Tag Archives: Kickstarters

  • Hobo Coins Based on Depression-Era Designs

    Hobo Coins Based on Depression-Era Designs

    The Great Depression was also the golden age of the yegg, traveling vagabonds also known as hobos. Back in those days, one of the most prevalent pastimes for hobos was the engraving of US coins with personal designs.  Coins that received this treatment have somewhat ironically gone onto become valuable collectors’ items. Now, artist Chris […]

  • ‘Table Pong Project’ Brings ‘Pong’ Into the Real World

    ‘Table Pong Project’ Brings ‘Pong’ Into the Real World

    Whenever I imagined what classic Atari video game Pong would be like in the real world, I probably thought about something like air hockey or (obviously) ping pong. But I was thinking extremely small compared to the makers of the Table Pong Project, a game that physicalizes the familiar video game in a completely literal […]

  • Joto: “The First Connected Display That Draws With a Pen”

    Joto: “The First Connected Display That Draws With a Pen”

    Imagine, if you will, a whiteboard that syncs up with your smartphone to create messages, sketches, or doodles, but that delivers them not in digital bits and bytes but in the form of actual ink. That’s the reality offered by Joto. Joto is billed on its Kickstarter listing as “the first connected display that draws […]

  • Braeön Universal Repair Plastic

    Braeön Universal Repair Plastic

    It’s like something out of William Gibson: A material that’s strong, durable, and versatile enough to repair almost anything. But it’s not science-fiction, it’s Braeön, a new plastic ribbon-like material that’s purportedly “as strong as steel, as flexible as rope and as malleable us putty.” Braeön works by heating it up and molding it to […]

  • Mindset: Smart Headphones Engineered to Optimize Concentration

    Mindset: Smart Headphones Engineered to Optimize Concentration

    As a freelance writer, I often think to myself about how much more I could get done if I could just improve my concentration. I’m probably not alone in that regard, which is why there’s a market for Mindset, a new set of smart headphones that are designed specifically to aid concentration. Music’s power to aid […]

  • Bit Bar EDC Screwdriver Fits Inside Your Pocket

    Bit Bar EDC Screwdriver Fits Inside Your Pocket

    New from Big Idea Design is a pocket-sized EDC screwdriver for your go-anywhere arsenal. It’s called Bit Bar, essentially a screwdriver that works along the same principles as a pocketknife. But even though Bit Bar’s defining feature is its small size, it doesn’t sacrifice anything in the realms of power or durability. Each one is […]

  • Wheel Minimalist Turntable From Miniot

    Wheel Minimalist Turntable From Miniot

    I didn’t realize that the future would be composed largely of minimalist turntables, but here we are. The latest is called Wheel from Miniot, which flips the script on the typical turntable design by, and you may want to sit down for this, putting the needle under the record. The primary effect of this innovation is that […]

  • BULLET 02: The World’s Smallest LED Flashlight

    BULLET 02: The World’s Smallest LED Flashlight

    You might recall Bullet, the LED flashlight that held the title of world’s smallest back in December of 2015. But maybe it just wasn’t small enough for you, in which case you’ll be happy to learn that BULLET 02 from Slughaus is now in town, and is even smaller than its predecessor. That makes BULLET 02 […]

  • The Ollie Chair From RockPaperRobot Hides on Your Wall

    The Ollie Chair From RockPaperRobot Hides on Your Wall

    Have you ever looked at a chair and thought it looked so good you could hang it on the wall? It’s extremely possible that you have never thought this, but in any case The Ollie Chair by RockPaperRobot makes it literally true, since it’s built to fold up and hang on the wall inconspicuously. The […]

  • Air-Ink: Ink Made From Air Pollution

    Air-Ink: Ink Made From Air Pollution

    A company called Graviky has figured out a way to pull carbon pollution from the air and put it to work doing something useful instead of burning up our atmosphere. They do this through something called a “KAALINK device,” which allows them to pull out refine soot and other pollutants into usable ink for writing […]