Shiver Me Timbers

Spark Core: Wi-Fi for Everything (Arduino Compatible)

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Spark Devices

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A tiny Wi-Fi development board. Arduino + Wi-Fi + ARM Cortex M3 + wireless programming + hardware cloud + REST API = awesome.
Backers: 5549
Average Pledge Per Backer: $102

Funded: $567,968 of $10,000
Dates: May 2nd -> Jun 1st (31 days)
Project By: Spark Devices
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Latest News

One Twin Cities Kickstarter success leads to another

August 5th - via:
One Twin Cities Kickstarter success has led to another, thanks to Spark Core technology. Choosatron, an interactive story-writing machine, combines arcade gaming with a choose-your-own-adventure book. (Read More)

How Kickstarter Could Shape the Future of Innovation

June 27th - via:
Gone are the days when entrepreneurs had to have the right connections to get the funding they needed. Today, Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites are enabling a whole new world of innovation. "It no longer matters how many investors are in your contact book -- the global Kickstarter community replaces these more traditional methods of acquiring funding," said Limeade cofounder Melissa Lau. (Read More)

Wireless DIY: start-up Spark Devices raises US$567,968 on Kickstarter

June 14th - via:
When the going gets tough – just keep going. That’s the logic that Zach Supalla of connected device player Spark Devices applied and in just a few months has executed a pivot that has resulted in US$567,968 being pledged on Kickstarter for the company's technology that can convert any device into a Wi-Fi-controlled product. (Read More)

Second Kickstarter campaign is big hit for Spark Devices CEO Zach Supalla (Video)

June 7th - via:
When Spark Devices CEO Zach Supalla launched the company’s first Kickstarter crowdfunding round in November, the campaign failed. About five months later — with a new, simpler product — the Minneapolis-based company began a second round of fundraising, lowering its goal to $10,000. Spark Devices closed their campaign with $567,968 from more than 5,500 backers. (Read More)

Thank You, Target Shipping Dates, and What's Next

June 1st - via:
In two hours, the Kickstarter campaign for the Spark Core will officially over, and we couldn't be happier with how it went! Thank you thank you thank you – not only for your pledges but also for your messages and comments, your enthusiasm and... (Read More)

New reward: the Spark RC Car! Plus, Android comes sooner!

May 27th - via:
Hi friends! I can’t believe there are only 4 days left in our campaign. We’ve got a bunch of exciting news that we can't wait to share with you over the next couple of days, starting with the three announcements in this update. Now available: the... (Read More)

Beta-Testers, Maker Faire + Goodbye HAXLR8R

May 20th - via:
Whoa. Just whoa. Maker Faire was ridiculous… in a very good way.  We had so much fun talking with people about Spark — whether they were existing backers or totally new to the concept of making. Being surrounded by Makers all week also meant we... (Read More)

Hardware Designs + Maker Faire

May 15th - via:
Hello again! Thank you all for supporting us through another awesome week of the Core campaign. We’ve received great questions and suggestions from many of you, and have loved hearing about all of the nifty internet-connected things you want to... (Read More)

4 Kickstarter Projects That Could Change the Way You Live

May 15th - via:
If you are looking for a great new gadget to invest in, we’ve found some of the best Kickstarter technology projects around. The four we’re featuring all have one thing in common; they use technology to make our lives easier ... (Read More)

Collaborations and stretch goals

May 9th - via:
Hi Spark friends!  We've been on Kickstarter for a week now, and what an amazing week it's been!  We're excited to share two awesome updates with you today: collaborations with some other cool Kickstarter projects, and stretch goals to thank you... (Read More)


May 3rd - via:
Hello Spark friends! I can't believe the incredible support we've received over the last 48 hours. In two days, we've blown past our goal, and right now we have more than $120,000 pledged to make the Spark Core a reality! Thank you for backing us,... (Read More)

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