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Kyle RocheBy Kyle Roche
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Kyle RocheBy Kyle Roche
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$6,361
pledged of $35,000 goal
85
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 29 2013 8:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Coyote Board - A 2G GSM Shield for Arduino

2lemetry is a platform provider for the Internet of Things. We work with companies like Salesforce.com, Heroku, IBM, AT&T, Verizon, Qualcomm and Arrow Electronics. By day, we focus on innovating IoT in the Enterprise, but by night we’re also makers and enthusiasts. In most of our projects, we find that we’re limited by availability of an Internet connection. For prototype projects, there’s seldom justification for a monthly cellular hotspot or a tethering plan from a mobile phone. We wanted a solution that lets us distribute our maker projects without a WiFi or cellular infrastructure. 

That’s where the Coyote Board comes in… the Coyote Board is a 2G GSM shield for Arduino projects. It arrives to you fully connected, with no contracts, no activation, and no data plans. The Coyote Board has a simple interface for Arduino programming. We include a library for Arduino sketches. With a simple one line command you can power on the modem, then send or receive the data for your sensors. When we ship the first units in November, we’ll open access to our REST API so you can configure where the data should be sent when it hits the cellular network. The data you send will be POSTed to your web service with the IMEI and other meta data about your shield. 

We will also be releasing an in-browser IDE for your connected Arduino projects. It will include all the necessary header files and let you download the compiled program right to your Arduino. 

Prototypes are a Success! 

We have built and tested a few variations of prototypes. We settled on the final design (used by the marshmallow cannon). 

We partnered with BodyTrace networks (Global GSM Network provider) for the 2G connectivity. All Coyote Boards will come pre-activated on the global GSM network. You'll register your device's IMEI to your email address so you can configure where the data is sent. 

We will silk screen the IoT Coyote (@iotcoyote) on the bottom of the production units. 

We need your help to make the Coyote Board a reality. Below are some photos of the rewards we are offering to our kickstarter backers. 

Production Plan

We are running another small batch through production this month. We will give away 100 Coyote Boards at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference (at the 2lemetry booth). Assuming success with Kickstarter, we will follow up with the real production run immediately after the campaign closes. 

Risks and challenges

We have been working with our manufacturing partner for several years and our partner has several years experience producing boards featuring cellular technologies. We anticipate no risks or challenges getting these boards produced. Our partner, BodyTrace, is a global GSM cellular company which enables these boards to be on the network. They will roam over other GSM networks.

2G service does have a shelf-life. Providers like AT&T are warning of a North American shut-off in the 2017 timeframe (source: http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/3/3218332/att-2g-network-2017), but we expect these boards to remain viable for a little longer than that.

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    2lemetry Sticker Pack:
    - (1) 2lemetry IoT Graphic B&W
    - (1) 2lemetry IoT Graphic Color
    - (1) 2lemetry logo Color
    - (1) IoT Coyote Color

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    2lemetry Tee Shirt and Sticker Pack
    - (1) American Apparel Tee Shirt (Black w/ White logo)

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    2lemetry Sticker Pack:
    - (1) 2lemetry IoT Graphic B&W
    - (1) 2lemetry IoT Graphic Color
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    COYOTE PUP. EARLY ADOPTER!

    Get your board as early as the end of November. We'll give you one of the first units off assembly line.

    (1) Coyote Board for Arduino (2G GSM)
    (1) 12 month cellular plan included. GSM/2G. Data limits TBD
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    (1) Coyote Board for Arduino (2G GSM)
    (1) 12 month cellular plan included. GSM/2G. Data limits TBD
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    (1) Marshmallow Cannon Dev Kit
    (1) Coyote Board for Arduino (2G GSM)

    Build your own marshmallow cannon, like our video. We'll send you all the parts required and a step by step guide to get you started. We'll also include Android and Objective-C source for the "Do not fire" button, as shown in video.
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    Coyote Lab day at 1 of the 2lemetry offices (choose either San Francisco or Denver).

    Full day open lab with the 2lemetry team. Bring your Arduino and sensors and we'll help you get your project running on the Coyote Board and get you started with examples. The second half of the day will be an open hacking session. Lab days run once per month in both locations. Lunch and Dinner provided.

    - Travel expenses are not included
    - Advance RSVP required to select your date

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