It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.
Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week:
NEA 3D: Stylish & Upgradeable 3D Printing for All
It’s kind of crazy how many 3D printers and 3D printing accessories launch on crowdfunding sites. But there’s clearly a demand for it.
This 3D printer comes in three sizes and has a stylish design that’s reminiscent of a fancy coffee maker. The creators say it will be easy to use and it’s modular, so it can be upgraded as new upgrades come out.
Early backers can get the NEA Pro Mini for US$495 (about $600 Canadian), the Pro for US$845 (about CAD$1019) or the Pro+ for US$1095 (about CAD$1319).
The campaign is looking to raise US$75,000. It shot past that in one day – reaching $88,999.
Fibonacci Clock: An open source clock for nerds with style
This is a pretty impractical clock unless you’re good at math. But either way, it looks nice. It’s a clock that uses colours that correspond with number and the first five numbers in the first Fibonacci sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3 and 5.
You have to know which number the colours on the clock go with and then do some math to figure out the time and in a world where many people no longer know how to read an analog clock, you gotta admire something even more obtuse. Honestly, though, it would probably get pretty easy after a while and the thing looks really cool.
$115 gets backers a fully assembled clock while $75 gets the do-it-yourself kit. There’s also a middle tier and for $15 you can get the circuit board and a list of parts to really do it DIY style.
The campaign is looking to raise $5,000 and was almost halfway there after a couple days.
LOUD on Planet X
This looks pretty cool, it’s an arcade-style rhythm game featuring Canadian bands like Fucked Up, Metric and Tegan and Sarah and some other ones that I don’t really know but who are probably popular with the kids these days.
It looks like fun, it seems pretty original and the fact that it’s all about Canadian indie bands is pretty neat. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Steam, iOS and Android.
$10 gets the game. Other backer levels have things like guitar picks, t-shirts and vinyl records.
It’s looking to raise $50,000. With 30 days to go it was at $17,807.