Tag Archives: Kickstarters

  • Aire: An Indoor Flying Robot

    Aire: An Indoor Flying Robot

    Personally, I’m only just now getting used to the fact that I can ask Alexa questions on my TV. But I know there’s a whole population of early adopters out there who are primed and ready for the next stage of smart home assistants, and for them there’s Aire, an indoor robotic assistant that earns […]

  • ‘Orbital Reflector’: The World’s First Artistic Satellite

    ‘Orbital Reflector’: The World’s First Artistic Satellite

    Artist Trevor Paglen has long specialized in incorporating science and technology into his work, with a particular focus on the United States’ various surveillance programs. His latest project, should it ever (literally) get off the ground, is a sculpture entitled Orbital Reflector, through which Paglen hopes to become “the first artist-museum team to launch a […]

  • ALL Controller: “The World’s First Universal Gamepad” (Video)

    ALL Controller: “The World’s First Universal Gamepad” (Video)

    A universal video game controller is kind of like a perpetual motion device or a completely clean fuel source – a holy grail thought by some to be unattainable by science. But now it has been achieved – the ALL Controller, billed as “the world’s first universal gamepad” by its creators at Digital Depth. The […]

  • Apollo Penlight: Inspired by Real NASA Penlights

    Apollo Penlight: Inspired by Real NASA Penlights

    This is just me, but my ideal penlight would be one modeled after the one used by The Shadow in his one-man war on crime. But since that probably isn’t going to happen, I’ll have to settle for the Apollo Penlight, a new penlight based on the ones produced for actual NASA astronauts on Apollo […]

  • Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Everyone hates getting up to an alarm in the morning, so a product that’s purported to be “the world’s best alarm clock” has either a very low or very high bar to clear, depending on your perspective on the matter. The Sandman Doppler is such a device. The Sandman Doppler seeks to earn its designation […]

  • HuskeeCup: A Coffee Cup Made from Recycled Coffee

    HuskeeCup: A Coffee Cup Made from Recycled Coffee

    We all remember the great coffee table book about coffee tables by author Cosmo Kramer, and now it appears that the recursive coffee-related product subgenre has a new entry. It’s called HuskeeCup, and it’s a coffee cup actually made out of recycled coffee husk. Recycled coffee husk and organic resin go into each HuskeeCup as […]

  • Smart Buckle Turns Any Watch to a Fitness Tracker

    Smart Buckle Turns Any Watch to a Fitness Tracker

    Maybe you want to exercise more, but you’re not in the market for a new watch or an expensive standalone fitness tracker. Maybe you’re sentimentally attached to the watch you’ve had and worn every day for 15 years. Maybe it’s time for a Smart Buckle, which can purportedly “convert any watch into a fitness tracker.” […]

  • Makerball: A DIY Pinball Kit

    Makerball: A DIY Pinball Kit

    Pinball is the greatest art form ever practiced by mankind, but unlike painting, songwriting, or filmmaking, but a pinball machine isn’t really something anyone can try to create with minimal experience or materials necessary. At least not until now, with the unveiling of Makerball, a kit for DIY pinball tables. A Makerball machine takes about […]

  • BIKI: “First Bionic Wireless Underwater Fish Drone”

    BIKI: “First Bionic Wireless Underwater Fish Drone”

    It is by this point hackneyed to point out that humans know more about outer space than we do our own underwater depths (and I’m not even sure if that’s actually true), but the point of the expression is that we have a fascinating world right under our noses. With camera drones like BIKI, billed […]