Cheers Ginger, why the hell not indeed - that's my first 'Art' backing, so I've now filled in six of the thirteen profile wheel segments. Nearly half-way!|
Not a kickstarter, but it is a fixed funding campaign on IndieGoGo so basically the same idea as kickstarter - you don't get charged if it doesn't meet the target - is the PengPod (or PengPad as I keep misreading the logo). It's a cheap-ish powerful-ish hackable-ish open-source-ish tablet computer. It runs Android, or (more interesting from my PoV) Linux with the Plasma Active interface, which looks to me like a good way to do real computer stuff on a touch-based interface. Rather pleasantly, the hardware doesn't seem to be crippled in terms of connectivity like most tablets - it's got an SD card slot, a standard USB OTG port, HDMI out, camera, headphones, speakers, does wifi (hopefully at least 802.11g), 1080p playback (not sure if the HDMI does 1080p or just 1080i, like the mini computer they're doing). It's an interesting proposition for sure, I just have to convince myself I actually want a tablet computer.
Back on Kickstarter, the Service Games (SEGA) book looks to be cutting it a bit fine.