DINO PET // a living, bioluminescent night light / pet

A project in San Diego, CA by Yonder Biology

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The Dino Pet is fun, renewable, and magical. It's a new kind of pet that photosynthesizes during the day & glows brilliantly at night.
Backers: 3306
Average Pledge Per Backer: $51

Funded: $168,517 of $50,000
Dates: Aug 13th -> Sep 15th (34 days)
Project By: Yonder Biology
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Latest News

Final week on Kickstarter

September 11th - via:
Dino Pet is having a great start to its last week on Kickstarter. We hit our $150K stretch goal and as a result, Augmented Reality is getting real!  We hope you are as excited as we are about it!!! There are only a few days left to the campaign so... (Read More)

Top 5 Kickstarter Projects topping the charts and getting the community in action

September 3rd - via:
Kickstarter as a platform has its own beauty and is a niche community that has been supporting insanely creative projects across the planet. Currently Kickstarter is also reaching out to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This has been one of Kickstarter’s major expansion plans. Last year Kickstarter rolled out in the UK as well. Kickstarter evangelists say that more than the money it is the community that helps in a product sustainability. The way projects gets feedback from backers is like a real time market survey. This loop helps in better execution and obviously building something that people love. They literally put money where their mouth is. Here are some awesome projects which we thought needs a mention. (Read More)

Amazing holiday weekend!

September 2nd - via:
Happy Labor Day from the Yonder Crew! #DinoPet is having an amazing holiday weekend. Welcome to all of our new backers and thank you!  We blew past the $100,000 stretch goal and are on our way to Augmented Reality!  (Read More)


August 26th - via:
So here we go with our first stretch goals for the Dino Pet campaign! $100,000 Stretch Goal // When we achieve $100,000, every backer with a $30 pledge or more will receive the Dino Pet app. The features include: Dino Pet Care Guide with tips, wikis... (Read More)

We are making the future!

August 23rd - via:
What another amazing day!Thank you all!!! We have raised another $18k since we hit the funded project goal and have more than 1400 backers! Our lab is definitely feeling the buzz and we have informed the Dinos of the adventure that they were about to... (Read More)


August 21st - via:
Dear Dino fans, We reached today our $50,000 goal, in just 9 days! Thank you so much for your support and for bringing Dino Pet to life! Soon we will finalize stretch goals. Do not hesitate to give us your input!  Stay tuned! Go Dino go! The DIno... (Read More)

Just passed 1000 backers !!!

August 21st - via:
Holy Dino Pet! We just passed the 1000 backers point and $45k in raised pledges! Thank you all!!!  We are feverishly working on the stretch goals for you!   Recapping, here's what we have: 1. We are confident that the goal of $50k will be reached... (Read More)

What a day! Let's find a celebrity

August 19th - via:
Wow! We feel the Dino Pet love!!! 1. We've just passed $35,000 and 800 backers, which is 70% of our goal. Thank you to all of our backers for their support! Stay tuned as we will soon announce stretch goals! 2. We have been getting a lot of press... (Read More)

50% and add-ons

August 19th - via:
We have two exciting news to share today! 1. We've just reached $25,000, which is 50% of our final goal. Thank you to all of our backers for their support! 2. Add-ons are now available. Add-ons are additional items you can add to a tier you have... (Read More)

Dino Pet photosynthesises by day, emits bioluminescent glow by night (Wired UK)

August 19th - via:
Meet Dino Pet, the adorable pet dinosaur who spends his days photosynthesising, so that at night the dinoflagellates contained in his transparent frame glow brilliantly with bioluminescence (Read More)

Go Dino go!

August 15th - via:
We just hit $15,000 and 400 backers! Thank you for your support. Let's make it happen!  (Read More)


August 14th - via:
Thank you to all our backers! Thanks to your support we've just reached $10,000! Go go Dino go!  (Read More)

Thank you!

August 13th - via:
100 of you have backed our Dino Pet project on Kickstarter in less than 10 hours. BRILLIANT!We thank you all for your support to help us bring the Dino Pet to life!We have reached $3,677 out of our $50,000 goal. We need your help to make this figure... (Read More)

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