Kickstarter, the crowd-funding website that lets creative people of all disciplines pitch their ideas directly to consumers in order to help them raise money to make projects a reality, has finally opened its doors in the UK.
Now accepting funding in Great British Pounds rather than US dollars, anyone over the age of 18 with a registered Companies House number, UK address, bank account and ID can post proposals to the site.
Here, Tech Digest pick five of the most deserving UK-based pitches to have landed so far. Scroll down to check them out!
By Gerald Lynch | October 31st, 2012
Sheffield-based Pimoroni are looking to build the Picade, a range of desktop-sized arcade cabinets that are powered by the sensational British-built mini PC, the Raspberry Pi. Looking to rekindle that 1980s arcade magic, each Picade will come equipped with chunky buttons and joysticks, as well as legal emulator software for getting your games onto the Raspberry Pi. Depending on how much money you pledge to the project, you can bag yourself an 8-inch Picade Mini, or a full-blown 6-button 12-inch full size Picade cabinet. So far, 63 backers have pledged £6,324 of a £32,768 goal. Click here to find out more