This week's viewer video arrived with this email:
Hello the maddest writer & crew,
I'm Denis - long time show listener and also a creator of Garadget - open source smart garage door controller. I had a successfully funded and fulfilled crowdfunding campaign last winter and now offer my little gizmo online for general public. You'll love it because it has WiFi and lazer and it addresses a range of real life problems. Please check out my campaign video.
It's $89.00 on Newegg:
And $89.00 on Amazon. (Free 1 day shipping for Prime Members) http://amzn.to/2mc8TKl
(Giz Wiz link. Pay the same $89, Giz Wiz Biz gets a tiny credit to buy more stuff for the show.)
See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1611
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Letter of the week:
Heard you talking about this as a kick starter. Looks like they pulled it off.
(Fidget Cube) Only $1.00
Buy it now on Wish: http://www.wish.com/c/5848ff2f5df5556a6a51f6f7