Projects They Love: Creators' Favorite Projects
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There are tons of incredible projects live right now, with lots of great people behind them. Any creator can talk about their own project, but we wanted to hear what these folks think about some other projects — the projects they love.
We started by asking Eric Migicovsky — the man behind the hugely popular Pebble Time smart watch —what his favorite live project is.
"I just backed the Spark Electron! Can't wait to get mine. I'm going to hack together a LoJack type thing for my car." Migicovsky's referring to the Arduino-like cellular development kit from another repeat project creator, Zach Supalla and the Spark IO team.
We checked in with Supalla and it turns out he's a huge fan of Piper, a recently launched kids' project that merges play and experimentation. "Kids these days love Minecraft, so an educational toolbox that teaches kids electronics with Minecraft seems like a great way to create the next generation of engineers.”
Mark Pavlyukovskyy and the team at Piper say that they're in love with the constructible cardboard creations of Kids Imagination Furniture. "We think that making things open, hackable and customizable is the future, and this project is making it possible! And what's super awesome is that they are making this for kids to start learning and hacking things in their lives from an early age."
It's no huge surprise that The Cardboard Guys team picked The PlyFly Go-Kart, a CNC-manufactured wooden go-kart. "The PlyFly Go-Kart encompasses everything we love as The Cardboard Guys: it empowers people to become the makers of their own useful creations, it's incredibly well designed and unique, and it's just super rad. Plus, like our furniture, it's a blank canvas for people to paint, modify, and make their own."
From a smart watch to a wooden go-kart — what an incredible roster of projects. We'll check in with the PlyFly team next week to see if we can pick up right where we left off with another round of recommendations.