We asked ourselves: "Selves, how can we make a year-in-review summary without boring our subscribers to tears?" It was while we were listening to Griffin's, our lead hardware engineer's, psychedelic-rock mix on Spotify that we recalled how excited we were to each get our Spotify Wrapped info.
It's funny how a 3-minute story can completely have us enthralled with what "music personality" we got, or who our top artists were. Is it vain? Probably, but what a perfect way to show how much you all had impacted our platform! We figured we could "be influenced" *cough-mimic* by this format and give you the best-of-the-best info.
Without further ado, here's your 2022 GroupGets Bundled!
The spirit animal for this year was the "DIY Donkey." Over 78% of the campaigns launched in 2022 were products that were open-source, fully customizable and often required a backer to set-it up themselves.
We take pride that we are able to ship all over the world - here are the top 5 countries that the most backings came from: 1.) USA 2.) United Kingdom 3.) Germany 4.) France 5.) Australia
All of our campaigns, were amazing - but these 3 stood out from the 136 created:
To serve the researcher whose "life, lover and lady is the sea," the HydroMoth serves as a bioacoustic logger for underwater expeditions. Congratulations to the Open Acoustic Devices team, once again making an affordable, hardware device - (read further down for their next creations!)
This FPGA not only won favor within our community, but also got an exclusive shoutout from this Make: Magazine's "Board Guide 2022." Our longtime collaborator, Michael Welling with QWERTY Embedded Design & Eric Brombaugh, deserve to take a bow for this versatile board!
Dan Julio has done it (again)! With the ability to have an antenna for drone usage, and utilize on iOS - the tCam is the perfect, easy-to-use thermal device that can be plugged into multiple applications.
2023 Upcoming Campaigns
"Should old acquaintance be forgot?" Well, there's a whole line-up of new campaigns coming this year - and we're proud to be partnering with old friends for these ones!
MistySOM: Available to back now!
Built around the Renesas RZ family of microprocessors, MistySOM enables efficient and flexible development of embedded compute applications. Backers are able to choose from 2 versions:
MistySOM-G2L (MW-G2L-E32G-D2G-I-WX-V0) - A lower cost general purpose SOM built around the RZ/G2L MPU, ideal for use in industrial and commercial computing applications
MistySOM-V2L (MW-V2L-E32G-D2G-I-WX-V0) - A power-efficient computer vision SOM with AI acceleration built around the RZ/V2L MPU, well suited for low power object detection, and classification, and localization.
While many of you were probably partying-it up during the holidays, a Hackaday.io "Save the World Wildcard 2022" Finalist got fully funded within a few days of its initial launch! Round 2 of this campaign will continue the vision of providing material scientists to have hands-on exposure to autonomous scientific discovery.