kickstarter stories

Space, you understand, is a long way from here. It's a long way straight up, which is one of the more difficult directions in which to travel. A particularly convenient way to travel straight up is with an elevator, and a company called LiftPort wants to fund the first stages of an elevator all the way to space, through Kickstarter.
Like so many gadgets, digital picture frames feel like they're not as good as they could be. They were cool (in theory), but ultimately hampered by low resolution displays, high price tags, and oh, tablets came out. Instacube is not another generic digi frame. It streams Instagram pics in real-time, has an actual "like" button, and is too cute to resist.
There isn't really a perfect pen out there. Some prefer the control of a ballpoint; a few may like the give of a felt-tip; others still may opt for a pen that can write in space. For 22-year-old engineer Ian Schon, none of the options on the table were for him. So what is an enterprising young tinkerer to do? Why, design his own pen, of course!