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Crowdfunding

We love seeing our authors transform their ideas into a reality, and we want to help in whatever ways we can. Below are some of the campaigns our authors are working to get funded. We'll do our best to keep this list current, so please check out their projects, and help fellow makers in our community find success! 

Current Campaigns
If you have a project you're trying to get funded, let us know! 

Completed Campaigns 


Have you started your own Kickstarter or Indiegogo to help fund your project? Let us know!

Please leave the link in the comments, along with a brief description. We'll add your project to our up-to-date campaign list above, and promote it across our channels.

If you have any questions, or want to add any additional info, please email me at khoward@instructables.com

Thanks!

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Solarcycle16 days ago

Hi guys, I just launched a Kickstarter project for an Open Source solar powered USB wall socket called Solar Socket.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sol...

I'm trying to raise funds for a final production version.

Here's the Instructable on how to build the prototype version:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Sola...

Thanks!

Isaac

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Solarcycle1 month ago

Hi guys, I just launched a Kickstarter project for an Open Source USB rechargeable soldering iron called Solderdoodle.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sol...

I'm trying to raise funds for a final production version.

Here's the Instructable on how to build the prototype version:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Open-...

Thanks!

Isaac

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AirDogdrone1 month ago

Hi everyone!

Maybe you might find interesting AirDog. It is the world's first auto-follow drone for GoPro camera that follows and films you autonomously, so you don’t need to rely on filmmaking crew to get breathtaking views. Forget about remote control operation – Airdog is a unique solution for action sports or anything else you wish to film without actually holding your GoPro.

Have a look at our Kickstarter page: http://bit.ly/KickstartAirDog

It would be awesome if you could support it or spread the word on your websites. Let’s make a revolution in drone-made photos and videos together!

We'll be thrilled to hear from you! If you want to know more, don't hesitate to ask us anything - dita@airdog.com

Best regards,
Dita Team Airdog
http://airdog.com/

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Enabl3rs2 months ago

Hi folks,

You might find interesting the following low noise
bench top fume extractor, it has been designed to make the time that all
of us spend soldering more pleasant.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192494997/silent-filtair

Enjoy!

nawres1023 months ago

Hi... this is my campaign... ^_^

I created a project called "i-mimic the animation made easy..." on Zoomaal.com and looking for your help to raise funds for my project , please check my project link below and if you cannot contribute financially it would be great if you can spread the word about it http://www.zoomaal.com/p/imimicv1

Thank you for your help in making my project a reality.

http://www.zoomaal.com/upload/share_images/project...

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Solarcycle3 months ago

Hello, I just launched a crowd funding campaign for an Open Source DIY Automatic Bike Tail Light that turns on when it gets dark! Please support and help spread the word! Thanks!

https://www.crowdsupply.com/solarcycle/open-source...

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wmarska263 months ago

hi everyone how r u my mom justed passaway in haiti school had a school in haiti and not i ttok over but now i need used and free pc please help me

markhen573 months ago

Check out "tiq probe" - launched on Kickstarter April 27th:

http://kck.st/1fpFZxM

tiq is a new kind of high-performance tool for debugging electronic circuits, including projects using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, PCI, AVR etc.

When you're debugging a project, you're usually looking for unexpected behavior, and you probe around the board to find out what's going on. With conventional test equipment this can require multiple pieces of equipment, hooking each up to your target, which often is in a hard to access place, changing ranges and looking away at the equipment displays.

With tiq you can simply probe your circuit and tiq will display detailed logic level, logic pulse and voltage information completely automatically, without range switching or adjustments - and show it all close to the probe tip!

Mark

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Thanks for sharing!

nstokes13 months ago

My idea is to make a lighting system to put on all types of wheelchair's that have to go on the side of the road. I'm in a electric wheelchair and when I go to the store there are places I have to go along the side of the road. And cross real busy streets. I have came so close to being ran over. But I think I I had some kind of lights that blink even blink different colors. I have talk to about sixty people like me and they all say the same thing, if we had some kind of lighting to catch there attention. I don't know I might be just dreaming but I would like to see some kind of lighting for wheelchair's. My email address is nrmstok@yahoo.com. Phone 910-725-0474. But like I said I'm just a disabled person that would like to help keep people like me safe. And so we can get out in our community. I go down the side of the road to the soccer fields to fly RC Helicopter's and that is where I have been almost ran over. I'm off the road but people just get so close to the edge. I have had people fallow me to the fields and yell at me because I was out there. But like I till them what if I was walking are riding a bike. One told me that they can get out of the way I can't. Crazy If you ask me. Thank You for your time.

hertzgamma5 months ago

Check out the fumeFan - launched on Kickstarter. Link: http://kck.st/1htevVX

So you use your soldering iron at your place all the time? The fumeFan can make your life a lot easier. This is a soldering fume extractor, work lamp, and PCB holder. It absorbs fumes from the soldering and also provides you with a LED light for your work. The fan has a variable speed, so you can slow it down when you can’t handle the noise. The fumeFan is USB or 12V DC powered.

The fumeFan comes in four different models, so you can pick the one that offers features that are right for you. Like it? Please support it on Kickstarter.

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Sounds awesome! Thanks for letting us know about it!

Solarcycle6 months ago

We launched Solarpad, the outdoor solar USB charger, on Kickstarter! It attaches to bicycles, backpacks, and tripods! You can click this link to back us and tell us what you think:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solarpad-kit-genuine-5-watt-smart-phone-usb-solar

There is also an instructable project based on Solarpad for a solar powered soldering station:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Sold...

Please share and help spread the word! Thanks!

Isaac

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Sounds cool! Good luck with the Kickstarter and thanks for sharing the Instructables :D

Our Solarpad project is now an Open Source Instructable! Get all the Free Downloads at www.solarcyclepower.com and support our Kickstarter project to get bulk DIY components at a reasonable price!

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solarpad-Kit-P...

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hack8186 months ago

Hi everyone

I wanted to share that I launched on Kickstarter early this month

I have been a member of instructables for a few years

For this project I did a art piece that has moving gears inside a I-beam.

this is made out of wood that is faux finished to look like rusty steel

please take a look and share with your friends please let me know what you think

thanks

Matt

(hack818)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2013903217/out-of-time

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funelab7 months ago

Support FuneLab: I just launched one of my projects on Indiegogo, it is a Kit and Complete version. I really want to have a successful Indiegogo, so the whole funding goal is only $2.500. Check it out and tell your friends!

http://igg.me/at/klockfun/x/6075817
We need your support
Thank you very much!


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This link says the page doesn't exist :(

bmc.loughlin7 months ago

Thank you so much for this amazing resource. We have just went live on KickStarter with the first universal 3d printer cabinet...no more warped prints, accidental bumps or people messing with your work. Big enough to store a printer and your supplies. Available in three great finishes!!! Thank You So Much!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1045344246/maker-kase-universal-printer-cabinet

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snap3dprinter8 months ago
Hi all,
We've designed an easy to assemble 3D printer for all ages with or without technical background.
First 3d printer that can be assembled without fasteners. Modular Design, Customizable, Large build volume, Stand Alone.

Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1970256921/the-snap3d-printer

Best
Teaching K-12 students to build

Hi all,

We have launched our indiegogo page today (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-tech-elective ) to start a program that will focus on teaching k-12 students how to design, build and program micro-controller related projects. All support and suggestions are welcomed. Check it out, hope you like it.

Best
marc.cryan1 year ago
Hi -- I have my claw machine picker-upper project on kickstarter. My long term goal is to do an awesome giant claw machine kickstarter -- but it is not there yet. This is a step along the way.

I would really like to get input from instructables users!

Thanks!

Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marc-cryan/claw-machine-picker-upper

Hi,
My name is Ben Rothschild, I am a high school senior and I love to build electronics! I recently built a shield (PCB) to program ATtiny chips with either an Arduino Board or AVR Programmer.  I have started a Kickstarter that is now live: 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/attinyprogram/chipper-the-attiny-programming-and-prototyping-shi

I have also put together an Instructables to explain the shield:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Chipper-Board-ATtiny-Programming-Shield/

Any support or publicity that you can give the Kickstarter would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
Ben
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Hi,

My name is Cindy Ng, and I wanted to share my latest Kickstarter project "Dream Car" - a minimal, sustainable and collectible toy for playful kids and adults. Here's the link:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cindyng/dream-car-0

Start building your own dream car with the interchangeable car bodies, patented magnetic snaps and chalkboard painted surface. Handcrafted from natural walnut, beech and poplar wood, not only is the heirloom quality passed on from generation to generation, but more importantly, the story is also passed on.

Please help spread the word if you like this project! I really appreciate it!

Cheers,
Cindy

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Conserver1 year ago
We've started 'Solar for Sandy' on Indiegogo - provide solar emergency generators to those hit hard by Super Storm Sandy.  Yours truly explains it in the video - with a direct link to Indiegogo.

You make a difference - together, we make things better.  Let's get this done!  Thank you.

New Perk added! Solar has never been easier! Preview Here.

Only 30 days left of Solar for Sandy - make a difference.  Thank you! 
Hi! It is so nice for this community to accommodate anyone who wish to promote their project. I hope that this project will be rewarded with your utmost help and attention. Do check out the link guys and thank you very much!
Documentary Real Life Based Road Movie Shoot In 10 Slovakian Peaks

marc.cryan1 year ago
Blinky Fish -

Hi, I just launched this instructable as a kickstarter project.  It is a little board, shaped like a fish, that goes on an Arduino.  It is for learning -  blink the lights, push the button!

Thanks!!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marc-cryan/blinky-fish
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kazmataz (author)  marc.cryan1 year ago
It's up! Good luck.
YaY - thanks!
I got some great advice from an instructables member -- I have now been able to off 3 of these in one kit. THANKS!
kazmataz (author)  marc.cryan1 year ago
That's fantastic! Did they find you through this page?
The comment was pretty much -- "get a better price for your circuit boards" (there were curse words so I think it got filtered out)

The manufacturer will very likely be https://www.goldphoenixpcb.com/ -- it is a Chinese company but I think I have been talking to an engineer in Canada.

This is the shop used by BatchPCB.com -- which is a service from SparkFun that combines small orders for better prices.
Yup - instructables is great!
mkang51 year ago
Hey,

  My name is Constance Kang. I am an inspirational designer from New York and the funder of MOÉ by KANG. (And also a fan + reader of your site). We are running a creative, unique project on kickstarter-- MOÉ by KANG:Revolution for humans and pets, made in NYC -- it is a challenging fashion project that will change the way people view fashion, pets, and lifestyle.

  We want to create some positive impacts, and we think this project is something that you and your readers would appreciate. Check it out if you have a second and please let me know what you think.

I hope you can join the journey with me,
Constance Kang
Follow Us: Twitter, Facebook
kazmataz (author)  mkang51 year ago
all set!
Aleator7771 year ago
Hey Instructables!

Check out my Kickstarter for a new interactive DIY web show called "The New How-To" where people send in ideas and have them made by me in comedic fashion. Also robots. I've been a long time member and would love to have the support of the community. Thanks for always being a major source of inspiration!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/metavolt/the-new-how-to
kazmataz (author)  Aleator7771 year ago
Added! Good luck
Jhunix1 year ago
Do you have to have a Prototype to help fund your Project?
Few Bits1 year ago
Hi There! I have launched a Kickstarter to fund a woodworking webseries that is both informational and hilarious. It's called "Would You Woodwork?" I'd love it if instructables could help me promote it. I have published a few 'ibles and have enjoyed everyone's support and enthusiasm. Thank you so much for your consideration.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2034453696/would-you-woodwork

C.C. Boyce
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508Parkour1 year ago
Hi! This is amazing considering I have only 1/70th of my project funding. Here is my project link http://www.indiegogo.com/PDCC/x/2011763 . My project would start a reality show where there was a competition of children, trying to create projects, and 3D printing them . They would then assemble them and sell them, who ever has the most eBay sales wins.
http://www.indiegogo.com/PDCC/x/2011763
Mrballeng1 year ago
My project is doing well and I have instructables to thank! It came to life because I wanted to enter a couple contests (pocket sized contest & design contest). Thank you Instructables for inspiring folks to create outside of their box. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/699604098/fish-bone-knotless-gear-tie
Hello, Mrballeng! I saw your project last week. It´s a simple and functional artifact, like a clip. Congratulations! Did you spent much time and money developing the project?
Marhaba! The lovely Nicole sent me this way to ask you wonderful people to please help with my kickstarter project:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/acraftyarab/arabic-alphabet-fun-flashcards?ref=live

Any and all help is appreciated. Not just in monetary value, but also in spreading the word. I am trying to create Arabic Alphabet Animal Fun Flashcards. I have a lot of really cool stuff to offer you for your help, so be sure to check out my page. Shukran!!!
alinke1 year ago
Hey thanks, didn't know you guys had this service. This is great!!!

Here's my recent KickStarter
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/996412530/pixel-interactive-led-art, it's funded but still active

PIXEL is an LED based display for retro pixel art, an image that is drawn pixel by pixel just like it was done in the early days of computers and video games. A static image and/or an animation can be selected via the Android app, and then is relayed over Bluetooth and displayed on PIXEL's 32 x 32 RGB LED matrix.

There's also a DIY kit version of PIXEL. And what's really nice is the project requires zero soldering. You simply plug in the cables, load PIXEL's apps on your Android device, and go. The project documentation includes a step-by-step tutorial http://ledpixelart.com/pixelguts1024.html.

Oh yeah, we already know about that. We posted it on our Facebook page on Tuesday! Congrats on smashing through your goal so quickly.
thanks so much, I'm sure it helped!
I dont have a kick starter but if you would like to donate to me i need to get 100 dollars so i can build one of these just search Mini Tractor From Go kart parts on instructables you can donate on paypal to parkhigley6@gmail.com
sorry should have add some more detail we are going to enter i in parades and try to enter it in some contest and maybe even offer it as a ride for kids that want to be in the parade!
darman121 year ago
It is really cool that you guys are doing this! I don't have a project requiring funds, but I just wanted to thank you on behalf of those who so :)