I have a confession to make.
I am a kickstart-aholic. I check it late at night, and during lunch breaks to get my kickstart fix.
Recently it has come to my attention I am spending far too much time browsing the website called kickstarter. The short version of it is that someone will put a project up on there, and will set a goal for it to reach in order to be made or done. You pledge your amount to the project, however it will not be taken out of your bank account unless the goal is met.
If the goal does not get achieved, then the show is over for everyone, as no money will be taken from you leaving the kickstarter with nothing. This lends to a high energy atmosphere for products that are done right.
The atmosphere of this funding model lends well to things which have been planned out but would not get mainstream backing by a traditional bank or other places due to lack of perceived interest or amount of risk tied to the project.
According to my profile, I have been going a bit crazy with buying things lately. Links to above projects also after the break.
Keep reading more to see what I feel are what I’ve noticed in good and bad projects so far on kickstarter.