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:
BikeStrap: Fittest Bike Mount for Any Mobile Phone
Have you ever been biking some where and need to check your phone for directions? It’s a pretty big haste – you need to stop, pull it out, that whole thing.
Here’s a mount that will allow you to use your phone while riding your bike like you might while you’re driving a car.
It’s probably pretty dangerous, if you do it the wrong way but it could also be pretty useful.
The mount fits any phone and the creators say it’s pretty strong – they’ve got a video to prove it.
The campaign reached its $6,500 goal in the first week, now it’s at almost $8,000 with over three weeks to go. One BikeStrap will cost backers $12.
Imperial Spherificator: Transforming your food into caviar
Here’s one of those only-on-Kickstarter projects that’s kind of absurd but also highly in demand – it’s a device to turn your food into tiny spheres.
The company behind it makes a caviar substitute out of seaweed and Imperial Spherificator will, essentially let you do that at home. But it’s not just for seaweed. You can turn any food into tiny caviar-like spheres.
The campaign was looking for $80,000. Just over a week into it, its raised over $82,000.
The Imperial Spherificator will cost backers between $150 and $175, depending on how many more backers go for it.
This exploration-based puzzle game combines classic platforming style with realistic physics. Players will use the physics of magnets and gravity to control objects in the world and defeat enemies.
Work on it seems to have progressed pretty far and there’s a playable demo, so you can actually check it out. It’s being developed for Windows, Mac and Linux.
The campaign is looking to raise $2,000. So far it’s at about one-tenth of that with almost a month to go. $6 gets the game.