Items Tagged “kickstarter”
Jul 10, 2013
Oops, sorry we missed this one while the campaign was active.
After the success of their first book, the writers of 'My Little Geek' turned to Kickstarter, raising $12,265 for their next project.
We are creating two new books called Nerdy Numbers and Sci-fi Shapes, plus an iPad app. The app will have digital versions of these two new books and the original My Little Geek alphabet book, plus a dozen educational mini-games.
My Little Geek is all about educating pre-school kids in a tech-savvy world. Our first book .... sold thousands of copies all over the world. Now that we've proven this can be a success we are ready for something even bigger but we need your help!
Buy One, Give One:
For every $10 you add above your standard pledge, we'll be able to give a book to a school in need. So you'll still get a reward for yourself and you'll be helping kids in need - everybody wins!
Several pledges were available ranging from $16 to $650.
See their website for more info.
Jul 1, 2013
From last year at Kickstarter:
The PowerPot is an innovative new generator that turns heat from cooking directly into electricity with no moving parts. .... With your help, we hope to get Power Pots into the hands of the people who need it most, and onto your own stove or campfire!
... and similar for larger PowerPot models.
Learn more about the product on their website.
Jun 28, 2013
From their 2012 project at Kickstarter:
We designed the coolest looking solar LED lamp and we called it ‘WAKAWAKA’ which means ‘Shine Bright’ in Swahili. ...
I think that's a great way of describing one of the important ways that give1-get1 differs from regular donations.
Some of the rewards:
Total funding: $48,399. A followup project earlier this year received $419,474:
Super efficient Personal Solar Power Station to charge your iPad, iPhone or any other smart phone. With excellent reading light.
More info on their website.
Jun 17, 2013
The pitch at Kickstarter last year:
Bosavi® is a blindingly bright, lightweight, ultra-compact headlamp built around a custom Lithium-polymer battery.
One of the rewards (limited to 50 people):
Pledge $65 or more - Give One Get One: Get a rechargeable Bosavi headlamp and donate another Bosavi headlamp to a scholarship student or staff member of the Northwest Outward Bound School.
His reason for offering a Give1-Get1 reward is both personal and practical:
Bosavi will almost certainly not make any money on these units, but we couldn't be happier about this exciting new reward.
The give1-get1 option is gone, but the product is available for $69.95 on their website. Noteworthy features:
It has several 5 star reviews at Amazon.
Jun 7, 2013
From Marie-Claire Camp of Grand Rapids, MI:
Gorgeous, educational, nontoxic cards that not even my twin two-year old boys can destroy.
Here's the $40 reward tier:
GET ONE & GIVE ONE. You get the full deck. Shipped. + A deck is donated to a nonprofit organization working with small children
The "GET one GIVE one" tier was $25, or $85 for GET four GIVE four.
An ongoing 'give' is listed on their website:
3% of proceeds are donated to literacy-based nonprofit organizations every year!
The original cards are available for $19.95, with pre-order options for the new sets.
Jun 3, 2013
This book is "A story about computer science and other improbable things."
I feel I should warn you. No computers will be found in this book. ... Ideas are the real stuff of computer science. This book is about those ideas, and how to find them.
In this Kickstarter project from 2011, the creators added "Get one, Give one" several months after the project closed. (That's another useful aspect of crowdfunding sites; they provide a nice platform for staying in touch with backers after the project ends.)
we've started a "one for one" program. For every copy sold, we're donating another to schools, libraries, and educational programs.
Books donated to date: 462.
There's a little bit of fine print on their site: "For every retail paperback copy ... sold we donate another ..." (emphasis added). From the business side, that's perfectly reasonable: their profit on copies sold through bookstores and such may not cover the cost of donating a book. I think Give1-Get1 is most useful where it is sustainable.
Though the Kickstarter project is long over, the book is still available at Amazon.com.