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Cyclone roller coaster building kit is LEGO compatible

Cyclone roller coaster building kit is LEGO compatible

There are all sorts of projects that turn up on Kickstarter and some of them get the funding they seek quickly, others don’t. One of the latest projects to get the funding it was looking for is an awesome building kit that is compatible with LEGO called Cyclone. Cyclone is a large roller coaster building kit that actually has working cars.

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Podo camera redux has larger pixels, wide-angle lens, two week battery

Podo camera redux has larger pixels, wide-angle lens, two week battery

Remember the Podo wireless camera? It’s back again, this time as an upgraded version that has, among other things, twice the pixel size as the original and a wide-angle lens. Despite the changes, Podo still offers its best features — you can stick it anywhere (just about, anyway) for quick on-the-fly recording. Stick it to a door, and it’ll record your visitors; to a wall, and it’ll record your pets; to the fridge, and it’ll see who is stealing your lunch.

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Robo C2 and R2 smart 3D printer are controlled via Robo app

Robo C2 and R2 smart 3D printer are controlled via Robo app

A pair of new 3D printers have landed on Kickstarter looking for funding called the Robo C2 and the Robo R2. Both of the 3D printers are equipped with WiFi and are controlled via an app that allows you to print whatever you can dream up right from your smartphone. The printers both promise innovative print features with the goal of simplifying the path to every print made.

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MIOPS Mobile camera remote puts your smartphone to work

MIOPS Mobile camera remote puts your smartphone to work

A new camera remote for photographers has turned up on Kickstarter called the MIOPS Mobile hailed as the most versatile camera remote in all the land. MIOPS Mobile is designed to be used with DSLR cameras and turns your smartphone into the remote for the camera. MIOPS Mobile connects to the shutter release port of the camera and communicates with the smartphone over Bluetooth.

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Wazer Desktop Waterjet is a fabricators dream

Wazer Desktop Waterjet is a fabricators dream

Traditional waterjet cutters are gigantic machines that take up lots of floor space in your garage and cost lots of money. A new desktop waterjet cutter has debuted on Kickstarter called the Wazer and it is much smaller and less costly than standard waterjet cutters. It's not exactly compact, but it is significantly smaller than traditional units are.

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Camorama 4K action VR and 360 camera lands on Kickstarter

Camorama 4K action VR and 360 camera lands on Kickstarter

Often if you want a camera that can support VR and one that can support 360-degree recording, you are looking for two different cameras. The Camorama is a new camera that can do both with one product and it has landed on Kickstarter seeking funding. The camera can shoot 4K resolution photos and video that can be shared via an app directly to social media.

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Samsung spin-off launches a finger-phone strap

Samsung spin-off launches a finger-phone strap

A team of Samsung employees has spun off a company by the name of Innomdle Lab with a device by the name of Sgnl. Sgnl is a watch strap that allows a smartwatch to become a phone - sort of. This device connects physically to a watch - any watch, really - and uses Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone. That smartphone then sends sound to the strap, which sends sound through the user's fingertip directly into their ear.

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Lift charges your Apple Watch as it levitates

Lift charges your Apple Watch as it levitates

If you own an Apple Watch and want to charge it with something more interesting than what Apple designed, the Lift levitation charger might be just the ticket. This charger uses an induction system that works with a charging base that levitates your watch in the air and charges it at the same time. The charging station can also act as a smart lamp when you aren't charging your watch.

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M3D Pro 3D printer can print up to 7.5-inches tall

M3D Pro 3D printer can print up to 7.5-inches tall

Typically, the less costly 3D printers aimed at consumers can only build smaller objects and they typically need to be tethered to a computer full time. A new 3D printer has landed on Kickstarter and has already blown its $100,000 goal out of the water by raising over $377,000 with 33 days to go on the project.

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Shoka Bell helps bicyclists navigate and secure their bikes

Shoka Bell helps bicyclists navigate and secure their bikes

A new device has landed on Kickstarter that aims directly at the bicyclists out there that use a bicycle to get around. The device is called the Shoka Bell and it can work like a bike bell only instead of little dings and rings, it uses an app to provide different ringtones to alert cars and pedestrians that you are there. The device can also help you navigate around unfamiliar areas.

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Superbook wraps up Kickstarter campaign with nearly $3m record

Superbook wraps up Kickstarter campaign with nearly $3m record

Superbook, the system that turns your smartphone into a laptop, has wrapped up its Kickstarter campaign with runaway success - it raised nearly $3 million in funds, making it one of the most successful tech crowdfunding campaigns in Kickstarter history. As we're previously reported, Superbook is a shell of sorts with the hardware needed to turn your smartphone to a laptop once plugged in. The idea behind this device — and others like is — is that modern smartphones are pretty powerful, and owning a full-fledged laptop on top of them is redundant for many people.

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Zero Breeze is a portable air conditioner for an increasingly hot world

Zero Breeze is a portable air conditioner for an increasingly hot world

The world keeps getting warmer, and maybe the thought of a summer day spent camping is ruined by the promise of triple-digit temperatures. The solution? In the future it may be a portable air conditioner like Zero Breeze, which in this case also functions as a Bluetooth speaker and a night light. The device looks something like a large handheld vacuum, but it’s not — it’s a small and quiet air conditioner that can be placed in a boat, a tent, or any other small space where heat may be an issue.

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