At times, it feels like there is a never-ending cycle of innovation and product launching in this world of ours. While it can be a little overwhelming keeping up with the “next big thing” and “the hottest trends,” it is also pretty amazing to know that creative thinking and thoughtful design are happening on the daily. And that’s why I love Kickstarter.
Kickstarter.com has truly revolutionized the way original projects are created and maintained; and it has become a motivational tool for many below-the-radar creatives to launch their passion projects. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite tech projects that have been funded or are currently looking for funding on Kickstarter.
If you could start a Kickstarter project of you own, what would you do? Share your ideas in the comments.
Print on Fabric Using Sunlight: The Lumi Process
These guys have developed a pretty incredible printing process via an iPhone app, dye, and the sun.
Knut: Stay Connected
Never worry again if you left the lights on or if your belongings are safe. This device will be the first to warn you of any problem happening at home.
Know Your City: Portland’s Social History App 2.0
As the City Guides editor for Design*Sponge, I am all about finding and supporting resources that help you get around and discover new cities. This app will do just that for the city of Portland.
Bitponics: Your Personal Gardening Assistant
Not quite yet a green thumb? Bitponics can help you keep your plants thriving in a hydroponic setting all year round.
SparkLab: The Educational Build-Mobile
This truck is bringing creativity and craftsmanship back to the classroom…or rather, the van.
MailPilot: Email Reimagined
These guys are making email a much less aggravating process. Finally, a possible solution for my emailing woes!
If you have a tech idea or invention, the XOXO Festival can help you make it a reality by introducing you to some of the most innovative minds in the industry.
The Pocket TV: Makes Any TV a Smart TV
TV wherever I am? No need for a computer to access my programs? I can use my iPhone as a remote? The Pocket TV can do it all.
Stephanie Todaro has joined the Design*Sponge team to work on special projects and oversee our weekly Biz Ladies and City Guides columns. Although born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has been lucky enough to live all over the US, including DC and New York, and continues to travel the world with hopes to one day settle down somewhere in Europe. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from New York University in 2008 and now lives in LA where she works as the Director of Development for several celebrity websites and blogs about her adorable pup, Mr. Harvey. She has a slight (actually, major) obsession with all things stationery-related and likes to collect garden gnomes. To see more of Stephanie’s work, check out her blog HouseofHarvey.com.