Crowdfunding -- the collection of funds directly from a target audience -- is enabling project creators to solicit hundreds of small donations in order to make their dreams become reality.
One of the most popular of these services is Kickstarter. We've pulled together nine examples of the kind of creative tech ideas being offered by entrepreneurs. Will any of these actually reach the market? Time will tell.
Note: We've picked these examples of some Kickstarter tech projects. We aren't endorsing any nor do we have any information on their viability.
Note: This slideshow accompanies our story Crowdfunding: The latest way to get your project funded. Click through to that story for more details about Kickstarter and crowdfunding.