Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FlyKly is coming...

In an earlier post I talked about Kickstarter.com and mentioned a project that a designer, I know, is hoping to get off the ground. Today, I decided to take a look at some of the other projects on the site. I hadn't gone very far when I saw FlyKly. Just to put things in perspective, my designer friend's knitting project, which involves the publication of a DVD that has been filmed, but not edited, had an original goal of $8,500. To date she has 326 backers and has raised $20,107, well over her original target. Her campaign is winding down now with only 51 hours to go!

Wheels as Art

On to FlyKly, which is a very clever wheel that fits almost any bicycle to give you an assisted ride. You have to know that I have been searching for the past year or so for an affordable battery assisted bicycle that is lightweight and easy to use. FlyKly has all of this and a lot more. Their goal was to raise $100,000 to begin production in NY. To date they have 536 backers, have raised $147, 512 and have 36 days to go in their campaign. I think that this one is a winner!!


There were a few other projects as well. Two of which are not only from Canada, but from very close to home. One is in Toronto, where I live, and another is in Ottawa, where the government lives. Both projects happen to be Sci Fi novels. One is 180% funded with 28 days to go in their campaign and the other is 722% funded with 12 days to go. I wonder if the success of Alice Munro's recent Noble prize award has sparked this interest? However, Alice didn't write Sci Fi. Her novels were very real!! Let's not confuse the two :)

The site obviously works. Hurray!!

Have a fully funded Day!!

1 comment:

  1. What a cool concept, Carol! And I enjoyed all the photos, too.