Status: $1,495,888 of $200,000 goal — FUNDED
Estimated delivery: January 2015
Like a real-life Star Trek Tricorder, this pocket-sized gizmo employs a special spectrometer that allows you to scan materials or physical objects (food, plants, medications, etc.) and determine their chemical make-up. Pairing with a special smartphone app, it will be able to tell you how ripe an avocado is, if your plants are healthy, authenticate medications, and detect potential allergens.