We expect creators on Kickstarter to bring an exceptional level of honesty, openness, and candor to both how they present their ideas and how they run their campaigns.
That’s why, in addition to following our rules, hardware and product design creators are required to show working prototypes of their projects. We do not allow photorealistic renderings. We also ask creators in these categories to clearly detail for their backers how they’ll produce their product, and whether they’ve produced anything like it before.
For creators planning to run a project within the hardware and product design categories, we recommend taking some time to check out the below Kickstarter-created resources:
Read our rules and best practices for visually presenting your project and showing backers the development of your product, both honestly and transparently.
Kickstarter Creator Tips: Design & Technology
Resources to guide you through planning, promoting, launching and fulfilling your campaign.
Design creator basics
Design creators share their advice on setting your funding goal, planning rewards, telling your story, building your community, and anticipating obstacles and delays.
Environmental Resources Center
Start thinking about sustainability from the get-go with this guide to reducing the environmental impact of your product.
And lastly, take a moment to explore our "I’m looking to run a Design & Technology project" article, for creator resources, campaign tips, and project inspiration.