Apologies for the late posting this week, we were a group spread thin with Awesome Con and Wondercon coverage! Check out our Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on con coverage and enjoy these amazing (but expensive!) Kickstarter projects we love, but are too poor to enjoy!
This project is right in saying that one of the last immobile elements of our offices happens to be the printer. Their goal with that little black tear drop shaped gadget up there is to provide people with a tiny, mobile printer devoid of wiring to make it easily transportable. The Kickstarter video shows the prototype in action and it really does look amazing. My questions would be how do I keep all of my pages from printing slanted (perhaps the shape has something to do with that?), how many times could I drop it before breaking everything, and please does it come with magical self-refilling ink?
How much it costs: Since none of us are Early Birds on this one, the Mars Black printer will set you back $200 and the Titanium White will set you back $220! For $300, you can get the special Kickstarter edition black printer with a green illuminated K on it.
Ends May 10, 2014.
Another tiny entry into ‘things you don’t REALLY need, but man would it be convenient to have them’ is this 3D printer from M3D. It’s been designed to be as cost-efficient as possible, while still being accessible to 3D printing experts and novices alike. Theoretically, you’re going to be able to plug it in, download or create models yourself, and then hit print and sit back and watch it work its magic. The Kickstarter video shows vases, cookie cutters, and children’s toys being printed off with the 3D printer. The sky seems to be the limit and if you really want to get your hands on a 3D printer of your very own, this might be the best chance you’ll have for a while.
How much it costs: For $299, you’ll get a 3D printer from the full batch of production in February of 2015, along with one filament spool to begin printing your creations.
Ends on May 7, 2014.
This last one is mainly championed by Imogene Heap but is bananas-cool for those of us (not me) who have musical talents. Moving out from behind the mixers and computers, these gloves are meant to turn your body’s movements into the remixing as you stand and gesture. They can be used with almost any sound mixing software and fitted and programmed to your specific body movements – meaning your gloves would really just be your gloves, no one could replicate your sounds and movements. One day, all the musicians will be doing this like they did auto-tuning, but for now it’s still pretty neat to watch. You can’t even begin to guess how much these will set you back.
How much it costs: One glove costs £1,200! But you need both to look super awesome and control ALL THE MUSIC right? Don’t worry, it’s only £2,400. I will never play with gloves like this. Ever.
Ends on May 3, 2014.