and speed of the ball, as well the accuracy of each shot. QLIPP is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Silk by Saffron

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This smart LED bulb automatically adjusts its color temperature so you get light tailored to your circadian rhythm. Saffron is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Gesto

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This open source kit lets you to transform any part of your body into a controller by analyzing muscle and motion patterns. Gesto is currently seeking $75,000 on CrowdSupply.

Luzi Smart Lamp

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This intelligent lamp uses therapeutic light, personalized sound and voice commands to help you fall asleep faster and wake up more refreshed. Luzi is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Kiwi 3

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This plug-and-play dongle links to your car’s onboard diagnostic port, retrieves info and then wirelessly transmits it to your mobile or wearable device. PLX Devices is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

Pura

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This Bluetooth-enabled water fountain for cats not only encourages better drinking habits, but helps you keep tabs on your kitten’s H2O intake right from your smartphone. Pura is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

Xkey Air

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This wireless keyboard lets you play music anywhere from any mobile device. The CME team is currently seeking $10,000 on Indiegogo.

Vufine

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This hands-free, high-definition wearable display attaches to a wide variety of glasses via a magnetic docking station, giving you the ability to interface with any application. Vufine is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Plug ’N’ IoT

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This unit makes creating an IoT gadget as easy as plugging in sensor, dragging and dropping the necessary library and uploading the code to the board. Avionics Control Systems is currently seeking $39,733 on Kickstarter.

Mikme

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This portable recorder can capture high-quality 24-bit/96 kHz audio with the press of a button and then stream recordings over Bluetooth. Mikme is currently seeking $25,000 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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17 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 have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


Piccolino

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This open-source, Arduino-like board packs both Wi-Fi connectivity and a bright OLED display, all in a tiny package. Piccolino is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.

Bluz

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This cloud-connected, Bluetooth LE devlopment kit enables Makers to create their very own connected projects right out of the box. Bluz is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.

Domino.IO

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This low-cost, modular Wi-Fi hardware platform provides designers with unlimited extension capabilities and Arduino compatibility. Domino.IO is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Moscase

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This vibrant case not only protects your iPhone 6, but tracks your health and offers a number of other interchangeable features as well. Moscase is currently seeking $150,000 on Kickstarter.

SmartQsine

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This smart inventory system is comprised of several small pads and an accompanying app that lets you know when you’re about to run out of food. SmartQsine is currently seeking $80,000 on Indiegogo.

Droplet

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This smart button will remind you of your important daily activities, from feeding the dog to taking meds. The Droplet Life team is currently seeking $80,000 on Kickstarter.

Nextion

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This seamless HMI solution provides users with a control and visualization interface between them and a process, machine, application or appliance. Nextion is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

Chrona

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This sleep optimization system can turn any pillow into a smart pillow. Ultradia is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

EmoFix

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This Bluetooth-enabled device lets you snap photos and videos without using a smartphone. EmoFix is currently seeking $15,000 on Indiegogo.

Smart Tracker

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This real-time GPS tracker is equipped with a wide-range of functions and built-in features to help protect anything anywhere at anytime. Smart Tracker is currently seeking $10,000 on Indiegogo.

Endless Computers

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This $169 product is tailored specifically to the 4.4 billion people without access to computers worldwide. The Endless Team is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Where’s Nellie

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This dog-locating system uses a BLE beacon that attaches to your pup’s collar, a base station that plugs in at home or your car, and a mobile app. Where’s Nellie is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Endura Drone

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This drone is capable of reaching speeds up to 40 MPH, while offering up to 40 minutes of flight time — even when loaded with a GoPro camera. UAV enthusiast Todd Urban is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

NodeUSB

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This tiny, Wi-Fi ready development platform allows you to code in Lua and bring your IoT ideas to life. Maker Mike Wen is currently seeking $1,000 on Kickstarter.

Elka Synthex

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This iconic synthesizer, which was produced from 1981 to 1985, is making a comeback. ELKA Synthex is currently seeking $414,000 on Indiegogo.

iMassageo

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This easy-to-use, portable device gives you massages on-the-go, all through a series of discreet electrode pads and an accompanying mobile app. iMassageo is currently seeking $50,000 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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