ReactOS is on Kickstarter.
Thorium Core is a commercial distribution of ReactOS, the Open Source Windows compatible operating system, targeted for cloud computing
Better change your passwords!
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As a precaution, we strongly recommend that you create a new password for your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password.
An electric motor for Boris Bikes.
ShareRoller: First Portable Motor for Share Bikes and More
Many of the world’s bike share schemes — like London’s Boris Bikes — use identical bikes and docking technology from Canadian company Bixi. That gave inventor Jeff Guida from New York a simple idea: why not bolt an electric motor to a Bixi bike and turn it into an e-bike?
The result of eight months’ development is the ShareRoller, an electric-assist motor that mounts on the bike’s triangular docking bracket and drives the front wheel. ShareRoller puts out a whopping 750 Watts in its US incarnation though UK and Canada versions will be power-limited to keep them legal. Or somewhat legal. Maybe. But we’ll get to that in a moment.
First, though, Jeff's looking for $100,000 to get the ShareRoller into production, and, almost inevitably, he's turned to Kickstarter to do it. (Source)
Revolights Arc: A Smarter Approach to the Bicycle Taillight
Revolights, which has launched two wheel-based bicycle light systems on Kickstarter is back for their third act.
The Arc LED light system is an add-on product that fits onto existing fenders, letting people simply add it onto the fenders of their choice. There’ll also be two complete options, one with a plastic universal fender and one with a higher end metal fender.
“The design is able to conform to different shapes,” says Drew Ocon, Revolights’ marketing manager. “All of the electronics we’re using and the plastic itself is pretty flexible. Not only does that allow it to curve to the shape of different size wheels, but also open or close (think hot dog bun) to fit wider or narrower fenders, too.”
The built in sensor detects deceleration, trigging the lights to become a solid brake light when you stop. The blink pattern will also speed up as you slow down, providing plenty of visual cues to drivers that something’s changing. (Source)
This looks really cool...
Mogees - Play the World
What is Mogees - and how does it work?
Mogees is an innovative new way for everyone to let their musical imagination run wild, transforming the objects around us into unique and powerful musical instruments.
Mogees consists of a mobile app and a small sensor that detects and analyses the vibrations that we make when we interact with the objects around us. It uses a special sound technique to alter their acoustic properties so as to make them musical.
Above all, it's about everyone making beautiful music out of ordinary objects. Just plug it in and play the world. If you have 90 seconds, watch the video below, in which the 10 year old son of one of our friends plays Mogees in song mode:
£10 for a song? A bit much!
4 songs - 2 of which have never been released
I saw him live at the Waterfront, he was supporting Moby.
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