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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.

 

This smart lamp lets you ‘paint the light’ in your room


FLUXO is a full LED fixture, not just another smart bulb.


Although the idea of a smart lamp is nothing new, one Austrian startup has come up with an innovative design that allows you to move the light using simple paint gestures on your smartphone.

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Thanks to FLUXO, any mood is now possible using a single pendant lamp comprised of 300 LEDs with an output of up to 2800 lumens. An accompanying mobile app enables you to control the intensity, direction, color and overall distribution of light to particular areas with a mere gesture.

Instead of dimming the light in your room, the Luke Roberts team’s “Paint Your Light” approach makes it easy to adjust the lighting for any space, time of the day, mood or social situation. The more you “paint,” the brighter it gets, while the other parts of your room will remain subdued. FLUXO even illuminates immediately to provide you with real-time feedback.

“The dining room, for example, can be personalized to have a portion of FLUXO focused solely on the table while having the remaining LEDs emit a soft, ambient glow to the rest of the room,” the crew writes.

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You can independently control downlight and uplight, which gives a pleasant indirect light to create different moods, which is not possible with other lamps. Particular light scenes can be stored on the app for each FLUXO lamp, which includes intuitive motion sensors connected with smart software in the lamp that can learn how people prefer their lighting based on their overall usage. You can store any setting as a light scene and come back to it with just one swipe of your finger. What’s more, the app lets you seamlessly switch between FLUXOs.

When you don’t have your phone in hand but want to change to another light scene, you can do so by simply turning the light switch off and on again. The lamp recognizes this “click” and switches to the next scene. FLUX’s presence sensors also can detect when you walk into a room and turn itself on. Conversely, it will shut itself off as you leave to save energy.

Unlike other competitors in the growing smart lighting market, Luke Roberts has developed a fixture with built-­in LEDs that allow the FLUXO to give off increased light output compared to more conventional LED bulbs, directional lighting controllable at different angles and improved heat management for a longer lifetime.

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FLUXO comes with a specially-designed mount to fit it to any kind of flat ceiling surface, and has universal power supply so that it can be directly connected to any outlet. The team has carefully engineered the lamp with all relevant sensors and a future-proof Bluetooth wireless module, so that new features can be added down the road.

Sound like a smart fixture you’d love to have in your smart home? Head over to FLUXO’s Kickstarter campaign, where the Luke Roberts team is currently seeking $54,266. Delivery is slated for late summer 2016.