Giddings is currently seeking $50,000 to develop the prototype as well as developing a series of open source device drivers, and has about $42,000 to go as of this writing. Kick in, show some love and appreciate a peripheral device idea in which your snack food crumbs will merely bounce off the surface as opposed to lodging their way in.
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The geek gurus at Supermechanical are working on Twine
, a small, Arduino-based, battery-powered 2.5-inch square box with a WiFi module, thermometer and accelerometer that can be controlled via the Spool web app. The upside: given its accelerometer, you can configure it to send an SMS message to a friend informing them you need coffee every time you bang your fists within vibrational range of it. The project has overrun its $35,000 goal, raising over $117,000 and should be fully financed with extra money for a pizza and extra toppings.