Innovation

"Super Straps" to relieve tension in the shoulder and back by the backpack

Since both hands are free, rucksacks (backpacks) are indispensable for hiking and outdoor sports. Many people use it for commuting, going to school. However, if you put heavy items on the backpack, your head will fall forward and you will be in a forward-looking posture in order to get a balance. This attitude places a burden on the neck, shoulders, back and so on. Just put Super Straps (Super Strap) on your backpack, you will be able to balance with your luggage and keep you in the right posture. Super Straps transforms backpack into ergonomically correct weight distribution backpack. It is said that it will become able to walk with a perfectly correct posture by releasing the weight from the shoulder, back, neck relief and weight. Catherine (Katherine Krug) of BetterBack took over a year and developed the test repeatedly and again. The project at KickStarter will be up to April 28, but now it is $ 302,072 (approximately 32.16 million yen), and the achievement rate is 1,678%, against the target of 18,000 dollars (about 1.92 million yen). BetterBack is developing an orthodontic tool BetterBack (Better Back) that easily makes it perfect in 2015. Super Straps: Relieve Backpack Strain & Improve Posture (Kickstarter) BetterBack - Perfect Posture Effortlessly (getbetterback.com) (Kickstarter) Katherine Krug (Website)

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Gravity chopsticks 2.0 (Gravity Chopsticks®) that makes it simple to design

The idea of ​​gravity chopsticks® which floats at the tip when placing chopsticks is said to have been born in troubled places of "chopsticks" when they were eating at a restaurant, Dang Tran (San Tran) says. Even if the cross section of the grip part of chopsticks is placed as a rectangle, it does not roll and it is designed to be thinner to the tip. The biggest feature of this chopstick is that when it is placed, the tip part is in a floating state, there is no need for "chopstick rest", you can use chopsticks hygienically anywhere. In Japan, since the culture of "chopstick rests" is common sense, I feel the idea and design of this "gravity chopsticks" is interesting (^ ^) Moreover, it has a simple chopsticks with chopsticks culture and no chopstick culture I think like a design. Did America's rationality create it? (Laugh) Although the first "gravity chopsticks" was expensive at 59.95 dollars (about 6,500 yen) because it sticks to aluminum material, "Gravity Chopstick 2.0" is cheap and cost as $ 5.95 (about 650 yen). This GC 2.0 has adopted a seamless design, material, manufacturing technology, it corresponds to washing with a dishwasher without impairing quality, and it states that it is optimum for everyday life. Gravity Chopsticks 2.0: Levitate your eating experience (Kickstarter) The Newest Generation of Chopsticks: Gravity Chopsticks (Kickstarter) Shop Gravity Chopsticks (gravitychopsticks.com)

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Innovation

Kickstarter (kick starter) Japanese version service started

Kickstarter (Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY, USA), the funding platform for the world's largest creative project, officially launched Japanese version service on September 13, 2017. Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has supported more than 130,000 creative ideas by more than 13 million backers (project supporters) and has provided over 350 billion yen in funding. More than 300 creators from Japan have collaborated with creators from around the world to realize various projects. In addition, about 100,000 backers have supported the creation of all creative projects from all over the world from Japan. I also supported 17 projects (^ ^) Wesite of Japanese version Kickstarter is the same as traditional Kickstarter, but you can choose "Japanese" from the lower language selection. You can also search for projects from Japan. In order to publish a project from Japan (Kickstater) project, you need to be a resident of a country 18 years of age or older and the country Kickstarter offers services. We will release the project as a corporate name that can prove personal name or corporate corporation number. Also, regardless of personal / corporate person's address, bank account, identity card (in case of a corporation, all history items certificate), credit card or debit card is also necessary. The first project (Limited T-shirt) was released on April 28, 2009 but it was "unsuccessful" (^^) The following video is the history of Kickstarter (5 years). Kickstarter (Kick Starter) Japanese version service will be officially available from September 13 (PR TIMES)

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Innovation

Decided version smart toaster "Toasteroid"

"Toasteroid" aiming at the toaster in the IoT era is challenging the cloud funding Kickstarter. The biggest feature is that in cooperation with smartphones, it is a smart toaster that can print original patterns, logos, real-time weather and messages. The toaster which prints "picture" and "weather forecast" on bread has been announced so far, there are things that are actually on sale or ended without commercialization. (See Toaster Ranking) As a product development model in the IoT era where everything is connected to the Internet, I think that there is an easy to understand and fun toaster "Toasteroid". From now on, fun product designs are likely to appear, such as smart lighting, smart air conditioning, smart door, smart TV, smart chopping board, smart range, smart refrigerator, smart bed, smart learning desk, smart tape measure, etc. , There are many hurdles such as ideas, marketing, design, specifications, application development, price competitiveness, commercialization. Toasteroid (Toaster Lloyd) is located in Brooklyn, New York, but you can feel the artistic concept of the creative Brooklyn area (^ ^) The target amount is 150,000 dollars (about 15.3 million yen), now more than 30,000 dollars (9 / 20), and for inexpensive products (Toasteroid Mini) it is available from $ 59 (July 2017) is possible. Toasteroid - First APP Controlled Smart Image Toaster (Kickstarter) Toasteroid (Facebook) I want this! Ikete toaster ranking where pictures are printed on bread (ranking share)

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Media

Fun world's first smart tape measure (Bagel Smartest Tape Measure)

Bagel Labs, which has been researching and developing the tape measure, started cloud funding to commercialize the world's first smart measuring tape Bagel with Kickstarter. Characteristic of this Bagel is that it is possible to digitally measure by three kinds of measurement methods, packing a cord-like tape measure, a wheel major, and a laser rangefinder in a case. In addition, a voice memo is attached to the measurement data, and the recorded voice is converted to text and can be transferred to the smartphone application via Bluetooth together with the data. Up to 100 measured values ​​can be stored inside Bagel. It is hard to memorize when we are measuring one after another. There is no way to forget the data measured with this function (^ ^) Measurement with a string-like tape measure (String Mode) is digitally displayed up to 3 m. Since it is a thin durable string, there is no worry about entwining or cutting the hand (^ ^) Wheel Mode (Wheel Mode) Measure its length by running the wheel of the main body and measure it up to 10 m. The laser range finder (Remote Mode) has a measuring range of 0.3 m - 5 m. It is also possible to measure the distance from a certain position to the wall or to measure the height of the ceiling. In the Kickstarter campaign, Bagel can be obtained from the investment of $ 59 (about 6,000 yen) at the time of writing. Although the period for investment is up to August 3, it has already exceeded 78 thousand dollars, which is more than double the target amount of 30 thousand dollars. Bagel: The World's Smartest Tape Measure (Kickstarter) Venture company announces the world's first smart measuring tape that can measure anything - Sales price starts at $ 49 (Business Newsline)

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Media

Attractive replacement driving wheel "Geo Orbital Wheel"

Boston startup GeoOrbital has announced the drive wheel "Geo Orbital Wheel" to replace the front wheel of the bicycle that it holds. It is mounted on a bicycle with a tire size of 26 inches or 700 c (28/29 inch), and adopts a mechanism that drives the wheel rim from the inside. Geo Orbital Wheel is easy to install and remove in 60 seconds without using tools. The power part is structured to support the inside of the wheel rim with three points, one of which is structured to drive the rim from the inside. It is an attractive product (^ ^) The lithium-ion battery placed inside the wheel can also be easily detached. It is possible to run at a maximum of 32 km / h, and the travel distance at full charge reaches 80 km at the maximum. The full charge time is 3 hours for 26-inch and 4 hours for 700C. We also have a USB charger output as an extra function. The tire of Geo Orbital Wheel is a no-punk type filled with foam inside, the weight is about 7.7 kg for 26 inch and about 9 kg for 700 C (28/29 inch). Usually the weight of the bicycle front wheel increases because it is 1.5 ~ 2.7 kg. Currently, in order to commercialize a campaign for investment in Cloud Funding Kicksarter. The discount frame for early investment has already been sold out, and products can be obtained from an equity capital of $ 650. The shipping time is expected to be around November. In addition, it is impossible to use GeoOrbital Wheel equipped car which can accelerate for almost 6 seconds up to 32 km / h with almost no foot rowing as bicycle with electric assist in Japan. GeoOrbital Wheel | Make your bike electric in 60 seconds (Kickstarter) The GeoOrbital Wheel (Twitter) An exchange wheel "Geo Orbital Wheel" announced that will assist with bicycles in 1 minute. Up to 32 km / h, cruise distance 80 km (Engadget Japan version)

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Piercing the meat of Yoshiharu Cutlery, gadget niXaX

Japanese Seki (Seki) is called 3S of cutlery along with Solingen in Germany and Sheffield in Great Britain. Yoshiharu knife of Seki city, Gifu prefecture 100 years old, is challenging the Kickstarter project. Product name is niXaX (meat puncture) (^ ^) It is a "hidden kitchen knife of meat" that makes meat soft and easy to eat, cut meat and sarcophagus, but "Craftsmanship" cultivated with a sculpture blade It is devised with. It also makes it easy to clean pins and cutting edges that will not scratch the cutting board. The target amount is 8,000 dollars. We support challenging Japanese traditional crafts and small and medium enterprises world market. (1/15 postscript: Achievement of target amount!) NiXaX - Special Gadget for Steak Lovers! (Kickstarter) In Japan, we sell it as Meito Softer (Meet Softer). Yoshiharu Cutlery Co., Ltd. (Website) Yoshiharu Cutlery Co., Ltd. (Website) It is said that there are about 1,200 traditional craft items currently in Japan, the number of enterprises is about 25,000 companies, the number of workers is about 140,000 people, the production value is It is said to be about 800 billion yen (Wikipedia) Does Japanese traditional crafts only sell only in Japan? I often hear that overseas people understand Japanese culture and "skill of craftsmanship". It not only understands but also absorbs the stimulus and creates "new value". Japanese cutlery (en: Wikipedia) A message written in public art piece at Grand Central Station, "Without creativity, we will not be able to continue growing in the future" is a favorite word. "If you want to sell almost all the Japanese-made goods and services overseas, it is better to investigate the extent of the existing market size ... = to find out the new market there In terms of creating and nurturing, what kind of context can be used to create meaning and value (= how to capture the characteristics, originality, vision, etc. of that thing or service), or how to do it abroad People such as telling people (= how to communicate according to the partner's culture and sense of value) are much more important than ever. "This is the word of Liberty. As a brave local small and medium enterprise that challenges the US market, Liberty ♪ living in New York is posted. A brave Japanese regional SME challenging the US market with Kickstarter, Yoshihar's "Nixus" (niXaX) (How to play NY)

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Innovation

Simple titanium multi tool (Titanium Multi Tool)

A super simple titanium multi tool is gaining popularity, born from opening the tap of the beer bottle with the oversized, oversize "knob of the fastener" because I wanted to drink beer. This gadget is the Kickstarter project by Flavio Pellegrino, a designer based in Boston, Massachusetts. There are three kinds of designs in Fly Pry, even the big ones are just about 3 cm in length. Because it is made of titanium, any weight is equal to zero, price is the cheapest model is $ 25. The function is simple and nice (^ ^) The Fly Pry - Titanium Multi Tool (Kickstarter) The function of Fly Pry is not only to pull out the stopper but also to have a V-shaped notch in the middle of the tip, used as a nail pull You can open the can, or you can. Also, two models have hexagonal holes, which correspond to standard hexagon bits. The Fly Pry (Website)

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Looking fun vertical turntable (Floating Record)

A fun vertical turntable project (Floating Record ™) that you can listen to music while watching the face of the record aims to raise funds with Kickstarter. This project, target amount was 50,000 dollars, but in 2 days it is 16 times more than 800,000 dollars (^ ^) The feature of Floating Record ™ is to rotate the record board vertically fixed. In addition, there is no obstructive cover to cover the record, you can enjoy music while watching the spinning records during playback. Moreover, preamplifier, 15 W x 2 amp, speaker are built in, and wiring troublesome wiring work is not necessary just by connecting the power supply cable. The installation area is also less. Switching the number of revolutions is a simplicity of changing the position of the rotating silicone belt (^ ^) Simple and excellent design adopting the latest technology to suppress resonance while extracting the pleasure that the analog record holds (^^) Floating Record ™ Vertical Turntable (Kickstarter) Gramovox (Website) Record player "Floating Record" turning to "vertical" recruitment fund at KETstarter (CNET Japan)

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Interesting cheap $ 9 (1,000 yen) Computer (CHIP)

The world's first nine dollar (1,000 yen) computer "CHIP" Kickstater project seems to have exceeded twice ($ 100,000) the target amount of 50,000 dollars in 12 hours (^^) One of the 3,000 yen business card size one Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pie), which became famous as a board computer, was developed by the Raspberry Py Foundation in the UK, and cumulative 5 million units are sold in February 2015. Applied products all over the world and funny self-made equipment are produced, and it is introduced to school as much as it is most suitable for computer education. The one-board computer CHIP of 1,000 yen discount is smaller than the raspberry pie (60 mm X 40 mm) size. 1. Allwinner Technology 1 Ghz and with 512 MB DDR 3 RAM 2. GPU ARM Mali 400 3. 4 GB NAND Flash Storage 4. WiFi 802.11 b / g / n + Bluetooth 4.0 Read more ...

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Movie

Short film depicting demonic highway and drug smuggling

A US writer Luís Alberto Urrea crosses the land border through a region that spans Yuma and Tucson in the southwestern part of Arizona, afraid as "devil highway" for hundreds of years from the northern part of Mexico , There is a work depicting people illegally entering the United States from the South Arizona desert. The book's title is the same "The Devil's Highway (2004)". The short movie "La Carnada" is a 13-year-old boy living in Tijuana on the Mexican border crossing the border alone across a desert in the burning hell as a drug carriage for a mother suffering from illness will do. However, there is a certain plan for crossing this border .... I created Josh Soskin, a director / photographer living in Los Angeles. At the Kickstarter site "LA CARNADA: a short film", the plot was evaluated and won at each film festival screened with funds raised. Mysterious SF Short Film Milk Run (Nobuyuki Kokai) Josh Soskin Production La Carnada from Josh Soskin on Vimeo. Lacarnada.com (Website) The Devil's Highway | Migration to America (My Immigration Sketchbook BOOK)

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Media

Funny music video: ANTHEM - By Kawehi

Kawehi's new music video is funny (^ ^) I remix her part's voice, but her idea of ​​splitting her face part-by-part is also interesting, creative, but a strange feeling (^ ^) Music is "ANTHEM" recorded in Digital Album "Robot Heart". Directed By Paul Wight Get your copy of ANTHEM: kawehi.bandcamp.com/album/robot-heart As always, say WASABI! Or YO !: facebook.com/iamkawehi On Twitta: @ iamkawehi Say YO! To Paul: vimeo.com / user 9608823 Following her fun Kickstarter project "ROBOT HEART", a new feeling "EVOLUTION" started. We have reached 577% of the target amount, leaving 31 days (^^) Be a Read more ...

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