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:
SmartHalo – Turn your bike into a smart bike
This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen on a crowdfunding site in a long time. It’s a device that turns any bike into a smart bike.
The SmartHalo is a small, circular device that attaches to the middle of the bike’s handles providing turn-by-turn directions from your phone using an LED system that’s very clear and allows cyclist to keep their eyes on the road.nAnd when you’re not riding, the device turns into an alarm.
It also acts as a light, provides notifications about calls and the weather and it tracks how much you ride.
Sounds pretty revolutionary. With all the early-bird discounts claimed, it starts at $131.
The campaign was looking to raise $67,000. It blew past that in just a couple days. With over three weeks to go, it’s at over $151,000.
Lolo Lids the Ultimate Beer Koozie
If you want to drink subtly in public, this might be the answer for you.
It’s a lid that looks like a coffee cup lid but that attaches directly to a beer can – as well as a coffee cup. So rather than drinking out of a take-out cup, you’re drinking directly out of a can of beer that’s hidden in a takeout cup.
That means your beer won’t taste like coffee and that it’s easier to drink and when you want another beer, you don’t have to stand there awkwardly as you obviously pour a can of beer into the coffee cup.
The device will cost backers $20 and the campaign is looking to raise $20,000. It’s just a couple days in and its at a little over $5,600.
The Cedar Scraper – The 100% Safe all-natural BBQ Scraper
Apparently the metal brushes that people use to clean their BBQs are dangerous – the bristles fall out, get into food and cause all sorts of internal injuries.
This campaign aims to solve that problem, which is a real thing (you can google it). It’s a scraper made of cedar so if it splinters (it’s a solid piece of wood) it will just burn up on the BBQ.
The tool looks like something that would go with a BBQ as well.
It’s $15 for a smaller scraper with larger one is $18.
The campaign was looking to raise $1,500. With three weeks to go it’s at over $2,100.