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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.


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/solx/death-star-in-space

Send a Deathstar To Space

Not everyone gets to experience the evil joys of destroying the planet Aalderan with a deathstar, but if you back this kickstarter you can certainly join the dark side, if only a little bit. Blaze Sanders is hoping to launch this model into space and fire some lasers!

find it on Kickstarter


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ivi3d/ivi-the-closed-loop-3d-printer

IV closed loop 3d printer

Another 3D printer that has interchangeable tool heads. What is interesting about this one is their claim of having a closed loop control system. That’s rare in the inexpensive desktop printer landscape.

find it on kickstarter


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/445791472/jevit-saving-land-limbs-and-lives

Jevit land mine clearing robot

Land mines are a serious problem that claim the lives and limbs of many people each year. Technology can absolutely have a direct impact on people’s lives, and you can help bring it to the right places.

Find it on Kickstarter

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