Back in May, I posted my first Kickstarters I Wish I Could Fund post, and I thought it was a good time to do another round-up as there are some great projects on the site worth funding today.
I have invested in a number of projects, back when I had some cash flow to do so, but right now I’m not able to, so I hope that helping promote some cool projects, we will all see more of the same.
pixelstick – As an amateur photographer, the idea of light painting really appeals to me, and the Pixelstick is a cool implementation. I would love to play around with this in creating photographs. It has already received more than double its requested funding and is still growing as more people find out about it.
Pixelstick consists of 198 full color RGB LEDs inside a lightweight aluminum housing. Pixelstick’s brain, a small mounted box, reads images from an SD card and displays them, one line at a time. Each LED corresponds to a single pixel in the image. The images themselves can be from 1 to 198 pixels tall and many thousands of pixels wide. The handle is perpendicular and has a secondary aluminum sleeve, allowing pixelstick to spin freely. Pixelstick uses 8 AA batteries. Throughout testing we’ve used Sanyo Eneloop and Amazon rechargeable to great success, never requiring more than one set for a long night’s shooting.
Triggertrap Redsnap – Another photography Kickstarter, the Triggertrap Redsnap is a system that allows you to fire your flash or camera quickly and easily using sensors. They have more than met their minimum funding goal, and if you like to do high speed photography, lightning photography or other sound or light triggered photography, this system could be what you are looking for.
Triggertrap Redsnap uses interchangeable sensor modules that you can snap on when you need them, and tuck away in your camera bag when you don’t. It has three outputs, so you can hook up three cameras, three flashes, or a combination of both. Powered by two AA batteries, it can keep your timelapse running for months.
The Sebbo – It is a bit gimmicky, but the idea of having an LED wristband just appeals to me for some reason. With six days left as of this blog post, they are close to reaching their minimum funding goal.
5 Color/Material 3D Filament Printer – I love 3D printers. The idea of printing out some simple toys for myself using it, really appeals to me, and I feel the technology is maturing fast. This Kickstarter printer is exciting to me because it is a Canadian product and gives you up to five colours/materials you can print with at one time. They have almost tripled their minimum funding goal, and are continuing to raise more money for more units.