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El Nachó
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"This is pretty sweet. Opensource bluetooth control pad with keyboard. Fairly pricey though, $61 shipped.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1703567677/icontrolpad-2-the-open-source-controller?ref=home_popular"


Actually, that $61 is for the iCP1 not the iCP2. So, if you want the version with the keyboard it ends up being $81 or $87 if you want a box and cable and the holder for your phone. I have an iCP1 that I bought last year for close to $100 and I think I've used it maybe 2-3 times at best. I definitely regret purchasing it.

9/15/2012 6:12:32 PM

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Started a kickstarter project.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1709721435/leiva-strings-product-launch

Not as tech as Pebble, but I hope it goes somewhere.

9/27/2012 11:41:39 AM

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Just joined another kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/farmery/the-farmery

Very cool project from a Grad School colleague of mine. He's been working on this for the past 3-4 years and is SOOO close to making it happen

9/27/2012 11:55:10 AM

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^Looks like a wonderful idea, but I wonder if the yield can be high enough to support rent of a 50x50 lot in an urban environment. Anyhow, they seem to be very close to getting the funding. I am interested enough to pitch some money towards the prototype.

9/27/2012 4:42:07 PM

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^Yeah I went for the $90 level to get a living wall panel and see how it really work

9/27/2012 5:59:47 PM

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No way they can afford to put that in any urban lots. They also don't seem to have done a code review for their design.

9/27/2012 6:08:26 PM

Igor
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If the urban lot is in Manhattan, probably not. But if it is in Richmond or Cleveland, it may be possible. Hydroponics can give a much better yield than conventional farming, and gourmet mushrooms bring in a lot of money (assuming they will be shipping those to a region larger than the neighbourhood served by the store). The only way to see for surwe what the yield will be is to build a prototype and give it a go, which is what this Kickstarter is for.

I assume the code review is not necessary for the prototype as final design of each individual Farmery will have to be tweaked based on the code of municipality it will be serving.

Anyhow, 8 hrs to go, anyone elase wants to see this happen? If so, help your fellow alumni and pitch in!

[Edited on September 28, 2012 at 11:29 AM. Reason : .]

9/28/2012 11:25:17 AM

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yeah, this idea has a much better chance in large sprawling cities that have a lot of suburban properties that's still inside a city limit. I wouldn't doubt such an idea would be a hit in the EU as well.

9/28/2012 4:33:46 PM

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Goal reached with 3 hours to go! Although I suspect that someone involved in the project ponied up from their own money towards the end as not to loose the pledge, because it jumped 3 grand to just $76 over goal within last 10 donations or so Could be a friend/relative as well I guess. Or 10 very concerned outsiders. Either way, it will be cool to see this prototype completed!

9/28/2012 5:14:43 PM

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They need to recruit an engineer and architect to help them with planning permits and building permits.

9/28/2012 5:18:35 PM

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^It may have been an angel supporter or something. But I know I spent several hours yesterday exhausting my networks (tdub included) making sure this got the exposure it deserved to get over the top And apparently so did a LOT of other people!

Makes me feel good to kickstart something that isn't a video game or electronic gadget too.

[Edited on September 28, 2012 at 8:54 PM. Reason : .]

9/28/2012 8:53:57 PM

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Another pretty cool Kickstarter that may not have an immidiate payoff for any of us but in the long term can do for weather pattern exploration what drones have done for air defense (in even more autonomous way) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robotboat/robotboat-mark-vi

9/30/2012 1:03:20 AM

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Some friends of mine are building a device to NFC enabled your iPhones.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flomio/flojack-nfc-for-ipad-and-iphone

10/24/2012 7:54:06 PM

El Nachó
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Here's a game that missed its $50,000 goal by just $28. Ouch.

http://www.polygon.com/2012/12/2/3719780/alpha-colony-fails-to-meet-kickstarter-funding-goal-by-28

12/2/2012 9:41:16 PM

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^^Awesome, but should have asked for $4 million.

12/3/2012 8:55:28 AM

JBaz
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I heard iphone 5s will have NFC... And that's it for its upgrade.

12/7/2012 8:47:00 AM

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want:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2037429657/almond-80211ac-touchscreen-wifi-router-smart-home

2/18/2013 8:49:17 PM

El Nachó
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1351910088/3doodler-the-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen
This is pretty neat. I saw 3D printer for $75, and almost backed it on the spot. Only after I realized that you need artistic talent to use it, did I decide it probably would be a waste of money for me.

2/19/2013 10:35:18 PM

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^^BACKED!

2/20/2013 11:37:46 AM

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^^that's a highly specialized hot glue gun

2/20/2013 1:00:47 PM

Noen
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^^^makibot explored doing that, and its basically just a hot mess. The precision and pace you have to maintain is equivalent to Tig welding, which basically means its incredibly difficult rondo well, and easy to fuck the whole thing up in an instant

2/20/2013 2:25:22 PM

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if i'm going to buy a 3d printer it better be capable of making dildos.

pass.

2/20/2013 2:37:40 PM

Prospero
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^^well they got $800,000 for the idea.

2/20/2013 3:04:39 PM

afripino
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^ moar liek 1.2 mil

2/21/2013 1:43:39 PM

Noen
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^^ Madoff separated people from a few billion dollars of their money.

People putting money up to fund something doesn't mean it's a good idea.
(This and Cheetahmen II come to mind)

However many good ideas do get huge backing on Kickstarter
(Most of the linked kickstarters in this thread)

[Edited on February 21, 2013 at 3:14 PM. Reason : d]

2/21/2013 3:14:26 PM

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I'm just going to say I disagree, I think this is a huge idea, and it's been a buzz around our office (a bunch of designers) and while this particular product may not succeed, the idea is a good one and would be extremely popular. From the videos it looks like it actually would work just fine.

2/21/2013 6:20:56 PM

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is there a better indexer of kickstarters than the kickstarter site?

2/21/2013 6:23:58 PM

El Nachó
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"From the videos it looks like it actually would work just fine."


The video of the Pebble showed it not being a piece of shit too.

2/21/2013 6:37:18 PM

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My friend's game

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/561498209/insectobot-tactics-a-multiplayer-strategy-game?ref=recently_launched

5/7/2013 2:52:41 PM

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/comicbookgirl19/the-comic-book-girl-19-show-phase-2-full-steam-ahe?ref=search

5/7/2013 2:54:36 PM

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Not Kickstarter ... but being crowd-funded through pre-orders with a 30% discount:

https://www.meetearl.com/

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"Meet Earl, a revolutionary tablet engineered for the most extreme of outdoor situations. Built for survival, Earl works where today's smart phones and tablets cannot. Style meets efficiency with Earl's intuitive design, fusing Android 4.1 together with an energy sipping E-Ink screen and the latest in GPS, weather sensor, and radio communication technology. With Earl at your side, stay in control of your journey no matter where it takes you."


Pretty sweet.

5/9/2013 11:48:08 AM

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^ kinda neat

5/9/2013 12:30:08 PM

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I backed tile.

For my wife's keys

7/26/2013 7:32:47 PM

OmarBadu
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i like the idea of tile however built in obsolescence after 1 year for something that costs as much as it does is crap - give me a user serviceable battery or a cheaper recycling program and i'd consider it

i've bought a few kickstarter items recently i'm too embarrassed to post here

7/26/2013 9:37:09 PM

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Hone (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/690528216/hone-for-iphone-4s-never-lose-your-keys-again) or Sitcknfind(https://www.sticknfind.com/) are cool, there are several others: http://postscapes.com/wireless-key-locators

7/27/2013 1:26:29 AM

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/occipital/structure-sensor-capture-the-world-in-3d

9/19/2013 10:26:00 AM

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hunterleesoik/shadow-community-of-dreamers

9/19/2013 1:57:59 PM

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That's a really pretentious alarm clock.

Star Citizen just passed 19 million, btw.

9/19/2013 2:39:23 PM

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Finally, the pen grows up to be more than just a writing instrument! Introducing the

Polar Pen, made from modular magnets, which can be reconfigured and turned into a toy for hours of endless fun.

I would totally buy it!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1171695627/polar-pen-both-tool-and-toy-pen-stylus-made-from-m

Click to watch introduction video, as well as cool tutorial videos at the bottom of the page

9/20/2013 2:59:02 PM

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"toy for hours of endless fun"


if you are still in elementary school...

9/20/2013 4:57:38 PM

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9/20/2013 5:02:25 PM

Wickerman
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^^Bahah we posted the exact same thing

9/20/2013 5:02:56 PM

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So let me get this straight, when those buckyball magnets were banned, adults all over the US started crying their eyes out. But somehow playing with this collection of magnets means you are in elementary school?

Pen
Stylus
Compass
12 powerful MAGNETS

All in the shape and size of a pen? Yeah, I like it. If you think it is immature, good for you.

[Edited on September 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM. Reason : Who doesn't like playing with magnets? How do magnets work? It is magic!]

9/20/2013 5:27:16 PM

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Pen and stylus combos already exist, and most don't require disassembling the damn thing to go from one to the other.

I don't remember last time I needed a compass in the office or in fact anywhere else. IF i ever needed one, there is one already built into my phone, which I am more likely to carry.

I like my magnets inside my speakers and as far away from my wallet as possible.

Any adults crying about buckyballs must have had developmental disabilities, hence the crying.

Obviously, there are at least 1,472 other people that think these pens are worth 15 dollars. But then there are people who think there are watches worth thousands. There are people who like bacon on their ice cream. And there are some people who like to dress up in mascot costumes and circlejerk. Don't get left out.

9/20/2013 7:58:06 PM

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Fuck I just came here to post that. Yes I backed it because its cool, and looks gorgeous. Much rather have this than a 100+ dollar Cross pen.

9/20/2013 9:46:19 PM

Igor
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I don't always back styluses (styli?), but when I do, they are pressure-sensitive.

9/21/2013 1:18:47 AM

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You Russian, you so tough!!!

9/21/2013 5:55:08 AM

Igor
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Actually, I am an American. But I do have balls of steel. And magnets.

9/21/2013 2:27:59 PM

Noen
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and got suckered into another one

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/117421627/the-peachy-printer-the-first-100-3d-printer-and-sc

9/26/2013 12:41:33 AM

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I heard that this video game (which got funded) was shopped around to several publishers, all of whom wanted the main character to be a man, even though it was part 4 of a franchise in which both the protagonist and the arch-nemesis were women: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236620800/shantae-half-genie-hero

9/26/2013 2:44:06 AM

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