Kickstarter is becoming one of the largest funding platforms in the world and Makers and hardware manufacturers are continuing to see the site as a quick way to test their product concept on the market, cover bulk upfront supplier costs, and bring their connected products to life.
Twine, the sensor block system developed by Supermechanical was the first web enabled product to be a breakout hit on the site by raising over half a million dollars in early January, and recently the Pebble watch blew through Kickstarter’s old funding records by raising more than $10 million during its month-long campaign.
…we take a look at some of the successful (and a few not so successful) Internet of Things related projects that are driving this trend and where they currently stand in their development process.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.