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Crowdsourcing Weekends: Wheelys 3, Reboot The Suit, Star Trek Axanar


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This is Crowdsourcing Weekends! This post highlights three different crowdsourcing projects I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Wheelys 3

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Wake up with the morning sun. Drag your bike out from its slumber. Roll through the streets. Fire up the burners. Feel the smell of fresh coffee.  And then, just as people start to line up, you are ready. Coffee, Tea, cookies, chocolates and juice. You smile at new customers, chit-chat with the regulars and brew some more coffee.  When the day is over, you count your earnings and log onto your computer to chat with your Wheelys compadres around the word.  Wheelys Café is a revolution. The first real challenge to the hegemony of the mega-fast-food-giants. After just one year, they have sold cafés to 25 countries, opening new ones at a rate of two per day. To run a Wheelys ™ is a way of life.  Please- join them in this revolution!

Wheelys is a café in a BIKE! It was built from the start to be 876% more environmentally friendly than the competition.  Wheelys are expanding at the rate of two café bikes per day. In less than one year, they have opened cafés in more than 20 countries, making their presence as a coffee chain second only to Starbucks.  By owning a Wheelys you will be in contact with over 100 Wheelers all over the planet. Exchange tips on how to brew the perfect pour over, where to stand, alternative selling tricks, or just chit-chat.  Except making money, becoming fit and saying goodbye to your boss, a Wheelys is a social venture.

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As of July 26th, this project has raised around $85,000 of their $50,000 goal. This project only has 22 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $2,799, you will get one Wheelys 3 cafe to get started!  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wheelys-3-your-own-bike-cafe-for-2999#/story

Reboot the Suit: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

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July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, a feat so breathtaking in its scope and ambition that it captured the collective imaginations of audiences around the world. At the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, they use the power of real objects to tell stories like this one – stories of the vision, intellect, and courage of men and women who have overcome challenges and pushed boundaries to take the next giant leap for humankind.  For the Smithsonian’s first-ever Kickstarter campaign, they are proud to announce plans to conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit in time for this milestone anniversary.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smithsonian/reboot-the-suit-bring-back-neil-armstrongs-spacesu

 

They want to preserve Armstrong’s spacesuit – and the story it tells of its incredible journey – down to the particles of lunar dust that cling to its surface. Just like the Apollo program, they will accomplish this in collaboration of thousands of people across the country and around the world. And that’s where you come in.  Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit – like most of the spacesuits in the Museum’s collection – is currently being stored in a climate-controlled collections storage area that is not accessible to the public.  To provide public display and access, Armstrong’s spacesuit requires conservation to stop current deterioration and a state-of-the-art display case that will mimic the climate-controlled environment where it is currently being safeguarded.

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As of July 26th, this project has raised around $510,000 of their $500,000 goal. This project only has 23 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $11, you will get a Apollo 11 spacesuit digital poster.  For a pledge of $25, you will get a video behind the scenes tour of the spacesuit conservation process.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smithsonian/reboot-the-suit-bring-back-neil-armstrongs

Star Trek: Axanar

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Axanar is the first fully-professional, independent Star Trek film. While some may call it a “fan film” as they are not licensed by CBS, Axanar has professionals working in front and behind the camera, with a fully-professional crew–many of whom have worked on Star Trek itself–who ensure Axanar will be the quality of Star Trek that all fans want to see.  For you, the Star Trek fan, Axanar is a return to the type of Star Trek all of us grew up on, with a hopeful future where mankind works with other races to explore the stars, via storytelling that is positive and teaches us about ourselves. Axanar feels like Star Trek because it is made by two of the biggest Star Trek fans in the world, Alec Peters and Robert Burnett. Alec was the executive producer/co-writer of Prelude to Axanar, and Rob wrote & directed Free Enterprise.

Axanar is a feature film, but will be broken down into four episodes following the four acts of the script. With an overall budget of approximately $960,000, that means each episode will cost approximately $240,000. Add to that a portion of the ongoing studio costs, and the cost of Indiegogo, payment processing, and perks (see below), and they are setting a goal of $330,000 per episode, or $1,320,000.  They can make Axanar one act at a time, if needed (although they’d prefer to make it all at once!). So, they are setting their first goal at $330,000. There will be stretch goals at $660,000, $990,000 and $1,320,000, with each stretch goal meaning another episode will get made. If they raise the entire $1,320,000, then they will have what they need to make all of Axanar. (Anything above that will just make it better.)

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As of July 26th, this project has raised around $300,000 of their $250,000 goal. This project only has 15 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $10, you will get exclusive and behind the scenes access.  For a pledge of $25, you will get a digital download of Axanar.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/star-trek-axanar#/story

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