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PINE A64: the universal 64-bit mini-PC with Kickstarter

2 years, 11 months ago


On Kickstarter the most interesting project — the single-board mini-PC PINE A64 appeared a few weeks ago. His developers consider that this single board computer can be used in the most different spheres, including telecommunications, electronics, educational projects, entertainments.

Despite the small sizes, this quite powerful device, for the class, of course. The quad-core 64-bit ARM A53 processor with a frequency of work of a kernel of 1,2 GHz forms a basis. GPU — MALI-400 MP2 (2 kernels, 500 MHz). Performance of a graphic subsystem is slightly higher, than at original X-Box.

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Top of 5 most improbable drones

2 years, 11 months ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover! As it is known it was possible to call the purposes which were set before the creations by creators of the first drones hardly peace. But, conceived initially as the weapon of war, UAVs quickly attracted with the opportunities and the companies oriented to especially peace requirements of the civil market. And, of course, they attracted and attention of the whole army of enthusiasts – the fans and professionals implementing in the UAVs, occasionally very unexpected ideas and concepts. About the five of drones which, in our opinion, quite could apply for the name of the most unusual robotic piloted gadgets we will stop below.


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Raise funds for the self-drying-out jacket for Kickstarter from "Back in the future 2"

2 years, 12 months ago
The project of the self-drying-out Self-Drying Jacket 01 jacket collected more necessary twelve thousand dollars on Kickstarter. The jacket externally similar to that that Martie Makflay in the movie "Back in the Future 2" carried, after clicking the button is blown by two condensers of a flow of air and dries, and also has pockets for phone and the tablet. On drying after a rain will leave about two minutes. By the preorder the jacket will cost $149 now.

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The overview of robotic developments on Kickstarter

3 years ago
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Kickstarter continues to surprise with robotic and technology innovations. Some of them were quite successful and useful this fall. Considerably the number of pilotless systems increased, " robots collect itself", and also the training models. But give one after another.

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Ultimate Hacking Keyboard — the last day of crowd funding

3 years ago
Good afternoon GT!

Today we complete campaign for fund raising on production of the compact, soft, split keyboard Ultimate Hacking Keyboard and I want to tell what we managed to make.

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The Russian startup raises money for unique prostheses for children

3 years ago
From the forum "Open Innovations" I wrote about traction prostheses for children and adults from a startup from the Tomsk nanotechnology center "RUSNANO". The command came on December 3, 2015 with the project to the crowdfunding Planeta.ru platform and by results for December 8 already collected 175 thousand rubles from 150 necessary. Campaign will last 30 more days — you have an opportunity to support the Russian project and to receive for it handwork mittens, a slingshot, the field-glass, the blaster for game in snowballs, or to develop a unique gadget prosthesis in laboratory.

Inventors from the Motorika company want to change how children and adults treat prostheses. They want that the prosthesis was not a model of a hand or a medical product, and an interesting gadget, a toy and unique capability of the owner.

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Seven-year-old Ania received a prosthesis with fastening under a jump rope and a nozzle player

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Investigation of a failure of the Zano Kickstarter-project is begun

3 years ago

Project info


Zano – the project of the mini-quadcopter on the Kickstarter, the largest European project (by quantity collected sredst).
This project from Torquing Group successfully collected £2,335,119 from 12,075 beker (and one of beker am I).

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What happened?


After completion of campaign for fund raising, periodic good news about promotion of the project, its development, participation of Zano at different technology exhibitions, etc. went.
By itself, the project did not meet the promised deadline, but it, for Kickstarter-projects, it is quite normal and expected.

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Do not read texts about the western startups

3 years ago
Hi, Giktayms!

Did not think that in general I will write texts of such specific subject here, but the fresh post of IIDF — "With what begins a hardware-startup: Command and a prototype" — hooked on me. The matter is that the central part of the text is devoted there to how it is correct to distribute to the right and on the left shares in your startup — from founders to ordinary employees, and the last are offered to distribute the minimum shares almost on the end of the first hundred workers employed by you.

The problem is that in Russia it not simply extremely is difficult purely technically — I am not sure even that in general it is possible, in Russia attempt of implementation of such scheme will effectively bury your startup, and the silliest image.

In detail the reasons of it are described in the law 14-FZ ("About limited liability companies", that is the basic law on this subject) which you read to any person in principle thinking of any startup, once at least on diagonal in general to imagine, the Ltd company in Russia works and is regulated.

I consciously speak about Ltd company because about 100 of 100 startups in Russia are Ltd company. Theoretically, you can register a startup as the non-public joint-stock company and to get rid of the problems described below, but to fly immediately in others: for example, if in Ltd company you can just confirm any solutions on destiny of society with signatures of all cofounders, then in the autonomous area carrying out full-fledged meeting with presence of the notary certifying all made decisions is required.

So, Ltd company — what to do with shares and investments to the startup living in Russia.

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Interactive ShiftWear sneakers change design at the request of the owner

3 years ago
We welcome you on pages of the blog iCover! It is harder and harder to call area of our life where a sure gait the innovation technologies would not direct. And, quite perhaps, within the next year our clothes and footwear will turn into the peculiar gadget not only which is regularly coping with the basic function, but also allowing the owner literally for several seconds to select and change design and color gamma on any other when and where he will wish.

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Black Swift project: life after death

3 years ago
Hi, GT.

Not really there is a wish to begin the first post in the official blog of the new company with a vital epitaph, but, alas, it is necessary to make it. Many of you read posts of the Black Swift company developing and bringing of the same name built-in microcomputer to Kickstarter on Habré. The blog ended when the free 6 months received according to the program to support of startups (thanks, ended with TM!), so learned about further events only those who read updates on Kickstarter. Well, we will meet this lack.

TL; DR: the Black Swift project under the original name de facto died in July of this year. In September the command of the project in full strength left his founder, found investors and created the Unwired Devices company which, among other, restarts also the Black Swift project — under the new name Unwired One. All obligations for Kickstarter are fulfilled now by Unwired Devices.


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