A new Kickstarter campaign aims to make use of unused space in the garage in an effort to help people get organized. The myLIFTER promises to turn your garage ceiling into storage, and it’s almost fully funded with plenty of time left to go.
The smartphone-controlled, bluetooth-enabled winch mounts to the ceiling of the user’s garage and can hoist items weighing up to 50 pounds. It’s also programmable, so the user can set points where items will lift and drop. One button brings a bicycle down from the ceiling just low enough to get it off the winch, and another puts the bike up to the same spot it had been before.
Multiple myLIFTERs can be used to lift heavier items. The campaign page suggests that a couple of myLIFTERs could be used to make an automated lift for a Jeep hardtop, for example. When multiple units are linked up they actually communicate with eachother to make sure they’re lifting evenly.
Those without an iOS device can just use an available remote control to control an endless number of myLIFTERs. There are numerous attachments available for the device for mounting bikes, kayaks and cargo boxes, for example.
There is still work to do before the myLIFTER will be ready to ship to backers. It’s a bit of a risky project, but that hasn’t stopped 250 backers from chipping in just short of $50,000 at the time of writing. This is sure to be fully-funded and could eventually zoom well past the stated $50,000 goal. The campaign has 29 days to go.
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