In the US, National Inventors Month is in May. Though we respect that, Indiegogo is a global crowdfunding platform, so we decided that there was no better time to celebrate some of the things being invented by our campaigners than in October. Below are campaigns currently funding, including everything from an iPhone case and helmet crash sensor to a synthesizer and a hydroponics system:

ReadyCase

ReadyCase

Location: Los Angeles, California

Finally, an iPhone case with literally everything but the kitchen sink. A built-in USB memory stick and add-on lenses are just the beginning.

BRIGHT Solar Lamp & Phone Charger

BRIGHT Solar Lamp & Phone Charger

Location: Oslo, Norway

It’s a lamp, it’s a phone charger — and it could help those living without electricity in the developing world — and you on your next camping trip.

ICEdot Crash Sensor

ICEdot Crash Sensor

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Attention motorheads, gearheads, and snowheads: A crash sensor for your helmet and a paired mobile app that will call for help if you run into trouble.

Mi Garden

Mi Garden: Grow Plants at the Push of a Button!

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Growing plants indoors without adequate sunlight? Paul Fernandez has designed an all-in-one hydroponics solution that can take care of your plants for days, unassisted.

EINKLANG

EINKLANG – The most intuitive software synthesizer

Location: Berlin, Germany

A more intuitive synthesizer that doesn’t take a degree in math to use properly.

Hot Straw

Hot Straw: Drink Coffee. Not Plastic!

Location: Denver, Colorado

Developed originally to help Parkinson’s patients safely drink coffee, these straws provide a way to sip on hot beverages without the risk of a mouthful of melted plastic.

HydraQuiver

HydraQuiver

Location: Corona, California

Forget the fanny pack. This versatile running pack won’t bounce, and you can wash it in the dishwasher.

Konalu City Lead

Konalu City Lead

Location: West New York, United States

Live in the City? Here’s a new way to take your dog for a walk in the park — an adjustable leash with lots of tensile strength, which you might just want to wear.

Orapup

Orapup – Bye Bye, Bad Dog Breath

Location: Provo, Utah

No one likes dog breath, which is why Bob Wagstaff invented this tongue brush for dogs. He’s harnessed a dog’s love of licking.

PiFiZone

PiFiZone Project: Be More Connected with PiFi Mobile Data Service Worldwide

Location: Toronto, Canada

Whether you’re a world traveler or a homebody, this device looks to optimize your current mobile data plan and save you a fortune when you roam.

Taapi

Gamers changing the world one lightbulb at a time

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Wall socket adapters meet API. Turning off lights is about to become a game.

Thermometer Stickers

AVA the Elephant THERMOMETER STICKERS!

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Kids get colds, hate thermometers, and love stickers. Thus, AVA the Elephant was born to help parents monitor their child’s temperature without the fuss.

 

Want to be in the next edition of our Gadgets, Apps, and Widgets Roundup? Share your inventive campaign with us in the comments!