Kickstarter crowdfunding site launches in the UK

Kickstarter, which been used to fund a number of Amateur Radio projects in the USA, has now launched in the UK.

Radio ham Zac Manchester KD2BHC used Kickstarter to raise $74,586 in donations to fund the development and deployment of 200 amateur radio KickSat sprite satellites.

The amateur radio satellite project ArduSat managed to raise donations of $106,330 in just 30 days.

Kickstarter is not just about raising large sums of money, for example Sandy Antunes used Kickstarter to raise $2,780 to buy a ham radio transceiver and antennas to create an amateur radio satellite ground station Calliope

Read the BBC News report at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20145764

Kickstarter in the UK http://www.kickstarter.com/blog/kickstarter-in-the-uk