Kickstart My Heart: A Successful Project Roundup

... or at least "Kickstart My Project". That's the tune many new startups are singing these days thanks to crowd funding. Two of the most popular crowd funding sites are Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but for this post we have a roundup of some of the cool gadgets that have been funded through Kickstarter.

Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that can be used with any PC program that supports it, though its primary use is for games.

Funding Goal: $250,000
Funding Received: $2,437,429
Exceeded Goal by 874%

Omni

The Omni is a multi-directional treadmill that is used in conjunction with a virtual reality system such as the Oculus Rift.

Funding Goal: $150,000
Funding Received: $1,109,351
Exceeded Goal by 639%

OUYA

The OUYA is a small Android-based console that is so portable it can fit in the palm of your hand. While it may not be comparable to the Playstation or Xbox franchises, it does pack enough power to compete with many of the latest smartphones. Now you can play you favorite Android games on the big screen!

Funding Goal: $950,000
Funding Received: $8,596,474
Exceeded Goal by 804%

Pebble

The Pebble watch is a customizable e-paper watch that supports notifications from your phone, as well as a variety of apps to enhance your daily activities. It received over $1 million in Kickstarter funding within the first 28 hours.

Funding Goal: $100,000
Funding Received: $10,266,845
Exceeded Goal by 10,166%

FORM 1

The FORM 1 is a stylish and affordable 3D printer, allowing you to print everything from action figures and chess pieces to small scale models of architecture.

Funding Goal: $100,000
Funding Received: $2,945,885
Exceeded Goal by 2,845%