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Cool Crowdfunding: Tabletop Cities, Robot Arms, and Bots

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever deliver. Cool Crowdfunding is our way of sharing some of the ones that catch our eye. 

Remember, some of the crowdfunding projects from our previous Cool Crowdfunding collections may still be active! Go back and check them out to see if there’s anything you shouldn’t miss.


WiFi Stepper Controller

 

 

plug in a stepper motor and control it over wifi without having to do all the other stuff like building a circuit and programming your microcontroller.

find it on Crowdsupply


 

Tilescape Modular Tabletop Building System

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rocketpiggames/tilescape-gothic-city-3d-printable-modular-buildin

This is a tileable set of structures you can download and 3d print to bring your tabletop gaming to a new level. The different levels of pledges offer more parts for you to work with.

Find it on Kickstarter


Bot:Bit

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1973071253/bot-bit-more-than-just-a-robot

Botbit is a robot platform powered by the Micro:bit. Use micropython to easily script complex actions including swarm behaviors.

find it on Kickstarter


Rotrics Robot Arm

http://kck.st/2Tzv7CE

A desktop robot arm that can use a variety of end effectors. They show off a grabber, laser, pen holder, and suction cup. Looks like a pretty fun little tool for a decent price.

find it on Kickstarter


Ping Pong Modular Robot

http://kck.st/2DrQ3Xd

Stack together modules to create whatever motion you want. They are wirelessly charged and controlled via IR remote.

find it on Kickstarter

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