We talked about the really cool 3Doodler pen a few times in the past. This is a pen that allows users to draw in the air using a plastic material. This device reminds me of a 3-D printer distilled down to its most basic elements and crossed with a hot glue gun.
Kickstarter for iPhone was released earlier in the month and it looks like an update has already arrived. This update will bring the Kickstarter app to version 1.1 and as one would expect with a point release, it is heavier on the fixes and improvements as compared to the new features. Thankfully though, that is not to say there is nothing new. On that note, lets begin with the new addition.
After a long wait for consumers, OUYA has announced that it will begin shipping their gaming consoles to Kickstarter backers starting on March 28, which is exactly one month from now. OUYA says that a full launch of the console is still on schedule for sometime in June. This is when the OUYA console will be available in stores for anyone to purchase.
If you're an avid photographer or videographer using anything from a traditional camcorder to a sports camera such as a GoPro, SteadyWheel is something that might interest you. This large circular device appears to be approximately the size of a small steering wheel. The device is made from ABS plastic with small weights embedded around the rim.
Some great things have passed through the doors at Kickstarter, including a few clever gadgets. However, a documentary short film that was successfully funded back in July of last year, Inocente, has won an Academy Award, which makes it the first time ever that a Kickstarter-funded film has received such an accolade.
The Keyport Slide is not a new product. In fact, we have been talking about this little key consolidating gadget for years. But as of today we are seeing details of the follow up, appropriately dubbed the Keyport Slide 2.0. Except instead of a regular launch being done on the Keyport website, the company has chosen to do this as a Kickstarter project. The project still has 29 days remaining and is showing an expected delivery date of May 2013.
A product called myIDkey is currently available on Kickstarter seeking the funding it needs to come to market. The people behind the project need $150,000 to bring the device to market and with 28 days to go the project has raised over $113,000. The device i will s a voice-activated fingerprint secure Bluetooth/USB drive that can display passwords and personal information online.
It seems like every time we turn around there is some sort of wearable device that is designed to interface with various smartphones. A new wearable smartphone notification device has hit Kickstarter called the Embrace+. The project designers described the system as a fashion accessory with true functionality.
Yesterday we mentioned a new project that had landed on Kickstarter that is incredibly cool. The project is called the 3Doodler pen and it's a pen that is able to draw in the air making 3-D creations that you can keep. The project had a goal of raising a mere $30,000 and is set to fund on Monday, March 25.
3D printers are undeniably cool, but their price also puts them out of the reach of most; that's where 3Doodler steps in, a 3D printing pen hitting Kickstarter today and promising to make sketches physical. The chubby stylus squirts out of a stream of thermoplastic from its 270 degree-C nib, which is instantly cooled by an integrated fan. By laying different streams of plastic, tugging up streams of it to make 3D structures, and piecing different layers together, you can create 3D designs on a budget.