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Kickstarter successful!

Sweet! Earlier today my kickstarter project for my calendar hit its goal. Now there are just a few days left before it closes. Which one? This one. The Big Picture: a continuous wall calendar for 2013 Thanks to the folks on here who are funding it as well as anyone who ever even just checked it out. And if anyone was on the fence about funding it since it wasn't a sure thing, please give it another look. There's even a stretch goal. So... damn. This has been an adventure. Actually going into production on a project for the first time ever. This will be cool.

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Latest Kickstarter

Hey Everyone, It’s been a year since I last launched a project on Kickstarter. Now that the dust has settled from the all the excitement (and learning curve), my brother and I are jumping back into the arena. I took all the documentation from “Doughnut Safe” and put it into a new campaign. Other ideas are in the works so keep your eyes peeled. But in the meantime please let me know what you think. Good, bad, and ugly. And if you're feeling it, share the link.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/699604098/doughnut-safe If you have a project you’re considering doing yourself, I’m happy to give any advice I can. The beauty of it all is if people want it, it’ll show and you can use the funds from there. If there’s not enough interest in it then all that’s lost is a little pride. Much better than spending thousands on a patent or production with no traction. Thanks, Brent.

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INSTRUCTABLES ON KICKSTARTER!!!

I just launched one of my projects on Kickstarter it is a PCB shaped like a fish with 3 eyes, it connects to an Arduino board.  I really want to have a successful Kickstarter, so the whole funding goal is only $200.  Check it out! Tell your friends!

Topic by marc.cryan    |  last reply


fumeFan launched on Kickstarter

Hello friends, I made an awesome new device called the fumeFan. The fume Fan is a soldering fume extractor, work lamp, helping hands tool and a project organiser for hobbyists, makers and creators. It is a new device for the geeks and makers that do stuff with their hands. You can check out the project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1554904482/the-fumefan If you think you need one, please pledge and support the idea. I am happy to answer any questions. Best regards, Pavel

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Our latest kickstarter project.

Hey Everyone, Here is out latest project. You can check it out here or here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/699604098/neo-web It's a magnetic gear strap that keeps your stuff on hand and out of the way.  Thanks!!! Brent

Topic by Mrballeng    |  last reply


Kickstarter for DeltaTrix 3D Printer

After a lot of work and hard effort, I finally managed to complete and submit my project to the good folks at Kickstarter. The idea is to offer my DeltaTrix 3D Printer design in kit-form, for anyone to pre-order in the next few weeks and self assemble in a few months time. Have a look at the Kickstarter Preview Link, and let me know what you think. I am planning to publish the actual time of going live on this forum, before it takes place. Many thanks for your attention, Richard Tegelbeckers

Topic by RTegelbeckers    |  last reply


Crazy Circuits Kickstarter and Giveaway

I though I might post about this new project we've put together. Crazy Circuits Kickstarter We've developed a LEGO based electronics system.  More or less, parts on circuit boards with big holes.  It works great for creating LEGO robotics and electronics projects.  From simple to advanced. We'll be posting several instructables on how to use these, as well as projects you can build with them.  (Or without them.  They're just simple parts on our custom PCBs.) We're also giving away several 1 month subscriptions on our Facebook page.  

Topic by BrownDogGadgets  


So I made a Kickstarter project

And I'd appreciate it if you could check it out. It's right here. It's a calendar that I was trying to find, but never could. So I made my own design. The only problem is that it only makes sense to print up a few hundred at a time. So off to kickstarter I went. I'm really excited about it and hope it all works out. As an incentive for looking at it now the first few dozen people get it for $4 off. Thanks. The Big Picture: a continuous wall calendar for 2013

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Magnetic Levitation Sculpture for sale on kickstarter!

You may have seen my award winning Magnetic Levitation Sculpture instructables project. (Won the Magnetic Challenge contest, and hoping to win the Epilog laser challenge!) Kits are now up on Kickstarter if anyone wants to get one.  There's many models to choose from, depending on how much you want to back my project, including a limited edition acrylic version.  They will be available for sale after the kickstarter project is finished funding (for an additional $10 plus shipping and handling) if you'd rather wait! Thanks for your time!   John

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Anyone use Kickstarter, Indiegogo or Rockethub?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has used Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or Rockethub to fund an idea. The companies are crowdfunders so you can get money to start and complete your idea, whatever your idea may be - from art, theater, film, music, or products. My biggest fear is someone stealing my idea and beating me to the punch. I know it may be unlikely but I have had it happen to me and to friends before. I would hate to post an idea and have someone read it who had the funds to start it and run with it on their own.     I would like to know if anyone else has used these companies and if they were successful. Thank you.

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Techpod - The Hobby UAV Kickstarter launch!

Techpod is this really cool project on Kickstarter, its an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for amateurs and pro-level flyers who want to do FPV flying (First- Person-View). You'll find me (mhkabir98) at RCGroups and DIY Drones and I have been following this particular project for months and am very earnest for it to succeed. Techpod is a - "A high performance remote control airplane for first person view (FPV) flying and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) hobbyist. Designed from the ground up to have an enclosed pan and tilt camera mounted in the nose for a completely unencumbered point of view. All wrapped up in a super slick fuselage with high aspect ratio wings, a high efficiency airfoil and room to swing up to a 12 inch propeller." The designer, Wayne Garris is from Seattle, WA. I have known him for about a month now and would like his project to succeed. He works 50 hours a week to support his family and still finds enough time for designing UAVs. If anyone here is interested ,please support him by pledging something on his Kickstarter. You can get more info on Techpod at the website You can pledge whatever amount you want at his : Kickstarter Link An appeal to fellow instructablers to help Wayne can meet his $45,000 goal and start producing his Techpod kits for everyone across the world. If you want more info, PM me and I'll forward you Wayne's contact details. Kabir

Topic by mhkabir  


My Calendar is on Kickstarter, go get it!

I'm doing another campaign on Kickstarter for my Big Picture calendar. You should totally get one. There are still cheap early bird calendars available. The calendar is a 24" x 36" calendar and it's really the best wall calendar ever made. Yes, I'm biased, but several people who have used the 2013 calendar have said that as well. Geekdad even called it "simply perfect." Big Picture Calendar 2014 So go and check it out. If you want to DIY it there's also a PDF you can print across 10 pages. 

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Kickstarting a card game! World Gates: TCG

Decided to do a Kickstarter for a card game I've had in mind for a few years. It was mainly just to be used as a character's ability in a comic I do but I'm like "What the hey..." and revised it a few times. I've made a demo set for myself with roughly 54 cards (currently I've made 155+ cards cause I have too much time on my hands). But it could be fun, I've posted a rulebook for the game that will be updated as time passes. Sometimes you just have to see what sticks X3 Link: World Gates: TCG

Topic by VaughnWG  


The Bare Conductive Touch Board is LIVE on Kickstarter

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to let you know that our Touch Board is up on Kickstarter, make sure to check it out! You guys have done such amazing stuff with our Electric Paint, we can't wait to see what you do with the Touch Board.  The Touch Board is a way to turn almost any surface into an interface.In the last two years, you have have shown us that there is a real interest in developing unexpected interactions with our Electric Paint among other materials. We decided to make the electronics a whole lot simpler by developing the Touch Board. It is an Arduino-compatible board with a specific capacitive sensing chip and an MP3/MIDI player on board. Check out the Kickstarter page for all the details. There is a ton of cool stuff about the board, but it basically boils down to three points: Radical Interfaces: The Touch Board uses capacitive sensing to turn any conductive material into an interface. Imagine light switches painted on the wall with our Electric Paint, interactive books or hidden sensors that can detect a whole person. The Touch board can also be used to create distance sensors which work from up to 20cm away - which is as cool as it sounds. No Programming Required: We'll be shipping the Touch Boards pre-programmed to turn touch into sound so all you'll need to do is plug in a micro USB cable or LiPo (we've built in onboard charging) and a speaker and you're ready to go. Touch any one of the electrodes and the MP3/MIDI player will play the associated track from the supplied microSD card. Changing the sounds is as simple as changing the card. Arduino-compatible: We wanted to make sure that this board was easy to use and had as wide an audience as possible so we based it off an Arduino Leonardo. It can be programmed in the Arduino IDE, it works with most shields and it can act as an HID. We're proud to say that we're part of the new Arduino at Heart program. Working with Arduino has been great and they're fully behind the Touch Board. Check out our campaign for a lot more info and let us know what you'd make with the Touch Board! THANKS! - Bare Conductive

Topic by Bare Conductive  


Kickstarter Space Engineer creates "real" Mithril

This is very, very cool. There's a Kickstarter project working on  space elevators, using carbon nanotube (CNT) technologies.  One of the supporters asked if they could buy enough CNT to make a pair of wedding rings, because they would outlast both gold and diamond. It turns out that, to be able to make a CNT wedding ring, you need the ability to build a space elevator. They found a compromise, though, and made a brand new material - they alloyed CNT with silver; A metallurgist with 25 years in the field has said that the new alloy has some “interesting” properties. There is a strange ‘crystallization’ to the metal once it cools. We don’t really know why; or what this means. It needs study. There is other ‘stuff’ about this alloy which lead in some exciting directions, but as yet, we have not explored those. In essence we’ve created a unique silver+carbon nanotube alloy. We would like to brand this material “Mithril” after J.R.R. Tolkien’s super-material in the Lord of the Rings… so far, the foundation’s branding people have not returned our calls. (According to their website, it’s an 8 week process.) For a long time during the design and creation of the rings, their existence was a secret.  Now, though, the groom has given these reasons for buying a pair of Mithril rings; Reason #1 - Use this line when you propose, "Many men promise their brides-to-be the stars. It's a very rare man that actually delivers." At which point you can explain the ring, and the potential bride is thusly wowed. Reason #2 - It REALLY shows that you're planning on a better world for your children - aka, you're awesome husband material. Reason #3 - Awesome conversation piece. Reason #4 - Someone shows off their gold ring, and you can say, "How quaint." Reason #5 - The working name for the metal is awesome. I won't say more without Michael's permission. But let's just say, the name is very... enchanting. When the people who see you hear what metal your ring is made of, they'll do a double-take and then demand more information. Reason #6 - There are very interesting properties to these rings that are fun to show off. Again, not going to go into detail without Michael's go ahead. Reason #7 - It's one thing to give a wedding ring to your loved one. It's a completely different thing to give a wedding ring to your loved one that's a piece of history. Reason #8 - Gold wears away easily, these rings may be able to be passed onto your great great grandkids. The full story is on the Liftport site,

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Design and development in the New World

From the MAKE blog, I found an outstanding article in The Economist on product development in the age of rapid prototyping. In their usual fashion, The Economist gets into the nuts and bolts of how a pair of entrepreneurs used rapid prototyping and Kickstarter to create a real product from their initial ideas. It's a great case study for DIY-ers who think they have something marketable, to show how they could make that happen.

Topic by kelseymh    |  last reply


The Growlie Project - Open Source Beer Goodness

Greatings Instructables community.   I am new to the MAKE/Instructuables space, but a long time tinkerer and I thought I would share a cool new project that myself and another long time MAKE person have started. It is called the Growlie Project and it was launched yesterday on Kickstarter.com.  If you have a moment, please stop and check it out.  We would love to have your thoughts and input on how we can make this great open-source project as good as it can be! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tmgstudio/growlie-the-open-source-eco-friendly-beer-growle-c Cheers from the Growlie Team!

Topic by jlmeredith  


Fishbone has Arrived! Update: More!

I just unpacked a pair of Fishbones , my reward for backing Mr Balleng's Kickstarter project.  They are now hanging from my keyring. Yay! UPDATE Another parcel arrived with the rest of my reward - more Fishbones, a Snapper and a Pirana.  Triple Yay!

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Help me thunderclap!

Hey Everybody,  I've been humbled and surprised by all the support I've gotten on my Gravity Hook project. I'm trying something new to spread the word and I'm asking for your help to share it.   Thunderclap is a website where people come together to get the word out. Here's how it works. You visit a project and support it by clicking on buttons marked "facebook", "twitter", or "tumblr". On a certain date (March 18th in this case) the post goes out all at once.     Help me spread the word by visiting the project at http://thndr.it/1wwiz2j . Thanks! Brent  

Topic by Mrballeng    |  last reply


Kickstarter - Fos - A hackable, fabric-based Bluetooth LED display

Hey guys, There's a new wearable device on Kickstarter called Fos: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/erogear/fos-a-truly-wearable-bluetooth-led-display-system It's indistinguishable from fabric yet receives real-time video streams so you can draw text, graphics, 3D objects or whatever on your body or wearable gear via your smartphone. This means you can do GPS-guided turn signalling for cycling, display current real-time athletic stats, wear dynamic fashion designs and more. It's affordable and comes with a free SDK to give you 100% control over every pixel, all the time. I promise to only spam you once, I've got one shot at this. =] -Anders

Topic by ufanders  


TinyTimer Kit

This guy, Brian Greul is trying to launch a business offering hobbyist kits. He's trying to fund his start up on kickstarter and the first kit is a micro controller based repeating timer kit that can be programed with switches or potentiometer or with Arduino.   This looks like exactly the timing circuit I need and many others can utilize as well. Problem is that if he doesn't get funded we will not likely get our hands on a TinyTimer anytime soon. He is 2/3 pledged toward a $2,000 goal but the funding period expires early Aug 29. I've been hand wiring 555 timers, some with 4017 decade counters to make timing circuits since the early 80's but I still haven't really explored the Arduino well enough to use micro controllers for the same purpose. There is no kit anywhere that will fill the gap like the TinyTimer promises. I feel that a lot of folks can just push the "Easy Button" with the TinyTimer. Please visit kickstarter.com and search TinyTimer. A pledge will get you a kit or assembled timer in November. If the kit becomes available to the public I will create an instructable for my CoolAzz Chiller which earned me an Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon at the 2007 Austin, TX  Maker Faire. Please hurry, he only has 10 days left before the funding ends.

Topic by veetron  


The amazing printrbot!

Hurry there are only three days left to get a printrbot on kickstarter!  If you don't know what that is, try here: printrbot.com, or kickstarter!

Topic by furrysalamander  


FISH BONE IS LIVE!!!

Hey everybody Fish Bone is live! It’s updated to show its quick release feature. I hope you think it’s cool enough to tell your friends about. Of course I’d be thrilled to have you as a backer. Thanks a million. Brent Kickstarter Link http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/699604098/fish-bone-knotless-gear-tie?ref=recently_launched

Topic by Mrballeng    |  last reply


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 i-mimic the animation made easy, Device capturing human motion directly in 3D animation software in real-time & without plugins. by Instructabler nawres102 Open Source DIY Automatic Tail Light, A fun and easy to assemble light sensor kit.  By Instructabler Solarcycle Tiq probe, it defines a new category of electronic debug & test tools for makers & professionals - filling the gap between DMMs & 'scopes. By Instructabler markhen57 If you have a project you're trying to get funded, let us know!  Completed Campaigns  Doughnut Safe, Turn your spare tire into a strong box.  By Instructabler Mrballeng The fumeFan, The fume Fan is a soldering fume extractor, work lamp, helping hands tool and a project organiser for hobbyists, makers and creators.  By Instructabler hertzgamma SOLARPAD Open Source 5 Watt Smart Phone Solar USB Charger, Strap this water-resistant solar panel and battery to backpacks or mount it to tripods for camping, hiking, and cycling.  By Instructabler Solarcycle Fish Bone, A no knots cord tightener specifically designed for paracord by author Mrballeng - Funded by almost 9000% of goal! Would you Woodwork, a funny and informational woodworking webseries by author Few Bits - Funded by 100% of goal!  Zero to Maker, a re-skilling guide for new makers by David Lang - Funded by almost 2000% of goal! Arabic Alphabet Fun Flashcards, cute and kid friendly learning tool by author acraftyarab - Funded and met goal! PIXEL: Interactive LED Art, an interactive LED-based display for retro pixel art by author alinke - Funded by over 600% of goal! Blinky Fish, a tiny fish-shaped board that fits on an Arduino to help teach, by author marc.cryan - Funded by almost 600% of goal! Chipper, the ATtiny Programming and Prototyping Shield, by author Hammock Boy - funded by over 1000% of goal! Piranha, a follow-up knotless gear tie for paracord, by author Mrballeng - funded by over 1400% of goal! The Question Block Lamp, a Mario-inspired, interactive lamp for your inner geek, gamer and child, by author bduxbury - funded by almost 150% of goal! Out of Time - A patina weathered I-Beam with moving gears by Instructabler hack818 Maker Kase - Universal Maker cabinet. Perfect for 3D printers, model makers, small CNC machines and open frame Bitcoin Miners by Instructabler bmc.loughlin 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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Help Give Kids Their Dream Halloween Costume

You might remember instructables author Ryanthedude who made this amazing Halloween costume for his son who is in a wheelchair. He's doing a kickstarter campaign to raise money to build more awesome wheelchair costumes for kids and is sporting a robot t-shirt in the kickstarter video! Check it out and consider donating a few bucks to help give a kid a Halloween they will never forget!

Topic by Danger is my middle name    |  last reply


tiq probe - a new kind of electronic debug tool for makers, techs and engineers

Hi! I'm launching a new product on Kickstarter this week that I think will be a great help to makers! It's called tiq and it's 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! Here's a one minute video of tiq in action: http://youtu.be/aNhjCvGdqkA Here's a short overview of tiq's features: http://www.innavatus.com Please let me know if you have any questions about tiq. I will post a link here to the Kickstarter page when it goes live. Cheers - Mark

Topic by markhen57  


Canning for Beginners - Recipes My Mother Never Told Me - Kickstarter Campaign

Hello All I started a Kickstarter Campaign to get funding to product a waterproof cookbook, of 10 of my favorites canning recipes that I do every summer and fall. I want to share this with beginners.  I need backers for the campaign. I also need to know if this is a good concept. Waterproof page printing is pretty expensive, but it pays off in the long run.  Here is my link for the Kickstarter campaign - only 23 days to go................. http://kck.st/1f4a5EI

Topic by The_I_T_Lady  


The Buccaneer 3D Printer

I just stumbled upon this while looking through kickstarter. It's called the Buccaneer, it will retail for ~$350 and you can pre-order it in August. From what I've read it will ship late this year, or early next year. Check it out on their Kickstarter page or their website.

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Support the Clap Off Bra

Hey everybody! I put the clap off bra on Kickstarter to try to raise some funds to have it manufactured. The way Kickstarter works is that I only get the funds pledged if my funding goal is met. This is a good way to see if the clap off bra is actually a viable product. I am excited to see what happens.

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Print Circuit Boards with Squink

From kick starter page: Create circuit boards in minutes, from home, at the cost of a cup of coffee - Squink prints conductive ink and assembles your circuit. Atmel had posted about a new device called "Squink". What it does is print a circuit board on paper (or anything flat like glass), applies conductive glue to the contacts, and automatically places your components on the board for you! They have a kick starter here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/botfactory/squink-the-personal-electronic-circuit-factory but I am 13 and cannot fund it. I believe this device will be found in the home of makers all over, and I think spreading the word will help these people. So please head to the page and fund/share the word!

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Five days left to get a Magnetapult!

This post is for the Magnetapult, described in this instructable. If you don't have a laser cutter, or the patience to tweak the pattern for yours, you have a few days left to back the Kickstarter project and get a Magnetapult of your own!  The kickstarter project page is at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jfehr/magnetapult-the-magnetic-catapult-0 There's three models, a regular one (extremely tweaked from the design posted in the instructable, with harder to find parts), an aluminum version, and a mini version.  Current pictures/rendering below. (Not the final design, but close.) Thanks for your time!

Topic by jfehr67  


Help make Power Laces a reality

Blake Bevin wowed us with the Power Laces Instructable that brought a bit of Back to the Future Part II to life. Thanks to the massive reception from the project she has decided to take the idea quite a bit further and make it a real product for sci-fi fans and people with motor skill disabilities.  The new development will require some money and so Blake has turned to Kickstarter to get funds for the project. So if you want to support a fellow maker and help these things become real, kick in a few bucks to help it get going. Power Laces Kickstarter page via engadget

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


how do you think I should go by making my video game concept a reality through a book or through a kickstarter program?

Like I mentioned in a previous question I do have several ideas for a game.

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New maker tool: Makey Makey

I found this on Reddit and it looks like an awesome tool. I allows you turn almost anything in to a button and it can work as an audrino. It a kickstarter project that is already fully funded. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joylabs/makey-makey-an-invention-kit-for-everyone

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Contest offering a LIX 3D pen - a no show for thousands of backers for last 2 years !

How odd to find a contest (https://www.instructables.com/contest/firsttimeauthor/) offering a LIX 3D Pen as a prize when thousands of backers on their KickStarter campaign are still waiting to get theirs after some two years of run around and non-delivery of the paid for rewards, very same 3D Pen. Insctructables might want to retract LIX as a sponsor given they have not been able to deliver their product to thousands of individuals over last two years.  They cercainly have not earned any (free) advertisement from anyone. Go check the comments at the KickStarter's campaign :  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lix3d/lix-the-smallest-3d-printing-pen-in-the-world

Topic by SergeE    |  last reply


Knowledge First Aid

Hey guys! We're working on the first Knowledge First Aid Book that will be available for you in offline form too, for you to use when the internet may be down! The project is up on Kickstarter! Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1316623499/knaid-knowledge-first-aid

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off-grid, affordable, and open-source shipping container house

Howdy,  I've launched a kickstarter to build an affordable, off-grid, and open-source shipping container house:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1868967872/shipping-container-to-off-grid-house-conversion . Any feedback would be appreciated; thanks!

Topic by liseman    |  last reply


Attempting to create a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival.

Hi! My name is Miranda and I'm trying to start up a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival that will tour America for one year. PLEASE CLICK HERE I've worked in the production industry for the past few years and I feel as though there aren't enough festivals that really showcase independent artists/crafters/musicians. I'm using Kickstarter to raise funding in order to make this happen. If you aren't familiar with Kickstarter, it's an all or nothing crowd funding site where you present a project and have people make a pledge. In return for making a pledge, you offer a reward. I'm offering some great hand made rewards and I would love it if everyone could check it out. Thank you so much.

Topic by meplusyou  


growerbot, social gardening assistant

Howdy, I've built a follow-up to my garduino project that I'm really excited about. Called growerbot, it's a fully-automated, wifi-connected, open-source gardening assistant. Check it out on kickstarter, and please let me know any ideas to improve it! -Luke  lukeiseman.com

Topic by liseman  


Sociable Tandem Cargo Trike

Your next car could be a tricycle! Check out our Kickstarter to learn whether you are ready to pedal alongside your friend and be part of our sustainable future. And, enjoy our video; we had a ton of fun making it. :)

Topic by Captain Robert    |  last reply


world's first smart growing system

Hey guys! we just launched a Kickstarter for the world's first smart growing system  and raised over $40,000 within 72h. We also have a maker kit for those who wants to build their own smart hydroponics. Check it out http://bit.ly/niwakickstarter And ask me any questions

Topic by Niwateam  


When the printrbot 3d files are released, how much would someone on here charge me to print them for me?

The printrbot is amazing, but I don't have a 3d printer to make one.  I was thinking I might be able to get someone to print me off one because I missed the kickstarter campaign.

Question by furrysalamander    |  last reply


MakerBeam Crowdfunded Open Source Building Kit

MakerBeam is a project to build a toy and tool for the open source imagination. Based on Mini-T, a new open source standard, MakerBeam will develop a construction toy for our times: open source precision hardware equally at home doing desktop fabrication or serving as a drawbridged castle for action figures.The fully developed MakerBeam line of connectors will make for an unsurpassed builder's toy and maker kit. Connectors, pivots, hinges, pulleys, cables, wheels, slot-in PCBs, and ALL of it open source, with the models published under Creative Commons licenses. Mini-T is a scaled-down version of T-slot, a building system widely used in automation, prototyping, and machining. This miniature building system will bring the strength and precision of T-slot to a modeling system, allowing serious robotics, CNC machines, and more to be built at a desktop scale. MakerBeam is being built now; we are raising funds and building our Alpha and Beta teams through Kickstarter, an innovative site for crowdfunding. We are nearly 80% of the way to our funding goal, and every extra dollar we raise will go to improving the project for public release, aiming for Maker Faire 2010.For more details including 3-d video of MakerBeam in action check out our Kickstarter page. Alpha kits, which are going fast, ship by Christmas, while Beta kits are projected for February. For even more info, and to contact, stop by the main site.

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sexy six axis robot arm

I want to thank everyone for the truly massive response to my robot arm. I have decided to launch a Kickstarter for this arm to fill a need that exsits for a low cost robot arm that anyone can program and help to automate the workplace.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/152911884/six-axis-robotic-arm

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Dip Pen Wands

Hey guys and girls. I have been developing indestructible for a while and think some of the projects have had the potential to make cash but the dip pen wand stood out as something which really doesn't exist anywhere else. I wanted to learn more about kickstarter (the crowd funding platform) so decided to launch the project with the small goal of the cost of materials.  It has been doing really well so far. I wondered if anyone from the fantastic instructables community would like to check it out. If you like it it would help me out if you backed it or shared the project whilst its still running. and if you would like to know how to make your own dip pen wands then instructables is defiantly the place to be. .. Just a little while after the kickstarter has run.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/world-of-woodcraft/dip-pen-and-wand-dippenwand-for-the-magic

Topic by world of woodcraft  


Amazing Human-Powered Vehicles

Hey everyone, I'm part of a team building a bike for to break the human-powered land speed record of 83 mph!  Check out our kickstarter page at http://kck.st/1o5DowU, or our website/blog www.aerovelo, for updates on the design/construction/testing process. We've worked on a few other crazy human-powered projects including a helicopter and an ornithopter. Check it out! :)

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Plasma Speaker Kit

Hey Instructables, We're StudentRND, a group of students in Seattle, WA that build cool stuff over the summer. We've taken our time over the summer to build a plasma speaker, and now are offering kits on Kickstarter! (As seen on TechCrunch and Physorg) What's a plasma speaker? It uses an electric arc to vibrate the air to play music! View the Kit <br>

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MODI: Create Anything You Want with Robotics of Things

Hi, MODI is our new product. For easy understanding about our product, MODI is an easy version of Arduino. You can just connect modules with a magnetic connector. In addition, we provide a coding software tool to make a complex movement, so it is available to make IOT devices, DIY, and toys. Can check on Kickstarter page  Thanks

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3D Halftone Art

Hello, I would like to share my new art form with you. Here are a couple of links that would help describe what I am doing.   Any questions, please ask! Thanks again, Jeff http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2125830716/3tone-3dimensional-halftone-art http://technabob.com/blog/2012/02/15/3tone-art-cnc-drilled-halftone-art/ http://3dhalftone.com/ http://jeffreysgroi.com/3D-Haltone

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Would you like your own satellite? (Contest with $1500 prize)

Oh the joy of Twitter!  I just found out about this very cool contest from Discover Magazine via BoingBoing: Imagine having your own personal satellite orbiting the Earth. It’s got cameras and sensors galore, and you can use it to run experiments, take pictures, and even beam messages back to the blue marble. Well, that geek fantasy will become a reality if the ArduSat project, which you can see here on Kickstarter, reaches its funding goal. The general public will be able to rent time on this small satellite and use it for whatever they please, courtesy of its Arduino processor. [The folks] at Discover Magazine think this is pretty neat. And [they'd] like to give away a development kit worth $1500 to the Kickstarter donor who submits the best idea for an in-space experiment before July 15th, 2012. The kit includes Arduinos and an advanced sensor suite shipped to your home address, as well as one week of up-time on the satellite to run any experiment. You’ll be able to build the experiment yourself and have it be sent up on ArduSat when it takes to the skies. Here’s what you have to do to enter the (drumroll) Discover Space Challenge: (1) Fund the ArduSat project, for however much or little as you desire. You’ll receive a personal code that identifies you as a donor. (2) Read the contest guidelines here to learn about how you should design and submit your idea. (3) Enter with this entry form, making sure to include your personal code. (4) Wait for winners to be announced on July 20th, after judging by Discover blogger Phil Plait, Discover Editor-in-Chief Corey Powell, and an expert panel of judges. (5) Rejoice!  

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