Crowdsourcing Weekends Stuff

Crowdsourcing Weekends: Exploride, SunPort, Kingii


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

Exploride

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Exploride combines cutting edge display and gesture-recognition technology to provide hands-free access to maps, calls, texts, notifications, music & the onboard diagnostics of your car. Experience a smart, safe and connected driving experience.  Your car’s infotainment system, instrument cluster, navigation system, and your smartphone – All these compete for your attention while you drive.  Exploride puts all of them in one place, on a transparent display, with super-intuitive controls, so that you won’t have to take your eyes off the road.

In the US alone, 424,000 accidents were a direct result of distractions while driving. Smartphones, dashboard, navigation system all rank high in top distractions. This is why they designed Exploride. A completely new way of accessing everything you need in your car in one place with simple distraction-free controls. This, combined with its transparent display, helps keep your loved ones safe while driving.  Everyone at Exploride has a single focus, to make driving safer and more pleasurable for everyone. They are proud to have a working device, and to get to this stage has been simply rewarding.

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As of August 23rd, this project has raised around $101,000 of their $100,000 goal. This project only has 36 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $269, you will get the Exploride Full Set.  For a pledge of $499, you will get two Exploride Full Sets.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/exploride-turn-your-car-into-a-smart-car#/story

SunPort

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SunPort is about crowdsourcing demand for solar energy and accelerating America’s shift to solar power. What better place to do that than Kickstarter?  On average, if you spend five hours on your computer with it plugged into a wall socket, less than two minutes is solar powered. What if you could make it all five hours? 100%? What if you could do that every single day, for just pennies a day?  90% of Americans say they want more solar, but most have done nothing about it.  As a result, despite falling costs and increased development, solar barely shows up as a US electricity source.

SunPort is not your typical solar product. It doesn’t have solar panels and it won’t save you money. But it could help you save the planet (or at least take better care of it for future generations).  SunPort is the world’s first smart grid solar demand device. It gives you a way to plug in and instantly demand 100% solar energy from the power grid, and using SunPort doesn’t just demand solar energy.  Instead of making solar energy, SunPort lets you demand solar energy by using it. SunPort consumes the output of grid connected solar systems: grid energy + solar credits. It does this by matching the energy you take from the wall against solar credits you consume at the same time.

SunPort automatically demands solar for you, wherever you plug in, so you can just consume solar without any hassles, or panels. Choosing to use solar with SunPort is kind of like buying organic food or fair trade coffee. You pay just a little more because you care about where it comes from.  So how can you consume real solar without panels? You can’t. Real solar only comes from panels, but you don’t need to own them. SunPort “asks” the people with the panels for their solar by buying and consuming the solar credits their panels supply.  For just $20 per year in solar credits, you can solar power anything you can plug into a SunPort, and each SunPort received through this campaign includes one year of unlimited solar to get you started.

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As of August 23rd, this project has raised around $100,000 of their $75,000 goal. This project only has 4 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $49, you will get one SunPort device.  For a pledge of $179, you will get four SunPort devices.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1275963200/sunport-plug-into-solar-power-no-panels-required

Kingii

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The kingii is small, non-invasive, reliable and with its unobtrusive design for the first time providing safety in the water in a convenient way.  The kingii fits on your wrist stays out of the way, is rechargeable and is there when you need it most. The smallest inflatable in the world is perfect for every activity, every age and every environment around the water. The risk of drowning and the need for bulky safety devices is over!  You like to enjoy your time on the boat? We do as well but we do not like to wear bulky lifejackets! Be prepared for Capsizing or Man Overboard. With kingii you, your friends and family can be safe on your next trip.

Enjoy the time with your partner at the beach and around any water with peace of mind. In case of cramps, circulation problems or any other kind of emergency kingii is providing the additional safety needed.  Parents – you worry about your kids but want them to be independent and have fun in the water. In situations When You Can not Be Present, kingii Provides That added safety net That Allows you to worry less. Give Your Child Something That it likes to wear And that is easy to use.  Kingii’s sleek, unobtrusive, lightweight but durable design makes it perfect for anyone older than 6 years of age. Any age group – children, parents, grandparents – can be taught how to Easily and safely activate the kingii.

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As of August 23rd, this project has raised around $610,000 of their $65,000 goal. This project only has 6 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $79, you will get one Kingii.  For a pledge of $155, you will get two Kingii’s.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kingii-the-new-standard-in-water-safety#/story

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