Kickstarter Tuesdays: Beacon Alley Skateboards / Starfish Seat Sensor

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Geek Alabama Kickstarter Projects

This week on Kickstarter Tuesdays, I am talking about a project about skateboards, and sensors to alert anyone to a child left in a car, all based in Alabama, let’s go!

Beacon Alley Skateboards


In 2012, MakeLab, HERObike and The Design Department at the University of Kansas, in partnership with John Bielenberg’s Future Partners, joined forces to create a bicycle that not only supports a sustainable and ecologically friendly manufacturing process, but also creates a better life for residents of Greensboro in Alabama.  After a successful Kickstarter campaign, they have been making and delivering Semester bicycles since February 2014.

MakeLab is a collaborative design group developing social enterprises to benefit regions in need of jobs and job training. Leveraging design experience in developing advanced bamboo composites from the bicycle project and several months of R&D at the renown Bamboo Studio in Mumbai, Professor Lance Rake has developed a bamboo composite…

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