This is Crowdsourcing Weekends! This post highlights three different crowdsourcing projects I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.
The Mighty Speaker is Sealed and Completely Sand and Dust Proof, Perfect for those sandy days on the beach! And the speaker floats! The Mighty Speaker uses a USB to 3.5mm DC Charging Cable, similar to the iPod Shuffle, which eliminates the microUSB charger port issues the Rebel Speaker had. MIGHTY is a portable and powerful Bluetooth speaker that connects wirelessly with your smartphone, tablet, MP3 player, computer and more! And Mighty has a removable suction cup lets you stick it to most flat, smooth surfaces.
Here are some specs for the Mighty Speaker!
- Compact wireless speaker gives you big sound for music, videos and games
- Suction cup sticks to almost any flat surface—even your tablet!
- Easy to pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device, like smartphones and tablets
- Take speakerphone calls with built-in microphone
- Rechargeable battery for up to 6 hours on a single charge
- Soft silicone button cover with built-in volume controls
- Super portable—only 3.25 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall!
- Completely WATERPROOF, DUST PROOF and FLOATS!!
As of July 27th, this project has raised around $11,000 of their $2,500 goal. This project only has 33 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $40, you will get one Mighty Speaker. For a pledge of $115, you will get a three pack of Mighty Speakers! To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mighty-speaker-is-waterproof-sandproof-floats
Tripping Over You: Volume 2
Owen and Suzana are a married couple who decided they like making comics together, so they started an ongoing webcomic called Tripping Over You back in 2011. They wanted to tell stories that are LGBT-postive, and settled on a story that focuses on two high school kids who make the leap from being childhood friends to a romantic couple. The comic touches on the stressors that crop up when you’re working out the kinks– in a kinda comedic, kinda neurotic sort of way.
Usually they post this comic for free online at www.trippingoveryou.com, but sometimes they collect a bunch of chapters and put them in a graphic novel – and now they’d like to do that again! So they’ve started this campaign in order to publish Volume 2 of their comic. This book will feature chapters 5 and 6! Each chapter is 50 pages long with mini comics between each chapter. With bonus content at the end of the book featuring prelim art, additional short comics, and character backstory, Volume 2 comes out to the same size and dimensions as the first book – 150 pages of TOY!
As of July 27th, this project has raised around $19,000 of their $3,500 goal. This project only has 6 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $6, you will get all of volume 2 in a PDF file. For a pledge of $20, you will get Volume 2 in a book form! To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/toybox/lets-publish-toy-volume-2
Carnivore Club was created to discover and champion talented local artisans from across the world who make exquisite cured meats. Britain is home to a renaissance of small shop artisans who are taking up the old ways of curing meats and taking pride in their inventions. They want to tell the stories of the artisans from across the United Kingdom by bringing the best of their products to your letter box for you to taste. From Rachel’s Hammond Charcuterie in Eyemouth, Scotland to Jame’s Trealy Farm Charcuterie in Monmouth, every month will be a terrific surprise.
Each month their members receive an impressive faux-wood box packed with 4-6 handcrafted meats from their selected artisan. Their monthly delivery to your letterbox comes with their sharp Meat Eater’s Handbook that tells the story of the products you receive and the artisan that crafted them. Every month they sit down to craft a box that they would love to get theirselves. Their goal is to impress you with brill products you’ve never been so happy to taste. And yes, this is available in North America!
As of July 27th, this project has raised around £6,500 of their £7,500 goal. This project only has 13 days left to raise the £7,500 or it might not be funded! For a pledge of £15, you will get a Carnivore T-shirt. For a pledge of £29, you will get the August Carnivore Box for North America! To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/carnivore-club-we-re-coming-to-great-britain