It’s time again for me to look at the very best of Kickstarter’s Science and Technology sections. This time, I saw that a lot of projects left a lot to be desired and their lack of funding reflected that but there were a few diamonds among the rough and one considerably strange entry…
Alexa and Mghhon Martin came up with the idea for Level when they considered what their lives would be like without technology such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. They realised that there are many people who do live without the internet, without online communication and not through choice but due to a lack of funding. Alexa and Mghhon wanted to make a difference to these people’s lives and ‘Level’ the playing fields when it comes to this. They’re doing this by opening internet cafés in deprived areas and they need to hit $10,000 by Friday for this to happen. The perks are minimal but really, when it is such a charitable and admirable cause, you shouldn’t need ‘perks’ to grab you.
Right now, they have raised $7.3k so they have a long way to go and due to Kickstarter’s all-or-nothing rules, if they don’t make the $10k they need, they don’t get any money.
CliMate is a device that measures the humidity, UV rays and temperature of the areas surrounding you via a small accessory that connects to an app via Bluetooth to enable users to adapt and plan. The app-cessory (app and accessory, yeah, pretty cringy) can be used by outdoor types to plan their trips, by parents to monitor the baby’s bedroom or by collectors or connoisseurs who need their desirables to be in precise conditions. This project has actually hit it’s $50k pledge but it’s a great idea and the more that’s donated, the more they can do!
Perks include limited addition CliMate accessories and meeting the creators.
And now for something completely different…
Look, I’m not saying this is good or bad. It just needs to be acknowledged. A guy in America has raised over seven thousand dollars by saying he’s going to make a potato salad. That’s it. That’s all. A potato salad. Perks include ‘hanging out’ with the project creator and potato-themed haikus. Like I said, this just had to be acknowledged.
To see the last Kickstarter Picks post, click here