This thread is to discuss Kickstarter and similar services as well as share any interesting projects you've found on them.
For those of you not in the know, Kickstarter is a website that allows people to pledge money towards a project and, in return, receive all sorts of rewards if the project succeeds. It has been a great way for all sorts of people from inventors to artists to get projects off the ground and it has been an especially successful tool for people with cult followings to accomplish interesting projects (see: Double Fine, Homestuck, etc…).
The last project I donated to was Ryan North's project to create a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure version of Hamlet. He managed to get together an awesome team of contributing artists to illustrate pages of the book (including Andrew Hussie, Kate Beaton, Scott Campbell and many many more great artists). This thing seems like a blast.