Have I mentioned how utterly cool Kickstarter is? It's a way to fund really cool projects. People think of cool projects to do. They set up a monetary goal they need to reach in order to do the project. They set up different
backer levels with different goodies at each level. And people then pledge money. If they reach or exceed their goal, they get the cash. Then they do the project and send out the goodies.
I've helped fund a number of different projects:
This one was a science magazine made by amateur scientists. I, frankly, didn't understand anything in the resulting debut issue.
The Replacements are the best band ever. And this is a documentary about them. It's really, really good.
Small wood guitar with 3 strings, designed for kids. Really cool little item. (No, I don't have kids.)
The above three projects all delivered on the goods! (Well, technically, the Loog Guitar isn't here yet. But it is on the UPS truck, out for delivery. I'll have it by noon.)
Then there are those projects still in production:
This guy has an oddball way of building with Lego bricks.
An ultra-bright, USB-rechargable, programmable LED flashlight? Yes, please!
The SMBC folks decided to upgrade their abilities. So far, just the bonus stuff they've tossed to backers has been worth the money.
And then this one shows in my inbox yesterday:
Looks like the Dollyrots are ditching having a record company. (Hopefully by choice.) And they hit their goal in the first day. They have an interesting line-up of goodies, too, including the bunny costume from the
Because I'm Awesome video. (Oh noes! Someone already snagged that one!)
Mia stigmi! prin ksamvtaouee tin katsarola apo tin fwtia na vithisoume kai merika kommatia sokolatas na anakatepsoume elafrws gia na dwsei kafe kumata kai ton sundiasmo sokolata- portokali. mmmmmmmmm!(enallaktiki:-)