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$2,217
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
53
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 16 2016 2:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

Laundrifi is a simple module that interacts with you through your phone or email. When your washer or dryer is done running, Laundrifi will notify you immediately by text or email. If you are in the middle of something or away from the house, you can set a snooze to delay a second notification.

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Modules in Black & White

The Laundrifi device uses a small micro computer and a few sensors to detect when your washer or dryer comes on and turns off. It also has a WiFi chip inside to be able to talk with your network and the internet. The sensors read the vibrations of your washer or dryer and notifies you when they have stopped running. It is powered by a typical coin cell battery. 

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How Laundrifi Works
How Laundrifi Works

Why is this important?
Laundrifi will save you time and save your sanity but it does so much more for your laundry, budget and even your health. By avoiding restarting your washer or dryer you save water, energy and detergents and your clothes will last longer from less washes.

Have you ever wondered why your clothes smell funky after sitting in the washer for too long? Do your clothes start to smell after wearing them for a few hours? That's because mildew begins forming within 24-48 hours on damp surfaces. Once mildew starts forming on the clothes it is possible for the mildew to set up shop in the washing machine itself, making all of your future loads of laundry susceptible to mildew as well.

Mildew forms in 24-48 hours
Mildew forms in 24-48 hours

With Laundrifi, you will be able to know exactly when your laundry is done running and you will be able to take care of it right away! No more forgetting over and over again until it's too late and you've got to rewash or wrinkle release your clothes. Save time, save money, and let Laundrifi do the remembering for you!  

Testing Product Prototype
Testing Product Prototype

We are currently in the pre-production phase of the project. We have made 2 prototypes to demonstrate the capability and proof-of-concept.  

Module PCB
Module PCB

 The funds raised through Kickstarter will be used to create 1 more PCB pre-production round to make sure we have all the hardware bugs worked out, do extensive testing with various models of Washers/Dryers, get the mold made to match the 3D printed housing, finalize our manufacturing and production facilities/resources and prepare the software for ease of manufacturing and production. Finally, build a final test assembly to quality check our product before it gets shipped to customers. 

Risks and challenges

As with many electronics projects, production and manufacturing is the most challenging aspect. Fortunately, we have experience in designing and developing for manufacturing and production. We have planned and scheduled what we think is an accurate estimate of moving this project from the prototype and concept phase to full production. The portion we have the least experience in is the plastic molding and housing areas. We will be contracting this work out to a Mechanical engineer to produce the final correct dimensions and get the mold made for mass production.

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