Every so often we'll pass the mic to a member of our community to give them a chance to talk about the projects they love. This time we've asked Matt Haughey, creator of MetaFilter.com, and Kickstarter super-backer. Matt has raced bikes in Oregon for ten years, so we asked him to tell us about some of the bike-centric projects he's supported.Read more
If we were to walk up to you and yell "MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS" right in your face, you would—depending on your age and where you live—likely think of a guitar or a drum or maybe a trumpet or other horn. Or maybe a violin? Some other kind of classical instrument? You get the idea. There are a lot of instruments out there, and the common thread between them is that they were all invented a really long time ago.
What about new instruments though? Things that take pre-existing models and combine them with technology to create something we haven't really seen yet? Well, a lot of those are being made right here on Kickstarter. Get them all and form a band, or just hoard them and start your own one person project.Read more
It can seem incredibly difficult to determine a realistic and attainable goal for your Kickstarter project — it's one of the first things that people notice, after all. So how do you make sure it's the goal your project needs? We asked a few creators — David Thorpe, Bobbito Garcia, Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Karyn Parsons, Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber — to talk about how they approached this subject.
These creators may all be filmmakers, but what they're saying applies to anyone who might be thinking about running a project: research similar projects, make a detailed budget for what you need, and think about what the essentials are. And most of all, don't let the project goal intimidate you.