Crowdfunding site Kickstarter could be the site to launch a thousand 21st century ships--and perhaps one paintball-shooting tank. Earlier this year the TikTok and Lunatik dropped. The kits turn an iPod Nano into a sweet Dick Tracy-esque wristwatch, and got a major boost after designer Scott Wilson set out to raise $15,000 in funds on Kickstarter, and wound up with more than a million dollars from more than 13,000 people.
Now, another project featured on the site gives robot fanatics a chance to put their money where their most awesome nightmares are and get in on the ground floor with our future 'bot overlords. Industrial design veteran Chris Rogers has set the same fundraising threshold for his latest project: a remote-controlled, paintball-firing tank. Think monster truck meets Panzer meets adolescent tech fantasy. … Read more