This is Crowdsourcing Weekends! This post highlights three different crowdsourcing projects I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.
Couchlet USB Port
People frequently use their phone or tablet while they are charging it. The electrical outlet is hardly ever in a convenient position, and you probably know what it’s like to sit in an awkward position because your cord isn’t long enough. Presenting the USB Couchlet, the USB port that is exactly where you need it. Sitting on the couch while your phone is charging? The Couchlet nests between cushions. Having trouble reaching your charger from the bed? The Couchlet has a folding arm that wedges under your mattress.
The Couchlet’s wedge-shaped design means that it fits between or under cushions and mattresses so that you can barely even see it. The fold out leg gives you extra stability and the ability to slide the Couchlet onto the outside of your furniture. Each Couchlet comes with a detachable 6-foot USB cable that uses your current wall charger for power. The Couchlet is low voltage, so it’s just as safe as the charging cord that comes with your phone.
As of April 26th, this project has raised around $38,000 of their $30,000 goal. This project only has 42 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $16, you will get one Couchlet device. For a pledge of $24, you will get two Couchlet devices. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/couchlet-power-up-your-sofa
Heritage Radio Network: Website Rebuild Project
Heritage Radio Network is a network of food thought leaders and industry experts, from brewers and bartenders to pastry chefs and policy makers. They’re a media platform of 40+ hosts and their guests having conversations about food that go far beyond the boundaries of traditional media. And they need your help. The coding language their current site is written in will expire at the end of 2015. With 7,000+ episodes of archived content with visionaries and tastemakers, the live stream of HRN’s 39+ weekly shows, and station-produced food news, the HeritageRadioNetwork.org site is the planet for food radio programming. And soon, it will cease to exist.
Unless they have your support. They have a web team in place, a plan and a timeline to save Heritage Radio Network’s site. Their objective in this rebuild is to involve their listeners in creating a better platform than ever. All that’s missing is your backing. They’re an independent, member-supported, not-for-profit. They thrive on finding solutions, and are united in the idea that a small group of dedicated people can change the world one bite (or sound bite) at a time. Their DIY philosophy taps into the roots of this forward-thinking scene and creative energy around food. And with 39+ live shows a week, life on the air is never boring or predictable.
As of April 26th, this project has raised around $23,000 of their $35,000 goal. This project only has 16 days left to raise the $35,000 or it will not be funded! For a pledge of $5, you will be a part of the Heritage Radio Network Wall of Fame. For a pledge of $25, you will get an HRN bottle opener and sticker set. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heritageradionetwork/heritage-radio-network-website-rebuild-project
Rim City Miniseries
Rim City is the first miniseries of the brand-new comic label ATOMICO. It’s a spectacular 80-page adventure written by Alessandro “DocManhattan” Apreda and drawn by Daniele Orlandini, with the amazing cover art of Francesco Mattina. Rim City is a place unlike any other. In a far future, as the human race stands on the brink of extinction, Rim City may be the final chance of survival for mankind. When everything seems lost, a fragile hope suddenly presents itself. Something can be done, but the only way to find out if it’s true, is to risk everything humanity has left. An impossible mission awaits Captain Kendra and a handful of soldiers of the Trident Corps.
A journey into the unknown that will take them from the depths where they are confined to where no man has gone before. You can help them in many different ways. They want the Rim City project to happen thanks to many, small contributions. Therefore, the best you could to lend a hand, is talk about their and this project on your social media while the campaign is ongoing. Share their updates and point them to the friends you think may be interested in this ATOMICO Project.
As of April 26th, this project has raised around €25,000 of their €40,000 goal. This project only has 7 days left to raise the €40,000 or it will not be funded! For a pledge of €5, you will get four issues of the Rim City series in digital format. For a pledge of €22, you will get the four digital issues and one Rim City paperback. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rim-city