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5 Awesome Crowdfunding Pitch Videos to Inspire Your Campaign

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Crowdfunding campaigns with great visuals and compelling pitch videos are more likely to achieve their goals. Creating the ultimate video will help you to sky rocket your campaign as the video content is not just a great way to present your product/service/idea, but also is an easily shareable content.

Crafting the perfect crowdfunding campaign video is not a piece of cake, but with the right tools and approaches you are able to hit the nail on the head without this to cost you an arm and a leg.

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Zümi Programming Kit Teaches AI And Self Driving In An Easy Way

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Personal assistants, driverless cars, mobile games, Google Maps and so on. Wherever you look there’s AI in it. Just like coding, learning how artificial intelligence works will soon become an inseparable skill in the workforce of the future. The Zümi programming kit wants to prepare you for tomorrow just now.

Zümi stands out as an educational kit that teaches artificial intelligence and autonomous driving technologies in a fun and engaging way. Thanks to the trainings shown step by step, you teach the programmable robot Zümi while learning these technologies. As with all machine learning technologies, the more robot learns, the more advanced it is.

Designed to provide an easy and economical self driving kit based on artificial intelligence, the Zümi robot can identify objects, make decisions and recognize hand gestures to follow your instructions. You can program it to go on a specific route . Moreover, as Zümi learns, he can create a new route by defining the obstacles in front of him along the road.

The programming kit will basically teach you these: Basic robotics, machine learning, mapping and navigation, machine vision, self-driving car decision making and Python coding language.

The Zümi programming kit, which has just won the CES 2019 Best of Innovation Award in the Robotics and Drone category , is currently raising funds through a crowdfunding campaign. The project, which set out with the aim of raising 50,000 dollars, has already raised over 60,000 dollars.

You can visit its crowdfunding page to get detailed information and pre-order.

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15 Social Media Tips For The Best Crowd Engagement

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If you are going to launch a crowdfunding campaign, you need crowd. In order to have crowd, to interact with them, in other words engagement is a must. And social media is the best way for it. There are some things you need to be aware of when interacting with people on social media. Let’s look at them together.

  1. Focus on the right channels: Instead of attacking each platform, concentrate on the social media platforms that are widely used by your main target audience. If you have a large audience on these channels, you will have a better impact by increasing the chances of engaging more people.
  2. Make your posts easy to understand: Be consistent and goal-oriented in your shares. Focus on sharing engaging and informative content with sales-dedicated posts.
  3. Choose the right #hashtag: The power of hashtags is undeniable. Choose easy and relevant hashtags as part of your social media presence.
  4. Set your strategy: Managing a successful social media campaign is not very easy. Select a specific approach and a detailed roadmap to get the best results.
  5. Work with professionals: Having a social media expert on your team will give you a great advantage. Especially if you are not experienced to interact with an audience on such a scale.
  6. Don’t forget to link: It may seem difficult to do this on every post. But that’s what social media experts exist for.
  7. Don’t disappear: Followers are waiting for your news. Don’t forget that they are very easily distracted on social media platforms.
  8. Don’t spam: Do not harass them like spam mails by sharing tons of things.
  9. Listen to your audience: Don’t use social media just to deliver your your message and make sales. Ask your audience questions to learn their views and suggestions. In short, interact with them.
  10. Use social media tools: There are plenty of platforms to help you plan posts and track your campaign more easily. (Hootsuite, Buffer, Sprout Social, etc.) You can use one of these tools to save time.
  11. Build a community, not followers: Your goal is not to collect followers. It’s important to find supporters for your campaign. Try to balance the quantity-quality ratio.
  12. Use call to action: Ask your supporters to share your campaign. Use call-to-action expressions such as “share”, “like”, “comment” to put them in action. But it is important to maintain the correct tone here. Otherwise, it may backfire.
  13. Personalize: Share your own story with your audience. This allows you to connect with the audience and your team in a more emotional and personal way, not just with your product.
  14. Use data: Use data analytics to determine which types of posts get the most attention. Most social media platforms offer this service in-house, so your job is easy.
  15. Don’t disappear after the campaign is over: When you reach your target, there will be a lot to focus on. Like starting production and sending products to backers. But don’t forget to spend time with your followers after the campaign. Inform them about the progress you made and the challenges you face.
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Arıkovanı

World’s Smallest Oscilloscope Minis Has Achieved Its Crowdfunding Goal!

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World’s smallest oscilloscope Minis has achieved its crowdfunding goal on Arıkovanı.

Oscilloscopes were big, hard to move and you need to wire them to electricity. Until Compocket, a Turkish startup, developed the world’s smallest oscilloscope named Minis.

Oscilloscopes which are frequently used by the people who are interested in electronics, look just like microwaves or old radios. These devices, which take so much space in laboratories weigh around 3 kilograms and cannot be carried easily. The display screens and buttons on these highly expensive devices make it very complex and difficult to use.

Minis converts these large, expensive and complex devices to pocket sized and mobile based versions using Industry 4.0 technology. Which means that you can now use your phone, tablet or computer by connecting to your Minis as an oscilloscope.

It aims to eliminate the complexity and learning barrier in oscilloscopes. The buttons on the oscilloscopes are transformed into finger movements according to their functions and a new interface is designed for that.

With Minis’s user-friendly application’s interface, you can observe your measurements at your fingertips, you can work simplier as you wish.

The developers has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Arıkovanı and now has achieved their target. The campaign has still 20 days to go but the project has already raised over 100,000 TL.

Here you can visit its crowdfunding page and pre-order.

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The Most Creative And Interesting Technologies of CES 2019

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The Consumer Electronics Fair (CES 2019), the heart of the world of technology, ended a few day ago. There are interesting, strange, and sometimes scary technologies left behind.

Some will be the indispensable part of our lives in the next few years, some will shape our future, others will just stay in the concept stage and never see the day. However, they can all be seen as important steps for our future. Even if it does not provide direct benefits, at least giving us insights about the future shows that these technologies should not be thrown away.

Let’s take a look at the most creative and crazy products that stand out in CES 2019.

LG Signature Rollable TV

LG’s highly anticipated rollable television was one of the most noticeable products at CES 2019. LG has not shown exactly how the folding mechanism works, but it has proven that technology is finally working.

Foldimate Laundry Folding Bot

One of the simplest but most effective technologies of CES 2019 was the Foldimate laundry folding machine. The device was originally introduced three years ago, but it was the first time that the working and the closest version to the mass production were shown. The company is preparing to launch its laundry folder from $ 1,000 some time around this year.

Royole Flexable QWERTY Keyboard

CES 2019 was a fair where folding and flexible materials were bravely used and exhibited in plenty. Folding TVs, phones and keyboards have shown that a very flexible future awaits us. Royole also introduced a flexible, folding and transparent QWERTY keyboard that works with Bluetooth connectivity and can be used on any surface. The price is unclear but the flexable keyboard is expected to be in the market in the second quarter of 2019.

Y-Brush Smart Toothbrush

Introduced last year, Y-Brush smart toothbrush was introduced as a finished product in CES 2019. This clever toothbrush needs 10 seconds to clean your teeth. You put the toothbrush in your mouth and then press the button. In order to ensure full cleaning while the vibrating motor is running, you need to mimic the chewing movement. It is possible to pre-order the device which is expected to roll out in April.

Hupnos Anti Snoring Sleep Mask

Hupnos smart sleep mask, a strange device that put an end to snoring problems. The mask works in conjunction with a mobile app that listens to you while you’re asleep to see if you’re snoring. When it detects snoring, it uses its accelerometer to determine your sleeping position and vibrates to move your body to a less snore-inducing position. If the problem is not solved, expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP) increases when you breathe to open your airways and stop snoring.

Harley-Davidson Livewire

The hype has been around for a long time but CES was the first time Livewire finally got a price and pre-order availability. Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle is now available to preorder form $ 29,799.

Samsung’s Cute Trio

Samsung jumped into the bandwagon of assistant robots. Samsung’s three cute robots serve users in different areas of life. While Bot Air cleans the air in your environment by circulating air, Bot Care takes care of your health by monitoring your breath while you sleep. Bot Retail serves as a smart cabinet for food and beverage.

Bell Nexus Flying Taxi

We couldn’t think of CES without flying cars of course. Bell’s full-scale flying taxi prototype took all the attention. Bell Nexus will be the most important part of Uber’s flying taxi fleet in the future. The company will begin testing in 2020 and it is expected to be around in the mid-2020s.

Hyundai Elevate Walking Car

Hyundai surprised everyone with a different mobility solution while everyone was running after flying cars. The company’s “walking car” concept will be used in search and rescue operations in the future. The car will also provide transport services for people with mobility problems within the city.

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