This Week in Kickstarter
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Olympic fever has hit Kickstarter and we can't turn it off. Appropriately, we've got a couple of films with their sights set on London, including T-Rex, the story of the youngest woman in the history of Olympic boxing. Claressa Shields, or as she's known to teammates and opponents, "T-Rex," has her first match is Monday at 3:45 PM Greenwich Mean Time. Be sure to tune in and watch as "all the truth comes out," as Claressa says.
While T-Rex's day in the sun has yet to come, Greg Louganis is one all too familiar with the Olympic limelight. Cheryl Furjanic & Will Sweeney know all about his story, but when they tried to go out and find a documentary about Louganis, they couldn't. And so they are producing Back on Board, a new film about the 4-time gold medalist, gay rights activist and humanitarian. Take a look at the project video, where Cheryl & Will tease a bit of the trailer.
When you're taking a break from round-the-clock Olympic coverage, pop on over to the iTunes App Store and download Turf Geography Club, the new game from Michael Tseung, which he describes as "FourSquare meets Monopoly." Did we mention this sweet geo-location based exploration game is free?!?!? Well, it is thanks to the 185 backers of the projects, so hurry up, download it and get in on the action.
Perhaps the one thing that could both take down T-Rex in the Olympics and get me to stop playing Turf for a minute is Stompy, "an open-source, 18ft wide, 4,000 pound, 6-legged hydraulic robot that you can ride." It's a massive hexapod being built in a Makerspace in Sommerville, Massachusettes, so big in fact that a car can fit underneath its massive structure. Imagine riding to work on Monday in this bad boy!