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CHF 59,382
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 31 2015 3:10 PM UTC +00:00
CHF 59,382
pledged of CHF 80,000pledged of CHF 80,000 goal
187
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 31 2015 3:10 PM UTC +00:00

About

ODO is a service offered by One Drop One Solutions (Switzerland). Led by a core team of top scientists and entrepreneurs (previously CERN, CNR, Bocconi University, LUISS, and IED) the company specializes in designing, engineering and producing smart and sustainable gardening solutions of the future. Every day, the One Drop One team works together towards a shared vision of reducing the impact of human activities on potable water reserves. One Drop One is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and is supported by the State of Geneva’s start-up incubator Fongit.

Water is our primary resource and the planet is suffering one of the most relevant drought crisis of its history. Water reserves are being depleted globally faster than we think mainly due to our activities. To save our planet we must change our state of mind. To stop wasting water we must improve the efficiency of our systems.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that a properly managed irrigation system can save more than 7,000 liters* of potable water per year per household, while fully preserving the beauty of your garden. This is more than twice as much what the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates as the minimum quantity needed by a person in a developing nation. Just think about it.

* Estimations based on 2013 US EPA data.

ODO is a the most advanced, efficient, sustainable smart multi-valve irrigation solution system. Designed in Italy and engineered in Switzerland, ODO is composed by a controller, a gateway, sensors, sprinklers and managed through a mobile app. ODO can manage simultaneously up to 4 independent irrigation lines thanks to its multi-valve technology and does not require a Wi-Fi connection. It works on an innovative and proprietary low frequency data transmission protocol - with low battery consumption - that is 5 times more effective than WiFi in terms of coverage. 

The system constantly monitors weather forecasts through its connection to One Drop One cloud services and compares retrieved information with embedded sensor measurements. ODO also collects data from its sensors to improve watering efficiency and to monitor the health status of your plants. It is able to detect air temperature and humidity, atmospheric pressure, soil temperature, fertility, humidity and ambient light. 

All this technology allows ODO to know both when and how to irrigate your plants: at the right time, with the minimum amount of water. Powered by a high efficiency solar cell, able to work also in dim light, it is completely autonomous. ODO just needs a normal internet connection: no plugs, no battery recharges. It is completely flexible and fits with every existing irrigation system. With 4 independent irrigation lines that can be dedicated to exclusive cultivations, it can meet every gardening need. 

The app (available for both iOS and Android devices) allows you to easily set-up the system and you will constantly be able to monitor the health status of your garden, wherever you are. Once configured, it automatically knows the water needs of your plants and flowers and defines a dynamic irrigation profile that is adjusted constantly following weather forecasts and data from local sensors. 

Maximum flexibility

Multi-zone: You can configure up to 4 completely independent irrigation lines and ODO will take care of them automatically. You can also expand your system connecting more controllers to multiply the independent channels you can manage.

Better gardening: You just need to select the kind of cultivation and the irrigation system that is connected to every channel. Every irrigation line can be dedicated to a specific cultivation to group your plants and flowers according to their watering needs and you can easily control their health status by pairing a different sensor for each irrigation line. 

Water saving: A learning and dynamic algorithm improves the efficiency of irrigation, maximizing the water saving of your system. You can always keep track of water saved and achieve milestones to share with friends.

Everyone of our backers will be remembered as enlightened supporter in the thanks section of our website.

As you probably noticed all our pledges are in CHF (Swiss franc). If you are a US user, you should see our rewards with an automatic currency adjustment to USD. For other EU users: https://it.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=EURCHF=X. However, keep in mind that CHF and € are almost at parity.

Gadgets

We want to reward you with a wide range of ODO gadgets: T-Shirts, gardening gloves or smartphone cases.

Hoses support: if you want to add our hoses support to preserve the beauty of your lawn from the hoses, just add $9 for a 10pcs pack to your pledge and let us know.

Additional sensor: if you want to add additional sensors to your bundles, just add to your pledge: $69 for 1 sensor, 129$ for 2 sensors, 189$ for 3 sensors.

Portable sprinkler: if you want an additional sprinkler for your bundles, just add $25 to your pledge

Kickstarter limited edition

Choose one of our exclusive bundles and pick the color that you like. Every backer will participate to a survey to choose a unique color for these limited editions. One for the terrace bundle and one for the garden bundle.

ODO can operate in three different Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) unlicensed radio bands (i.e. 868 MHz in EU, 915 MHz in US and Australia and 784 MHz in China). These are the same radio bands used by Zigbee devices, but we developed a proprietary transmission protocol that strongly enhances performances in terms of coverage, transmission reliability and power consumption. No power plugs or Wi-Fi are needed outdoors.

The making of ODO

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Reliable watering

ODO has a standard anti-lime filter to prevent corrosion and blockages of hydraulic components. We also make use of highly reliable solenoid valves made in resistant plastic materials to reduce scaling and prevent corrosion (up to 50 million life-cycle). ODO case polymers are selected to have great UV resistance so that beauty can last.

ODO Gateway 

  • Connects the ODO Controller to local ODO Sensors and remote ODO Cloud Services (provides local communication even in the case of Internet connection failures) 
  • Wi-Fi or Ethernet connected to the Internet 
  • Operates in the ISM unlicensed radio bands (i.e. 868 MHz in EU, 915 MHz in US and Australia and 784 MHz in China) to communicate with up to 4 ODO Controllers and 16 ODO Sensors at long range (up to 300m)

ODO Controller

  • Automatically waters your plants only when they need it, based on data from embedded sensors, local ODO Sensors and remote ODO Cloud Services 
  • Machine learning algorithm provides adaptive watering schedules and refines weather forecast using local data to constantly adjust irrigation profiles 
  • Measures air temperature and humidity, light intensity and atmospheric pressure 
  • Connects wirelessly to the ODO Cloud Services via the ODO Gateway 
  • High-efficiency solar cell (able to work also in dim light) with rechargeable, lithium polymer battery. No plugs, no cables. 
  • Universal coupling, compatible with almost every existent irrigation system (most drip irrigation, soaker hose or garden hose-fed sprinklers. Requires household water pressure and connects to most faucets (GHT 1 1/16", 3/4", 1/2" thread) 
  • Durable plastic materials (resistant to water, UV, fertilizers, normal usage) 
  • Controls up to 4 independent irrigation lines with independent solenoid valves 
  • High reliable solenoid plastic valves resistant to corrosion (up to 50 million cycles)

ODO Sensor

  • Measures soil temperature, humidity, fertility and ambient light at its location 
  • High-efficiency solar cell (able to work also in dim light) with rechargeable, lithium polymer battery. No plugs, no cables. 
  • Durable plastic materials (resistant to UV, water, fertilizer and normal usage) 
  • Wireless connected to ODO controller via ODO gateway

ODO App

  • User-friendly: Quickly configures ODO Gateway, Controller and Sensors in a intuitive way using local Wi-Fi connection or Mobile connection to ODO Cloud Services 
  • Reports soil fertility, moisture, light and temperature in a clear snapshot of your garden, now and over time 
  • Remote control through web connection (requires internet data connection) 
  • Access to popular Social Networks and to our dedicated community 
  • Available for iOS and Android

ODO Cloud Services 

  • Provides accurate weather forecasts for your location 
  • Database with thousands of plant varieties and optimal soil conditions
  • Allows for easy access and control to your ODO system according to your need wherever you are

The development of ODO began years ago. We had just one idea and one objective. We started with some homemade prototypes, valves and electronic boards stuck together with cable ties and electric wires. Slowly, we improved our transmission technology on one side and the hydraulics of the system on the other side. We experimented with wood and plastic boxes, different solar panels, various types of batteries, valves and electronic components. We studied gardening equipment and irrigation systems, because we wanted to be sure that our system would be designed from the beginning to be fully compatible with as many others as possible. We made several tests with different shapes and materials, aesthetic variations with different colors and details and we finally found the perfect shape and layout for all internal components: the green pentagon. 

We plan to expand our business and our R&D unit to meet the increasing demand we expect from the market. We already began the development of further evolution of our system for different application purposes, but we need your support now to make this happen in the future.

ODO Pro: An integrated solution to control your garden's sprinkler system and improve its efficiency through ODO sensors. 

Mini Sensor: An additional version of our sensor with half the dimensions, ideal for small balconies and indoor uses.

Odo Mini: A minimized version of ODO: 2 valves with 2 independent irrigation lines in half the space. Perfect for terrace or indoor uses.

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Credits:

  • Marcus Neely https://soundcloud.com/musicbymarcus
  • We used only pictures qualified as royalty-free, if you find something yours that is protected by copyright don't hesitate to contact us and we will remove it immediately

Risks and challenges

We knew from the beginning that delivering a product that could stand up to the high expectations we wanted to raise, we would require a reliable and easily expandable wireless platform. Wi-Fi was not up for the job and we involved electronic experts in our team from day 1. Over the past 2 years we have designed and manufactured several versions of all electronic boards used by our system. These have been tested under real operating conditions in the most harsh environments in Switzerland and abroad. This makes us confident that our product is ready for mass production.

We also expanded our team to involve an experienced designer and we established contacts with a tier-one outsourcer (Titoma), to manufacture all parts and components at the most affordable cost and with the greatest degree of durability. We have created the industrial design and engineered and tested functional prototypes of controller, gateway and sensor in the field. We just need the volume to bring costs down.

We have designed an early version of the app for iOS devices and we are ready now to port it on Android. Our software platform allows devices to be updated over the air (OTA) and will make use of best in class cloud services (Amazon EC2).

We are confident that - if we reach our Kickstarter funding goal - we will be capable of supplying ODO according to our time schedule - by February 2016 - with no delays. However we are aware that it is impossible to account for all the possible risks and we rely on the quality of our team to cope with any problem that might arise.

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    We are on a mission and everyone should be engaged on such a delicate matter. We want children to learn to take care of our planet and plants. If you choose this pledge you will get an ODO small bundle for you and we will donate another small bundle to a school of your choice.

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    This bundle is made for gardens of medium dimensions. With 4 sprinklers you can easily irrigate your lawn in a few minutes. The specific hose supports help you preserve your grass conditions from degeneration due to hoses idleness. It is composed by: 1 controller – 1 gateway – 1 sensor – 4 sprinklers – small pack hoses supports. The color will be decided according to all backers' opinion (see section "Kickstarter limited editions" in page description).

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    A pack of 5 small bundles at a fantastic rate. [If you are interested in independent distribution please contact us at info@onedropone.net for customized solutions]

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    You can literally rent our CEO for an entire day. He will reach you wherever you are in the world and he will spend the whole day with you, doing everything you want (ok, almost everything). You can have personal conversation, interviews, discussing about the product and the company. He will personally bring you an exclusive bundle in a unique color and he will install it at your place.

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Funding period

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