Kickstarter as a platform has its own beauty and is a niche community that has been supporting insanely creative projects across the planet. Currently Kickstarter is also reaching out to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This has been one of Kickstarter’s major expansion plans. Last year Kickstarter rolled out in the UK as well. Kickstarter evangelists say that more than the money it is the community that helps in a product sustainability. The way projects gets feedback from backers is like a real time market survey. This loop helps in better execution and obviously building something that people love. They literally put money where their mouth is. Here are some awesome projects which we thought needs a mention. And yes StartupsFM is definitely all in love with them!
If you are in love with 3D vision, then you will love HAPTIX. Lai Xue (CTO & Co-founder), Darren Lim (CEO & Cofounder) and Hyun Ki Lee (Chief UX Designer) have made a device that will take 3D sensation to a new height. Did you think to have 3D experience you need to wear a 3D glass? Well, Haptix doesn’t call for glasses. Haptix seems to be little shy for its always looking down, but this device is an awesome creation- Be it any lighting condition, Haptix works just fine.
It converts any flat surface into a multitouch surface, that too a 3D surface. You can bid farewell to mouse because Haptix is more sensitive even when your fingers are not touching the screen. Play, learn, do things naturally while your hands can rest. A precise control of things on a surface is now at fingers’ tip. Based in San Francisco, it still has 10 days to go and already has a fund of $152,252.
How about owning a flying drone from your smartphone? Did you just raise an eyebrow? Here’s HEX, an eye catching flying nanocopter! Be a pilot in simple ways because Hex allows you to control your nanocopter using the gravity sensors in a mobile device. You can attach a camera to Hex and see the world in a different light.Customize your flying drone and experience how it is like flying a, well, should we say plane?
Lets stick to nanocopter! Your Hex can look different every day- so you have a new drone to fly. Its kid-friendly and easy to operate. Time to soar high! 37 Days more to go, and HEX already has a fund raised of $192.013.
Imagine- you think of something and you have a device that translates your brain activity into a meaningful data understandable for you. We know you just straightened up on your chair. So, welcome to the world of Emotiv Insight. Its a sleek looking device, resembling a headset without any wires. Its 5 channel feature will enable you to monitor your brain activities and translate them into a meaningful data. Emotiv Insight team quotes ” A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single thought”- True to its word, your thoughts will now be practically realized. Researches have said its difficult to understand brain activities.
Despite so many complexities, Emotiv Insight happened in San Francisco, CA. Here is a device that has a mobile app too. Put on this headset and let it read your brainwaves. The mobile app translates them into understandable data that have meaning to itself. You can see your mental commands being executed without you having to take much trouble! They have already reached their first stretch of goal of $100,000 with 12 more days still to go and is all set to put up a new goal on the Kickstarter platform. Current numbers are $1,129,000!
Hide-and-seek is now digital with Pixy. No, it does not search your friends hiding behind bushes, but it finds objects based on color codes that are fed to it beforehand. Pixy, project by Charmed Labs and CMU, puts into use image sensors to detect anything. You can practically “teach” Pixy to search for objects and directly connect to Arduino and other controllers. It processes images and sends out important information. Its kind of cool when you see Pixy moving around searching objects! Pixy is from Austin,TX and has acquired a fund of $163,505 with 11 days to go.
Being kids, it used to amaze all of us- Florescent lights glowing in the dark!! Those days are back again. Dino Pet, a project by Yonder Biology from San Diego, CA is “fun, renewable, and magical”. While in those old days the lights would go off after a certain period, Dino Pet is a long-term glowing pet! During the day Dino(s) will photosynthesis and at nightfall, it will glow like a ghost! It happens to be world’s first bio-luminescent Pet that reestablishes plant-pet paradigm.
Its a “living pet”, because it needs sunlight like any other plant. At night, it glows wonderfully. It aims to become a tool by which children can be taught about nature. Magic has always bonded well with kids. This pet will bring them close to understand how energy is produced from sunlight. With 12 more days to go, Dino Pets have acquired a fund of $132,544.