Rotate’s Mechanical Watchmaking Kit

This easy-to-follow kit opens the door for customization and preservation of the talent

For many, horology and understanding the inner-workings of watches remains elusive. But the team at Rotate simplifies the process by offering at-home watch-making kits at an affordable price. Co-founders Rebecca Lee and Jennifer Zhang started the company because of their interest in mechanical watches and DIY projects and it grew into a project that also aims to honor watchmaking, to keep analog alive and to make …

Phonocut is An At-Home Vinyl Machine

An at-home consumer vinyl-cutting machine, the Phonocut means that anybody—provided you have a digital audio file—can make their very own records in three steps. Essentially “idiot-proof” (according to co-founder Florian “Doc” Kaps) the device cuts 10-inch vinyl as the music plays, and is able to hold 10 to 15 minutes of sound on each side. It will be available to back on Kickstarter next week, …

Loog Guitars’ Electric Instruments For All Ages

More than a toy but a range of instructional tools with an AR app, games and built-in amplifier

Instruments can be particularly difficult to master at an older age—especially without previous experience from earlier formative years. Loog Guitars, having recognized this, designs guitars for kids—age 3+ to 12+—that are entertaining, easy to learn and good-looking. Their newest line of  electric guitars with built-in amplifiers is available to back on Kickstarter now. “We started out making three-string guitars, so for us innovation was never about …