If you're looking for some new innovations and smart designs there's nothing likes browsing through the latest Kickstart Projects.
We browsed through the latest Kickstarter Projects and picked out our favourites to share with you today. Most of these Kickstart Projects are to be released to the public in 2014 or by early 2015. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform. The company’s stated mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Kickstarter claims it has received over $1 billion in pledges from 5.7 million donors to fund 135,000 projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, and food-related projects.
Sit back and take a look through these exciting Kickstart Projects!
i.Mu Glove for Music
Imogen Heap's state-of-the-art wearable tech lets you control sounds with your hands. Let's change the way we make music! The time has arrived! We are making the first Mi.Mu gloves available to people who want to work with us to shift the paradigm of how music is made and performed. This Kickstarter campaign has been designed to take us from where we are now, having created a self-funded, elaborate, and wildly successful gestural music system with and for Imogen Heap, to finalising a design that can be open-sourced, allowing everyone access to the power of glove.
The BIG Turtle Shell®: Rugged, Wireless BoomBox & Power Bank
The Big Turtle Shell® is a rugged wireless Bluetooth speaker built for a life of action. Water resistant and durable with a huge sound. The same outdoor designer brand that delivered the Turtle Shell® in its first Kickstarter project has since grown to have the biggest and best line of Bluetooth audio products on the market, and is now asking for your help to launch the Big Turtle Shell® – the pinnacle of big Hi-Fi sound in an extreme package. Please help support our brand to launch our latest and greatest speaker and to keep working hard to create Stuff You Probably Want.
Altergaze: 3D printed VR Goggles for Smartphones
The Altergaze is a new virtual reality interface that uses your smartphone power to deliver a high quality mobile VR experience. Apart from the lenses and screw, it is completely 3D printed, made to fit any smartphone, and very customisable. It can be used either as a handheld or headset device.
Prototypo | Streamlining font creation
Prototypo is an open-source online application that allows to control the design of a complete typeface using sliders, and refine spacing and outlines manually. Hobbyists and professionals alike can use twenty-plus parameters to create a wide range of fonts. No matter how experienced you are at designing types, getting from the idea of a new design to a usable font is a tedious and repetitive process. Prototypo offers a new approach of type design that integrates historical, mathematical and visual rules of this discipline to automate repetitive tasks and let you focus on shape design.
Printoo: Paper-Thin, Flexible Arduino™-Compatible modules!
Printoo is a platform of paper-thin circuit boards and modules. It gives makers an open-source, lightweight, flexible, and modular Arduino-compatible platform to create just about anything you want! What makes Printoo amazingly unique is that it comes with a range of printed electronics modules previously unavailable to the public. These are electronics building "blocks" of the future, only not so rigid.
The Flexibility To Bring 3D Printed Objects to Life : Printoo is the first development board that is flexible and light enough to bring any of your 3D printed objects to life – no matter what shape it is! Add internet and Bluetooth connectivity, input, output, motorization, light and motion sensing, and power… Even SOLAR, to almost any configuration or weird shape you print!
The Micro: The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer
The first truly consumer 3D printer should be incredibly intuitive, easy to own, and seamless by design. It is the most affordable 3D printer that can be used right out of the box. Perfect for beginners and experts alike, just plug in the printer, download or create models, hit print, and watch your custom creations form right before your eyes.
Bring your ideas to life, turn them into businesses, educate, learn, personalize products, make toys, make jewelry, start a curriculum, run a modern workshop, and unleash your creativity. The power of creation is yours!
ORBneXt – Your World at a Glance
ORBneXt is an always on, Wi-Fi connected, engaging LED data display device that can be placed anywhere in your home or office. It allows you to visualize any piece of information you find important using colors at a glance that can be controlled from anywhere in the world via our iOS or Android App or even from the Web application.
For example, if you set the ORBneXt to monitor your outdoor temperature or UV index, it will glow different colors based on this information, such as red for warm weather or purple for extreme UV or blue for cooler weather or green for low UV index, and all the ranges in between. Glancing at the ORBneXt will give you a heads up whether to grab a jacket or apply sunscreen when heading out the door.
L.E.D Portable Charger
A high-capacity portable charger with LED lights keeps your iPhone, iPad, smartphones, tablets and other devices juiced up on-the-go.
We developed the LED to enrich your mobile lifestyle. The LED's high-capacity battery will keep your mobile devices charged up while its high-output, low-consumption LED lights will be useful at home, office, cafe and for emergency situations. The LED is designed to be a perfect travel companion for your day-to-day life.
COVR Photo* – An iPhone Case with a Built In Camera Lens
COVR Photo is a case for the iPhone 5/5s with a built in lens to make it easier for Parents & Pros to capture great photographs. COVR Photo is a patent-pending iPhone case with a built in lens making it easier for parents, grandparents, friends, world travelers, aspiring photographers, and even professionals to capture amazing everyday moments of our kids and the world around us. COVR Photo is a unique tool to help all of us capture the beautiful moments that last forever and it is a great accessory to have on your smartphone.
ScratchJr: Coding for Young Kids
Coding is the new literacy. With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn to program their own interactive stories and games.
ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves – then use the programming blocks to make their characters come to life.
ScratchJr was inspired by the popular Scratch programming language, used by millions of young people (ages 8 and up) around the world. In creating ScratchJr, we redesigned the interface and programming language to make them developmentally appropriate for younger children, carefully designing features to match young children’s cognitive, personal, social, and emotional development.
Ion: A Music Detecting Mood Light with Bluetooth Low Energy
Ion is a light show for your desk, dorm room, or living room. It responds to music, connects to your phone, and brightens your day!
ION's magic comes from 40 multicolor LEDs. Each of which can display a color independent of the others. Around these LEDs is a durable acrylic tube, which contains light diffusing film. This smooths out the harshness of the light, while also allowing for the mixing of colors.
We designed Ion to be controlled by smartphone, but also wanted users to interact with it by touch. For this reason, we insisted upon aluminum caps precision cut via computer control. Each cap is anodized for a beautiful finish that protects against scratches. Now, changing modes is as simple as tapping the top of ION.
Goodnight Lad (Augmented Reality Children's Book)
A children's book with a magical twist. Point your phone at a page and watch as the book comes to life with 3D animations. We all want our children to love reading. But, no matter how much kids love books if they see or hear a phone they are instantly distracted. By combining traditional books with new technology we bring a whole new life to reading-time which will have your kids begging to explore the next page.
Goccia: The World's Smallest and Simplest Activity Tracker
Born from a team of researchers and engineers who spend too many hours in front of a computer, Goccia is our constant reminder to take a walk and "stop and smell the roses", so to speak.
The idea of an activity tracker is to improve the lifestyle of its wearer, yet after trying many available trackers, we were left unsatisfied. Wristband-shaped trackers were bulky and uncomfortable, limiting day-to-day activities such as typing. Also, many were not water-proof and the large size and fixed designs were unappealing to the fashion-conscious among us.
Pickup Guitar Club: A New Way To Learn Guitar
Learn faster and more enjoyably! Play songs you know, guided by note-recognition software. Guitar Hero for REAL guitar!
This isn't rocket-science, guitar should be easy to learn. That's why we spent months designing the software. It's designed to operate as close to a game as possible. A really fun game. No more music frustration. Our software guides you through each song and corrects you when you slip up. It's just like playing Guitar Hero, but with a real guitar, Acoustic or Electric. Best of all it works on any Mac, PC, or Tablet!
Hello Web App: Intro to building web apps with Django
Learn to code your first web app! Tailored to non-programmers, written by a designer. Released both as an e-book and paperback.
I want to write an introduction to web app programming book for Django and Python which assumes absolutely no programming knowledge — down-to-earth explanations of programming terms and basic walkthroughs of using important programming utilities like git (for version control), GitHub (for backups and collaboration), virtualenv (for virtual environments), and others. The book will also emphasize templates first — getting to the visual web-app view immediately to see results rather than stumbling around in the command line.
The book assumes you'll have a very basic understanding of Python and programming concepts (like loops and if-statements) and some HTML/CSS knowledge. But don't worry, I'll include links and resources if you need a quick refresher!
Dart: The World's Smallest Laptop Adapter
The Dart is the world’s smallest, lightest laptop adapter. At a powerful 65W it is a perfect complement to today’s thin, lightweight, portable laptops. It fits in a pocket and is designed with a USB port and single outlet profile to make it easy for you to stay charged up when you're on the road. We hope you are as excited about the Dart as we are and looking forward to finally carrying just one, tiny Dart to charge all your electronics. Join our campaign and never be stuck powerless again!
Storium — The Online Storytelling Game
Storium is a new kind of online game where you and your friends tell any story you can imagine, together.
Stories are part of what makes us human. They’re all around us, from books and movies to TV and video games. Experiencing a good story can be one of life’s great pleasures. But telling your own can be even more fun!
The Mini Mobile Robotic Printer
Finally! Mobile printing is really here! A printer that goes where you go & prints from your phone on any size page! The future is now!
Everything today has gone mobile. Thanks to our smartphones, tablets and laptops we can leave our office while staying fully connected by doing work on the go. Well, almost… There is one device that got left behind and seemed to miss the "mobile revolution train"- The Printer.
BULBING: a Magical Lamp Design
BULBING is an OPTICAL ILLUSION versatile LED lamp that tricks your eye and challenges your mind!
I am a product designer that works to preserve the old and the familiar and translate it into the “New World.” Bulbing is a development of my earlier works, using 3D wire-frame images and transferring them onto 2D materials, to create functional and delicate design pieces that trick the eye!
Cella: Redefine Urban Nature
Cella is specially constructed of flexible, lightweight plastic to house mosses and small plants. It creates a microclimate that allows them to thrive both indoors and outdoors. Cella is uniquely adaptable in that it can be attached to walls and roofs, or simply stand alone. This portable, self-contained habitat comes in different sizes and can be linked with other units – be creative with your designs!
New, compact, step-driven vehicle. It's your move!
A step machine on wheels, Me-Mover takes just minutes to learn, and to delight in the advantages: better ergonomics and posture, visibility, steering and exercise. Our unique, balanced three-wheeled design offers an entirely new way to ride, standing and stepping in an easy, natural manner. At any pace you choose – walking, jogging or biking speeds – you'll enjoy improved control, balance and visibility.
This Danish design breakthrough is, quite simply, the first set of wheels designed for all the ways we move in cities, from busy streets and park trails to flea markets and bike lanes. The Me-Mover isn't just a new human-powered vehicle, it's an entirely new category, bringing together remarkable advances in personal transport and training – for commuters and casual riders, tourists and triathletes.