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0EPII1
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not tech, but awesome

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1953408692/painting-an-entire-favela-in-rio-de-janeiro

10/31/2013 6:23:10 PM

0EPII1
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Dammit, missed this one:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/watchismo/xeriscope-the-orbiting-mechanical-automatic-watch

2/7/2014 6:52:15 AM

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Got in on the early bird special with these. It's the first time I've ever backed something off the site.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hellobragi/the-dash-wireless-smart-in-ear-headphones?ref=popular

2/12/2014 8:23:51 PM

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and hacked

2/15/2014 9:08:40 PM

Prospero
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passwords & CC info weren't stolen, so just sign in and change your password just in case.

2/16/2014 1:58:39 PM

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sounds pretty sweet

http://pitchfork.com/news/54284-neil-young-launching-ponomusic-via-kickstarter/

3/11/2014 10:36:11 AM

afripino
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^I see what you did there

3/12/2014 5:30:30 PM

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Kickstarter is srs bsns: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/undelivered-kickstarter-project-meets-washingtons-wrath/

5/3/2014 1:54:28 AM

0EPII1
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lix3d/lix-the-smallest-3d-printing-pen-in-the-world

nice

5/13/2014 8:59:53 PM

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Got my Polar Pen a week or two ago.

For some reason the nib on my pen is bent about 15 degrees, but it works so I'm not going to mess with it. It writes beautifully, as well as my rapidograph pens which are stupid expensive and painful to clean and maintain.

Man it is BEAUTIFUL, but I don't think its going to be very practical to use. I didn't realize two things:

1) Every writing surface I use has electronic devices on it (laptop/tablet/monitor/etc). I'm honestly scared shitless that I'll accidentally put down the pen on top of my laptop or tablet and come back to a wiped hard drive. The magnets on this thing are crazy strong.

2) The orientations possible on the pen are extremely limited, unless you want the ink barrel sticking out. But it's definitely fun to play with and the nib of the pen is really nice.

^It appears they may actually stop the Kickstarter due to a litany of problems. Namely that USB power doesn't actually work, they lied about having a patent on the design, they didn't plan for large scale manufacturing (aka a runaway kickstarter), they didn't understand the legal requirements for UL/CE certification or warranties in certain countries (EU), and apparently the list goes on. It does look gorgeous, but I think they should pull the project, sort out their issues and relaunch it again.

[Edited on May 13, 2014 at 9:52 PM. Reason : .]

5/13/2014 9:43:37 PM

El Nachó
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Greatest Kickstarter ever.

7/5/2014 10:38:51 PM

KeB
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^until he has to start sending out his 1000's of promised samples

7/6/2014 2:49:27 PM

afripino
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Got my Almond+ router last week. Seems legit.

Also got my +port USB cable about a month ago....very nice.

Finally, received my NC BBQ map 3 weeks ago. Things went better than expected.


[Edited on August 18, 2014 at 1:59 PM. Reason : ]

8/18/2014 1:58:17 PM

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i got my almond+ last week as well and i haven't dug in to it too much other than to note that compared to my previous router the signal strength is much better (old router was a linksys wrt610n) - the only thing i've really done is setup the linksys as a wireless repeater with dd-wrt

8/18/2014 4:23:24 PM

Noen
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^^Yeah the BBQ Map turned out fucking amazing. LOVE it, just got it framed.

Also got my Lockitron a few weeks back. Definitely still has some firmware kinks to work out, but the apps are solid and the API is really good (working on a Windows Phone app for it).

Fingers crossed that the missing parts to my Rigidbot will actually get shipped out this week, so I may actually be 3d printing by the end of the month

8/19/2014 6:46:27 AM

afripino
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how big is the frame for the NC BBQ Map? I didn't measure out the dimensions yet.

8/19/2014 10:36:40 AM

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ericksanchez/i-want-kenny-loggins-to-play-in-my-living-room

8/19/2014 11:00:24 AM

Noen
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^It's standard poster size - 40x27"

8/21/2014 5:37:11 AM

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^^^http://www.thegreatbbqmap.com/store/p1/The_Great_NC_BBQ_Map_%28flat%29.html

8/21/2014 11:14:59 AM

afripino
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got it. now...to choose which side to display in the frame...

8/21/2014 11:21:17 AM

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this is a project I've been helping out with on the side. we won 1st place at Startup Weekend EDU in NYC earlier this year, and the two founders have been working on it nearly full time since, including participating in a startup accelerator over the summer.

here's a piece about us in Fast Company too
http://www.fastcompany.com/3036097/strong-female-lead/a-learn-to-code-startup-for-instagram-loving-teenage-girls

9/23/2014 4:22:55 PM

Noen
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^^Get two and display both sides

9/24/2014 3:08:49 AM

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If this BBQ map is the same thing that I hated on months ago, then I'm ready to admit that maybe I was wrong; that map looks awesome. Originally, I had no confidence in someone wanting a bunch of money from others to drive around the state to eat BBQ to actually produce something worthwhile.

gg, bbq person.

9/24/2014 9:12:00 AM

afripino
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^the world needs more people like you

9/26/2014 1:23:13 PM

Noen
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^^ It really is gorgeous in person.

9/26/2014 6:25:51 PM

0EPII1
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/124900576/hooke-wireless-3d-audio-headphones

10/19/2014 4:28:24 AM

afripino
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^^game cartridges....nice

10/20/2014 5:09:44 PM

0EPII1
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Anybody getting one of these???

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/152108000/cubit-perfect-cubes-of-tungsten-titanium-and-more

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1014603694/forge-solid-denser-than-solid-uranium

(3 days to go for latter one)

I really want to get the kilo tungsten cube, but don't want to spend $150.

Will go for the $65 0.5 inch 4-pack of W, Ti, Cu, and Al.

4/6/2015 7:26:28 AM

0EPII1
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I opted for a reward from each of the campaigns.

For $108 I will get:

0.5 inch cube each of Mg-Li, Al, Ti, Cu, W... except for W, of which I will get 2.

Assuming the Mg-Li is roughly equal amounts of Mg and Li, the masses of the cubes approximately double from one to the next. Approximate values are:

2.3 g - Mg-Li
5.5 g - Al
9.3 g - Ti
18.4 g - Cu
39.7 g - W

If I could spare some more, I would like to get 1" cubes of the metals + 2 sizes of one of the metals, for example, 1" and 0.5" of W. They would make great educational materials for explaining volume and density.

4/6/2015 8:17:00 AM

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cubes of metal? no thanks.

4/6/2015 8:42:14 AM

0EPII1
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not just any metal!

tungsten is as dense as gold! it is the 8th densest element. actually, the densest is only 17% denser, so you can think of it as being at the top. it is 7 times as dense as aluminum, and 36 times as dense as the least dense metal - lithium.

it is special!

4/6/2015 8:48:38 AM

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4/6/2015 11:53:36 AM

0EPII1
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They are not "cubes of metal"

They're precision crafted beautiful regular hexahedrons constructed from exotic metallic elements, plebian

4/6/2015 12:13:36 PM

afripino
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Not Kickstarter, but still crowdfunding...

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-gobq-grill-welcome-to-grilling-freedom

I think this plus the Coolest would be the ultimate in portable tailgating!

4/6/2015 3:03:40 PM

El Nachó
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598272670/chip-the-worlds-first-9-computer

A Raspberry Pi-esq computer with wifi, Bluetooth, and 4GB of storage built in for ~1/4th the cost of a Pi.

5/10/2015 3:57:05 PM

0EPII1
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5 days left

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/watchismo/the-halograph-an-unusual-mechanical-automatic-watc

5/22/2015 7:53:45 AM

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Cool watches, but $300+. I'm no watch prick, and I can't see any way to justify spending that much on a watch that simply keeps time. I bought a $500 watch once and it was a dumb purchase.

5/22/2015 9:00:10 AM

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Quote :
"I bought a $500 watch once and it was a dumb purchase."


+1

5/22/2015 9:50:32 AM

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^

I don't even wear that watch much anymore. Mistake #2 with that watch was it being battery powered. It's annoying to have to replace the battery every few years.

5/22/2015 10:26:25 AM

0EPII1
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Obviously what I posted is for those into watches, not those who think watches are dumb.

What quartz watch did you get for 500? At that price you should have gotten a high end Japanese automatic or solar-powered watch. But I guess you went for a swiss quartz? Even a few swiss automatics can be had at that price.

5/22/2015 12:50:17 PM

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it's got diamonds 'n shit.

5/22/2015 1:25:22 PM

0EPII1
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So you made a dumb decision to buy a bling watch and are now blaming the watch and watches in general? Got it.

(I know you are probably joking, and I am very curious to know what you got, but doesn't seem like you are about to divulge that)

5/22/2015 7:59:23 PM

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Found a link to it

https://s3.amazonaws.com/bonanzleimages/afu/images/0585/4219/397.JPG

5/22/2015 8:59:15 PM

0EPII1
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5/22/2015 9:31:48 PM

0EPII1
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this is pretty cool

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/747044530/miito-the-sustainable-alternative-to-the-electric

Quote :
"“One day of extra energy use [from overfilling electric kettles] is enough to light all the streetlights in England for a night.”"

6/2/2015 3:11:49 AM

Noen
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^It looks pretty, but I seriously doubt it is actually more energy efficient. Inductive heating is theoretically slightly more energy efficient, but in reality they are almost always equal or worse than traditional electric heaters .

The nail in the coffin is that it costs 5-7x more than a decent electric kettle, meaning you're never going to get any cost savings out of it.

6/2/2015 4:46:57 PM

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^From what I understand the largest energy savings comes from heating one cup of water instead of heating an entire kettle of water. Usually when people use electric kettles they heat like 400% of the water they actually need because there's a minimum fill amount in an electric kettle. This methodology would allow someone to only heat what they need.

I remember seeing a video on a similar product about how much energy is wasted in the UK from electric kettle's. Sure this product will be expensive but from an energy infrastructure perspective the gains would be significant.

6/2/2015 5:06:14 PM

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http://gawker.com/here-it-is-the-worst-kickstarter-1708718688?

6/3/2015 3:24:36 PM

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/708737310/comet-the-first-buoyant-water-resistant-smartphone

6/3/2015 7:22:45 PM

0EPII1
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Best thing ever?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597538543/the-worlds-best-travel-jacket-with-15-features-bau

8/7/2015 3:35:19 PM

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