The Last Leg
This Kickstarter was about taking an idea we had as a small community of interested technologists (just like many of you) and seeing if there were people "out there" who wanted to join us. We were completely blown away by the response. I personally have never had commercial ambitions in this space and so I never saw AirQualityEgg as a product at this stage. But as "collaborative, community-led" project grows into a group of people large enough to have vastly different viewpoints, expectations, and opinions, things can get messy. For us, that has translated into delays and cost overruns, eating deep into personal time and pocketbooks. It hasn't been a smooth ride.
But, we finally see the finish line!!! Over 600 Eggs have been hand-assembled and shipped so far. We've gotten SO MUCH feedback, and that feedback has ranged from spiteful Internet troll-venom to incredible outpourings of uplifting support. On the whole, the feedback has left us incredibly optimistic and keeps us going strong.
The GOOD NEWS: If you bought an Egg and haven't gotten it yet, we'll be shipping it to you by April 9th (if you are out of the US, it will obviously take a little while to get to you). We have some bulk orders we'll fill after that, but all of you individual backers who have been champing at the bit, your Egg is coming very soon. Seriously, thank you for your patience.
For anyone who ordered a radiation sensor add-on: You will be getting your Egg as I stated above, but it will not have a radiation sensor. We had to prioritize our efforts and resources, and this sensor got pushed to the end. Over the next 4 months (approximately), we will be finishing the design/code, manufacturing, and shipping of these. But they are coming.
If you have any further questions concerning the status of your particular order at any time or to confirm/change your shipping address, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org
More to come!
pledged of $39,000 goal
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Mar 27, 2012 - Apr 26, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Application beta tester. Even if you don't collect your own data, you can still benefit from applications developed by the community that uses the aggregate open data from Air Quality Eggs around the world.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $30 or more
Represent DIY air quality monitoring with a T-Shirt and Sticker set that we promise will not be lame. Shipping to US address included.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $40 or more
Custom air quality sensor shield for Arduino with ability to sense NO2, CO, temp, humidity. This will allow you to build your own sensor system with your own Arduino and participate in the community by generating data with the same sensors as everyone else. Shipping to US address included.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $53 or more
Air quality sensor Arduino shield + shipping costs to any non-US address.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $70 or more
Wired (ethernet/power to outside sensor box) air quality sensor box only, in DIY kit form (parts in a bag with tutorial). This will allow you to enjoy the reduced cost of building the sensor system yourself while having all of the necessary parts and instructions delivered to you ready to go. Generate the same data as the rest of the community with the same sensor system. Shipping to US address included.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $83 or more
Wired DIY sensor box + shipping costs to any non-US address.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Air Quality Egg. Fully assembled, Plug and Play, wireless air quality sensing system. Generates NO2, CO, temperature and humidity data and displays it on a web-based dashboard accessible from anywhere. Shipping to US address included.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $113 or more
Air Quality Egg + shipping costs to any non-US address.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Air Quality Egg + O3, VOC, Radiation, and Dust/Particulate sensor upgrades. Shipping to US included, add $13 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
Air Quality Egg on-site workshop for 30 people. We will come to you with parts to build 30 wired air quality sensor boxes and build them with you. Travel costs are included to locations in the US and Europe.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
Sensor up a CITY. Let's do a big rally to kick it off. We'll come with 100 Air Quality Eggs, run a clinic, do some talks about sensing/science/community, have an exchange of ideas. Our travel is included to anywhere in US/Europe. 100 people will take home Eggs. Instant critical mass. This is a great way for corporations who want to sponsor this project to get involved, either to give back to the community or engage their own employees in the movement.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012