As the electronics industry slides into summer, there’s some indications that lead times for electronics may be shortening. Although the industry won’t achieve normal inventory across major chip categories until the middle of 2023, the Gartner Index of Inventory Semiconductor Supply Chain Tracking predicts some normalization as early as this fall. Inventors of electronics gadgets are clearly counting ON that—and putting out a host of offerings on funding platforms hoping for investments.
We took a look at these campaigns and handpicked a few that are creative and fun and still have some time left until final funding. We were looking for the electronics hardware projects that were funded many times over even though their campaign hasn’t even ended.
The list includes everything from a cool electric scooter to an electronically enhanced lunch box that will heat up or cool down your food while on the go. Several of these projects were fully funded within an hour of being published. All of them demonstrate the continued demand for electronics components. We believe it is one promising indicator that gives credence to the prediction that the global semiconductor industry will grow 10 percent in 2022 to reach $600 billion for the first time ever, according to McKinsey.
Salt Stone: Naturally Cleanse Respiratory Airways
(Source: My Friend the Sea)
Initiator: My Friend The Sea
Funding Goal: $10,000
Location: New York
Description: “All the proven benefits of dry salt therapy in the comfort of your home. Get allergy relief, boosted immunity, and cleaner lungs in as little as 5 minutes a day. “
Smartmi A1: World’s Cleanest Robot with Wet Dry Vac
Initiator: Smartmi Co. Ltd.
Funding Goal: $5,000
Location: New York
Description: “Drop the mop and enjoy an easier way to clean all your hard floors! Smartmi A1 wet-dry robot vacuum efficiently vacuums away both dry and wet debris, while self-cleaning away the mops at the same time. Plus, Keeping dirty water separate from the clean water, so unlike traditional mopping, you never put dirty water back onto your freshly cleaned floors.”
Splach Twin: A Premium Dual Motor Budget Scooter
(Source: Splach Bike)
Initiator: Splach Bike
Funding Goal: $1,000
Location: Los Angeles, California
Description: “Scooters scooters everywhere, but not a type to suit your needs for both off-road adventures and daily commute? Not anymore!! SPLACH-TWIN is born to satisfy your longing for outdoor leisure and day-to-day city spin. Equipped with twin motors, you’ll get twice the power and twice the fun. Thanks for 12 speed modes, TWIN can be set for getting either the max speed to give you an adrenaline rush or the optimum range for your daily commute to work. This is the most ideal and affordable all-in-one green vehicle to unleash your inner daredevil & solve your worries about the first mile/the last mile.”
NuraTrue Pro – Wireless Earbuds With Lossless Audio
Funding Goal: $20,000
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Description: “Wireless earbuds have always been required to compromise on sound quality due to limitations in wireless bandwidth, resulting in compression and artifacts that take away detail from the music you love. That’s all about to change with the NuraTrue Pro, the first wireless earbuds to support lossless audio over Bluetooth. Experience audiophile-grade sound wherever you go with uncompressed, bit-perfect fidelity that typically requires expensive, high-end electronic equipment and a wired connection to reproduce. Combined with our award-winning personalized sound, adaptive active noise cancellation, and spatial audio powered by Dirac Virtuo, the NuraTrue Pro delivers an unrivaled wireless audio experience tailored individually to you.”
SunnySide: Solar-Powered Self Heating/Cooling Lunchbox
Funding Goal: $10,000
Location: Texas City, Texas
Description: “Packing lunch has its perks. It’s cheap, nutritious, and knowing exactly what’s in your food is that much more appealing. Say no to fast food and unhealthy lunches — quickly prepare your meals at home and eat healthy on the go! Introducing SunnySide… A Revolutionary Smart Take on the Traditional Lunchbox. The one-of-its-kind solar-powered self heating lunch box that makes lunchtime your favorite time of the day. The built-in thermometer paired with the sensor app lets you control the temperature of the lunchbox keeping your meal fresh, healthy and satisfying all at the same time. Not only does this solar powered lunch box keep your tasty goodies fresh for 20 hours but it also heats your food in minutes whenever required using its innovative induction heating technology.”
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