• Help us restore a historic Detroit building to transform it into a Museum of Curiosity!

    Seafoam Palace, a museum of curiosities that is currently under construction in Detroit.

  • A framed high-definition screen and integrated computer that hangs on your wall and brings art from the Internet into your home.

    Electric Objects: A Computer Made for Art

  • From the trenches to the air– over a thousand unseen photos in the personal photo journal of a German officer in World War I.

    Developer Dean Putney has embarked on a fascinating project to share nearly 1,000 unpublished photos of World War I that were taken by his Great Grandfather, Walter Koessler, who was an officer in the German army throughout the war.

  • 2 year, 20 cities, 200+ cosplayers.

    Los Angeles-based photographer Ejen Chuang is working to create Cosplay in America, his second book about cosplay.

  • The first fully synchronized flash for iPhone, iPad and Android. Small, powerful, multifunctional.

    Iblazr is a synchronized LED flash for iOS and Android devices that plugs into the audio jack and provides enhanced lighting for photography. The device is also powered by a built-in battery, which means the iblazr also works when it’s not plugged into a smartphone or tablet.

  • A simple, domestic love story about a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn't the best idea...

    The upcoming short film “He Took His Skin Off For Me” is a strange love story about a man who removes his skin in an effort to please his girlfriend. The film is based on a short story by Maria Hummer and is directed by Ben Aston.

  • Performance and education center, home to immaterial works and the Abramovic Method

    The Marina Abramovic Institute is a new performance and education center that will present and preserve long durational work—music, film, performance art, and other art forms that exceeds six hours in duration.

  • An animated documentary about New York City.

    “New York City: An Animated Sketchbook” is an upcoming animated short film that chronicles a day in the life of New York City.

  • A mobile cloud platform bringing rain, music, shade, WiFi and performances to Black Rock City.

    The Ardent Mobile Cloud Platform is an art car complete with its own rain cloud. The cloud is mounted to a telescoping boom that can hoist it 45 feet in the air.

  • Finally, bedding that solves the problem of bunching sheets and making your bed.

    Smart Bedding is a complete set of bedding — fitted sheet, top sheet, duvet cover, and pillowcases — created by Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley to eliminate bunched sheets and time-consuming bed-making.

  • Human beings who are addicted to Blood. Funny, Sexy and Bloody. A new kind of love story (and not a remake of "Blacula").

    Brooklyn-based filmmaker Spike Lee is using Kickstarter to fund his next feature film which is said to be about “human beings who are addicted to blood.”

  • A film by Brian Cottington that tells the story Pittsburgh's tribute to the bizarre, The Atrocity Exhibition, and the people behind it

    House of Oddities: The Story of The Atrocity Exhibition is an upcoming documentary about Pittsburgh’s annual festival of the weird and the bizarre, The Atrocity Exhibition.

  • Cyberculture pioneer Gareth Branwyn (Boing Boing, Mondo 2000, Wired, MAKE) presents a compelling collection of his work.

    Gareth Branwyn, who has written for Boing Boing, Mondo 2000, Wired, MAKE, and others, is currently working to create Borg Like Me (& Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems), a collection of his best work covering technology, culture, and DIY over the past 30 years.

  • Photographer Joseph D.R. OLeary created portraits of 150+ bearded men for an exquisite, limited-edition, coffee table book.

    Of Beards and Men: A Portrait of Man is a photo book featuring portraiture of more than 130 bearded men from all walks of life.

  • Subway Sets brings musicians from NYC's underground up to rooftops above the city. Buy your tix for evening of Sat, August 10th!

    Subway Sets is a New York City concert series that showcases musicians from the city’s subway system in rooftop concerts. Each month three musicians will be selected for a rooftop performance somewhere in New York City.

  • An LED guitar pick that creates a rhythmic light show synchronized to music as it is being played.

    The Firefly Pick is a motion-activated guitar pick that flashes colors when users pick or strum their guitar and can be charged using a Micro USB cable.

  • Put the helmet in your bag. Closca collapsible bike helmets merge fashion and safety in one cool bundle. The choice for urban riders!

    Closca is a foldable bicycle helmet designed to fit inside backpacks, briefcases, or purses while you’re not riding. The helmet comes in two stylish designs, duckbill and flatcap, in an attempt to making wearing a bicycle helmet more convenient and less flashy.

  • The Friendly and Educational Art Robot that Paints with Watercolors!

    The WaterColorBot is a robot created by 12-year-old Sylvia Todd and Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories that creates physical watercolor paintings using digital vector artwork.

  • The Twelve Pianos project and documentary is putting a dozen pianos on the San Mateo coastline, to play for the whales.

    Visitors to a stretch of Northern California coastline near San Francisco may stumble upon a piano or two, thanks to the ongoing guerrilla art project “Sunset Piano Opus Two for Twelve Pianos” by artist Mauro Ffortissimo.

  • Celebrate robots on film by bringing the Robot Film Festival to San Francisco July 20. You & robots on a red carpet!

    The 3rd Annual Robot Film Festival, a celebration of robots on film, takes place July 20 & 21, 2013 at the Bot & Dolly studios in San Francisco. This year’s theme is “Form versus Function: Can you judge a robot by its casings?”

  • Draw on our shirt with light by using any smartphone flash or LED.

    LUM Apparel has created a line of glow-in-the-dark t-shirts that can be drawn on using smartphone screens and LEDs.

  • Get your barbecues started with the adorable aquatic assistance of stainless steel narwhal skewers!

    Artist Melissa Dowell has created a set of adorable stainless steel narwhal barbecue skewers.

  • A science fiction adventure comedy for adults, and the first sequel to the popular gamebook adventure, Trial of the Clone.

    Zachary Weiner of the comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has authored a new interactive choosable pathway gamebook. Trial of the Clone 2: Wrath of the Pacifist is a “science fiction adventure comedy for adults.

  • The original, luminous, dance-partner sized jellyfish for fun-lovers, festival go-ers and Burning Man burners.

    Aspiring invertebrates will delight in OMG Jellyfish, an illuminated jellyfish puppet specifically engineered for displays of nighttime undulation.

  • Mission: SAVE LIVES. HALO MINI is an illuminated collar for our best friends. BE SEEN, BE SAFE!

    San Francisco-based design entrepreneur and HALO Belt Company founder Vincent Pilot Ng has created the HALO Mini, an illuminated series of collars designed to help keep you pets safe from harm.

  • A completely new, original design from prop maker Bill Doran, created for DIY makers, costumers and collectors alike!

    Prop and costume maker Bill Doran of Punished Props has launched the Prop Space Gun Project with the goal of creating do-it-yourself kits of Doran’s original space pistol design for anyone to build, modify, and paint themselves.

  • The Omni enables you to move naturally and freely in virtual worlds. Get fully immersed in your favorite game!

    Omni is a virtual reality interface created by Virtuix that allows users to move freely in a video game by walking on the treadmill-like device, and is designed to work with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and controllers like the Razer Hydra.

  • An ultra-portable device that transforms your laptop into a comfortable desktop workstation.

    The Roost is a collapsible laptop stand that is designed to alleviate the unhealthy hunched over posture of laptop users by raising the computer’s screen to eye level.

  • The statue has a free Wi-Fi hotspot & a time capsule to be opened Jan 7, 2043... and then the statue might go to Mars.

    Entrepreneur Dorrian Porter has launched a project to erect a statue of Nikola Tesla in Silicon Valley. The proposed statue would be located in Palo Alto and would feature built-in Wi-Fi and a time capsule that would be opened in the year 2043.

  • A tactical strategy game on an epic fantasy timeline from the creators of Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, and Iron Brigade!

    Double Fine Productions — the creators of Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, and the Kickstarter-funded Broken Age — has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund a turn-based tactics video game called Massive Chalice.

  • Introducing the Pirate Pancake Griddle. Make SKULL & CROSSBONES Pancakes. Get em' while they're hot!

    The Pirate Pancake Griddle is a brilliant cast-iron mold by Chicago-based sculptor ad fabricator Joe Sandor. The griddle displays an intimidating looking skull and crossbones design int he center and can be used to make up to three 5 inch pancakes per batch

  • With the Othermill, custom circuits, product prototypes, and other 3D objects are at your fingertips.

    Othermill is an small computer-controlled mill that allows the user to precision cut small objects like circuit boards. The mill is encased in a 10″ cube and weighs just 15 pounds, so it can be easily transported and used in a small workspace.

  • A look at the most fascinating insects on Earth - the Periodical Cicadas. Help them reach a film funding stretch goal of $40,000.

    Filmmaker Samuel Orr is working on an hour-long documentary about 17-year periodical cicadas, and has already completed a short educational video about the insect’s life cycle titled “Return of the Cicadas.”

  • Display images and animations on your bike wheel. Download your own graphics to the Monkey Light Pro and show them while you ride.

    Monkey Light Pro is an LED lighting system that transforms a bicycle wheel into an animated color display. The light consists of four LED-studded spokes that generate images and animations when the bike wheel spins between 10 and 40 MPH.

  • No More Belt Holes. Instead a clever, hidden track offers over 40+ size positions to choose from. The result -  a PERFECT FIT every time.

    Trakline is a clever men’s belt that replaces traditional belt holes with a much more adjustable track system. Hidden on the back of the belt, the track system offers 40 sizing positions in 1/4 inch increments (most belts have 5 belt holes spaced 1 inch apart).

  • Auto-balancing, electric transporter with gyro technology. Shift body weight to control speed and direction for seamless gliding!

    Hovertrax is a handleless electric transporter created by Shane Chen of Inventist. The device is slightly similar to a Segway in design (but without a handle) and is controlled by shifting body weight to go forward, turn, and rotate.

  • A New York City inspired documentary series capturing street art as it happens

    The short documentary “Wild In The Streets: Jilly Ballistic” follows street artist Jilly Ballistic as she posts her cheeky computer dialog boxes and vintage photos around the New York City transit system.

  • Gain insight into how your mind works by tracking your focus during any activity you choose. Understand yourself. Learn differently.

    Melon is a brain wave-sensing headband that pairs with a mobile app to track how well you focus when doing various activities.

  • Be IN your photos! Keyprop is the world's simplest stand and tripod. Fits all iPhones and smartphones.

    Keyprop is a very clever key-shaped smartphone stand that fits on a key chain. The stand works with most smartphones by mounting to the phone’s headphone jack and propping up the phone in the horizontal position.

  • The nation's largest art parade may have been flooded, but it's not washed away!

    For the past 30 years Coney Island has been home to the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, an annual summer art parade that has grown over the years to become the nation’s largest art parade. This year the event is in danger of being canceled—an aftereffect of Hurricane Sandy.

  • A series of 95 beautiful designs explaining philosophy using simple colors and shapes, available as a postcard box and a book.

    Complex philosphical theories are represented by simple graphics in the “Philographics” series (Part I and Part II) by Spanish graphic designer Genís Carreras. Carreras began the series two years ago and has created designs for 95 philosophical theories.

  • Make Emily and the Strangers a REAL BAND, and spread her empowering message, by animating her first hit record!

    Artist Rob Reger, creator of the comic character Emily The Strange, is on a mission to animate and give Emily a musical voice in her five-piece band, Emily and the Strangers.

  • A wool shirt worn for 100 days straight. No washing. No dry cleaning. No wrinkles. No odor.

    Wool&Prince is a Brooklyn-based apparel startup that is developing a wool button-down shirt that is much more durable and requires less washing than a traditional cotton shirt.

  • "Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something." - Thomas A. Edison

    Actor and director Zach Braff, best known for the TV show Scrubs and his 2004 award-winning film Garden State, is back with an upcoming original film (co-written by his brother Adam Braff) titled Wish I Was Here.

  • An investigative documentary from director Brian Knappenberger about the life of the internet pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz.

    Brian Knappenberger, director of Anonymous documentary We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, is working on a documentary about Aaron Swartz currently titled The Internet’s Own Boy.

  • More space, less moolah. Complete Cloud storage subscription service in one little device -- Space Monkey.

    Space Monkey is a cloud storage service that allows the user to control their own one terabyte datacenter.

  • The first African-American Sherlock Holmes series by KARL BOLLERS and RICK LEONARDI

    Watson and Holmes by Karl Bollers and Rick Leonardi is a comic book reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as African Americans in New York City’s Harlem district.

  • Adopted, raised on different continents & connected through social media, Samantha & Anaïs believe they are twins separated at birth.

    Anaïs and Samantha were born twin sisters in South Korea on November 18th, 1987, but were adopted out to families on separate continents.

  • A citizen funded homage to the Curiosity, this will be one of the most technologically advanced art cars for party and educational fun.

    In honor of NASA’s Curiosity rover, a Los Angeles-based team of artists calling themselves The Desert Wizards of Mars is building an 8-passenger replica of the rover: the Mars Rover Art Car.

  • Prototype of creative shipping container hotel and community space. Designed to connect people through art and stories. Pure Awesome.

    First Container is a prototype community center and retail pop-up space in Detroit that will be housed in two recycled shipping containers.

  • The Nomad is a green portable espresso machine that will liberate and enrich the coffee lifestyle of people around the world.

    Nomad is an innovative portable espresso machine that only requires ground coffee and hot water to work. The machine is pressurized by a low-effort hand pump, eliminating the need for electricity, batteries, or gas cartridges.

  • Massive LEGO builds celebrating spirituality, peaceful ET contact and fantastical worlds. First work: 200,000 LEGO pieces, 600+ hours.

    Mike Doyle is creating the Contact Series, a collection of science fiction LEGO constructions featuring otherworldly cities. The first work depicts a peaceful meeting between extraterrestrials and spiritual humans in the city of Odan.

  • The epic, feel good, bromantic roadtrip short film "The Reward", will now continue as a fantasy series in "Tales of Alethrion".

    The Reward, an animated short from Sun Creature Studio tells the tale of two friends on an epic, Dungeons & Dragons style adventure. Now the short’s creators are looking to turn the concept into an animated series called The Tales of Alethrion.

  • A collaborative full color illustrated children's book style adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu.

    Writer Tro Rex and illustrator Eyona Bella are working to create Littlest Lovecraft, an illustrated children’s book adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu by cosmic horror master H.P. Lovecraft.

  • We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected.

    Continuum, directed by Guy Reid, aims to tell the story of where we came from, where we are now, and what’s next for the human race through interviews with astronauts, physicists, poets, anthropologists, Tibetan lamas, and more.

  • STRIPPED is a feature documentary on the world's best cartoonists: Talking about the art form they love & where it goes as papers die.

    STRIPPED is an upcoming feature-length documentary by Fred Schroeder and Dave Kellett of Sequential Films that explores the world of newspaper comics, webcomics and how comics survive in today’s society.

  • Kickstarter's first and only $1M fashion project was built on the premise that every stitch tells a story; A Premium Sweatshirt Designed for Life, Guaranteed for a Decade and Backed with FREE Mending!

    The 10-Year Hoodie is designed to last for a decade or more thanks to durable features like American-made fleece fabric, reinforced stitching, and a brass zipper.

  • UPDATED: This is it. We're making a Veronica Mars movie! Now the only question is: how big can we make it? We need your help!

    Rob Thomas, the creator and executive producer of the popular television detective series Veronica Mars, and its star Kristen Bell, have launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to finance a Veronica Mars film.

  • Bartendro is a modular and open-source cocktail dispensing robot!

    Robert Kaye and Pierre Michael of Party Robotics in San Luis Obispo, California have developed Bartendro, a modular and open source cocktail dispensing robot.

  • Story War is an innovative party game where you battle your friends by telling stories, referencing pop culture, and making stuff up!

    “Story War” is a combative card-based storytelling party game by Brad O’Farrell (creator of Keyboard Cat), Tom McLean (aka “frezned“) and illustrator Vondell Swain of Cantrip Games.

  • Lumio unfolds from a book into a multi-purpose portable lamp. Transform Lumio into many shapes to meet your needs!

    Lumio is an LED lamp with a clever book-like form. The lamp turns on when opened and because it is powered by rechargeable lithium batteries, it can be used virtually anywhere.

  • It's a pen that can draw in the air! 3Doodler is the 3D printing pen you can hold in your hand. Lift your imagination off the page!

    3Doodler is a 3D printer pen that makes it possible to “draw” three-dimensional plastic objects. The pen works by heating a thin plastic wire until it is pliable, and then cooling the plastic with a fan after it comes out of the pen tip.

  • "SCIENCE: Ruining Everything Since 1543" is a collection of new & old SMBC comics all about science and scientists.

    SCIENCE: Ruining Everything Since 1543, a book created by illustrator Zach Weiner and published by Breadpig, will be the third printed collection of his “finest” scientific and witty online SMBC (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) comic strips.

  • It's an animated cop, mafia, horror movie set in the 1960s in Coney Island, with political overtones both realistic and outrageous.

    Ralph Bakshi, the famed indie animator & director who made the first X-rated animated feature (Fritz the Cat, 1972), has announced a new animated series: Last Days of Coney Island.

  • Kickstarters, Cupid is calling. Help this aphrodisiac lollipop maker and help yourself! Sprout the seeds for LOVE this Valentine's Day.

    San Francisco-based candy company Pandora’s Pops has created the Boudoir Collection, a line of organic and herbal heart-shaped aphrodisiac lollipops which were created to “enhance sexual experience and boost libido.”

  • Meat America: An eye-opening, artery-closing look at the American spirit through the work of photographer Dominic Episcopo.

    “Meat America” is a project by Philadelphia-based photographer Dominic Episcopo that features cuts of meat carved to look like American icons like Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross, and more.

  • MAD Magazine poked fun at everything - and changed the world. A peek behind the scenes at this culture rotting institution.

    When We Went MAD!: A Documentary of Echh-ic Proportions is an upcoming documentary film directed by Alan Bernstein that “looks at the history and influence of MAD Magazine over the past 60 years.”

  • A feature documentary that follows the trials and triumphs of several world-class magicians.

    Where the Magic Happens, an upcoming documentary that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of professional magicians. For the past two years, filmmakers Marcie Hume & Christoph Baaden have been following five magicians as they passionately pursue their unusual occupation.

  • Because zines are like Instagram for film... without the confusing TOS.

    “American Analog” is a project by Doctor Popular which will feature his favorite black and white photos in a zine. He states, “Each issue will be 28 pages, full bleed print, on a 8.5″ X 5″ booklet.

  • An interactive LED based display for retro pixel art. Use your Android device to change the image or animation.

    PIXEL is an interactive picture frame that allows you to display both animated and still pixel art on a 32×32 LED based panel. You can control what image or animation is shown by using specialized apps from an Android device (iOS devices not supported).

  • We wanted to make a tasty food product & knew the best way to be successful was to make a scrumptious candy bar!

    Santa Rosa-based 13-year-old Tucker Fish has invented the College Bound candy bar as a way to help save money for his own college education and to help others with scholarships.

  • The InterLock™ hides inside of your bike frame through the seat post. It's universal and can be installed on virtually any bike.

    The InterLock is a cable lock for bikes that hides away inside the seat post of the bicycle when not in use.

  • Our book is successfully funded. Help push us to $5000 to Kickstart Tales of Hot Rod Horror 3!

    Artist Devon Devereaux is in the process of making the new graphic novel anthology Tales Of Hot Rod Horror Volume 2 through his publishing company Cackling Imp Press. It will feature work from many talented artists and writers.

  • CLOUDS is a documentary exploring creativity through the lens of code

    A documentary by James George and Jonathan Minard about current hacker-art practices. It features interviews with thirty artists, curators, designers, & critics and was created with an open-source software library called RGBDToolkit in the RGBD 3D cinema format.

  • The EASIEST, MOST SATISFYING and FUN way to open a bottle!!!

    The BROpener, created by friends Aaron Avallon and Matt von Mering, is a wonderful aircraft grade aluminum tab that can stick to any “waist height or lower” surface and turn it into a bottle opener.

  • Bicycle horns that sound just like car horns.

    The Loud Bicycle Horn is a bike horn that gets the attention of nearby motorists by sounding just like a car horn. The horn is based on the idea that motorists instinctively react to car horns in a way that they do not for traditional bicycle horns and bells.

  • ATOMS are a system of plug-n-play sensors, motors and logic blocks for kids and adults to make things that do amazing things.

    ATOMS Express Toys are easy-to-use high-tech building blocks designed by Colorado-based Seamless Toy Company for kids of all ages “to make things that do things.” They are designed to work with other toys and can be controlled with an iPhone.

  • A creative, sustainable building project sharing knowledge and resources through the creation of homes and community spaces in Haiti.

    The Konbit Shelter Project is an ongoing project to bring innovative superadobe homes and community spaces to rural Haiti. Superadobe buildings are easy to build with local materials and labor, and are resistant to earthquakes and other disasters.

  • Discreetly store drink, banknotes or even a ready-rolled cigarette in your bicycle's handlebars.

    The Handlebar Minibar is a small tube designed to discreetly store “drink, banknotes or even a ready-rolled cigarette” inside of your bicycle’s handlebars.

  • SEE A LITTLE LIGHT: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould recorded 11/21/11, available for the first time to the public

    In November 2011 legendary rocker Bob Mould played a show in LA with some friends. Now a year later there’s a Kickstarter to fund a DVD of that concert.

  • Imagine floating, globally connected urban forests growing where billboards stand. Artist Stephen Glassman and his team are doing it.

    The Urban Air project seeks to convert outdoor advertising billboards into suspended bamboo gardens (video). Each Urban Air installation will feature live bamboo nourished by water misters. The installation will be monitored by a Wi-Fi enabled climate sensor.

  • The new web series from the makers of Modern War Gear Solid.

    Mario Warfare is a badass new web series by Beat Down Boogie that gives the classic Super Mario Brothers video game a tough and fun live-action military spin. In episode one they give us a small taste of the intense action to come.

  • LA Makerspace needs 3D Printers, a Laser Cutter, and Open Project Time for Members to Innovate.

    Located at LA Mart in downtown LA, Los Angeles Makerspace is described as “a non-profit community space for makers of all ages to work on projects and take classes in software, hardware, electronics, robotics, art, filmmaking, bio-tech, eco-tech, wearable-tech and more…”

  • The Blaze Laserlight is a beautifully designed bike light with a laser projection designed to tackle the biggest cause of cycling fatalities - vehicles turning across an unseen bike.

    BLAZE is an ingenious bike light that uses a laser to project a warning symbol on the street in front of the bicyclist. The bright green symbol of a bicycle alerts motorists and pedestrians of the bicyclist’s approach, eliminating deadly blindspots that lead to accidents.

  • Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life…

    Brooklyn-based Cesar Kuriyama has been working on the 1 Second Everyday App, an app which can make a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life, one second at a time.

  • This is what happens when Kickstarter and cat ladies collide. Handcrafted ceramic gravy boat shaped like a hurking kitty!

    Fine glass artist GingerELA was inspired by our post, Barfing Squirrel Gravy Boat, to make an awesome one for herself. Instead of a squirrel though, she made a black cat (we assume it’s fashioned after her own kitty, Mr. B).

  • Fighting Man Frying Pans! Epic kitchenware to make your meals legendary!

    James Brown of Morlock Enterprises (a company that makes a large variety of custom merchandise) has come upon a new Combat Kitchenware venture, which starts with the creation of customized battle worthy frying pans that have a sword hilt acting as the handle.

  • The true story of America's largest commune and two sisters' journey to revisit their past.

    American Commune is an upcoming documentary about the rise and fall of The Farm, a community in rural Tennessee that was once America’s largest commune (trailer).

  • A girl and her father hunt for valuable resin on a toxic planet. When her father is attacked, she is forced to grow up quick.

    PROSPECT is a conceptual sci-fi film short being produced by SHEP Films that tells a coming of age story about a teen girl who is with her father on a toxic foreign planet trying to prospect a valuable resin from rare bugs.

  • This piece is about a revolution & the emancipation of the 99% ... JOIN THE REVOLUTION!

    “Anatomica di Revolutis” is an intricate 3D printed sculpture of a winged skull by artist Joshua Harker. It consists of three main components—the filigree skull, the 75-piece mechanical wings, and the pyramidal “crooked cairn,” which serves as a pull chain to activate the wings.

  • Support America's OLDEST Continuously Running Theater - Second Oldest In The World - San Francisco’s ROXIE THEATER

    San Francisco’s Roxie Theater, one of the city’s last remaining independent movie theaters, is turning to Kickstarter to help fund much needed upgrades and the theater’s 2012-2013 programming.

  • For two decades, the Yes Men have pulled off hilarious media hoaxes to expose corporate crimes. Now, they are approaching middle age, struggling to stay in the fight against climate change. Can they get it together before the ice caps melt?

    The Yes Men Are Revolting is an upcoming documentary by and about media pranksters The Yes Men, and their work during the height of the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring. It also encourages viewers to take matters into their own hands and join the global movement for change.

  • Using a military grade Kevlar|Carbon Matrix, these socks will never get a hole, droop, or wear out on the bottom.

    Socrates Sock Co. is making men’s socks with kevlar-carbon matrix reinforcements designed to make the socks extraordinarily durable. Socrates founder Cam Carter came up with the idea while working for the American military in Italy.

  • A one-cup-at-a-time coffee maker & to-go cup that brews delicious full-bodied coffee and stays hot forever without getting bitter.

    The Impress Coffee Brewer is an ingenious single serving coffee press that doubles as a travel cup.

  • Unveiled at 2012 Maker Faire, these Amazing Mechanical Flip Books stole the show. Now we've developed a kit so you can build your own!

    In late 2011, artists Mark Rosen and Wendy Marvel created Mechanical Flipbooks, motorized flip books that display vintage motion picture animations by film pioneer Eadweard Muybridge (video).

  • This project will allow me to produce a 2013 calendar of the top images from the World's Best Father photo series featuring Alice Bee.

    Photographer Dave Engledow has created, with help from his wife Jen, an amazing and funny World’s Best Father photo series where he portrays a clueless, sleep-deprived and unsafe Dad to his adorable daughter Alice Bee, which is the type of father that he never plans to be.

  • A photographic project of digitally constructed city portraits from around the globe.

    During his travels over the past four years, San Francisco-based artist Bernard Bolter has been creating digital photo composites of each city he visits for his “Digital City Series.”

  • LIFX is a WiFi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android.

    LIFX is a Wi-Fi-enabled LED light bulb that can be controlled from anywhere by a mobile device. The bulb can be turned on and off, set on a timer, dimmed, and its color can even be changed, all by a mobile app for iPhone or Android devices.

  • Everpurse charges your smartphone (compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy S3) all day without wires.

    Chicago-based social worker Elizabeth D. Ormesher Salcedo invented the Everpurse, a small zippable purse that charges your smartphone all day (it fits within a bigger bag), after always running out of battery charge on her cellphone.

  • Transform your digital iPhone images into real instant photographs that you can touch, caress and share with friends.

    The Impossible Instant Lab is a device that creates a Polaroid-style instant photo out of any photo on your iPhone. The device is essentially an analog instant camera with an iPhone mount on a collapsible tower that allows the camera to take a photo of the iPhone’s screen.

  • Help us share the inspirational story of an emerging filmmaker living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda

    Wakaliwood is an upcoming documentary about Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey Nabwana, a filmmaker who creates feature films in his hometown of Wakaliga, Uganda.

  • Dungeons & Dragons, a game that changed the world.

    Dungeons & Dragons: A Documentary (aka “D&D: AD“) will give us a look at the fantasy role-playing game phenomenon Dungeons & Dragons, an in-depth history behind it and the influence that is has had on our culture today.

  • A drawing of 2,500 characters from Archie to Zorak. Suggest a character and get a print!

    New York artist Ray Sumser is putting the finishing touches on his amazing Characternity illustration that contains over 2,500 cartoon, comic book, video game and other pop culture characters.

  • DEVOBOTS: is a DEVO Synthesizer featuring unreleased DEVO sounds coupled with a powerful DEVO Robot Maker

    DEVOBOTS is an upcoming DEVO-authorized iOS app that is a combination robot maker and synthesizer. Users will be able to create their own DEVO-inspired robot characters from a library of 10,000 robot parts.

  • Liberating Instagram photos from your smart device, Instacube feeds your favorite images wirelessly at 3x the size.

    Instacube is an LCD photo frame that displays a live feed of Instagram photos. The device uses Wi-Fi to sync with the user’s Instagram account. Instacube has a few simple controls including a favorite button and a feed toggle button.

  • The Slim Wallet is a super-thin, card-carrying over-achiever. Designed for minimalists.

    Slim is an ultra thin elastic wallet for the minimalist who mainly carries cards. The wallet is normally .12 inches thick but can expand to accommodate a stack of cards. Slim is currently under development by Supr Good Co. of Minneapolis with the first wallets expected in Sept.

  • What if you could tuck a lucky penny in the ground and watch it sprout into a flower? You can with our letterpress paper coinage!

    Leafcutter Designs‘ Lea Redmond, creator of the World’s Smallest Post Service, The Small Times mini newspaper and Punch Boxes, has a new and interesting project called Seed Money, which are paper coins she makes that you can plant.

  • Use all of your available Internet connections at once to maximize speed & reliability with Dispatch.

    Connectify Dispatch is a PC app that increases the speed and reliability of your Internet connection by letting you use all your available Internet connections at the same time.

  • A typographic poster series that celebrates the delicious foods from different cities.

    Delicious City Prints is a fun typographic poster series from Philadelphia-based designer Roni Lagin that celebrates worldwide regional foods. He’s got several cities covered so far, like Boston, London, New Orleans and more.

  • Habanero hot with a touch of honey, light up your grills kids!

    The San Francisco-based Honey Badger Sauce Company has concocted Honey Badger BBQ Sauce, ‘badass’ barbecue sauce made with honey & habanero chili peppers that was inspired by the Honey Badger internet meme.

  • We are building a Millenium Falcon Golfcart to carry Peter Mayhew (the actor who plays Chewbacca) in the Chewbacchus 2013 Parade.

    Sculpture artist Ryan S Ballard of New Orleans-based Mardi Gras parade organization, The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is building a custom-made Millenium Falcon Golfcart for Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in Star Wars) to ride in the Chewbacchus 2013 Parade.

  • A celebration of remix, mashup and creative appropriation in film, video, music, performance, technology and visual arts.

    Now in its third year, the RE/Mixed Media Festival is an annual event that “celebrates remixing, mashups, copyright reform, and fair use.” This year’s event happens at Brooklyn Lyceum in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday November 10, 2012.

  • From John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren and Stimpy, comes "Cans Without Labels", a George Liquor Cartoon.

    Animator, voice actor and Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi is on a mission to bring the original Ren & Stimpy character George Liquor back to life in the cartoon Cans Without Labels and needs your help to get it done.

  • A hot beverage produces heat and slight moisture that's damaging to your furniture. The Floating Mug; it's novelty you can live with.

    Invented by Tigere Chiriga, The Floating Mug is both a porcelain mug and coaster, where the handle acts as a coaster to prevent heat and moisture rings from getting on furniture. The mug’s uniquely-shaped handle/coaster was inspired by the design of a hanging banana holder.

  • Faraday: The ultimate electric propelled utility bicycle

    The Faraday Porteur is a handsome electric bicycle with artfully concealed batteries and a 250 watt motor that together provide 10 to 15 miles of pedal assist on a single charge.

  • blink(1) is a small USB light to give you glanceable notice of anything on your computer or the internet.

    blink(1) is a hackable LED indicator light that plugs into any USB port. The light serves as a visual status update for any event that occurs on a computer or the Internet—new emails, weather conditions, Twitter notifications, computer system alerts, etc.

  • Creating 8-bit Pixel Portraits for Kickstarter Backers, and bringing them all together into a beautiful Limited Edition Art Print! ♥

    Drew Wise has taken his many years of art experience and launched the Kickstarter project Pixel Portrait Poster Project. Up to 800 backers of the project will receive a unique 8-bit pixel portrait of themselves created by Drew after submitting him a photo.

  • People ask how they can support Penny Arcade in a way that doesn't involve shirts or looking at ads, and we think we've found a way.

    Penny Arcade is looking to convert their current website to a completely ad free and service rich version, just like the good old days.

  • Official DEVO documentary film needs your help to finish editing the film this year.

    Are We Not Men? is an upcoming authorized documentary about the influential punk rock/new wave band Devo (trailer). The film follows the band from its origins at Kent State University in the early 70s to its present day tours.

  • An illustrated storybook about two kids inheriting an odd old house with generations of accumulated wonder - A Cabinet of Curiosities.

    The artistic husband and wife duo Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying of Extracurricular Activities are creating a mysteriously fun book called Curiosities: An Illustrated History of Ancestral Oddity.

  • A WiFi enabled device with interchangeable sensors and a mobile app.

    Knut is a Wi-Fi enabled sensor hub that can transmit messages about temperature, humidity, opening doors & other conditions to your computer or mobile device (video). A single Knut can have up to four sensors attached to it and multiple Knuts can easily be monitored by one user.

  • A sci-fi adventure comedy where you choose your own pathway, collect items, gain points, and strive to save the universe.

    Zachary Weiner of the comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has authored an interactive choosable pathway gamebook. Trial of the Clone is a “comedy science fiction story set in the future” with over 20 illustrations by Chris Jones.

  • Use your brainwaves to help you rest, guided by soothing music and fading lights. Lucid dreaming and meditation versions available.

    Mitch Altman has spent the past seven years working on the NeuroDreamer Sleep Mask. The mask is an open source device that gets placed over your eyes and uses fading lights and soothing music to “gently guide your brainwaves into a pattern of rest”.

  • A giant, roaming, global dinner party capped off with a celebration in NYC, all to change the world.

    In 2012, The Feast is presenting an initiative titled The World’s Fare which is a series of global dinner parties all held on October 5, 2012 at 7 PM ET, the final day of The Feast Social Innovation Conference in New York City.

  • Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future.

    Makey Makey is an easy to use kit for converting everyday objects into computer input devices. Bananas, Play Doh, people, and other conductive objects can be connected to the Makey Makey board via alligator clips.

  • An animated oral history of American soldiers in the last days of World War One.

    And We Were Young is an upcoming animated documentary by Andy Smetanka about American involvement in one of the final battles of World War I.

  • Shot over two years and seen in the press worldwide, this project needs your help to be published as a limited edition fine-art book.

    In 2010, London-based photographer Martin Usborne shot poignant images of dogs in cars as a personal project. Those images are now being made into a book titled Dogs In Cars, A Photography Art Book.

  • Photoville is a unique photo village built from shipping containers in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Help us make it a FREE event!

    Brooklyn-based art cooperative United Photo Industries will host Photoville, a large-scale photographic village created with shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Park in summer 2012. Photoville starts Friday June 22, 2012 and runs through Sunday July 1, 2012.

  • Now in its fourth year, XOXO started here on Kickstarter—selling every ticket to the inaugural event in two days.

    Andy Baio of Waxy.org, along with Andy McMillan, have just announced XOXO, an arts and technology conference and festival that celebrates disruptive creativity that he is organizing at the Yu Contemporary in Portland, OR this September 13-16.

  • The gTar is a fully digital guitar that enables anybody to play music quickly and easily with the help of LEDs and a docked iPhone

    gTar is an iPhone-powered electronic guitar that is designed to be played by anyone, regardless of their musical ability. The heart of the instrument is a docked iPhone running the gTar app.

  • We are building an Amphibious Paddlewheel Couch, and hope to bring it to Ephemerisle, Camp Tipsy, Rivertown Revival, and other events!

    The Amphibious Red Couch is a “Bicycle-Pedal-Powered Paddlewheel Pontoon Couch” project created by Dawn Thomas and Robert Van de Walle that they will bring to aquatic events like Ephemerisle, Camp Tipsy, and the Rivertown Revival. It uses a fancy red velvet couch for seating.

  • Want to see a Gentleman Octoplush to hug, squeeze and cuddle? Well now is your chance! <3

    Kelly Greenlief Sapp has designed Atticus Kitsch, a purple anthropomorphic gentleman octopus who wears a top hat and a monocle.

  • Kinetic Creatures are DIY mechanical cardboard animals.

    Kinetic Creatures are cardboard walking animal sculptures by Alyssa Hamel & Lucas Ainsworth. The sculptures are made of cut cardboard parts that fit together with tabs and slots. They walk via a hand crank or on their own with an optional electric gear kit.

  • Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra are putting out an album. Pre-order it / get more info on the art book & gallery tour, here!

    Avant-garde performer and musician Amanda Palmer recently began a fundraising to promote, mix, manufacture and distribute her first studio album since 2008.

  • The first sexy, comfortable pocketed bra that allows women to carry a phone, ID, and key when going out to parties, dances, or events.

    Created by University of Washington students Mariah Gentry and Kyle Bartlow, the JoeyBra is a bra with discreet side pockets so women can safely store small items like phones and credit cards on their body.

  • An anodized aluminum keyboard for your iPad with built-in speakers that connects with a hinge for nearly 180 degrees of positioning.

    Brydge is a combination keyboard and case for iPad that when attached, converts the tablet into a laptop (video). It is made of machined aluminum and attaches to the iPad with a special quick release hinge. Brydge is by Los Angeles-based designer Brad Leong, Sam, & Eddy.

  • Luxuriously rugged yet refined Premium Men’s Underwear; Sparking a revolution in American Manufacturing the old fashioned way.

    Flint and Tinder is an ambitious apparel startup by Jake Bronstein that will manufacture premium quality men’s underwear entirely in the United States.

  • Pebble is a customizable watch. Download new watchfaces, use sports and fitness apps, get notifications from your phone.

    Pebble is an e-paper watch that syncs with Android smartphones and iPhones and can be customized with apps and interchangeable faces. Engineer Eric Migicovksy and a small engineering and design team are preparing the watch for manufacture.

  • PLASTIC GALAXY is a documentary about Star Wars toys, exploring their history, pop-cultural influence, and the joy they elicit today.

    Plastic Galaxy is an upcoming documentary by Brian Stillman about Star Wars toys.

  • Chalktrail lets children create colorful sidewalk chalk patterns and designs while riding their bikes and scooters.

    Washington-based inventor Scott Baumann has designed Chalktrail, a universally-fitting attachment for bicycles or scooters that allows the rider to decorate riding surfaces with chalk designs. It not only looks incredibly easy to install but it also looks really fun to use.

  • I've spent the last two years on the road traveling to 11 countries. A collection of stories, photos and tips to get inspired and go!

    Andrew Hyde has spent the past 20 months traveling the world and is now writing a book about his travels titled This Book Is About Travel (A Manual For Modern Travel).

  • A coast-to-coast quest to discover and celebrate the future of work--a video series and traveling event.

    Thor Muller and Lane Becker have authored Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business. To complement the book’s release, they have scheduled a springtime Go Luck Yourself cross-country tour in the RVIP Lounge & Karaoke Cabaret.

  • Cuddly plush creature, powered by your iPhone or iPod Touch. Ubooly responds to voice input and is full of adventure.

    The Ubooly is a plush case for an iPhone or iPod touch that turns the device into an interactive educational tool for children ages 4 to 9. It is able to download “content every month over wifi, including games, stories, and adventures.”

  • We have been granted unparalleled access to make a film that explores one of the most distinctive voices in modern cinema: David Lynch.

    The Lynch Three Project is an upcoming feature length documentary about the life of film auteur David Lynch. The film is directed by Jason S., director of two previous non-biographical documentaries about David Lynch.

  • In 2006 I created a show called "The Show with Ze Frank." With your help I'd like to start a new show. Same, same... but different.

    Ze Frank is bringing back The Show.

  • After a friend had his bike light stolen and got hit by a car, MIT bike geeks built a Theft-Resistant Bike Light.

    The Defender by Gotham Bicycle Defense Industries is a theft-resistant bicycle light with a design inspired by the cylinder of a revolver.

  • When your bar is a little sliver, piggyback it onto a fresh bar of Stack soap. Stack's got a special groove that joins 'em together.

    Stack Soap solves the problem of the pesky soap slivers that remain when bar soap is nearly used-up. Stack Soap’s grooved design allows a leftover soap sliver to be nested in the new bar.

  • Help me publish a hilariously silly board book about a Polka Dot trying something new with the help of his friends!

    The Polka Dots: Learn To Polka! is a cute new book project by artist and toy designer Attaboy, author of You Might Be a Monster (& Other Stories I Made Up).

  • A True Story About Why We Are. From the creator of Everything is a Remix.

    “This is Not a Conspiracy Theory” is a new political web series by Kirby Ferguson, creator of the wonderful and recently completed series “Everything is a Remix”. The new series will focus on politics in the United States, and what has led to the current status quo.

  • Help me collect twelve years of webcomics into a complete ebook form while still keeping the files free to all.

    Diesel Sweeties pixelated webcomic creator Richard Stevens has launched Diesel Sweeties eBook-Stravaganza 3000, a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to produce an eBook of his first 3,000 comics.

  • An adventure game from Tim Schafer, Double Fine, and YOU!

    Double Fine is a project to fund development of a retro point & click adventure video game. It will also fund a documentary film team from 2 Player Productions. The filmmakers will document the entire game making process as it happens.

  • Undocking's a breeze and it works with cases. Built at a whole new level of quality with a beautifully minimal design.

    The Elevation iPhone Dock from Oregon-based industrial design firm Elevation Lab is a well-crafted aluminum dock for the iPhone, the iPod Touch and iPod Nano.

  • Thanks to our loyal fans, we reprinted the entire back catalog of The Order of the Stick—and funded a bunch of new stories, too!

    Writer and illustrator Rich Burlew has been writing The Order of the Stick, a comedic webcomic about D&D-style roleplaying games and medieval fantasy, for nearly 10 years. In addition to the online versions, Burlew has been self-publishing hard copy compilations for his fans.

  • The definitive account of the home video revolution; how it changed entertainment industries & evolved our relationship with media.

    Rewind This! is an upcoming documentary about the cultural significance and history of the VHS videocassette. The film is being made by Austin, Texas-based Imperial PolyFarm Productions.

  • Feature-length documentary film which chronicles how a group of New York comedians started a cultural phenomenon.

    Street prank collective Improv Everywhere is the subject of an upcoming documentary directed by the group’s longtime documentarian, Matt Adams. The feature length film will cover the history of the group and will include interviews with over 50 Improv Everywhere performers.

  • CASSETTE is a feature-length documentary that celebrates the past, present, and future of an endearing musical format.

    Cassette is an upcoming documentary about the cultural significance and history of the tape cassette being made by Zack Taylor and Seth Smoot.

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Web Series set in the ruins of New York City and filmed in the real-life abandoned spaces of the 5 boroughs.

    "The Silent City" is an upcoming post apocalyptic web video series in which a lone man in New York City fights to survive.

  • Hand-made screenprints & t-shirts about the best things life has to offer: zombies, unicorns, 8-bit creatures and knife fights.

    Graphic designer Safwat Saleem created a series of illustrations designed to inspire the viewer to say “Oh Shit!”. Themes include: unicorns, zombies, and flamethrowers. Saleem is raising funds to produce limited edition prints and shirts.