Sure, you can use your cheap little clip on digital tuner, or maybe you’ve got the skill to tune guitars for any key by ear. But for smart, automatic guitar tuning, Roadie is going to be launching later this year after Kickstarter funding goes through. You stick the device on the tuning pegs, pair it with the Roadie smartphone app, and it tunes each string to perfect pitch.
Urbanist Cycling just rolled out their new padded bicycle panties on Kickstarter - and it’s such a good idea I can’t believe it’s not already a thing. Also: panties. Enjoy!
CNC equipment is generally really large, really really expensive and really stationary. But the Handibot takes all the power of computer guided woodworking equipment and makes it portable and smart and incredibly awesome. And to make it easier, Handibot will be backed by a series of apps to let you carve out any number of patterns in the same way that you can download pre-made models for a 3D printer without having a whit of 3D modeling experience.
Heya IHC! One of the games I helped alpha for awhile back called Poker Smash is trying to get ported over to steam. Its the old “Matchup” formula, but the twist is it uses poker hands instead of just shapes and colors. If you liked Tetris attack, Panel de Pon, or Pokemon Puzzle League, its right up your alley. 8 bucks gets you a DRM free install AND a steam key.
Hey! Just wanted to let you folks know about our little, independent horror project: Carbon-Based Blues. Completely practical F/X, completely Bloody, and made by real horror fans! Check it out if you will… we’re in need of some last-minute love…
From his description:
For years, I’ve been asked to write sequels to my various science fiction and fantasy novels, but in a world where taking chances in media is increasingly rare, I was always happy to offer standalone novels. But with my tenth book coming out this year, I feel like I’ve established myself as a unique writer.
After the White House shot down the idea of the US building a Death Star, the idea went to Kickstarter, with a long-term goal of $850,000,000,000,000 for full funding and a short term goal of $31 million. And in case that Death Star gets built, there’s now a campaign to raise money to build an X-wing squadron to take it out.
So far, the X-wing project has $162,000 of its modest $11 million goal, so I think we know who’s gonna win this showdown… the motherfucking Alliance.
The resurection of the POP charger is the first of its kind, as Apple actually went back on its word and is allowing the kickstarted project to go through with its initial plan. This means they’re changing their own guidelines to allow Lightning connectors in charging devices next to other non-Lightning connectors.
In September, Jamie Siminoff and Edison Junior raised $139,170 on Kickstarter to support the creation of POP, a minimalist multi-device charging station. Today, in the largest Kickstarter refund yet, they’re giving that money back because Apple is being a total dick. They don’t want any non-Lightning connectors next to any Lightning connectors in a multi-charging device.
A while back, we posted about an unofficial sequel to MULE that was being funded on Kickstarter. At the time, it seemed like it would reach its goal, but it didn’t. Short by $28. Sure, someone could have gotten someone’s friend to kick in $28, but the lesson of the story is that if there’s a Kickstarter project you really want to see happen, don’t count on everyone else to help get to the funding goal.
Even though Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert of Double Fine are video game legends, having worked on such old school classics as Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango, point and click adventure games aren’t quite the draw they used to be. But where Double Fine couldn’t find funding for a new adventure game from traditional sources for their new game, they went to Kickstarter. And in 24 hours, they had raised $1 million, breaking fundraising records on Kickstarter.