Kickstarter

  • Wanna Be A Movie Producer? Just Give $250 To Jon Heder & Nick Peterson On Kickstarter

    A couple weeks ago, we noted an interesting new project that had popped up on Kickstarter: an animated short film by Nick Peterson and Jon Heder. Heder, of course, is an actor known for his roles in Blades of Glory, Mama’s Boy, and yes, Napoleon Dynamite. He clearly could have funded this project himself, but he and Peterson decided to give Kickstarter a try to raise the $27,000 required… Read More

  • The Loog Three-Stringed Guitar: You Know, For Kids

    Another day, another three-stringed guitar on Kickstarter. This instrument comes to us courtesy of Rafael Atijas and started out as a thesis project at NYU. It is a simple, 3-string guitar for kids that is tuned to open chords and allows you to strum up and down the neck without having to perform many fretting maneuvers. The guitar comes unassembled and includes an instruction book. The… Read More

  • The Meglio iPad Stand Is Great For The Can

    Another day, another iPad handle from Kickstarter. However, I think this one, the Meglio, is special for one reason and one reason only – it’s creator Salman Paracha has allowed us to finally admit where we all use our iPads the most: in the bathroom. Read More

  • LetterMPress Kickstarter Project Is An Early Sign Of The New iPad Direction

    Perhaps the most beautiful Kickstarter project I have ever seen (sorry RoboCop statue) LetterMPress is a virtual letterpress app for the iPad, created by designer and typographer John Bonadies. Already in prototype, Bonadies is seeking $15,000 to release the world’s first tablet letterpress envirnoment, aiming for the end of the summer. LetterMPress allows you to arrange type on the… Read More

  • Gosh! Even Napoleon Dynamite Is Now Using Kickstarter

    I love Kickstarter. It’s maybe the best enabler site ever. In the short time it has been around, we’ve gotten everything from open source Facebook “killers” to iPod nano watches to RoboCop Statues. But one of the aspects of the service with the most potential is movie funding. A few of these projects have popped up already, and it apparently caught the eye of… Read More

  • Kickstarter: Glyde And Orbit Are Stabilizing Solutions For Your iPhone Videos

    When you use a phone to take video, one of the major issues that makes that video look bad is that you’re unable to keep the image steady or straight. Tiny variations in inclination or rotation lead to ugly compression problems like skew, and anyway the image looks best when it’s stationary due to the H264 codec algorithms. You could, of course, put together a simple steadicam with… Read More

  • Detroit Needs A Statue of RoboCop! Best Kickstarter Project Yet.

    When it comes to things the city of Detroit needs, there’s undoubtely a pretty long list. And if there is an official version of such a list, I’m pretty sure that a statue of RoboCop isn’t on it. But that’s dumb. It totally should be. And that’s exactly why God invented the Internet. How is this tech-related? First of all, RoboCop is tech. He’s probably the… Read More

  • Kickstarter: Wüdskins – Protective Bamboo & Aluminum iPad Case

    On the lookout for some easy karma? Head over to Kickstarter and help make this bamboo iPad case a reality. These four women are looking for $10,000 to bring their actually clever case to the market. The Wüdskins case use bamboo and aluminum to encase a first-gen iPad in a solid and functional case. Sure, it’s a bit bulky and probably somewhat heavy, but you can’t argue against… Read More

  • Help Make This Wild Braille Watch A Reality


    David Chavez has a dream. He wants to build this wild-looking Braille watch that shows the time by moving little rotating dots along the face to spell out the numbers in Braille. Even if you’re not visually impaired, you have to appreciate the ingenuity and usability this watch, called the Haptica, has to offer. The project is up on Kickstarter now, so pop over and pre-order if… Read More

  • YouHelp launches as a Kickstarter-for-NGOs

    It’s about time that somebody took the highly efficient Kickstarter crowdfunding model, added a dash of gaming metrics, and applied it to something that’s purely about benefiting society. This is great. YouHelp, a recently launched Austrian startup, is doing just that. It enables users to create “challenges” that benefit certain NGOs or participate in ongoing social… Read More