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Set the mood with 512 LEDs in this smart lamp


Tittle Light is the ultimate home lighting décor.


As we make the move towards smarter homes, why not add a decorative, element to it? Tittle Light is a connected, color-changing LED lamp that can transform your home environment with custom 3D light animations.

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Made up of 512 LED lights, Tittle is an interactive lamp that can illuminate into music visualizations, custom emoji messages and vibrant mood lights, and seeks to serve as a decorative centerpiece for your smart home. The team at Spin-R is the brains behind this connected lamp. Although the startup has focused solely on high-end watch-winding devices, CEO and co-founder Kinsen Au and his crew are dedicated to bringing entertaining consumer electronics and IoT concepts to reality.

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Using Tittle’s accompanying mobile and web app, you can design your own engaging lighting effects in three dimensions, or watch the lights animate on its own as Tittle matches the lighting to the sound in your home. Tittle will move and pulse alongside the tunes you’re playing, making it the ultimate party favor. This high-end designed lamp boasts it has something for every moment. Tittle also has its practical use as a clock and timer.

Housed inside Tittle’s unique glass encasing are RGB LED lights in an 8” x 8” x 8” cube structure. It’s equipped with a built-in microphone to perform music visualization animations, 16MB flash memory and Wi-Fi to control all functions via its companion app. Tittle requires no assembly, and could be powered straight out of the box with its plug-and-play A/C adaptor.

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After showcasing a prototype at CES 2016, Spin-R is seeking funds to bring Tittle to life. Intrigued? Head over to Au and his team’s project page, where you can get a Tittle Light at an early bird special price of $199. Delivery to initial backers is slated for September 2016.

Turn your old soda bottles into 3D printer filament with ProtoCycler


3D printing can now be sustainable and affordable.


As if 3D printing isn’t revolutionary enough, Canadian startup ReDeTec has devised a filament extruder that uses plastic waste. A spool of 3D printing filament in one color costs around $30-$50; but if you already recycle your own plastic, your spools are free with ProtoCycler.

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The team – Dennon Oosterman, Alex Kay and David Joyce – recognizes that simplicity, reliability, performance and hackability are important to Makers and tinkerers. So much so, ProtoCycler allows anyone to create whatever they want without worrying about the cost or the environment. This easy-to-use machine takes in your recycled waste, and produces filament up to 10 feet a minute, in any color you like.

Designed to be the easiest extruder on the market, ProtoCycler employs patent pending MixFlow technology to ensure consistent filament and faster extrusion of ABS and PLA plastic. In total, the device is equipped with five motors (two steppers for extruding and pulling, a fan for cooling, a servo for spreading and a small little motor for spooling), three sensors (one temp and two diameter), and an ATmega32U4 for a brain.

Makers will love the fact that it is fully automated with a push of a button, alleviating any unnecessary hassle. For more experienced users, ProtoCycler has open source software so you can experiment with your own settings and custom materials, fit for any 3D printer.

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The ProtoCycler comes with a built-in grinder, intelligent computer control, safety certification and real time diameter feedback. It has a grinder input of 5” x 5”, and an all metal hot end for 400+ Celsius. At 14” x 12” x 10,” ProtoCycler can sit on a table without taking up too much space.

After three years of development, Oosterman and his crew are ready to get ProtoCycler into the hands of the public. ProtoCycler recently wrapped up a successful Indiegogo campaign, but those wishing to get their hands on an affordable, sustainable 3D printer filament can do so 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. 


LoPy

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This IoT dev platform combines LoRa, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy all in one package. Pycom is currently seeking $54,238 on Kickstarter.

InsideCoach

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This sensor-laden soccer ball captures data during practice to help analyze performance and improve skills. InsideCoach is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

Radiomize

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This gesture-controlled steering wheel cover will turn any car into a connected car in seconds. Radiomize is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

BearTek Gen II

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This pair of gloves keep your hands warm, while enabling you to remotely control your smartphone and GoPro camera. BearTek is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

FORM Collar

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This collar measures barbell lifts to better your form and performance. Scott Mahr is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Tittle Light

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This interactive LED lamp transforms your home with captivating 3D visualizations. SPIN-R just hit its goal of $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Connected Sleeve

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This beautifully-crafted leather sleeve will wirelessly charge your smartphone. De Rigueur is currently seeking $54,513 on Kickstarter.

Serenity

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This discreet alarm uses Bluetooth to protect your bags from thieves. Andrew Lentz is currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter.

Ultraloq UL3 BT

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This smart lever lock can be unlocked by fingerprint, code, key or smartphone. U-tec is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

AirVisual Node

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This monitor displays immediate, accurate air quality data both indoors and out for healthier, more productive environments. AirVisual has already passed its goal of $10,000 on Indiegogo.

Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen

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This resourceful book is designed to assist non-Mandarin speakers navigate the Hua Qiang electronics market. Bunnie Huang has nearly doubled his $10,000 goal on CrowdSupply.

CubeSat for Disclosure

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This low-cost satellite will be packed with infrared, electromagnetic and radiation sensors, as well as two cameras to photograph UFOs and other space anomalies. David Shock is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

101 Sensor Kit

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This Arduino-compatible kit will let Makers create interactive projects using common sensors and modules. OSEPP is currently seeking $8,585 on Kickstarter.

PiAngle Zero

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This plug-and-play four-port USB hub directly connects to the USB micros of your Raspberry Pi Zero. Sean Hodgins is currently seeking $3,553 on Kickstarter.

Porcelite

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This resin allows Makers using 3D printers with a UV light source to print in a true porcelain ceramic material. Tethon 3D has already reached its $5,000 goal on Kickstarter.

NextDev

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This inexpensive device is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and an LCD touchscreen to provide Makers with an easy-to-use IoT interface.

I-SEN1

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This low-power, XBee-controlled board allows real-time monitoring of temperature, pressure, humidity and light data. IZITRON is currently seeking $26,686 on Kickstarter.

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

Meet the world’s first smart fingerprint padlock


With TAPP, you no longer have to worry about lost keys or forgotten combination codes.


Padlocks are great for securing your belongings, but they’re a hassle to deal with if you lose the keys or forget the combination code. And with a quick search online, anyone can learn how to pick a lock. Not very useful anymore, is it? Well, the team at Pishon Labs has a 21st century solution to this problem.

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Meet TAPP, the smart access padlock that opens with your unique fingerprint, no key or combination code needed. The Toronto-based team came up with TAPP because they feel that traditional units are inconvenient and outdated.

TAPP uses a cutting edge encrypted fingerprint sensor, and grants access with just a tap in 0.8 seconds. Have you accessed a lock any faster? Unlike other padlocks, TAPP has a built-in alarm that will activate if the lock is cut or if anyone without authorization tries to open it. Or if you want to grant access to certain people, the accompanying app will let you authorize up to 200 fingerprints. You can even customize the time, location and duration of access. TAPP can be used for multiple purposes because it’s water resistant and can withstand rain and snow.

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There are two versions of TAPP available. TappLock has a lithium-ion battery, which can last up to three years on one charge, while TappLock Lite is equipped with a replaceable battery that can last up to six months. Both have Bluetooth 4.1. integration, allowing you to use your phone as the key to your lock and to receive real-time updates on its remaining battery life.

Interested? Head over to TAPP’s Indiegogo page, where the Pishon Lab team has already doubled their goal of $40,000. Delivery is expected for Nov. 2016.

MobileNode is a circular IoT board


This open source, Arduino-compatible GSM/GPRS and GPS/GLONASS device provides real-time data anywhere, about anything.


The MobileNode is an open source IoT board, which was named a semi-finalist in last year’s Hackaday Prize and is now live on Indiegogo. Measuring just seven centimeters in diameter, the circular device is equipped with an ATmega32U4 MCU at its core, a GPS/GLONASS module for tracking and a GSM/GPRS chip for data transmission.

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Makers can easily attach a variety of sensors to the MobileNode, including air quality (CO, CO2, O2, etc.), temperature, humidity, fire and motion, as well as add lights, servo motors and other electronic circuits. This enables the Arduino-compatible board to monitor air pollution, reduce energy consumption, collect real-time data, and even control food production machinery. What’s more, there are four holes for M1.2 or M1.4 screws, making it possible to house the MobileNode inside a box or case.

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Every MobileNode comes with an attached tag, which contains both a public and private key. As its creators Oscar Rojas and Camilo Rojas reveal, you can push data to the cloud with the private key, while accessing such information via the public key. Meanwhile, GPS coordinates are shown in a Google Map along with the board’s orientation data given by its e-compass.

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Aside from all that, MobileNode features an electret microphone that lets users hear what is happening nearby, a Nano SIM card socket, TVS diodes and Bluetooth. It is also possible to connect an external antenna to the GPS module, since some applications call for the MobileNode to be used indoors.

Intrigued? Head over to its Indiegogo page here, or watch the video below.

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.

21 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. 


ComfyLight

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This bulb simulates how you and your family move around the house, giving the impression of a lived-in home. ComfyLight is currently seeking $54,407 on Kickstarter.

SmartyPans

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This intelligent skillet can track nutrition in real-time, while teaching you how to cook. SmartyPans is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

SprayPrinter

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This wireless device converts images from your smartphone into Banksy-like wall art. SprayPrinter is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

Smartbe

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This connected stroller offers more than 10 safety, security, comfort and convenience-enhancing functions, all managed by your smartphone or smartwatch. Smartbe is currently seeking $80,000 on Indiegogo.

DreamScreen

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This set of colored LEDs attach to the back of your TV and react to the color pixels on your screen to enhance movies, games and shows. Rakesh and Kate Reddy have already well surpassed their goal of $25,000 on Kickstarter.

ALEX

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This wearable gadget discreetly sits on the back of your neck to correct your posture. NAMU is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

OneCook

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This robotic chef streamlines the entire cooking process, and can adapt its style to your personal preferences. Team TNL is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Spritely

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This wake-up system uses a special sensor and an accompanying mobile app to guarantee you get out of bed in the morning. Dylan Brodsky is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

ACTREK

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This wearable monitors your favorite exercises and fitness status, logs your daily nutrition, and improves your sleep quality. Entanti is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Intrvl Band

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This personal training band comes with programmed interval timing functions to optimize your exercise routines. Intrvl Band is currently seeking $12,000 on Kickstarter.

Pavilion

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This wireless speaker features a concrete base, a copper spiral bass port and an American white oak top with capacitive touch-enabled controls. Hult Design is currently seeking $1,000 on Indiegogo.

AllerGuarder

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This Bluetooth wristband can help the 1-in-13 children with food allergies. Avram Weissman is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

SCIO

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This device is designed to teach you how to program objects for the IoT, with no experience necessary. MakerThreads is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

EVO

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This ultimate keychain gadget combines all the essentials you could possibly need for your smartphone — charger, battery, remote, storage and much more. Team Evolu2ion is currently $44,761 on Kickstarter.

Torch

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This rechargeable heater fits right inside your coat to keep you warm. Anthony DeVito and  Luke Cesarz are currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

SmartCharge 2.0

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This LED bulb continues to work up to four hours during a power outage. SmartCharge Light is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

REDS.box

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This box safely stores your data at home, while you enjoy all the benefits of the cloud. Flowy Apps is currently seeking $54,474 on Kickstarter.

Noah

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This small unit connects to your 3D printer and controls slicing, filament disruption, queue management, power outages and more. Kentstrapper is currently seeking $49,112 on Kickstarter.

eBlocker

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This plug-and-play solution anonymizes your online behavior by blocking all ads, stopping all trackers and hiding your IP for true privacy. Christian Bennefeld is currently seeking $81,700 on Kickstarter.

Pomocup

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This simple yet practical device for ski mountaineers measures data that matters, providing real-time feedback during ascent and analytics back at home. Pomocup is currently seeking $49,905 on Kickstarter.

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