Kickstarter has been around for a couple years, but I really took notice when some folks used it to fund a statue for Robocop in Detroit. How awesome is that? Almost as cool as this scene from the movie. Kickstarter offers people with ideas for documentary films, inventions, albums, you name it, a chance to get funding from online supporters. In Philadelphia, a documentary about the mysterious Toynbee Tiles funded through Kickstarter recently won acclaim at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Others are more modest, but no less worthy, such as this one for a youth beekeeping project in West Philadelphia. You can search for interesting projects in your city, such Philly, where I am. Here’s a Philly guy who wants to start a line of products for dogs. Now, what do you get for giving money to someone else’s great idea? They typically offer something in return depending on the dollar amount you pledge. One woman who takes artistic photos of herself nude in abandoned buildings is offering exclusive prints for Kickstarter backers. Got an idea that needs funding? Kickstarter is worth a visit.