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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. 



This open-source, Arduino-like board packs both Wi-Fi connectivity and a bright OLED display, all in a tiny package. Piccolino is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.



This cloud-connected, Bluetooth LE devlopment kit enables Makers to create their very own connected projects right out of the box. Bluz is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.



This low-cost, modular Wi-Fi hardware platform provides designers with unlimited extension capabilities and Arduino compatibility. Domino.IO is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.



This vibrant case not only protects your iPhone 6, but tracks your health and offers a number of other interchangeable features as well. Moscase is currently seeking $150,000 on Kickstarter.



This smart inventory system is comprised of several small pads and an accompanying app that lets you know when you’re about to run out of food. SmartQsine is currently seeking $80,000 on Indiegogo.



This smart button will remind you of your important daily activities, from feeding the dog to taking meds. The Droplet Life team is currently seeking $80,000 on Kickstarter.



This seamless HMI solution provides users with a control and visualization interface between them and a process, machine, application or appliance. Nextion is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.



This sleep optimization system can turn any pillow into a smart pillow. Ultradia is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This Bluetooth-enabled device lets you snap photos and videos without using a smartphone. EmoFix is currently seeking $15,000 on Indiegogo.

Smart Tracker


This real-time GPS tracker is equipped with a wide-range of functions and built-in features to help protect anything anywhere at anytime. Smart Tracker is currently seeking $10,000 on Indiegogo.

Endless Computers


This $169 product is tailored specifically to the 4.4 billion people without access to computers worldwide. The Endless Team is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Where’s Nellie


This dog-locating system uses a BLE beacon that attaches to your pup’s collar, a base station that plugs in at home or your car, and a mobile app. Where’s Nellie is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Endura Drone


This drone is capable of reaching speeds up to 40 MPH, while offering up to 40 minutes of flight time — even when loaded with a GoPro camera. UAV enthusiast Todd Urban is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This tiny, Wi-Fi ready development platform allows you to code in Lua and bring your IoT ideas to life. Maker Mike Wen is currently seeking $1,000 on Kickstarter.

Elka Synthex


This iconic synthesizer, which was produced from 1981 to 1985, is making a comeback. ELKA Synthex is currently seeking $414,000 on Indiegogo.



This easy-to-use, portable device gives you massages on-the-go, all through a series of discreet electrode pads and an accompanying mobile app. iMassageo is currently seeking $50,000 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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SmartQsine is a new way to monitor things in your kitchen

SmartQsine will make sure you never run out of things again! 

You’ve all been there: Upon arriving back home from the store, you find that there’s not enough milk to get through breakfast in the morning. Or, while strolling through an aisle, you can’t seem to recall if there’s enough jarred sauce for pasta tomorrow night. Wouldn’t it be great to know the answer simply by checking your smartphone? That’s idea behind SmartQsine, a smart inventory system developed by the team at NES Italia.


The system is comprised of several small pads, which are placed beneath the items that a user would like to monitor, and an accompanying smartphone app that lets them know when they are about to run out of something. Measuring just 8cm x 8cm x 1.8cm, the intelligent pads are compact enough to easily fit inside any drawer, on any shelf or atop any counter.

How it works is relatively simple: To get started, a user simply places an item on the pad and sets its current volume level. From there on, the pad will communicate with its paired mobile device, continuously monitoring and exchanging information around its remaining quantity.


Through its app, a user can seamlessly access their fridge or pantry data to see if they are in need of an item. Beyond that, they set an alarm that will notify them when something reaches a certain level, send a message to a person of choice when something is nearing its end, as well as allow for real-time edits to the shopping list.

The system appears to be built around the Nordic nRF51822 mbed dev kit (ATSAM3U2C), and is equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. The pads are powered by standard coin-cell batteries with a life of around six months.


Users can choose between two different lines of pads: gold and silver. Gold enables the pad to communicate with its accompanying mobile app and to monitor not only what the user places on it, but also to obtain the data coming from other connected pads. Whereas, silver lacks communication capabilities and can only be read in the app after being linked to a gold pad.

Moving ahead, the team is entirely open to integrating SmartQsine into existing and future home automation systems on the market. Developers will soon be able to devise and integrate apps of their own as well.

Interested in the system for your home? Head over to its official Indiegogo page, where the team is currently seeking $80,000. Shipment is expected to kick off in August 2015.