Best of Open Source Kickstarter Apps

Discover and download great Open Source apps for Kickstarter.

July 1st, 2018

Zenlop

Create awesome websites and apps.

We want to create clones of the most important startups and technological companies and offer the source code to entrepreneurs cheaply.

Zenlop is so that entrepreneurs and businessmen can develop an online business cheaply, quickly and easily and avoid risking big money when starting or building an online business.

The PIXO Pixel is a fully open source and user programmable LED display that has both Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity. It runs on the ESP32 microcontroller and can be programmed using the Arduino IDE. It is designed as a DIY and hobby level electronics device.

Geeky Gadgets
Canadian developer Sean Hodgins has this week launched his fourth Kickstarter crowdfunding project to raise the required funds he needs to take the new PIXO Pixel Internet of Things RGB display into production. Based on the ESP32 the display has been created to provide makers, hobbyists and electronic enthusiasts
Instructables.com
There are a number of RGB displays out there already, but most of them are either difficult to interact with, too big, require a ton of wiring, or process heavy on the micro-controller you're using. When I remembered that there was another Make/100 this year to challenge myself with on Kickstarter, I knew this would be a great project for it.
7 Alternatives to PIXO Pixel

Mugsy is the world's first hackable, customizable, dead simple, robotic coffee maker. Every aspect of your brew can be controlled, from grind size and water temperature to pour over pattern and bloom time.

Just send it a text, a tweet or hit that Coffee Now button and your cup will be ready in the time it takes to get to the kitchen.

Blinks

An open-source board game system with a mind of its own

Blinks is an new way to get friends to put down their screens and interact face to face. Already over-funded on Kickstarter!

Each game tile is tiny, independent Arduino with 6 RGB display LEDs, 6 IR communication LEDs, and a button. It is a great platform for exploring emergent systems programming.

Foolish Panda Games
I am really excited about this Kickstart Highlight because this isn't just a game (six for that matter) but we are talking about a new system. I think you will enjoy the potential that Blinks offers creators. As you can see from the video above, the creator really has a love for systems and the desire...
Geek and Sundry
Perhaps they're what cells would look in the fluorescent wonderland of Tron's grid. Or maybe they're little visual aides at a science center exhibit on chemical bonds. Whatever these odd little widgets are, incorporating them into a game seems a bit easier-and more intuitive-than trying to gamify sand timers.
Move38
At IndieCade East this year, Move38 hosted a Blinks Game Jam where Game Devsigners (developers + designers) of all experience levels worked in teams to build games for Blinks. The designers of the winning game BeRrY - Wei Yun and Shiyun Liu - were kind enough to discuss via email their experience designing with Blinks and why one of them thinks Blinks are th… See more
Medium
Our portfolio company Move38 is running a Kickstarter campaign for its latest (and greatest?) product, Blinks. Blinks was the product that Jonathan Bobrow demoed for me back in April when we made our investment. Then, as now, it's hard to predict the commercial appeal of this novel, open platform for casual, digital tabletop games.
5 Alternatives to Blinks
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