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18 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. 



This smart accessory attaches to just about anything and notifies you as soon as it’s left behind. THE O is currently seeking $48,606 on Kickstarter.



This powerful, six-axis desktop robot arm is geared towards Makers looking to bring their ideas to life. 7Bot is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This wireless, weatherproof and motion-detecting floodlight has an HD camera inside. The Sengled Team is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.



This intelligent gadget transforms your smartphone into a radar so you can record pitching speeds, capture video, analyze performance, and share data with others. SCOUTEE is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This first-of-its-kind drone has six-legs and is powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core. Erle Robotics is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

LIVV Headphones


This pair of headphones combines an MP3 player and Bluetooth functionality to give you with the freedom you need while staying active. Mark Clayton is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.



This add-on video stabilization device allows you to capture action shots without the bulk or hassle of a Steadicam or gimbal. SteadXP is currently seeking $167,715 on Kickstarter.

CLOCKFour Chronogram


This open source, full-color clock tells the time with words, not numbers. Justin Shaw is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.



This simple, Bluetooth device can track, alert, chart and monitor the temperature and humidity in up to 9 locations. Vencipio is currently seeking $5,000 on Indiegogo.

Zyntony Torch


This ultra-durable, portable and rechargeable light is perfect for your next outdoor adventure. Zyntony is currently seeking $235,000 on Kickstarter.



This wearable for children features two-way calling, real-time GPS tracking and a gaming ecosystem. Brillar is currently seeking $85,000 on Indiegogo.



This elegant piece of sound technology lets you listen to your private soundscape and the world that surrounds you, all through bone conduction. StudioBananaThings is currently seeking $150,000 on Kickstarter.



This connected home starter kit consists of a MagicCast HDMI stick, an LED Wi-Fi bulb and a smart power plug. MagicHome is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.

Wi-Fi Smart Switch


This open source board is equipped with an ESP8266 module, a relay and an ATtiny85 MCU (with Arduino bootloader). Armtronix is currently seeking $300 on Kickstarter.



This fully-digital, packet-switched handheld is a two-way radio based on Linux and TCP/IP protocol stack. Wireless P2P Technologies is currently seeking $35,565 on Kickstarter.



This BLE beacon is a next-genertion reminder tool that sends location-based alerts to your phone. Grant Adams is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.



This handcrafted, 1930s-inspired wireless speaker offers audiophiles and music lovers the ability to swap out its interface. Princeton Audio is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This plug and play GPS wearable lets kids have fun while enabling parents to check up on their whereabouts. C-way is currently seeking $111,638 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 to download the respective badges here for use in your ongoing marketing efforts. 

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SCOUTEE is the world’s first smart speed radar

This smart device transforms your phone into a real speed radar.

Miha Uhan was a baseball player and former member of the Slovenian national team. Turns out, he was also quite the Maker and entrepreneur. Having been around the game for quite some time, he realized that despite advancements in technology, pitching speeds are still measured using traditional radar guns and jotted down with a pen and paper. That was until now.


Meet SCOUTEE, the world’s first smart radar which uses your smartphone to record speed, capture video, save and analyze pitch parameters, monitor progress, and share results. The solution itself, which is much more convenient, compact and reliable than its conventional counterparts, is comprised of two parts: a hardware device and an accompanying mobile app.

The gadget, which is no larger than a bar of soap, can be easily placed on a tripod, clipped onto a fence, held in your hand, and even snapped onto your phone with a small magnet sticker. Once situated, its built-in Doppler radar technology can measure the speed of the ball and relay the data over to the mobile app via Bluetooth. From there, you can select pitch type, location and result right from on screen. The data is also saved so that you can keep tabs on your progress over time. What’s more, it even records video with pitch data overlay, making it super easy to share your talent with friends, coaches and scouts — ideal for creating those college recruiting videos!


As a former pitcher, Uhan was aware of how imperative it is for young players to protect their arms and train responsibility, so he insisted on including a customizable “pitch limit warning” feature that alerts a user whenever they’ve exceed their count. Additionally, SCOUTEE can be an invaluable tool for coaches to keep track of their players’ performance and stats.

The device is equipped with a pair of ARM Cortex MCUs — one tasked with communication, the other for running its Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms — along with Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity, a range of up to 130 feet, an accuracy of +1/-1 mph, and a battery life of six hours with continuous use.


“Over multiple development phases we evolved the radar and processing part of the product dramatically. We started with simple of-the-shelf Doppler radar sensor combined with simple low-cost speed detection processing in our first working prototype. But to meet the final range and accuracy demands of the product we ended up with high-performance Doppler radar transceiver together with high-gain low-noise IF amplifying stages,” its creators reveal.

Are you a baseball player, coach or scout? Then you may want to head over to SCOUTEE’s Kickstarter campaign, where the team is currently seeking $50,000. Units are expected to begin shipping in April 2016 — just in time for opening day!