Hackaday’s very first Kickstarter campaign

Here at hackaday, we often find ourselves wondering how we can use the vast technological abilities of our community to make the world a better place.  We have finally decided to step up to the plate and make a difference. We are proud to introduce our very first kickstarter project.

Happy April fools day!

I’ll just go ahead and answer some questions here real quick.

  • Why? 

    Because I thought it would be funny, and hey, I’ll do anything for your attention!

  • Did you actually stick that up your nose?
    Yes. It is a simple party trick. You can actually fit a bunch of stuff up in there, but you probably shouldn’t.
  • Why didn’t you make a tiny board and use smd components?
    That was considerably more effort and time than I wanted to put into this gag. Also, I thought cramming something unnecessarily far into my skull added to the humor. There actually is an SMD version that lights up when you breathe.

There was actually an even crazier initial prototype that had a button and battery pack in my mouth with wires going through my throat and out my nose. However, when I fed the wires through (another stupid party trick), I found I couldn’t talk without triggering my gag reflex.

58 thoughts on “Hackaday’s very first Kickstarter campaign

    1. I was thinking April Fools, but then I saw the kickstarter donation actually worked and went through, and they did a pretty awesome job of copying the page…

      Still a ridiculous project, but someone would probably go for it. Maybe a less-invasive version with a clothespin/diving clip?

    2. I vote that Hackaday make this an annual part its funding stream, if only for the beer fund – I’m in for a few bucks.

    1. thats what i was thinking, but seriously i could really use one of those, i hate those headband lights and this would really help put more direct light on my projects. can we get red and green for xmas themes etc?
      varialble blink rates, and laser for rave parties?
      rofl

  1. That could have some uses when you think about it. Give it an articulated extension and it could substitute for a monkey’s tail – always wanted one of those. Evolution you are a cruel mistress.

    1. Er, it’s not just an Internet thing. It’s the entire English-speaking world at least, don’t know about Holland, or wherever people called Jeroen come from.

    1. Yeah, I’m having a tough time finding the link…
      A nose light would be great for working in dark confined spaces, or reading in bed, or lighting up a laptop keyboard in the dark…

  2. Yes, already available… Search for “Medinose” : 2 LEDs that you can stick in your nose for “therapeutic” use. (Do a picture-search) ;-)

    1. Then again it seems to be those on the extreme right who seem overly concerned what people put up their pooter. Now they want it to light so they can see it better? Anyway that could relieve goats of of the embarrassing phrase “shines like a diamond in goat’s ass”. Replaced by “shines like a LED is the ass of a troll”(troll for the lack of a better word). ;)

  3. Perhaps a small wind generator for the other nostril would keep the batteries charged. Bonus if the generator works both inhaling and exhaling.

    Of course there’s methane fuel cells for the other end.

    The possibilities seem almost endless.

    1. You have to admire the cheek of the untested-medicine industry. Between nose-lights and Bach flower remedies, neither credulity nor self-respect can challenge their commitment to the product.

  4. A group I belong to have a white elephant gift exchange at Christmas. I may need to try to make this for that. What would be bad if it where left in long sough for the nasal hair to dry to it, really making it painful to remove. The friends of Caleb’s kids think they have a far out or a really strange dad.

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