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Dino Pet

Dinopet - a Kickstarter Project by Yonder Biology
Dinopet – a Kickstarter Project by Yonder Biology

I promise this blog is not supported by Kickstarter.  Well, it’s not supported by anyone.  At least not financially.  But, you might be starting to get suspicious if you are a regular reader, as I have done quite a few posts about Kickstarter projects.  (3Doodler, WaterColor Bot, GoldieBlox, and (just yesterday) Robot Turtles – to name a few.)

I can’t help it, though.  I am constantly amazed by the absolute brilliance and creativity of people who post projects on Kickstarter.  An-n-n-nd, it’s Fun Friday, so I get to write about whatever I want today, right?!!

This latest project is open for funding until September 15th, so if you want to pledge $40 so you can be one of the first to receive your own Dino Pet in April 2014, then act now!  The project has already met its funding goal, so it should be set to go!

The Dino Pet is, in the words of Yonder Biology, a “living, interactive, bioluminescent pet.”  Using dinoflagellates that emit a blue-green light from within their 3D printed dinosaur capsules,  the creators have managed to create a toy and biology lesson all rolled up into one.

And that’s not all!

Since they already met their goal of $50,000, Yonder Biology created a “stretch goal”‘ of $150,000.  If they reach this goal, then all backers of $30 or more will also receive an augmented reality app to further enrich their experience with the Dino Pet.  (There is a book available, too, but the app can be used with or without the book, according to the site.)

You know how I feel about augmented reality, right?  Click here if you don’t 😉

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