Kickstarter.com is a funding platform for new & innovative projects. Everything from technology, video games, art and music to movies.
Below are 10 of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories to date.
10 Highly Successful Kickstarter Projects
No list of successful Kickstarter campaigns would be complete without mentioning the Pebble watch. This sleek smartwatch connects easily with your iPhone or Android phone and supports the latest Bluetooth. It can tell you when you get an email, let you know who’s calling you, and you can even download watch faces.
They originally wanted to raise $100,000, but ended up with $10,266,845.
This cool computer interface allows you to use almost any non-computer related material and turn it into a controller. In the promo video on Kickstarter a man plays a dance video game using buckets of water, which has hilarious results. The product comes with alligator clips, a USB cable, and a circuit board.
At first they were looking for $25,000 but ended up with $568,106.
Two researchers from the MIT Media Lab decided that since there were no affordable 3D printers available they would come up with a solution on their own. They set out to design an “affordable, professional 3D printer” and they were successful.
Their goal was $100,000, but they were pledged $2,945,885 to help with the development of their idea.
This product is the ultimate toy for serious fans of video games. In the past virtual reality (VR) headsets have lacked the technology to create a believable 3D world, plus they are very expensive. Oculus Rift created one that “deliver a truly immersive gaming experience” that anyone can afford.
Their goal was $250,000 so that they could get their product into the hands of game developers quickly, but they ended up raising $2,437,429 instead.
Playstation 3 and XBox 360 are both quite expensive and developing games for them also costs a lot of money. The makers of Ouya made their Android-based gaming console with this in mind. It is inexpensive, and their idea is to lure mobile android game developers to their product, because they already know how Android works.
Originally looking for a fairly hefty $950,000, people pledged a huge $8,596,474 to their project.
Recording artist Amanda Palmer broke from her major label deal four years ago and was looking for money to fund her new album, art book and tour. She put together a new band called the Grand Theft Orchestra and spent the years since writing songs for her upcoming CD.
The original number Amanda Palmer was looking for was $100,000, but she ended up getting $1,192,793.
You wouldn’t think that owners of the iPhone want a dock to charge their phone this badly, but the makers of the Elevation Dock were counting on it. Other docks are hard to attach your phone to and move when trying to remove your device. The Elevation Dock works with phone cases and your iPhone easily comes out when done charging.
They raised $1,464,706 after only asking for $75,000.
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While many people have had the idea of making the iPod Nano into a watch, only Scott Wilson and MINIMAL have done it with materials and design that actually rival the sleek and stylish look that Apple is famous for. Now you can switch songs while jogging without stopping or leaning down in style.
Scott Wilson originally wanted $15,000 for this project, but got $942,578.
Remember the flip-book? Artists Mark Rosen and Wendy Marvel decided to bring back this old form of motion art in 2011, and it was so popular and successful that they decided to create a kit so that people could make their own. They hooked up with Disney imagineer and inventor Steven Goldstein to bring the product to you.
They originally asked for $5,000, but ended up receiving $137,567.
There are tons of keyboards available for the iPad, but none match the look and feel of the device like Brad Leong’s. When attached to the iPad it looks like on device, seamlessly integrating with the tablet. Many popular newspapers and magazines say the keyboard, which also has built-in speakers, makes the iPad look a lot like the MacBookAir.
Originally needing $90,000, Brad eventually got $797,979 from his Kickstarter campaign.
As you can see, there are a wide variety of projects and ideas that do well on Kickstarter. There is no way to know whether you’ll get the funding you want without giving it a try.
Article By: Rett Fisher | Addicted2Success.com