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The popularity of software startups means that hardware startups often get left behind. Here are 10 startups building useful tools, interesting gadgets, and exciting products.
Voltera is essentially a 3D printer for circuit boards, allowing quick prototyping with conductive ink and solder. The product is already massively over-funded on Kickstarter, and the campaign is still ongoing.
Navdy is a transparent heads up display (HUD) system for your smartphone in your car. The device projects notifications in front of the driver and allows them to respond with voice commands or gestures. According to Navdy’s website, the product will be shipping in 2015.
The SkySpecs Guardian is a module that acts as a copilot for drone operators. If an object is detected in its path, the Guardian takes over and pilots the drone away from the hazard before turning control back over to the human operator.
FiLIP is a wearable phone and locator for children, made to give parents peace of mind. Parents can set safe zones and see if a child leaves the zone, and also set a list of five trusted contacts for the child to call.
Cooking could get much more simple with Serenti Kitchen. Load in your ingredients and press a button, and the device will cook for you. Right now, it is limited to a stirring motion. The device is not yet in production.
For the tinkerers out there, FlowPaw is offering a build-your-own gizmo kit to help users learn computer programming. Users can build whatever they like with the kit, such as the instrument shown here.
To better measure your vitals, the Scanadu Scout allows people to check their temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, oximetry, and other heart measurements. It can also measure your stress level and perform analysis on your urine.
Want to know who’s knocking at your door? Peeple snaps a photo of your visitor and sends it to your smartphone. You can effectively monitor your home’s visitors if you are away on a trip, or just sitting on your couch.
Neuro:On is a smart sleep mask that monitors brain waves and allows users to switch between monophasic and polyphasic sleep.
Part of the connected home market, Flair is an occupancy oriented HVAC system that uses connected vent covers that snap onto existing vents. Using Flair, homeowners can control the temperature in each room and have the temperature change according to how many people are in the room.