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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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Freaks3D may be the most portable 3D printer ever

ElecFreaks Tech has designed a 3D printer for Makers that is both portable and affordable.

A classroom desk. A living room floor. A meeting space. A coffee shop. An outdoor picnic table. These are just some of the places that were not well-suited for 3D printing until now. That’s because ElecFreaks Tech has unveiled a revolutionary FDM machine that is not only affordable but portable as well. Measuring 11.4” x 12.6” x 12.8” in size and weighing a little over six pounds, Freaks3D will undoubtedly be welcomed with open arms by the DIY community.


The idea for the Maker-friendly device was born out of their own frustrations with most of today’s commercial printers. As advanced as the technology has become, it’s not without the sacrifice of either form factor, quality or price. The team explains, “Most of them are bulky, not lightweight enough to be carried around, a hassle to use, plus the prices are ridiculously high. We want a reliable, affordable and portable 3D printer that we can take everywhere. More importantly, it should be easy-to-use for general consumer crowds like artists/designers, educators, household wives, even children who are curious about creations.”

Now live on Indiegogo, Freaks3D boasts a design that will surely separate itself from a rather saturated market with an extremely small and lightweight frame that can be picked up by its customizable handle with only a few fingers. Due to low power consumption, the printer can run on a 12V battery pack, or a pair of 9000mAh lithium batteries for two hours if an outlet isn’t accessible.


The device features a v-slot slider system that provides users with precise seamless positioning, as well as simplified extruded-aluminum beams for enhanced stability. Additionally, Freaks3D is equipped with an interactive LCD display for intuitive monitoring and configuration.

As mobile and low cost as it may be, Freaks3D is still able to produce high-quality prints with detailed layer resolution. With no pre-heating required, an all-metal nozzle spews out PLA/TPU material in a wide range of colors without easy breaks or damage, making it an ideal instrument of DIYers of all ages. Simply feed the filament into the entrance path and the printer will take care of the rest.

Freaks3D prints via both USB and SD card. What’s more, the machine is super quiet — so no need to worry about upsetting librarians, teachers or neighbors — and is extremely easy to operate. Once a print job is done, just twist to remove the object.


  • Printer size: 11.4” x 12.6” x 12.8”
  • Build volume: 5″ x 6″ x 4″
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
  • Resolution: 100 microns
  • Connectivity: USB and SD card
  • Software: Cura, Repetier Host

Following in the footsteps of its latest crowdfunding success, the ELF VR drone, ElecFreaks Tech has already well surpassed Freaks3D’s initial goal of $20,000 on Indiegogo. Shipment slated for August 2015.