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:
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
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
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.
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.
Location: Berlin, Germany
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.
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
Location: West New York, United States
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.
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.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Wall socket adapters meet API. Turning off lights is about to become a game.
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!