After two years of research and development in an industrial warehouse in Sydney, Australian aeronautical startup Alauda has unveiled the Alauda Mark 1 Airspeeder, Australia’s first flying racing car. Today, Alauda launches their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to give everyone a chance to be involved. Pledges start at A$5 to buy the...
  • Nura heaphones gets 1,613% funded

    Nura headphones are about to be overfunded on Kickstarter to the tune of 1613%. That makes it easily Australia’s biggest success story on the crowd funding platform. The project has raked in a staggering $1.6 Million in funding from an original $100,000 goal, thanks to 7,119 backers. So what’s...
  • Lightpack 2 successfully funded, HDMI pass-through will support 4K

    After successfully crowd-funding the development of the original Lightpack, the project from Woodenshark is back and Lightpack 2 is now once again on Kickstarter. Despite having 35 days to go, they’ve already smashed their $198,000 goal, with 1,172 backers providing $254,698 so far. This time around Lightpack has evolved into a...
  • Aussie Kickstarter has a new take on the clock, meet The Light Clock

    There’s always plenty of new and exciting ways to make your home smarter, leveraging new technology to make things faster, smarter and better. A couple of talented Aussie inventors Chris and Joe have leveraged their experience in industrial and manufacturing engineering, information systems and digital media to produce a brand...
  • PancakeBot is a 3D pancake maker, now on Kickstarter

    Over the years we’ve seen plenty of 3D printers come and go through Kickstarter. The latest is PancakeBot, a 3D printer that does one, thing, prints pancakes. In development since 2013, the PancakeBot has gone through a few iterations, with the early models built from lego. After partnering with...
  • Mark Pesce would rather eat a bullet, than do another Kickstarter

    The story of Moore’s Cloud Light project is a troubled one. The ambitious goal of $750,000 on Kickstarter was always going to be tough and not surprisingly the project fell short. The 1,950 backers helped raise just $275,000. Creator Mark Pesce says he’s learnt a lot through the process...
  • Kickstarter is coming to Australia

    Crowd funding website Kickstarter have announced they are bringing the service Australia and New Zealand. This is great news for ambitious creative types down under, that need new ways of funding innovative projects. While Aussie’s have been able to fund projects from the US site, their origin means we’re...
  • Watch China stamp out a kickstarter project

    Anyone who has backed a Kickstarter project will know the long wait and often delays that occur in production. One such project is ASTRO. The time-lapse camera controller unit was successfully funded in August of 2012 and backers are still waiting. When you see their latest update video, you...
  • GlassKap is a lens cap for Google Glass, ridiculous and about to be funded on Kickstarter

    Google Glass is potentially scary piece of technology for some, usually not the person wearing it, but the general public that encounters Glass wearers. The fear of being recorded is such a problem that Todd Blatt has created a KickStarter for a Google Glass lens cap. Yep, a lens...
  • LIFX Kickstarter delayed again, now mid-July at best

    LIFX, the smart phone controlled LED light from Kickstarter has unfortunately been delayed again. In the latest update from the LIFX team, they have confirmed they have returned from another visit to the manufacturing plant in Shenzhen, China with bad news. The revised date for the initial 500 is...
  • LIFX call for developers – Java, Objective-C and Ruby initially

    LIFX have just put out the call to developers in their latest update. In project update #18, the team at LIFX Labs are after developers to start writing apps for their new multi-coloured, smart globes. If you’re a programmer then pay attention. One of the best things about LIFX...
  • This is almost what your LIFX bulbs will look like

    One of the most popular Kickstarter projects LIFX is still in development, time for an update. As a backer email updates are becoming much more frequent which is great on one hand, but terrible on another. It’s great to get progress updates, but it also reminds you that thing...
  • Light by Moore’s Cloud fails to get funded on Kickstarter

    In the latest update about Light by Moore’s Cloud, the team are admitting defeat. The ambitious $750,000 target hasn’t be reached. The 1,950 backers helped raise almost $275,000, only just over a third of the required funding. Since launching the project, Moore’s Cloud raised nearly $5,000 every day of...
  • LIGHT by Moore’s Cloud now on Kickstarter, starts at $99, due May 2013

    The linux computer wrapped in box of multi-coloured LEDs is now known as LIGHT by Moore’s Cloud. The project’s Kickstarter went live tonight and you can now Back the Project to get your very own. The team are looking for $700,000 in funding to kick off production. You have...
  • Astro Kickstarter delayed, not arriving by Christmas

    One of the dark sides of Kickstarter is the risk you take in investing in businesses that are still being built. This means everything from mass production to distribution logistics has to be organised all while building a business and delivering a project on time and in budget. In...
  • So what the heck is LightCloud?

    Smart lighting is quickly becoming a hot new technology category and the latest addition is LightCloud. With a lot of conversation on twitter over the past few days, it’s time see what all the fuss is about. LightCloud is an Australian invention, lead by Founder & CEO Mark Pesce,...
  • Astro Time-Lapse + Motion Control update: Now does 100hrs, up from 15

    The Kickstarter project for photographers called Astro, is a time-lapse / motion control to allow cameras to easily take time-lapses or panoramas. Today the creator Oscar Ramirez posted an update on the project explaining there has been some changes. Overwhelmed by the success of the project (now more than...
  • You can watch Twine live test battery life now

    Twine is one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of all time, originally asking for $35,000 they managed to raise more than half a million dollars from almost 4,000 backers. For those unfamiliar with Twine, it’s a small connected device designed to be “The simplest way to connect stuff...

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