Crowdfunding: the best geek projects - July 2021

Crowdfunding: the best geek projects - July 2021


Crowdfunding is a bottom-up financing technique that allows you to obtain funds thanks to donations from users interested in a particular project. Over the years, dozens of platforms have been created regarding various types of Crowdfunding. From Kickstarter to Indiegogo and from DeRev to Eppela, let's take a look at the most interesting and curious geek projects of July 2021.

Best Crowfundings July 2021

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem Keyboardio Model 100 6: Siege - The Board Game Shelby Destroyer JeVois-Pro

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls, for the uninitiated, is the official card game The Binding of Isaac theme launched in 2018 which saw as its creator Edmund McMillen, creator of the now famous roguelike. The card game was born thanks to the support of fans through a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Now McMillen is preparing to launch the new expansion called The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls - Requiem, with a new campaign on Kickstarter that has already reached the crazy figure of over 5 million dollars.

This expansion will bring Isaac into a whole new mission, with uncharted territories, dozens of new enemies, new bosses, new synergies between objects and renewed game balance. The sales package, which for the Italian localization already sees a partnership with MS Edizioni, will include more than 130 new objects, a completely new narrative line, over 100 new enemies, more than 25 bosses and new playable characters. Finally, there will also be a new area called Warp which will represent a sort of crossover between various game worlds for a varied and full of surprises gameplay.

Crowdfunding platform: Kickstarter Economic goal: 84,383 euros Project deadline: 2 July 2021

Keyboardio Model 100

We now spend whole days behind the PC with our hands on a keyboard. The latter is among the most universal tools in our modern world because no matter what it is used for, it is still an integral part of countless daily activities. Here, then, is the Keyboardio Model 100 project which concerns a customizable ergonomic mechanical keyboard uniquely designed to satisfy every type of user.

This revolutionary keyboard is equipped with 64 hot-swappable mechanical keys, individually addressable RGB LEDs under each custom built keycaps and open source firmware, all housed in a precision-milled hardwood frame. From the positions of the keys to the shapes of the keycaps to the design of the chassis it is tailor-made to offer the best possible typing experience. For example the keys have been lined up in columns so they are easier to reach without having to wring your fingers and have been angled to help keep your wrists in a natural, neutral position.

Another innovative feature it is present under the natural arch of the thumb to perfectly follow the trend of the palm of the hand. Here is a special Shift or Function key to give the feel of controlling a 104-key keyboard encased, however, in a keyboard with only 64 keys. Using the Function key with your thumb allows you to turn the H, J, K and L keys into arrows, or the numeric keys into Function keys and even transform the WASD keys into a high-precision mouse. Each setting is completely customizable as well as the color of the RGB lighting.

Platform where Crowdfunding is present: Kickstarter Economic goal: 84,383 euros Project deadline: July 31, 2021

6: Siege - The Board Game

This is an asymmetrical and tactical board game based exclusively on Ubisoft's acclaimed Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege FPS video game. In this title, agents from different global task forces are recruited into Team Six and must train to manage major global crises. It is therefore a competitive game between Attackers and Defenders. The aim is to combine unique Operators, increase team power within a fully destructible map and lead it to victory. Inside the game package you can appreciate the wonderful statutes that faithfully reproduce all the official operators of the Ubisoft game with many elements that recall the same settings.

Platform where Crowdfunding is present: Kickstarter Economic objective: 84,383 euro Project deadline: 2 July 2021

Shelby Destroyer

The Shelby Destroyer is the new standard for simulated tactical battles between friends with toy weapons. Say goodbye to jamming problems, poor accuracy, headaches from constantly loading ammunition and changing batteries. This new rifle features 120 foam disc magazines that can be used through fully automatic and semi-automatic settings (the power can be calibrated from 80 to 120 FPS) and a removable rechargeable lithium battery complete with external charging base. Each weapon also features customizable LEDs so as not to get confused with teammates on the same team. The product design is innovative as well as robust and resistant, so much so that the manufacturing company itself offers a 25-year guarantee.

Crowdfunding platform: Indiegogo Economic objective: 16,867 euros Project deadline: 31 July 2021


JeVois-Pro is an open source smart camera, fully programmable with artificial intelligence and deep learning. Unlike a traditional camera that relies on a human viewer to interpret the contents of what it observes, JeVois-Pro runs powerful computer vision and deep learning algorithms directly inside the camera. This allows you to connect the device to a custom robot, a home automation system, a drone, a surveillance system and much more and let the device itself manage the computer vision while you focus on developing high-level functionality. of your system.

JeVois-Pro is primarily a development and training tool: it provides a Linux-based programming environment (C ++ or Python) that makes it easy to write your own computer vision pipelines for running on time of the processor inside the camera. Among the most revealing technical data we find an Amlogic A311D CPU with 4x A73 @ 2.2 GHz + 2x A53 @ 1.8 GHz, a Quad-core MALI G52 MP4 @ 800 MHz GPU, a 5-TOPS NPU with integrated Neural Process Unit , a 4GB LPDDR4-3200 RAM and a 2MP Sony IMX290 backlit camera with 1 / 2.8 ”Starvis sensor and 12mm lens. The resolution is 1920 × 1080 at 120fps.

As for connectivity, however, there is an HDMI 2.1 port, a MicroSD slot with speeds up to 104 MByte / s, two USB 2.0 Type A ports , one mini USB OTG port, four pins. Obviously, there is no shortage of Wi-Fi connection that can be customized with special modules and the Bluetooth connection that can also be customized.

Crowdfunding platform: Kickstarter Economic goal: 50,630 euros Project deadline: 30 July 2021

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