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Smart bike handlebars have turn signals, GPS, speedometer

Helios Bars are sleek handlebar replacements that come with built-in LED lights and smartphone connectivity.<p>In general, bicycles haven't adopted the same high-tech features as many cars. Turn signals are done by hand, and GPS equates to using good old-fashioned brain power or the information you …

Electric Vehicles

Another Minimalist Mudguard: The Plume Rolls Out on Kickstarter

Move over, Rain Tail—there's a new ultraminimal rear fender in town. The Plume is a recoiling mudguard that is deployed by unrolling the coiled strip …


Your very own drone, to follow you home

Universal Air got its start with a $15,000 Kickstarter campaign that earned $220,000. Now it wants to make drones that can autonomously follow you around. Without an Internet signal.<p>Imagine carving your way down a particularly challenging slope, your skis kicking up clouds of snow, trees flying by, …


Desktop Othermill carves out circuit boards, jewelry

This successful Kickstarter project lets you make anything from printed circuits to brass earrings and molds for precision parts.<p>What if you could easily add custom-designed circuits to DIY projects like 3D-printed stuff? Here's a small mill that can churn them out with precision and …

3D Printing

Draw Your Own Mario Game With This Kickstarter App

Remember those old 2-D side scrollers like Super Mario Bros? What if you could draw your own, on paper?<p>Even as games have adopted incredible graphics and physics, we still love to play 2-D side scrollers. One reason is that, for independent programmers, they’re now relatively simple to code. The …

iOS Apps