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97 Kickstarter Projects

LeVar Burton Raised $1,000,000 in One Day To Revive Reading Rainbow

— May 29, 2014 — Pop Culture
Kickstarter projects and similar sites are amazing because they allow entrepreneurs, or enterprising helmsmen, to fund ventures with small amounts of money from a large number of people via the internet. LeVar Burton recently took to Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website, to raise funds to revive a popular children's television program he used to host called Reading Rainbow. The educational PBS series ran from 1983 until 2006 and Burton is looking to bring it back.

The former Star Trek actor is not the only one to benefit from this online fundraising platform. Kickstarter projects can relate to any kind of product or service, including clothing, inventions, apps and art. Whether you are interested in financing tech-integrated desks or affordable belonging tracking devices, there is no shortage of innovative ideas on the site.
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Crowdsourced Film Premieres
Crowdsourced Film Premieres
The Veronica Mars SXSW Movie Premiere Gives Fans a Coveted Sneak Peek
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Stylish Sun-Proof Headgear
Stylish Sun-Proof Headgear
Satya Twena's Sun Hat Line Works Well for Those in Warmer Climates
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Streamlined Typography Apps
Streamlined Typography Apps
Online App Prototypo Allows Easy Font Creation and Customization
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Blind-Accessible Games
Blind-Accessible Games
‘Grail to the Thief’ is an Interactive Audio Adventure Game
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Crafty Canned Goods
Crafty Canned Goods
The Cornershop by Lucy Sparrow is Made Up of Hand-Sewn Felt Products
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Intricately Painted Silk Scarves
Intricately Painted Silk Scarves
These Silk Scarves are Inspired by Watercolor Paintings
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Commemorative Travel Documentaries
Commemorative Travel Documentaries
the Ty's List Travel Documentary Has Support from Expedia
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Crowdsourced-Funded Collections
Crowdsourced-Funded Collections
Kickstarter Teams up with the Moma Design Store
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Predicted Product Success Sites
Predicted Product Success Sites
The Website Prefundia Predicts Your Success on Kickstarter
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Uninterrupted Solar Chargers (UPDATE)
Uninterrupted Solar Chargers (UPDATE)
StrongVolt's Portable Solar Charger is Going into Production
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86
Skateboard Stunt Capture Apps
Skateboard Stunt Capture Apps
The Syrmo App Makes Tracking Your Tricks and Learning to Skate Easy
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Realistic Robotic Fish Bait
Realistic Robotic Fish Bait
'Nano Lure' is a Robotic Bait That Looks & Moves Just Like a Real Fish
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Freakily Fast Robots
Freakily Fast Robots
The Multi-Legged Outrunner Robot Can Sprint at Up to 20 Miles Per Hour
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Flexible Sink Strainers
Flexible Sink Strainers
'Tweak' Makes It Easier to Collect and Discard Food Scraps from the Sink
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Lightning-Fast Mobile Chargers
Lightning-Fast Mobile Chargers
The eQUICK Mobile USB Battery Charger Provides True Mobility
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Ruler-Encased Utensils
Ruler-Encased Utensils
Utilitarian Tech Force Pen Has a Sleek Design and a Supplementary Sleeve
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Social Literature Sharing Apps
Social Literature Sharing Apps
Share and Borrow Books with the Ownshelf App
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Ergonomic Extended Device Stands
Ergonomic Extended Device Stands
This Device Stand Has an Ergonomic Angled Usability
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Comical Cardboard Chimpanzee Masks
Comical Cardboard Chimpanzee Masks
This Chimpanzee Mask Lets You Monkey Around
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Sensibly Stylish Ballerina Flats
Sensibly Stylish Ballerina Flats
The Perfetta Line by Ballerini Provides Maximum Comfort & Style
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Language Learning Video Games
Language Learning Video Games
Koe is a Japanese Language Game That Makes Learning Easy
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Minimalist Architectural Prints
Minimalist Architectural Prints
Archigrams by Michie Cao Explain the Details of Famous Buildings
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Minimalist Breathable Underwear
Minimalist Breathable Underwear
The '76 and Sunny' Boxer Briefs Help Keep Your Manhood Cool & Dry
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Pen-Sized Guitars
Pen-Sized Guitars
The FretPen is a Writing Utensil That Doubles as a Miniature Guitar
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Augmented Reality Zodiac Tees
Augmented Reality Zodiac Tees
Alive Animal Hi-Tech T-Shirts Turn You into a Zodiac Creature
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Robotic Hand Cleansers
Robotic Hand Cleansers
This Robotic Hand Washer and Dryer Cleans Your Hands So You Don't Have To
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Stylish Timber Smartphone Docks
Stylish Timber Smartphone Docks
The ‘EpicDock’ Smartphone Charging Dock is Elegant & Sturdy
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Ergonomic Computer Peripherals
Ergonomic Computer Peripherals
The Bean is a Computer Mouse That is Operated with Three Fingers
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Laser-Etched Skateboard Decks
Laser-Etched Skateboard Decks
These Skate Decks Have Intricate Artwork Engraved into Them
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Light-Sensitive Paint Pickers
Light-Sensitive Paint Pickers
TapPainter's Painting App is the Best Way to Preview a Paint Color
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Handheld Food Analyzers
Handheld Food Analyzers
The SCiO Can Instantly Analyze the Chemical Composition of Your Food
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Scratch-Preventing Key Holders
Scratch-Preventing Key Holders
The Panny is a Clever Alternative to Typical Keychains
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Hanging Fruit Baskets
Hanging Fruit Baskets
This Fruit Basket Hangs from the Ceiling and Keeps Your Fruit Fresh Longer
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Strap-On Tablet Holders
Strap-On Tablet Holders
The 'LapTape' Secures Tablets and Thin Laptops to Your Knees
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Punny Drinking Glasses
Punny Drinking Glasses
Shed Simove's Google Glass Humor Resulted in a Clever Kickstarter Campaign
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Music-Making Gloves
Music-Making Gloves
Musician Imogen Heap is Working on Electric Sound-Producing Gloves
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Pedal-Powered Puppet Shows
Pedal-Powered Puppet Shows
The Shadow Performances by 'Petal Puppets' Will Be Bike-Powered
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Ergonomic Upstanding Desks
Ergonomic Upstanding Desks
These Standing Desks are Easy to Assemble and Good for Your Posture
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Saccharine Community-Constructed Sculptures
Saccharine Community-Constructed Sculptures
Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels Build Sugar Metropolis
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Secretive Dystopian Sci-Fi Films
Secretive Dystopian Sci-Fi Films
The Sand Storm by Jason Wishnow Stars Chinese Artist Ai WeiWei
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Trickster Computer Peripherals
Trickster Computer Peripherals
Fool Your Friends with This USB Prank Device
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Unusual City Illustration Books
Unusual City Illustration Books
Strange Island is an NYC-Themed Photo Book
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Wireless Sound Systems (UPDATE)
Wireless Sound Systems (UPDATE)
ROCKI Turns Any Speaker into a WiFi Sound System
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Dual Compartment Kiddie Cups
Dual Compartment Kiddie Cups
The MOMease is the Sippy Cup Reinvented with Room for Two Drinks
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LED Bottle Lights
LED Bottle Lights
Bottle Cutting Inc.'s New Kit Turns Your Bottles into Beautiful Lighting
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Chain Link Tape Dispensers
Chain Link Tape Dispensers
The Clicktape Tape Dispenser Rethinks the Classic Design
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Dipped Dual Flavored Toothpicks
Dipped Dual Flavored Toothpicks
Castor Toothpicks Come in Unusual Combos Like Kumquat & Beet
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Wearable Tennis Game Trackers
Wearable Tennis Game Trackers
The Smash Bracelet by Rob Crowder Monitors Techniques on Courts
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Powerful Mini Microscopes
Powerful Mini Microscopes
The MicrobeScope is a Portable Microscope That Plays Well with iPhones
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Levitating Phone Chargers
Levitating Phone Chargers
Matinka's Magic Phone Stand Makes it Look Like Your Phone is Floating
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Multi-Purpose Titanium Openers
Multi-Purpose Titanium Openers
The Tiletto Titanium Letter Opener is Sleek and Efficient
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Multiple Device-Charging Docks
Multiple Device-Charging Docks
The Arq Modular Charging Dock Charges Multiple Devices
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Mobile Gluten-Free Bakeries
Mobile Gluten-Free Bakeries
The CoCo Bakery Heads to Kickstarter to Help Fund its Mobile Bakery
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Vibrant Cultural Playing Cards
Vibrant Cultural Playing Cards
The Borderline Deck of Cards Portray Both Sides of the Border
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Guilt-Tripping Lighters
Guilt-Tripping Lighters
The Quitbit Smart Lighter Will Help You Quit Smoking
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Curved Modular Building Toys
Curved Modular Building Toys
The IKOS Modular Building Toys Make Amazing Spherical Forms
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Crowdfunding Writer Project Websites
Crowdfunding Writer Project Websites
Beacon is Kickstarter for Writers Working on Passion Projects
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Affordable Belonging Tracking Tags
Affordable Belonging Tracking Tags
Pebblebee Offers Parents and Pet Owners Peace of Mind
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Lighted Smart Running Clothes
Lighted Smart Running Clothes
The Glowfaster Jacket by Simon Weatherall Monitors Progress
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Interactive Running Apps
Interactive Running Apps
Compete to Capture Territory with 'Run An Empire'
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Superpowered Suits
Superpowered Suits
Evalino Creates Technologically Advanced MensWear
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Photographic Nail Stickers
Photographic Nail Stickers
NailSnaps Turns Your Fingers into a Gallery
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Crowdsourced Cocktail-Creating Dice
Crowdsourced Cocktail-Creating Dice
Mixology Dice Helps You Make Perfectly Balanced Mixed Drinks
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Suction Cup Smartphone Stands
Suction Cup Smartphone Stands
'Leafmount' is a Collapsible Stand for Smartphones and Tablets
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Restaurant-Focused Kickstarter Maps
Restaurant-Focused Kickstarter Maps
Kickstarter Places Shows Restaurant Success Stories
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Psychedelic Vibrant Film Artwork
Psychedelic Vibrant Film Artwork
MovieDNA is Turning Films into Stripped Abstract Art Prints
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British Ice Cream Portraits
British Ice Cream Portraits
99×99s by Luke Stephenson Captures a Cheap Dessert Staple
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Retro-Inspired Space Tourism
Retro-Inspired Space Tourism
Intergalactic Travel Bureau Posters by Steven Thomas is Adventurous
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Hybrid Nightlight Outlets
Hybrid Nightlight Outlets
The Snaprays Guidelight Becomes a LED Light Up Outlet in the Dark
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Customized Cat Toy Websites
Customized Cat Toy Websites
The Catstarter Website Allows You to Invent New Great Cat Toys
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Recyclable 3D Printing Devices
Recyclable 3D Printing Devices
The Strooder Repurposes Pliant Materials for Plastic Printers
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Holistic Health Hearables
Holistic Health Hearables
The Ear-Fitted Lumafit Wearable Fitness Tracker Trains Bodies and Minds
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Portable Backpack Chargers
Portable Backpack Chargers
The GoPlug Bags Enable Users to Charge Smartphones and Laptops
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Accelerated Device Chargers
Accelerated Device Chargers
The Legion Meter is an Ultra Fast Phone Charger
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LEGO-Like Cardboard Forts
LEGO-Like Cardboard Forts
Buildies by Brian Lilly are Playhouses Made Out of Blocks
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Reinforced USB Cables
Reinforced USB Cables
ChargeOriginal's Braided Usb Cable is Stylish and More Durable
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Vintage Horror Monster Cards
Vintage Horror Monster Cards
These Monster Montage Playing Cards are a Howl of a Good Time
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Dream Heist Board Games
Dream Heist Board Games
Go Three Dream Levels Deep with the Inceptor Board Game
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Modernized Folding Chairs
Modernized Folding Chairs
The Shape Field Chair is Perfect for Many Outdoor Situations
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Unobstructive Phone Bumpers
Unobstructive Phone Bumpers
This Aluminum Phone Bumper Causes No Signal Loss
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Pliable Jewelry Cases
Pliable Jewelry Cases
PentaBox is a Travel Jewelry Case That Protects Without Clasps or Locks
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Eco-Friendly Bamboo Dresses
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Dresses
The Salts Organic Felicity Eco-Friendly Dress is Summer-Chic
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Affordable Home Isolation Tanks
Affordable Home Isolation Tanks
The Zen Float Tent Provides Achievable Sensory Deprivation
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Affordable Luxury Sneakers
Affordable Luxury Sneakers
Burnetie Offers High End Styles Crafted from Premium Materials
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App-Connected Home Gardens (UPDATE)
App-Connected Home Gardens (UPDATE)
Niwa Makes It Easy to Grow Your Own Food at Home
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Open Source Indoor Greenhouses
Open Source Indoor Greenhouses
The MEG by Yradia Makes Homegrown Fruits and Vegetables Easier
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Animal Simulation Video Games
Animal Simulation Video Games
The Bear Simulator Game Lets You Live a Bear's Life
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Elegant Bicycle Storage Brackets
Elegant Bicycle Storage Brackets
The Clug Uses a C-Shaped Bracket to Safely Store Your Bike
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DIY 8-Bit Phone Cases
DIY 8-Bit Phone Cases
The Bit Bead Kit Lets You Make a Nostalgic DIY Phone Case Design
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Cheap Cardboard Standing Desks
Cheap Cardboard Standing Desks
Zachary Rotholz of Chairigami Designs an Affordable Healthy Desk
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Vintage Coded Tattoo Photography
Vintage Coded Tattoo Photography
The Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files Documents Intricate Inks
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Connected Carbon Fiber Bicycles
Connected Carbon Fiber Bicycles
The Lightweight Bluetooth Bike Protects Riders from Unseen Dangers
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Tech-Integrated Desks
Tech-Integrated Desks
The SlatePro is Perfect for Keeping All Your Tech Neat and Tidy
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In-Shell Egg Scramblers
In-Shell Egg Scramblers
The KitchenGoose Makes Eggs in an Unconventional Way
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Personalized Sneaker Accessories
Personalized Sneaker Accessories
Pungas' 3D-Printed Accessories Make a Pair of Kicks Your Own
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Stylish Hygienic Protein Shakers
Stylish Hygienic Protein Shakers
Get Your Lift on with the MOUS Shaker Bottle
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