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 intelligent indoor garden makes it possible to grow fresh, flavorful and nutrient-rich food year round, from inside your house. Grove Labs has already well exceed its Kickstarter goal of $100,000.
This turnable will transform your smartphone or GoPro into a 3D scanner. Smart3D is currently seeking $50,940 on Kickstarter.
This LEGO-compatible robotics toy lets kids play, code and innovate in various ways. Robotix is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.
OpenBCI Ganglion and the Ultracortex Mark IV
This new 3D-printed headset and Arduino-compatible, programmable board wants to make biosensing accessible to everyone. OpenBCI is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.
This Wi-Fi connected lamp and lighting system mimics sunlight to keep your body clock in sync and improve health. Ario has nearly doubled its initial Kickstarter goal of $50,000.
This DIY kit is built around an ATmega32U4-based board specifically designed for wearable projects, spanning from rudimentary circuits to more complex gadgetry. STEM Center USA is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.
Drone n Base
This multiplayer game allows you to race and battle drones, right at home. Anima Technika is currently seeking $70,000 on Indiegogo.
This Arduino-compatible, 8-bit MIDI synth enables you to create Nintendo, C64 and Amiga-style chiptune music. Arcano Systems is currently seeking $2,00 on Kickstarter.
This wearable purifier and quality tracker wants you to enjoy fresh air wherever you go. iBreathe is currently seeking $15,000 on Indiegogo.
Make Time Clock
This elegant device is designed to help encourage you to make time for your side projects and establish a balance in your life. Chap Ambrose is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.
This chair provides an immersive and responsive virtual reality experience through hands-free movement at the touch of a button. Joe Ryan is currently seeking $30,864 on Kickstarter.
This hub and app gives you a single point of control for all your smart home devices with unique privacy and flexibility. Philip Steele is currently seeking $38,591 on Kickstarter.
This first-of-its-kind equestrian sensor not only tracks a rider’s training session, but a horse’s well-being as well. Equisense has well surpassed its goal of $55,069 on Kickstarter.
This tiny disc discretely fits underneath any watch to make it smart. Trivoly is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.
This wireless system handles all of your streaming needs anytime, anywhere. 3Iware is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.
This desktop 3D printer can spit out objects using either carbon fiber resin or standard color filament. iBox Printers is currently seeking $200,000 on Kickstarter.
This pint-sized 3D printer can create objects in your hand and then get stored away in a shoebox. Baby 3D is currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter.
This innovative line of media players combine hi-res audio with UHD 4K video. Cyberdrive INC has achieved its $30,000 goal on Indiegogo.
This autonomous indoor garden offers the perfect growing conditions for any type of plant and guarantees a sizable harvest, all year round. Véritable is currently seeking $55,150 on Kickstarter.
This bicycle seat-shaped tracker is sat upon to help you perform Kegel exercises and monitor progress along the way via an accompanying app. Minna Life is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.
This small module sticks onto or sits right next to any infrared remote controlled electronic product, making it almost instantly controllable from your smartphone.
This next-generation unit is looking to replace the old-school mouse once and for all. LCI Tech is currently seeking $6,618 on Kickstarter.
This credit card-sized, smart warning gadget attaches to your wallet or purse to prevent pickpocketing. Antarit is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.
This smart messenger bag features a wireless power supply for your mobile gadgets along with rechargeable LEDs for nighttime visibility. WiTology is currently seeking $46,297 on Kickstarter.
This platform enables Makers to transform their Raspberry Pi into creative applications, ranging from retro game emulators to MIDI controllers to smart home hubs. Tingbot is currently seeking $61,746 on Kickstarter.
This modular, future-proof smartphone can be customized, upgraded and repaired based on your needs. PuzzlePhone is currently seeking $250,000 on Indiegogo.
This headband allows you to enjoy the present moment while capturing photos and videos for later with its HD camera. 3RDiTEK is currently seeking $250,000 on Indiegogo.
Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.
Pixelio is a 3D scanning turntable for your phone
Goodbye, shaky hand effect! Pixelio lets you create high-quality 3D scans and 360-degree photos with nothing more than your phone.
Having noticed a void in the market for a high quality yet affordable 3D scanning device, Smart 3D set out to fill this gap. In doing so, the UK-based startup created Pixelio — a simple, clever and user-friendly scanner that only requires a smartphone or GoPro to function. How great is that?
With hopes of introducing users to a whole new dimension in 3D photography, the system is built around a turntable, an accompanying app and a mobile device’s camera that enables you to shoot 360-degre images and time-lapse videos. Given is compact and super portable size, Pixelio lets you bring a mini 3D scanning lab and photo studio wherever you want to go.
Smart3D suggests that Pixelio is a perfect solution for anyone who needs panoramic views of objects, whether that’s a Maker for his 3D printer, an architect, an engineer, a graphic designer, bloggers, real estate developers, tourists, or anyone who’s looking to sell things on sites like eBay.
Pixelio works in tandem with Autodesk 123D’s Catch software running on the smartphone. Combined with the turntable setup, users can scan any object that can fit on the platform in 3D. One of, if not, its greatest advantages is that the device will strap your smartphone into place so that you can maintain a steady shot, unlike handheld scanners where detail can be compromised due to the changing positions. According to its creators, the holder is compatible with just about any phone on the market today.
Pixelio boasts several other innovative features as well, which will provide you with a seamless experience. It has a built-in powerbank and wireless phone charging option, an adjustable rotation speed, a tripod mount, and an integrated timer that can be useful when setting shutter speeds for time-lapses. What’s more, images and videos that are captured through Pixelio can be saved to either MP4 or GIF formats, while anything scanned will be saved as a 3D file.
In terms of hardware, Pixelio is equipped with an ultra-low power nRF51822 CPU and an Atmel | SMART SAM D20 MCU core. Aside from that, the unit includes an OLED display, capacitive touch buttons, an RGB LED backlight, Bluetooth Low Energy and Wi-Fi connectivity, USB ports and a 5200mAh battery. Additionally, the startup’s patented “Virtual Finger” technology is designed to replicate the touch of a human finger as the phone moves around an object, ensuring that scans or images don’t blur. Virtual Finger is used to activate the shutter release button in applications that aren’t Bluetooth compatible or in smartphones that lack BLE support.
Ready to say goodbye the shaky hand effect? Head over to Pixelio’s Kickstarter campaign, where Smart3D is currently seeking $50,000. Delivery is slated for sometime next spring.