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10 Exciting New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

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GeoOrbital Wheel | Make your bike electric in 60 seconds

It’s not very often that someone actually reinvents the wheel.

 

FormBox: A Desktop Vacuum Former That Makes Beautiful Things

Another technology makes the leap from the factory floor to your desk.

 

PolySmooth & Polysher: 3D Prints Without Layers

Produces prints that are all shiny and smooth, no jaggedys.

 

The Modern HiFi Stereo Console

Handsome furniture holds your vinyl, plays your Bluetooth audio.

 

Bright-Eye Telescopes

Astronomy prof/evangelist at UC Berkeley upgrades a classic design.

 

The Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ women

Edie, who took marriage equality to the Supreme Court, was an early IBM programmer.

 

Chornobyl360 — Interactive Virtual Reality Documentary

Experience the Exclusion Zone while avoiding all that pesky radiation.

Hybrid Tube Amp for the Raspberry Pi

Two eras of tech mashed up in a tiny package.

 

DuoGraph Drawing Machine

Hypnotic math-doodler with 16 wooden gears.

 

HoloGrid: Monster Battle (Augmented Reality Board Game)

Making the Millennium Falcon’s holographic monster-chess board a reality.

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Amazon Daily Deals Goes ‘Star Wars’ Crazy on May the Fourth (Be With You)

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Apparently someone inside Amazon is very aware of today’s date, and has programmed the Daily Deals accordingly. Check out just some of the Star Wars-related stuff (much of it kitchen gadgets) on special sale today:

Star Wars Death Star Kitchen Timer for $14.

Star Wars Lightsaber BBQ Tongs With Sounds for $24.

Star Wars Death Star Spatula for $12.

Star Wars Lightsaber Bottle Opener With Sounds for $20.

Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Attack Battle Game for $17.

There’s loads more, so click through and take a look around.

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5x Video and 5x Tabletop – 10 Awesome New Gaming Projects on Kickstarter This Week

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Quench: A Narative Puzzle Game

Play as an avatar of nature and guide animal herds in this narrative puzzler.

 

Gunkatana – Lightning Fast Cyberpunk Action 

Live. Slice. Die. Repeat! Fast, top-down action murderfest.

 

Potions: A Curious Tale

“Combat is not always the answer” for this young witch.

 

Beholder

Sniff out enemies of the state as a Big-Brother-ish building manager.

 

Stardrop

Space is not the final frontier. Keep exploring and discovering.

 

TABLETOP GAMES
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Larklamp | Magic Lantern Game System

“An ancient kind of game console” that casts shadow-boards on a tabletop.

 

Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game

Incredible marriage of theme and system in this Euro-style board game about insurrection.

 

Rifts for Savage Worlds

You’ve always wanted to play a Glitterboy using the Savage Worlds rules.

 

Super Hazard Quest

Retro side-scroller as card game!

 

The Golfing Dead

Ought to be polite to a man with a golf club. [Swings club.] Only common sense.

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RiffTrax Ticket Giveaway! Win Tix to the ‘Time Chasers’ RiffTrax This Thursday!

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We are huge RiffTrax fans, and go to the live-in-theater broadcasts whenever we can. If you’re a fan as well, we have something cool: we are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to this Thursday’s live showing of RiffTrax. Enter below, and we’ll pick three winners at random to get a pair of tickets, presumably for the nearest movie theater to you that is showing the Fathom Events broadcast.

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And stay tuned: next week, we’re going to give away three pairs of tickets to the big RiffTrax/MST3K reunion show, in theaters on June 28th!

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