A dance troupe in Providence, RI, wanted to stage a special performance that explored the human brain. Three engineers in Provo, UT, were developing a remote control that lets a user trigger a camera through an iOS or Android device. Two college students in Palo Alto, CA, wanted to bake cookies -- buttery and "gently sweet" that will "make you crave for the next bite." These are just three examples of the many products, performances, and ideas from entrepreneurs who have sought funding on Kickstarter.com. The Web site bills itself as the world's largest funding platform for creative projects.