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33 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 two weeks. 



This open source, modular kit lets you build your own smartphone and give inanimate objects the power of cellular communication. Seeed Studio has already well surpassed its goal of $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This lightsaber-like wand helps you whip up the perfect cocktail in a matter of seconds. Magnified Self has just hit their $39,000 Kickstarter goal.



This remote-controlled, camera-equipped robot not only cleans your house, it looks after it as well. JISIWEI Intelligent Tech is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.



This ambient display reproduces various weather conditions according to the forecast. Ken Kawamoto is currently seeking $398,000 on Indiegogo.



These DIY race cars can be assembled like LEGO and programmed from your smartphone. Cannybots has already well surpassed its $40,000 goal on Kickstarter.



This embedded undershirt teaches you how to have the right posture. Percko is close to tripling its initial $33,571 Kickstarter goal.

Pebblebee Stone


This remote can be attached to any surface or carried on the go to text friends, control music, snap selfies and more. Pebblebee has already doubled its $10,000 goal on Kickstarter.

Robo Wunderkind


This robotics kit allows you to build your own robot, have fun and pick up some basic coding skills along the way. Robo Wunderkind has already well surpassed its $70,000 Kickstarter goal.

EasyDrone XL Pro


This modular, plug-and-fly drone can stay in the air for 45 minutes on a single charge. Easy Aerial is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.



This amphibious monitor goes wherever you go to measure your heart rate 24/7 — whether that’s while you’re resting, walking, running, biking, swimming or sleeping. LifeTrak is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

The Crafty Robot


This paper toy robot is perfect for beginners — just plug it in via USB for 30 seconds, unplug it and away it goes. Ross Atkin is currently seeking $19,220 on Kickstarter.

See Sense ICON


This intelligent bike light packs anti-theft, crash alert and an array of other capabilities. See Sense has already doubled its Kickstarter goal of $36,836.

Forcite Alpine


This smart helmet for snow sport enthusiasts captures video, takes calls, streams music and more. Forcite Helmet Systems is currently seeking $200,000 on Kickstarter.



This system consists of a wristband that wirelessly transmits hand gestures to an LED display mounted on a bicycle or the back of a rider. Gesture Controlled Products is currently seeking $110,000 on Kickstarter.



This customizable LED wheel display will light up the night as you pedal. Balight is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.



This line of smart clothing delivers warmth without the bulk of multiple layers. Ravean is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This fun and adorable electronics kit grows with young Makers, from an instructional tutor to a friend they can program. Soldering Sunday is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.



This family of sensors keep tabs on your indoor environment and tells you when to make simple improvements around the house. Koto Labs is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Orbbec Persee


This camera-ARM computer combination is ideal for building 3D apps and making 3D-printable scans. Orbbec is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

Knobbee 32


This ergonomic, high-resolution MIDI controller boasts 32 knobs and an ATmega32U4 at its core. Knobtronix is currently seeking $36,392 on Kickstarter.



This smart gadget plugs into your existing wall outlet, providing you with Wi-Fi, fast USB and an LED nightlight. Smartlet has already well surpassed its goal of $10,000 on Indiegogo.



This box will protect your network and any connected devices from outside attacks. RelaxInternet is currently seeking $11,196 on Kickstarter.

Strone Roam


This smart device enables you to make and receive calls/messages on your phone in another country while eliminating roaming charges. Strone Roam is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This small unit pairs with your smartphone for hands-free, voice-controlled activities as you drive. iCreation is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This connected menstrual cup enables women to track and analyze their biological cycles. LOON Lab is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This smart ring lets you buy things with a single gesture anywhere in the world that accepts contactless payments. Kerv is currently seeking $118,182 on Kickstarter.

NFC Ring 2016 Range


This embedded piece of jewelry can be used to unlock doors, mobile devices, transfer information and link people. John McLear is currently seeking $86,388 on Kickstarter.



This pair of headphones ensures that audio output never exceeds a safe level, while also promising optimum sonic quality. 16-year-old Kingsley Cheng has reached his goal of $25,000 on Kickstarter.



This rugged, portable solar battery will be there for you when you need it the most. SOS PowerBank has already well surpassed  its Kickstarter goal of $20,000.

Aquai Puck


This simple module attaches to your appliances and measures your water consumption. Aquai is currently seeking $15,000 on Indiegogo.



This tiny companion makes your digital life more convenient and secure by storing all the data you need to acces your daily services. Trust Designer is currently seeking $112,544 on Kickstarter.



This LED lighting system illuminates your beloved motorcycle or car with millions of vivid colors and animated patterns. XK GLOW has already achieved its goal of $10,000 on Kickstarter.



This all-in-one 3D printing starter kit comes with an easy-to-use designing platform, tutorials, materials and finishing tools. Filamate is currently seeking $22,387 on Kickstarter.



This smart gizmo allows urban farmers and gardeners to properly measure crucial parameters for growing healthy plants in real-time. GROW & HELP is currently seeking $3,134 on Kickstarter.



This breakout shield is a drop-in upgrade for 3D printers using a RAMPS 1.4 controller board. Jason Pasierski is currently seeking $27,000 on Kickstarter.

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MixStik will help you make the perfect cocktail in seconds

MixStik is an interactive wand that guides you through cocktail recipes using color-coded LEDs.

Admittedly, some of us are just not cut out to be bartenders. The idea of having to mix various ingredients, let alone measure the right amounts, can be overwhelming. But what if there was a simple tool that could help ease this pain and have you whip up the perfect cocktail every time? Thanks to Magnified Self, that may soon be a reality. Meet MixStik.


From the creators of the B4RM4N smart cocktail shaker, this lightsaber-like device works by guiding you through the mixology process with variously-colored LEDs that light up to the level which you need to pour. Essentially a less bulky, more user-friendly iteration of its predecessor, MixStik goes inside a glass and connects with its accompanying smartphone app via Bluetooth. From there, you can choose your desired drink, calibrate it from a selection of different glass sizes, and then proceed to follow the instructions on your phone and the wand.

Beginning at the bottom and working your way up, the MixStik’s LEDs will illuminate instructing you to add the right amount of each ingredient, respectively. For instance, it will glow yellow for an ounce of tequila, green for a lime juice, blue for ice and red for some grenadine, until you’ve completed your delicious concoction, whether that’s a Tom Collins, a Mojito or a Bloody Mary. MixStik will even suggest which cocktails you can make based on the bottles of alcohol you have handy.


Aside from its 24 embedded RBG LEDs, the gadget features with an ARM Cortex-M0+ core, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and a USB port for recharging its Li-ion battery. Impressively, one smartphone can drive up to five sticks — certainly great news for the sociable sort who likes to throw parties. MixStik even also has small rubber spikes at its bottom tip to provide you with a a better grip and act as a muddler to squish mint and other soft ingredients. It can, of course, be used to stir the mix as well.

Streamlining a drink’s recipe is only one of MixStik’s capabilities, though. The developers have created an open API, which will enable users to tinker around with the wand’s light functions and motions sensors. Equipped with a three-axis accelerometer, this opens up endless possibilities from interactive lightsabers to drinking games to fashion accessories. Not to mention, simply enter text and use the in-app camera settings to capture some beautiful light painting.


Sound like your cup of (Long Island Iced) tea? Head over to Kickstarter, where the Magnified Self team is seeking $39,000. From the look of things, MixStik has already experienced much greater success than B4RM4N and is well on its way to surpassing its pledge goal. Delivery is expected to begin March 2016.