Kickstarter Campaign of the Year 2015 (reader-voted)

Awards Winner
This can only be described as a “highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian roulette”, for “people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats”.

The runners-up

This kid-friendly videogame creation platform has you slot coloured cubes into a 13-by-13 plastic board. An app then converts it into a fully playable game, based around a customisable template.

This little robotic fellow trundles about the place, and can be used to give people reminders, entertain your kids, and patrol your home. And no, it won't make a bid for global dominance. Not yet.

Nine dollars. That’s how much C.H.I.P. cost each of the 39,560 backers. But this is no throwaway piece of silicon — as evidenced during the Kickstarter campaign, C.H.I.P. is versatile and powerful.

Floating Record plays into the contemporary fetishism that surrounds vinyl, boosting the fascination of seeing records turn by spinning them vertically rather than on a flat surface.

The elongated shape is the smartest bit of this design, enabling the contraption to become a guitar, keyboard, drum pad, or virtual string instrument, played with an iPhone bow.

Each piece of clothing knitted by the creator Fabienne is truly unique, designed using elementary cellular automata. Duplicates can only be produced using your original one's source code!

It can 3D print, carve, laser, plot, assemble, pick and place. It can feed a goldfish, fashion a circuit board, or write cards with your handwriting when you can’t be bothered doing so yourself.