Kickstarter breathes life into tech start-ups

Kickstarter breathes life into tech start-ups

Summary: The New York-based website crowd-sources funds for creative projects and tech innovations, from robots and gadgets to software and hardware

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  • Gameduino

    Gameduino
    Another recent success on Kickstarter is Gameduino, a game adapter for Arduino hardware that lets people create their own videogames.

    The device is built as a single shield that stacks up on top of the Arduino and has plugs for a VGA monitor and stereo speakers. It comes with demos, hardware sprites and rolling backgrounds to help people get started with their games.

    Gameduino raised $38,297 — far exceeding its target of $3,333, which was intended to fund its first production run.

    Photo credit: James Bowman/Gameduino


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  • TikTok watch

    TikTok/LunaTik watches
    By far and away the biggest success story in Kickstarter's short history are the TikTok/LunaTik watches. These turn a sixth-generation iPod Nano into a multitouch watch.

    The project was funded by 6,000 percent, earning $941,718 on a target of just $15,000.

    TikTok is a snap-in strap that lets you place and remove your iPod; LunaTik is a premium wristband for people who don't mind dedicating their iPod Nano to the life of a wristwatch.

    Photo credit: Minimal


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Topic: Emerging Tech

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