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Check out these 10 awesome crowdfunding campaigns in July

We’ve got Mars dust watches, coffee roasting, and more this month.

closeup of the interstellar red mars dust watch
Image: NASA X Interstellar Red

Crowdfunding is a really cool way for innovative products to see the light of day, without the restrictions placed on in-house development at large companies. It’s also a great place to check out video games from small studios, movies, and campaigns for social good.

With all those campaigns competing for your attention, finding ones based on your interests can be tricky. Let KnowTechie do all the hard work for you with our picks of the crop for July.

Check out these 10 awesome crowdfunding campaigns this month

So… with how many crowdfunding campaigns are out there, how do you choose what to back? Well, I use a combination of checking out their campaign page, looking to see if any of the comments on their prior campaigns show dissatisfied backers and companies I’ve already had successful pledge fulfillment from.

READ MORE: 10 awesome crowdfunding campaigns in August

I also tend to stick to gadget areas I know a bit about, like photography, cooking, maker tools, and writing implements.

That way, I can judge whether or not the campaign’s aspirations are within reach, which adds to my decisions.

I’m also picking campaigns with some time left to run, as it’s no fun finding out about cool campaigns after they’ve finished.

So, with all of that out of the way, here are some of the crowdfunding campaigns I’ve found worthy of attention in July:

HPRT MT810 Wireless Portable Printer

Take all of the fuss out of portable printing with the MT810. It uses thermal transfer to print clear, smudge-free prints. Even better, it prints from an internal paper roll, so you don’t have to worry about carefully carrying paper around with you.

While it probably won’t replace a full-on printer for those that need it for more complex jobs, the MT810 fits a small niche pretty well. 

READ MORE: The HPRT MT810 is a portable printer you can take anywhere

If you frequently need printed documents but spend a lot of the time on the go, the MT810 could come in handy. You never have to worry about adding ink, and it’s completely wireless, so you don’t need any extra cables. 

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Space 0 DIY electronic kits inspired by NASA

Space is cool, and the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) show that it’s even cooler than previously imagined.

Build yourself some scale models of some of the coolest spacecraft, with these awesome kits. Choose from the JWST, the Solar Orbiter, the ISS, Apollo Lunar Module (with space rover), or the CubeSat NEA Scout. All made from PCB material that you solder together, learning about electronics along the way. Neat.

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Loupedeck Live S streaming controller

Streamers, creatives, and those who want deeper control over their computers will love the Loupedeck Live S crowdfunding project. This tiny interface has touch-sensitive buttons and tactile dials to which you can assign almost anything.

And we mean anything. A robust plugin selection means you can control everything from OBS to Adobe products, Spotify, Voicemod, or even Philips Hue. Take control of your PC with the do-everything Loupedeck Live S.

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Lucis Light Patch: Light Recovery for Bruises

Bruise like a peach? Did you know you can hasten your bruise healing with light? The Lucis light patch crowdfunding campaign gets you a yellow-light patch for fresh bruises, and a blue-light patch for older bruising. Both patches speed away the bruising, so you’ll return to your unbruised self in no time.

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NuraTrue Pro with lossless audio

You don’t normally associate high fidelity with Bluetooth audio, but that may change. We loved Nura’s personalized sound when we reviewed their over-ears, and now you can get that tech in true wireless earbud form.

The NuraTrue Pro also features active noise cancellation, and Dirac Virtuo spatial audio, for even more lifelike playback. They’re one of the first devices to use Qualcomm’s latest Bluetooth 5.3 chip, which lets them use aptX Lossless audio with compatible sources. That all adds up to a better sound for you.

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Hearth Display family bulletin board

The connected family needs a connected bulletin board to organize all the chaos of modern life. The Hearth Display modernizes the paper calendar, so you never miss an important event.

Create profiles for everyone in your household, then connect their existing digital calendars. Create shared to-do lists, shopping lists, and more. Display your kids’ art creations when you’re not perusing the calendar, and more.

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FeiyuTech SCORP Mini gimbal

FeiyuTech is no stranger to the world of gimbals, and the SCORP Mini is their latest offering. Unlike every other gimbal, this little guy is designed to work with mirrorless cameras, action cameras, point-and-shoot, and even smartphones. That gives it more adaptability to your needs, and the fun is only beginning.

Use the magic wheel to tilt/pan/roll, or even to pull focus. It also helps control the menus, so you don’t have to fiddle with tiny buttons. With the handle design, you can use it in briefcase mode, vertical, or even underslung. The best thing? How tiny this thing is, at only 1.735lbs. That’s even while having a 2.645lbs max payload.

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SunnySide solar-powered heating and cooling lunchbox

There’s nothing quite as annoying as your carefully-packed lunch spoiling before you get the chance to eat it. SunnySide wants to help, with its solar-powered self-heating and -cooling lunchbox.

Keep your food cool and fresh for up to 20 hours. Even ice cream can be kept safe and cold. If you’re eating something that should be hot, the induction tech inside can warm things back up in minutes. You can reheat things up to 167f, up to seven times, before recharging.

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Nasa X Interstellar Red 3.721 watch

Space travel will always be cool, and we’re barely getting started. Watches have been around for hundreds of years and will always be cool. Why not combine the two and get a watch with actual pieces of space rock in it?

These NASA-approved timepieces have small pieces of a meteorite that came from Mars, the red planet. You can choose two automatic movements, a Sellita with a golden second hand, or a Miyota with a red second hand. The Sellita also comes in a titanium case, with a titanium bracelet as an option.

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Cyberpunk mini alley

Want a dope decor piece to liven up your boring bookcase? This cyberpunk alley is *ahem* right up your alley. Put a tiny slice of a dystopian city on your shelf, so you can have neon whenever you want.

Just look at the awesome detail. A tiny arcade machine, a seedy-looking motel that probably charges by the hour, some glowing green stuff. Awesome.

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These are just a small selection of the currently-available crowdfunding campaigns this month. We’ll be back next month with more crowdfunded tech, gadgets, and toys.

READ MORE: 11 great crowdfunding campaigns to check out in September

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