Do you know of any local "Bright Ideas" seeking support through crowdfunding? If so, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Quincy Robinson (pictured at right) and his partner created Quin, the world's first 3D model of a fashion doll designed to be printed on desktop 3D printers. (Images courtesy of 3DKitbash)
Video Watchdog publisher Donna Lucas (at right) says: “We want to preserve the award-winning writing and information we have published for generations to come." (Photo courtesy: Video Watchdog)
CINCINNATI - This week, one group of Cincinnati inventors wants to bring its 3D printable doll to life and a Price Hill publisher is taking a favorite film magazine digital.
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CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati area is rich in creativity and bright ideas. Many artists, community activists and entrepreneurs are ready to run with projects and programs, and they’re turning to crowdfunding sites to fuel their ideas.
Each week, we’ll highlight two projects that are underway and asking for your support.
Platform: Kickstarter.com Started: Dec. 16, 2013 Goal: $10,000 Project By: Quincy Robinson
3DKitbash CEO and co-founder Quincy Robinson is a Cincinnati veteran toy inventor and toy prototype sculptor who has worked with every big named toy company from Mattel to Hasbro.
A couple of years ago, Quincy and his 3DKitbash co-founder Natalie Mathis became fascinated with the growing in-home desktop 3D printing craze as 3D printers started to become affordable to consumers. So, they created Quin, the world's first 3D model of a fashion doll designed to be printed on desktop 3D printers.
The pair believes that putting the capability to print complicated designs that are also fun will help everyone from the average person to students, teachers, and inventors to both imagine and explore greater possibilities.
Why should people support Quin – 3D Printable Fashion Doll? Quincy Robinson says: “When you look back on your favorite 3D printing projects, we promise, Quin will be among your favorites. Quin isn't for everyone; she's a must-have for innovators; people with imagination and ingenuity; tech-savvy kids, 30-something tinkering engineers-by-day, and video-game-designer types."
WATCH: The Quin - 3D Printable Fashion Doll Kickstarter Video
Days until this project closes: 28
Platform: Indiegogo.com Started: Nov. 25, 2013 Goal: $29,900 Project By: Donna Lucas
Since 1990, Donna Lucas and her team have been publishing the print version of Video Watchdog from her Price Hill home. By enlisting local printers and suppliers and keeping overhead costs at a minimum, the team has been able to publish 174 issues of what Quentin Tarantino calls, “The most reliable film magazine in the world.”
Recently, Lucas and her team realized the best way to market their product and grant access to millions of film lovers around the world, was to take things to a digital level.
Why should people support Video Watchdog Digital Archive? Donna Lucas says: “We want to preserve the award-winning writing and information we have published for generations to come. If Cincinnati is proud to have small businesses with a world-wide audience in their city, this is a very worthwhile project, one that will benefit all those who love movies and the sort of writing that, we're told, has inspired others to work their way up in the film business.”
WATCH: Video Watchdog Digital Archive Indiegogo video