Currently Crowdfunding: A Stylish Folding E-Bike, Absurdist Design-Fiction Sketches, and More

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Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where’s the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup of our favorite campaigns for your viewing (and spending!) pleasure. Go ahead, free your disposable income:

Craighton Berman’s latest Kickstarter is for the second edition of his No Commercial Value zine, a collection of satirical design-fiction sketches. Last time it took him six months to finish the zine after the campaign closed so this time around he’s structuring things a bit differently. Every day of the campaign he draws one drawing and uploads the progress as a new version of his campaign video. After the full 24 days, he’ll either have a 24-page zine or, if he falls behind, will cancel the project and refund backers. Here’s to hoping he sees this great project through!

Designed by an ex-Jaguar Land Rover engineer, the FLIT-16 was created with city commuters in mind. The stylish e-bike weighs 30 pounds, features a cool mechanism that allows it to fold easily and roll while folded, and can last about 30 miles on a single charge.

This Customer Experience Deck guides you through a straightforward, nine-step process to help you and your team identify ways of becoming more customer-centric.

Tired of holding screws in your mouth when you run out of hands? The Quipt Tray Clamp can be attached to both horizontal and vertical supports and will keep all your tools easily accessible while you work.

Founded by two father/son pairs, Luke’s Toy Factory manufactures delightfully old-timey toys made from a highly durable wood-plastic composite which incorporates sawdust reclaimed from U.S. furniture manufacturers. Young kids probably won’t care about that, but they’ll be excited by the bright colors and stacking parts that can be assembled over and over again.

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