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11 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. 



This conductive ink printer will let you go create circuit boards in less than an hour. Voltera is currently seeking $70,000 on Kickstarter.



This LED lighting system lets you add shining colors and special lighting effects to your home garden with one tap of your finger. The MIPOW team is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.



These smart cups are bringing loved ones together through a series of sensors, Bluetooth 4.0, an LED strip and a little bit of coffee. When one cup is filled, the other will glow. ENTACUP is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This small wearable Bluetooth device can accurately measure temperature and humidity, as well as display the data on your smartphone. Simply pair Tempi with your phone and begin tracking your environment. The Vencipio team is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.



This multi-purpose, Bluetooth-enabled smart lamp can serve as a lantern, speaker and mobile notification center, among many other things. BROOGS is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This Wi-Fi-enabled device can attach to an existing beer fridge or part of PicoBrew’s kegerator unit to give you readings on exactly what’s happening with your brew via its OLED screen. PicoBrew is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

InBody Band


This snap-on device features a simple touchscreen display and four sensors located on its front and back that allow you to retrieve a body composition reading in just seconds. InBody is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Coolest Clock


This highly-versatile projection clock is designed to project a lot more than time. Coolest Clock is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

RasPiO Duino


This add-on board is allowing Makers to experience the capabilities of Arduino right on a Raspberry Pi. RasPiO Duino is currently seeking £3,456 on Kickstarter.



This light, foldable and fully-equipped urban e-scooter hopes to shake up the portable transportation mark. ELECTRICMOOD is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

tago arc


This wearable band is putting a customizable curved e-ink screen right on your wrist. Liber8 Technology is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

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

RasPiO Duino puts the capabilities of Arduino right on a Raspberry Pi

Arduino + Raspberry Pi = RasPiO Duino 

For those who’ve ever developed an electronics project and wished to combine a multi-tasking application with real-time and analog features, there’s now a simple add-on solution.


While the Pi is 40 times faster when it comes to clock speed, runs an actual operating system in Linux and offers a wide-range of connectivity options, the Arduino has become a Maker-favorite for precise real-time applications, analog inputs/outputs and instant boot. Not to mention, the simplicity of the Atmel based Arduino makes it a much more suitable option for pure hardware projects.

That was until the RasPiO Duino came along. Created by Alex Eames of RasPi.TV, the board aspires to make the collaboration between Raspberry Pi and Arduino easier and more efficient. The device, which recently made its Kickstarter debut, is engineered as an add-on for the Pi and is based on an ATmega328.

“I want to get you into the wonderful world of Arduino programming, using your Raspberry Pi as the programmer. There’s so much you can do with the ATmega328 microcontroller — it complements the Pi perfectly and for many applications it doesn’t even need to be connected to the Pi, once it’s programmed,” Eames writes.


RasPiO Duino currently works with a variety of Pi models, including A, A+, B, B+ and Pi2, while providing Makers with the full capabilities of an Uno, most notably its 14 digital I/O pins, 6 analog inputs, 6 hardware PWM outputs and real-time processing. Furthermore, its creator shares that the AVR powered board can be programmed from a Pi using the Arduino IDE.

The RasPiO Duino can be used one of two ways, either in co-processor mode or standalone. Once programmed, RasPiO Duino can be removed from the Pi and run on its own. Meanwhile, Makers can use it to control robots (up to 12 servos), read sensors, as well as switch things on/off. For those looking to leave it on and have the Pi interact with it, this can also be done via the serial interface. Simply connect two jumpers Tx & Rx.


“But I don’t want to just throw hardware at you and let you drown. I want to bring you a set of supporting materials to ensure you have a positive experience — even if you’ve never done these things before,” Earnes adds. “So there will be a set of structured experiments that will lead you through how to use it in a way that you will enjoy.”

Interested in experiencing the best of both DIY electronics worlds? Head over to the project’s official Kickstarter page, where Earnes is currently seeking £3,456. Pending all goes to plan, shipping to early backers is expected to begin in May 2015, with all deliveries slated for June.