The votes are in! A smart-home device, an open-world dinosaur game, and a shark research expedition are among our favorite projects this week.
Turn any surface into a remote control with Knocki, the smart home device of the future. Knocki integrates seamlessly with your smart home and can store up to 10 unique gestures. If you only have a smartphone, no problem! All Knocki needs is a WiFi connection to find lost phones, control music, set an alarm, and more. Knocki’s sleek design blends with all home decors, so get ready to simplify your life and get knocking.
Saurian is an intense open world game where you live and play as a dinosaur. Consultations with leading experts (and Dinosaur Motion Consultant Gerry the Emu!) mean that all the movements, mass, speed, and even skin textures are scientifically accurate. Manage your dinosaur’s needs from childhood to adulthood while avoiding predators and natural hazards in Saurian.
OCEARCH is a non-profit organization dedicated to shark research and conservation. By tagging juvenile Great White Sharks in the North Atlantic, OCEARCH will be able to draft the first scientific studies and release the open source collected data. Help save the oceans and these magnificent giants and fund OCEARCH’s next expedition.
With no assembly and no hassle, MiniToy is the world’s first kid-friendly 3D printer. Designed to be a great learning companion and featuring a STEAM education platform built right in, MiniToy’s mobile app allows kids to create what they learn! With an extensive library of toys and color-changing and glow-in-the-dark filaments, this is one toy that will keep your child engaged for years to come.
Sunscreen is essential but it can be hard to figure out how much to use and how often to reapply. Sunscreenr is a specially designed viewer that allows you to see what areas of your body are not protected by sunscreen. Waterproof, sandproof, and even dustproof, Sunscreener has a long battery life and is extremely compact. With 30 second video recording and a tripod/selfie stick mount, you can ensure you are protected even if you are alone!
Shape up without the expensive gym membership with Cycli, the world’s first bluetooth-enabled social cycle! This under-desk cycle tracks your movement and shares your progress so you can work-out with friends. The touchscreen interface shows calories burned number of reps, and time spent exercising. With variable resistances and a rechargeable battery, get fit while you sit with Cycli.
Enjoy freedom from sinus pressure and congestion without medications with Sniff Relief, a self-heating super comfortable face mask. Sniff Relief’s warming design offers freedom from sinus pain, runny noses, and allergies. A remote control allows for quick settings changes, and with a 12-hour automatic shut off, you can slip Sniff Relief on and catch some much needed Zs.
Experience the full story of Hannibal Barca’s war against Rome in In Search of Hannibal. Meticulously researched and written by Nikolas Lloyd, this hardcover graphic novel details one of the most extraordinary events in history, the Second Punic War. Fully-colored and illustrated by Christopher Steininger, In Search of Hannibal will transport you right to the Alps.