Here’s a cool kickstarter project that let’s you put a small action camera, like the GoPro on an arm that will let you shoot cool third person view action footage. The kik consists mainly of three items:
- A curved carbon sandwich backplate that is worn with a waterproof adjustable sports belt.
- Adjustable camera pole.
- A locking/release mechanism.
The whole system weighs around 950 grams and can fit in a backpack when you are done filming. The project will run until February 18 and they are currently funded around 70%, so it will most definitely get funded.
3rd person view action camera [kickstarter.com]
Here’s a nice LED display in a nice frame that can display different pixel art files. You can put new files on to the dispay by using an Android phone and a kit will cost you around $200.
A lot of things is happening over at Kickstarter nowadays. Here’s another cool project which consist of a handheld controller and a wireless HDMI-stick. Just plug it into a TV and you can start gaming. It’s based on Android and will be launched around April for $135. More about the project over at their Kickstarter page.
Robo 3D is an amazing 3D printer project currently running at Kickstarter. The cool thing is that it can be compared to the Replicator 2 regarding the tech specs, but the price is much lower – around $500 compared to $2199. The project will close in 18 days (Friday Feb 1) and it is a seriously cool project with 526 backers at this point.
The LIFX is a really cool Kickstarter project that basically is a WiFi-enabled light bulb that will let you change it’s color or dim it using your iPhone or Android phone. They are quite expensive but the inventor says they will last up to 25 years. Check it out:
LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented [kickstarter.com]
The currently most popular 3D printer made for the home is the Makerbot. It’s becoming increasingly popular and as they manufacture larger volumes the price will most definitely go down in the future, but it’s still quite expensive with a price tag of $1749 plus shipping.
And that’s where the Printrbot fills a gap. It’s not as advanced as the Makerbot but it’s still a very capable 3D printer and it’s only $799. The project got funded on December 17 on Kickstarter and pledged a total of $830,828 pledged by 1808 backers. I wonder how long it will take before the big guys – Canon, Epson, Samsung or HP – put their first inexpensive 3D printer on the market? The demand is high. For sure.