CROWD­FUND­ING’S GREAT­EST HITS

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Hendo Hov­er­board

Twenty-five years af­ter Back to the Fu­ture II, thrill-seek­ers can hop on this float­ing skate­board pow­ered by a mag­netic field that helps it hover an inch off the ground.

Back to ‘Mars’

Over 91,000 fans banded to­gether to bring back the once-can­celed mys­tery TV se­ries Veron­ica Mars for a fea­ture film.

Ex­plod­ing Kit­tens

This card game’s cre­ators ex­ceeded their $10,000 goal in 20 min­utes and went on to be­come one of Kick­starter’s most-backed projects ever.

Ocu­lus Rift

This wear­able vir­tu­al­re­al­ity gam­ing head­set prom­ises gor­geous, high-res­o­lu­tion 3D uni­verses when it ships later this year.

Mu­si­cian’s Re­lief

When mu­si­cian John Jen­nings was di­ag­nosed with kid­ney can­cer, his friends, in­clud­ing singer-song­writer Mary Chapin Car­pen­ter, raised over $64,000 for his care.

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