Category Archives: Kickstarter

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

VIDEOGAMES

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Lynn and the Spirits of Inao

A Studio-Ghibli-esque platformer with flying whales.

 

Niche – a genetics survival game

Natural selection is a tricky, messy business.

 

Pirates of the Polygon Sea

Like Sid Meier’s Pirates, but with more polygons.

 

Dystoria, a 6-axis space shooter with an 80’s arcade vibe

So many axes of action in space! Turn up the synthwave.

 

Stern Pinball Arcade: AC/DC

I always fill my ballroom / the event is never small.

 

TABLETOP GAMES

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HoloGrid: Monster Battle (Augmented Reality Board Game)

That guy who made the holographic chess game in Star Wars? He’s making this.

 

The Depths of Durangrar: A Dungeon Crawler…in the dark

Strap on (real) night-vision goggles and hunt hapless heroes.

 

Sol: Last Days of a Star

An imminent supernova throws several worlds into a bit of a tizzy.

 

Campaign Trail

Play along at home with this timely election-based boardgame.

 

Awful Fantasy: the Card Game

A very serious take on a game about writing hilariously bad fantasy novels.

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

VIDEOGAMES

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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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10 Amazing New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

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Dualo – The new musical instrument for all

Of course the French would come up with a cool looping digi-accordion.

 

MOON – the most accurate lunar globe

If you 3D-printed this 20 million times bigger, it’d be just like the real thing.

 

AirJamz: The Wearable Air Guitar

The makers of the Jamstik have built something stupid-fun.

 

Melomind : the ultimate relaxation headset

Bluetooth headphones with EEG sensors create a feedback loop with your ears/brain.

 

XTH Sense – The world’s first biocreative instrument

Lets you use bio-data to power games, musical compositions, art projects…

 

MOKUMONO – A high quality bike built by robots

The Dutch love bikes, but no longer make them. This team wants to change that.

 

Noria: Cool, redefined.

Installing this slim window air-conditioner won’t endanger pedestrians below.

 

All New Little Robot Friends

An upgrade to a fun line of programmable circuit-board robots that speak “beepboop-ese.”

 

Electronic Voyager: Retracing Bob Moog’s Sonic Journey

Documentary about the life and legacy of the synth guru, featuring his daughter.

 

New Robot to Explore the Depths of Yellowstone Lake

Who knows what’s lurking in those thermal vents?

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