Here is a collection of some of my favorite projects. A few of them I’ve been involved with personally, but most are just interesting things I’ve stumbled upon and felt like sharing.
I love this Kickstarter project which I supported many many years ago. I still find my own fidget cubes very useful, particularly as someone who works most of the day at a desk and tends to fidget.
These cubes all have different tactile experiences embedded into each face of the cube so you can fidget away to your heart’s content.
Growing up in Florida, I’ve seen just how destructive and dull parking lots are. They’re everywhere! And most of the time they are not close to being full.
REEF is a company that puts empty spaces to use in fun, innovative ways. Not only does it bring interesting things to the community, but it also provides property owners with additional sources of income and new customers for small businesses.
I love how technology brings people together, but I also see the downsides. People glued to their screens, heads down, ignoring the world around them. And the recent pandemic showed us the harmful effects of not getting typical socialization.
Caribu solves the downside with interactive educational apps for kids. Instead of just handing them a tablet to go off and play on their own, Caribu integrates video calling so playing educational games becomes a social activity.
Another favorite Kickstarter project, this game has brought my friends and me hours of fun. The artwork is from The Oatmeal, who I’ve been a fan of for years.
This is a fun, simple card game. The basic premise is to avoid drawing the exploding kittens, which will explode and knock you out of the game. Be the last player standing to win! Simple to learn and endlessly replayable.