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    2000 Student Projects to the Edge of Space by John Powell

    PongSat 2 !!!!! On September 27, 2014 we are going to send 2000 student projects to the edge of space.

    • 65% funded
    • $7,221 pledged
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    Help 2000 student projects reach the edge of space via weather balloon.

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    The Open Enigma Project by S&T Geotronics

    An Open Source Enigma Replica for all.

    Successful!
    • 310% funded
    • $62,054 pledged
    • Funded

    A replica of the WWII-era code machine, Enigma--only it encrypts and decrypts with the help of an Arduino Mega instead of gears and wheels.

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    Skirmos: Open Source Laser Tag by Skirmos

    The most advanced open source laser tag system. Create your own indoor or outdoor battlefield. Build your own custom gametypes.

    Successful!
    • 164% funded
    • $98,674 pledged
    • Funded

    Arduino-based laser tag gun with tons of cool features like a LCD screen that keeps track of game time and hits.

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    Portable Dual Arduino (TM) Micro XPlorerBoard by Rich Electronics

    The Portable XPlorerBoard lets you plug in 2 Arduino Micros for your projects and eliminates loose parts with its built in components.

    Successful!
    • 122% funded
    • $32,920 pledged
    • Funded

    A proto board taken--nearly--to the point of insanity. A full sized solderless breadboard plus TWO Arduinos? Excellent.

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    MicroView: Chip-sized Arduino with built-in OLED Display! by Geek Ammo

    The MicroView is the first chip-sized Arduino compatible that lets you see what your Arduino is thinking using a built-in OLED display.

    • 2,273% funded
    • $568,274 pledged
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    Breadboardable Arduinos with a built-in OLED. Brilliant and gorgeous-looking!

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    X–SPACE: A Library Designed and Built By Its Students by Project H Design, 501c3

    108 eighth grade students are designing and building their own library, and you can own a piece of it.

    Successful!
    • 105% funded
    • $78,843 pledged
    • Funded

    Help 108 eighth-graders design and build a library from scratch.

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    The Scorpion Light - Revolutionising your Films by Blind Spot Gear

    The Scorpion Light is about portability, ease of use, flexibility and affordability. Taking lighting to the limits of your imagination.

    • 205% funded
    • £43,171 pledged
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    Super flexible video light able to clamp to scaffolding, tabletops, and other structures. Want to use a gel? They snap on magnetically.

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    Vega Edge by Angella Mackey + Kate Hartman

    A wearable light designed to work with your wardrobe.

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $33,987 pledged
    • Funded

    Wearable LED module that attaches to your jacket or laptop case with magnets.

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    PiUPS - Uninterruptible power supply for Raspberry Pi by OpenElectrons.com

    PiUPS is Uninterruptible Power Supply & Portable Power for Raspberry Pi or Arduino. PiUPS runs on 3 AA rechargeable batteries.

    Successful!
    • 137% funded
    • $13,445 pledged
    • Funded

    Smart battery backup for your Pi or Arduino, while actually communicating with it, informing your Pi about battery levels and other factors.

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    AgIC Print - Printing circuit boards with home printers by AgIC Inc.

    AgIC transforms a home printer into a circuit board manufacturing equipment. The fastest and cheapest way to print circuits.

    Successful!
    • 266% funded
    • $79,939 pledged
    • Funded

    Print circuits with a home printer, creating circuit boards on paper. Also supports "arty" traces so you can design really cool PCBs.

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    AeriCam Hollywood - 3 Axis Camera Stabilization System by Frank Sommers

    Revolutionary 3 axis camera stabilization system with line of attachments providing full house production capabilities in one package.

    Successful!
    • 164% funded
    • $41,225 pledged
    • Funded

    3-axis camera stabilizer with cool attachments and the ability to accommodate a wide variety of cameras of up to 15 pounds.

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    Padcaster Mini: On-the-Fly Filmmaking With the iPad mini by Josh Apter

    A tough aluminum frame with threaded holes and a flexible insert to secure your iPad mini. CNET calls it a "must-have" for iPad video.

    Successful!
    • 157% funded
    • $23,657 pledged
    • Funded

    Use your iPad Mini as a video camera with this protective frame that houses the iPad and all of its attachments.

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    Solo Slider Dolly & Camera Jib system by VariZoom

    NEW Solo Slider Dolly & Solo Jib system by VariZoom. Nice game changer for folks using DSLR and video camcorders 7 lbs and less.

    Successful!
    • 111% funded
    • $26,801 pledged
    • Funded

    Slider dolly and camera jib that gives you dynamic control your DSLR or smaller video camera,

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    Ototo: Make Music from Anything by Dentaku

    Ototo is an all-in-one musical invention kit which allows you to make an instrument any way you want.

    Successful!
    • 147% funded
    • £73,589 pledged
    • Funded

    Electronic musical instrument with a dozen capacitive touch pads, four sensor ports, and preset buttons.

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    Pijin: Flock, talk & unlock the sensory puzzles of speech by Travis Feldman

    Phonetic Scrabble meets Apples-to-Apples! Pijin is an exciting game of quick-witted phonetic spelling & word associations!

    Successful!
    • 114% funded
    • $17,233 pledged
    • Funded

    A game of spelling with letter tiles, but with Pijin you spell with phonemes. You spell home, HOM, for instance.

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    The MicroSlice | A Mini Arduino Laser Cutter & Engraver. by Gregory L Holloway

    The MicroSlice is a Build-It-Yourself kit, uses Open Source Software, and can be easily assembled at home by just about anyone.

    Successful!
    • 318% funded
    • £95,427 pledged
    • Funded

    Intriguing Arduino-powered laser cutter kit. Sounds like a lot of fun to build, and you get a neat tool for your efforts.

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    Smart Nixie Tube by Tyler Nehowig

    The Smart Nixie Tube is the first expandable Nixie Tube display with built-in Arduino Uno compatible hardware.

    Successful!
    • 632% funded
    • $31,636 pledged
    • Funded

    Daisy chainable RGB-illuminated nixie tubes with built-in ATmega chips.

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    Guitar Wing: Wireless Control Surface for Guitar and Bass by Livid Instruments

    Guitar Wing: Wireless control over software plug-ins, DAWs, iOS apps & MIDI effects units...right from your guitar or bass.

    Successful!
    • 159% funded
    • $71,729 pledged
    • Funded

    Sweet wireless control surface for a guitar, allowing the musician to control lighting, audio effects, and other add-ons right from the guitar.

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    Pegasus Touch Laser SLA 3D Printer: Low cost, High Quality by Full Spectrum Laser

    Touchscreen LCD desktop 3D printer starting <$2k using LASER based tech for high speed prints, 7"x7"x9" build area, and detail.

    Successful!
    • 819% funded
    • $819,535 pledged
    • Funded

    Touchscreen-controlled resin printer that uses UV lasers to cure the layers. It offers impressive resolution for the price.

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    Doggie Diner Makeover by John Law

    Help us restore some of the last Doggie Diner heads—a symbol of SF’s scrappy, can-do spirit during the post WWII era & beyond

    Successful!
    • 107% funded
    • $51,436 pledged
    • Funded

    These beloved and iconic Doggie Diner heads from the 60s have been on display at Maker Faire Bay Area 2007, 2009, & 2010. The restoration project is a maker feat in itself, led by John Law, founding member of The Cacophony Society, Burning Man, & the Billboard Liberation Front.

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    Game of Drones - The World's Toughest Drone Airframe. by Marque Cornblatt

    Only A Few Hours Left! The Action-Sports Drone Airframe: The Virtually Unbreakable, Practically Indestructible Airframe. Act Now!

    Successful!
    • 204% funded
    • $51,143 pledged
    • Funded

    If you've watched the web series Game of Drones (if you haven't, you need to: gameofdrones.biz) you've seen the bulletproof Sumo airframe in action. And soon you can get one of your own.

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    Urban Putt: Miniature golf like you've never seen it before by Steve Fox

    We’re creating a fantastical indoor mini-golf course, tricked out with high-tech kinetic sculptures, robots & crazy vertical structures

    Successful!
    • 107% funded
    • $53,883 pledged
    • Funded

    Indoor miniature golf? What took so long?

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    Zackees Turn Signal Gloves by Zach Vorhies

    The safest and most technologically advanced pair of cycling gloves ever made. Period.

    Successful!
    • 207% funded
    • $72,555 pledged
    • Funded

    I love the things makers are creating for cyclists. Zackees turn signal gloves are one of those "why didn't I think of that" products. But I didn't. Zach Vorhies did. And he deserves your support for his bright idea.

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    Perspective Clocks by Studio Ve

    The Perspective series are five clocks composed of straight lines, each demonstrating a different approach to the dimension of time.

    Successful!
    • 123% funded
    • $30,976 pledged
    • Funded

    These neat clocks allow you to view time in different ways, using geometric shapes. You'll see a given configuration only twice a day!

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    ITS-A-BOB, A New Social Play Experience with Balloons by jed berk

    Part whimsical toy, part art object, I’ve created ITSABOB to transform balloon play. It celebrates the act of letting go.

    Successful!
    • 139% funded
    • $12,589 pledged
    • Funded

    You know that awesome feeling of letting a balloon go and watching it rise? Artist and inventor Jed Burke has created a fun new toy that celebrates the act of letting go with Itsabob, the balloon toy you can let you that comes back to you!

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    Foxonix Embedded Sound: Make Your Ideas Heard by Metre Ideas and Design

    Add sound to your projects! Make that teddy bear talk. Give your robot a diabolical laugh. Let your art do the talking. (Literally.)

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $12,103 pledged
    • Funded

    A former electrical engineer for the toy industry, the maker of Foxonix wants to bring embedded sound to projects using open hardware design. It's compatible with Arduino or use it as a standalone interface.

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    RIDEYE: The Black Box Camera For Your Bike by Cedric Bosch

    Crash detection sensors. HD video. One month battery life. One touch operation. CNC machined. Fight back with RIDEYE.

    Successful!
    • 262% funded
    • $83,972 pledged
    • Funded

    Great project from a hard-core maker, this will go a long ways towards protecting cyclists who usually end up on the bad side of accidents. Great design with dead-simple functionality.

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    Hacker Scouts Oakland Lab by Hacker Scouts

    Hacker Scouts needs to develop our Oakland headquarters to better serve the Bay Area and successfully prototype national projects

    Successful!
    • 107% funded
    • $37,461 pledged
    • Funded

    The Hacker Scouts are a worthy organization spreading the maker movement far and wide, and providing exciting activities for kids.

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    "Dreams of the Dead" Sugar Skulls and Making-Of Video by Kate Heyhoe

    I make extreme sugar skulls: filled with tiny scenes lit by LEDs, and sealed to last. This video shows how, but I want to show more.

    Successful!
    • 136% funded
    • $546 pledged
    • Funded

    Tremendously original, outlandish, and exciting. These are beautiful creations.

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    Robot Turtles: The Board Game for Little Programmers by Dan Shapiro

    Robot Turtles is the the most-backed board game in Kickstarter history. It sneakily teaches programming fundamentals to kids ages 3+.

    Successful!
    • 2,524% funded
    • $631,230 pledged
    • Funded

    Play a great game, and give your kids a leg up on that computer science career? Sounds like fun to us!

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    Hex: A copter that anyone can fly! by Benjamin Black

    Hex is the world's first personalized smartphone controlled nanocopter that lets you see the world from a different perspective.

    Successful!
    • 5,637% funded
    • $563,721 pledged
    • Funded

    A great-looking little copter project! May be the most reasonable solution out there for POV video.

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    Espruino: JavaScript for Things by Gordon Williams

    The world's first JavaScript microcontroller for beginners or experts, now Open Source. Be creative with intelligent control!

    Successful!
    • 503% funded
    • £100,710 pledged
    • Funded

    We are really excited to see this new evolution in microcontrollers! Looks like "micro controller boards for web programmers" is now officially a thing.

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    Haptix: Multitouch Reinvented by Haptix Touch

    Transform any flat surface into a 3D multitouch surface to control your computer, TV, or any other screen.

    Successful!
    • 180% funded
    • $180,076 pledged
    • Funded

    Another exciting foray into the next generation of user/machine interface. No one has quite got it right yet, but Haptix looks promising!

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    Flutter: $20 Wireless Arduino with half mile (1km) range. by Flutter Wireless

    Flutter is an open source ARM-powered wireless Arduino with 1000m+ (3200 ft) range and 256-bit AES hardware encryption.

    Successful!
    • 187% funded
    • $149,906 pledged
    • Funded

    Flutter looks like a drop-dead simple wireless microcontroller solution that could make a huge array of applications possible, and downright easy to achieve. And the price is great!

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    Fire Breathing Dragon to perform nightly at Artprize. by Ryan C. Doyle and Teddy Lo

    Gon Kirin, a fire-breathing 17,000 lb steel and found object sculpture of the Light Dragon, has been invited to exhibit at Artprize.

    Successful!
    • 111% funded
    • $7,819 pledged
    • Funded

    We love Gon Kirin! They have been to 4 Maker Faires and helping them get to this event is the least we can do. If you want to see an amazing creation, give them your backing!

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    Pixy (CMUcam5): a fast, easy-to-use vision sensor by Charmed Labs and Carnegie Mellon

    Pixy is a fast vision sensor you can quickly “teach” to find objects, and it connects directly to Arduino and other controllers.

    Successful!
    • 1,097% funded
    • $274,352 pledged
    • Funded

    Our projects editor says "I think we should [curate] it because I want to build projects with it! Sensors/Computer Vision is one of 6 core maker tech areas we cover regularly in the mag and online."

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    PiCE, The Ultimate Case For Your Raspberry Pi & Camera by Elson Designs

    Industrially designed to keep your Pi safe, even outdoors & lets you program, shoot video, game, overclock & play with electronics...

    Successful!
    • 104% funded
    • £13,112 pledged
    • Funded

    This zinc alloy Raspberry Pi enclosure not only protects your mini computer from the elements, but it also has a mount for the camera board. It looks like it would be great for outdoor camera projects

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    HackRF, an open source SDR platform by Michael Ossmann

    Transmit or receive any radio signal from 30 MHz to 6000 MHz on USB power with HackRF.

    Successful!
    • 753% funded
    • $602,960 pledged
    • Funded

    The possibilities for this project boggle our minds, and tickle our imaginations. A winner of our Crowdfund Fund poll, we have backed this project ourselves, and will report on it when/if delivered.

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    DIRO Robot Chassis by Green Gear Tech

    The blank canvas for roboticist

    Successful!
    • 142% funded
    • $1,424 pledged
    • Funded

    A great, simple robot chassis for anyone to start with. A winner of our Crowdfund Fund poll, we have backed this project ourselves, and will report on it when/if delivered.

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    Super Awesome Sylvia's WaterColorBot by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

    The Friendly and Educational Art Robot that Paints with Watercolors!

    Successful!
    • 178% funded
    • $89,408 pledged
    • Funded

    We love Super Awesome Sylvia, and this project is wonderful.

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    Borg Like Me, the Writings of Gareth Branwyn by Gareth Branwyn

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

    Successful!
    • 138% funded
    • $20,776 pledged
    • Funded

    Former MAKE editorial director Gareth Branwyn's collection of writings is one tome we can't wait to check out. Among other accomplishments, Gareth wrote one of the first books about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour), was a founding column editor for Wired, and an editor at bOING bOING.

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    Fire Hose Mats by Oxgut Hose Co.

    Retired Fire Hose, salvaged from U.S. fire departments, and featured in one-of-a-kind mats for the home or office.

    Successful!
    • 107% funded
    • $30,175 pledged
    • Funded

    We love creative and ethical re-use, and this project fits that description to a tee. When great design meets functionality, and you toss in a dash of charity, we all win.

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    Building Magic: a film about NY maker Mario the Magician by Kal + Katie

    An indie documentary about a wandering traveler turned full-time maker magician. Monkeybots, suitcase machines, and more.

    Successful!
    • 104% funded
    • $36,432 pledged
    • Funded

    Very interesting short film project about a magician who is also a maker. So neat to see him building stuff; get to see a it of the magic!

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    Poppy: Turn Your iPhone into a 3D Camera by Ethan Lowry & Joe Heitzeberg

    Poppy turns any iPhone into a 3D camera. Capture, view and share 3D video clips and photos, all in one inexpensive device.

    Successful!
    • 475% funded
    • $190,020 pledged
    • Funded

    Looks pretty cool and a little retro. And imaginative add-on to your phone!

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    GlassKap: A lens cover, and fun accessories for Google Glass by Todd Blatt

    Cover up that camera. Respect people's privacy. Give GlassKap to others and encourage eye-catching fun with Google Glass accessories.

    Successful!
    • 161% funded
    • $2,421 pledged
    • Funded

    One of the biggest ongoing controversies with Google Glass is how to assure peoples' privacy is being respected. Here's a perfect, and perfectly-simple, answer.

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    RK-1 | a wifi Arduino mobile robot for iOS & Android devices by Evangelos Georgiou

    RK-1 is a wifi enabled mobile robot that you control using your iOS or Android tablet or phone that makes your Arduino projects mobile.

    Successful!
    • 102% funded
    • £5,105 pledged
    • Funded

    Wonderful open-source project to let you take your Arduino projects mobile.

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    ModiBot Mo: DIY Action Figures with 3d Printed accessories by Go Go Dynamo

    ModiBot is a design-your-own-toy system of more than 400 different interlocking parts, personalized by 3d printing & your imagination

    Successful!
    • 124% funded
    • $14,950 pledged
    • Funded

    Another featured maker at this year's Hardware Innovation Workshop, ModiBot is a great system that will inspite your kids' imaginations!

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    The Neo-Artist: A High-Tech Guide to Making Art and Products by Lincoln Kamm

    A book dedicated to teaching artists and all makers how to start, run, and market their own business using the latest technology.

    Successful!
    • 111% funded
    • $4,440 pledged
    • Funded

    Lincoln Kamm is a dedicated maker who learned how to turn his passion for making into a sustainable business. The knowledge he will share here is from experience and valuable to other makers wanting to make the leap.

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    Handibot™: A Smart Digital Power Tool by ShopBot Tools

    An innovative, portable tool run from apps on smartphones, tablets or PCs. Push-button CNC technology for jobsites and DIY projects!

    Successful!
    • 279% funded
    • $349,498 pledged
    • Funded

    As seen at the Hardware Innovation Workshop, this is an amazing next-generation workshop/worksite tool.

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    OpenBeam Kossel Pro - A new type of 3D Printer by Terence Tam

    A fork of the ground breaking Kossel 3D Printer, with all 3D Printed parts injection molded for ease of assembly and cost reduction.

    Successful!
    • 203% funded
    • $122,016 pledged
    • Funded

    An exciting new 3DP we're keeping our eyes on.

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    The Question Block Lamp by 8-Bit Lit

    DaDING! The videogame inspired, interactive lamp for your inner geek, gamer and child.

    Successful!
    • 131% funded
    • $131,479 pledged
    • Funded

    So much fun, and such a great maker project!

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    Lumu - bringing Light Meter to the 21st Century by Lumu Labs

    Lumu is the light meter for the iPhone and Android. Made to unleash the creativity in photographers.

    Successful!
    • 1,220% funded
    • $244,085 pledged
    • Funded

    Once again demonstrating that ingenuity breeds advancement, this is a great project for pro photographers. Like the Square is for merchants, the Lumu will be for camera hounds. Sometimes the best light meter is the one in your pocket.

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    LightUp: Learn by Making by LightUp

    Kids learn electronics by building projects: combines electronic building blocks with the first-ever augmented reality tutor app.

    Successful!
    • 240% funded
    • $120,469 pledged
    • Funded

    Winner of the pitch competition at the Hardware Innovation Workshop this year, LightUp is an inspiring tool to teach kids electronics. We love it!

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    Infragram: the Infrared Photography Project by Public Lab

    A simple, cheap infrared camera which can measure plant health -- for geek gardeners, farmers, and open source DIY scientists.

    Successful!
    • 237% funded
    • $71,373 pledged
    • Funded

    Great project to help folks hack their cameras and see things they never could before.

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    Linkbot, Create with Robots by Barobo, Inc.

    Easy to get started, Arduino-compatible, Raspberry Pi friendly, robot loaded with absolute encoding, accelerometer, Battery and ZigBee.

    Successful!
    • 114% funded
    • $45,792 pledged
    • Funded

    Absolutely wonderful-looking robot project! Easy to use out of the box, but with amazing layers to be discovered.

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    SolePower: Power by Walking by SolePower

    SolePower is a power generating shoe insole for charging portable electronics while you walk.

    Successful!
    • 120% funded
    • $60,184 pledged
    • Funded

    This looks pretty neat — charge your portable devices by walking!

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    Spinpod: Seamless panoramic & motion time-lapse photography by Zhiping Chen & Daniel Aharoni

    The motion control unit for your iPhone, Android and Camera that is fun, simple-to-use, and fits in your pocket.

    Successful!
    • 117% funded
    • $88,384 pledged
    • Funded

    An excellent and innovative idea to bring high-end camera effects to the smartphone market.

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    Spark Core: Wi-Fi for Everything (Arduino Compatible) by Spark Devices

    A tiny Wi-Fi development board. Arduino + Wi-Fi + ARM Cortex M3 + wireless programming + REST API = awesome.

    Successful!
    • 5,679% funded
    • $567,968 pledged
    • Funded

    Another great Arduino add-on to facilitate dev projects.

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    Monkey Light Pro - Bicycle Wheel Display System by MonkeyLectric

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

    Successful!
    • 122% funded
    • $220,293 pledged
    • Funded

    A fan favorite (and Editor's Choice ribbon award-winner) at Maker Faire Bay Area this year, this may be the ultimate nighttime bike hack and safety feature.

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    BlinkyTape: The LED Strip Reinvented by Matt Mets

    BlinkyTape is a flexible and portable LED strip with 60 pixels and integrated BlinkyBoard USB-programmable light processor.

    Successful!
    • 532% funded
    • $79,924 pledged
    • Funded

    A great tool for artistic makers looking to add easily-programmable lighting to their project.

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    UDOO: Android Linux Arduino in a tiny single-board computer by UDOO

    UDOO takes your DIY projects to the next level and it’s a powerful tool for education and creativity.

    Successful!
    • 2,376% funded
    • $641,614 pledged
    • Funded

    Is this the first Super-board?!

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    A Statue of Nikola Tesla in the Silicon Valley by Northern Imagination

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

    Successful!
    • 103% funded
    • $127,260 pledged
    • Funded

    Great idea to recognize one of the truly innovative makers.

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    27 Gears Fashion - Belt Buckles, Bottle Openers, & Earrings by Benjamin Cowden

    Fashion accessories inspired by architectural patterns, made by hand in Oakland California.

    Successful!
    • 124% funded
    • $6,231 pledged
    • Funded

    One of our favorite kinetic artists, Benjamin Cowden, is applying his mad design skills to this new project of crafted architectural fashion. Three days to go and he's almost there. Have a look!

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    Touch Board: Interactivity Everywhere by Bare Conductive

    Now anyone can transform touch into sound (and so much more!) with the Touch Board, an easy-to-use Arduino-compatible device.

    Successful!
    • 819% funded
    • £122,907 pledged
    • Funded

    This Arduino-based board from Bare Conductive promises to bring a new level of interactivity to your projects. The Touch Board uses capacitive sensing to turn just about any semi-conductive material into a touch or proximity detecting interface - no grounding required.