It took me a little while to warm up to Kickstarter, but I’m totally in love now, and it was this project that turned me:
This is a totally awesome clock made of 180 RGB leds. It’s running off an Arduino, and the source code is available for the clock. Beyond being open and programmable, the thing is gorgeous, and now hangs in my office at work.
There is something really rewarding about being involved in a great kickstarter project. There is so much communication between the creators and the backers, and you really do feel like you are co-investing in someone’s dreams to make something awesome happen.
Today I just backed my 4th kick starter project, which is a coop Zombie game. They have been blowing through stretch goals, so really can’t wait to see all that’s provided with the final game.