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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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This tiny sensor platform lets you build your own wearables


MetaWear Coin is a complete, low-power solution that enables both Makers and businesses to develop wearable sensor products.


Back in April, MbientLab unveiled a tiny BLE module that enabled Makers to build production-ready wearables right from their smartphones. MetaWear worked by connecting a product to a mobile device via Bluetooth, then logging or streaming six-axis of motion and environmental data. Following its success, the team has now launched a Kickstarter campaign for the MetaWear Coin a mini, coin-cell powered sensor that can be used to develop any number of smart designs.

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The highly-integrated Bluetooth platform includes wireless, sensor-packed hardware housed inside a simple and functional case, along with easy-to-use SDK and open source codes to help get Makers started. The MetaWear Coin is equipped with a BOSCH accelerometer, a temperature sensor, a BLE radio, a programmable pushbutton, an LED, GPIOs/SPI/I2C for additional sensors, as well as ARM Cortex-M0 SoC with 256KB of Flash and 16KB of RAM. The board can run three to six months on a single, replaceable battery.

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Beyond that, the MetaWear Coin packs a robust set of features all into a tiny form factor, which makes it ideal for “always-on” applications in nearly every setting, such as health and fitness, gaming, navigation and sports. As the popularity for embedded fabric continues to rise, the sensor platform will also enable developers to craft efficient and intelligent wearable solutions for smart clothing, bags and other garments. Projects already created include an intelligent pocketbook, a temperature logging grocery bag and a concussion band that can detect head trauma, just to name a few.

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“You tell the board what to do: read temperature data, log motion data, download log data in memory, sound an alarm when a button is pressed, adjust the volume of your Bluetooth speaker when the MetaWear is shaken, or anything else you can think of,” the team writes.

MetaSense’s proprietary software provides users with powerful analysis tools to better process sensor data, log information, receive input, keep tabs on movements, recognize gestures, turn devices on/off and trigger events.

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Looking to get started on your own wearable solution? Head over to MetaWear Coin’s Kickstarter campaign, where the MbientLab crew is currently seeking $50,000. Delivery is expected to kick off in November 2015.

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

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This mini wireless sensor platform can be programmed and controlled right from your smartphone. MbientLab is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.

The Palette

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This filament feeding system connects to a single-extruder 3D printer and transforms it into a multi-color gadget, all through the use of a standalone box. Mosaic Manufacturing is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

Orbit1

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This efficient, easy-to-use electroplating device lets you coat just about any 3D print in metal. Monolith Studio is currently seeking $200,000 on Kickstarter.

Oomi

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This smart home system is not only taking the smartphone out of the equation, but enhancing security, comfort, entertainment and ease-of-use along the way. Oomi Home is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Mirobot

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This DIY Wi-Fi robotics kit is designed to help children learn technology and programming. Mirobot is currently seeking £5,000 on Kickstarter.

Oak

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This tiny, Arduino-compatible development board features built-in Wi-Fi and a secure cloud-powered platform, allowing Makers to create connected projects and products with ease. Digistump is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

UKnekt

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This smart, remote-controlled gadget lets you feed and treat your pets from anywhere, anytime. The UKnekt team is currently seeking $87,500 on Indiegogo.

UDOO Neo

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This low-cost, open hardware computer can be programmed in any language and run a full Linux environment with graphic interfaces, all with the simplicity of an Arduino-compatible board. UDOO team is currently seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter.

Fuel Book

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This plug-and-play device can turn any car into a smart car with self-diagnositcs, tracking and fuel analysis capabilities. Fuel Book is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

The Ultimate Golf Swing Analyzer

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This smart system provides golfers with an instant, accurate and elaborate swing analysis right at their fingertips. 3Bays is currently seeking $60,000 on Kickstarter.

Nextear

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This set of ultra-small, wireless earphones pair with any Bluetooth Smart gadget to play studio quality music. Nextear is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

GasWatch

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This Bluetooth-enabled propane tank scale measures how much gas is left and alerts you through your phone so that you never unexpectedly run out while grilling again. GasWatch is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.

Lumino

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This Bluetooth smart plug transforms your bedside lamp into a dawn simulator, making it a bit easier to get up in the morning. Lumino is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Lorian Burner

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This compact racing drone has all the adjustments of a professional multi-rotor which can adapt as you progress. Lorian is currently seeking £10,000 on Kickstarter.

GeniCan

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This intelligent garbage can automatically create your grocery list, match coupons to products and even deliver items to your doorstep. GeniCan is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

C-mi

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This all-in-one camera drone can be easily transported to cool locations and seamlessly controlled from a single mobile app. C-mi is currently seeking $125,000 on Kickstarter.

Vulcan I

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This team of undergraduates is racing to become the first student organization to successfully launch a rocket powered by a 3D-printed engine. SEDS@UCSD is currently seeking $15,000 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 todownload the respective badges here for use in your ongoing marketing efforts. 

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