Project image
)}
$6,755
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
27
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 16 2017 6:04 AM UTC +00:00
$6,755
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
27
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 16 2017 6:04 AM UTC +00:00

About

Thanks to the Kickstarter community, two years ago we created cootwo, the world's first smartphone controlled, dual-gas Carbon Monoxide and Oxygen Analyzer for SCUBA divers.

Since then we received multiple requests to develop an entry level Carbon Monoxide analyzer for those divers that are not using Nitrox.

Today we are honored to bring first to the Kickstarter community monOx: the world's first integrated, patent pending, smartphone enhanced, Carbon Monoxide Analyzer and Data Logger specifically designed for SCUBA divers.

 

monOx is a gas analyzer that can be used to monitor the presence of Carbon Monoxide in a scuba tank.

monOx includes a factory calibrated Carbon Monoxide sensor, a temperature sensor and an ambient pressure sensor.

monOx also includes a rechargeable Li-Ion battery that can be charged via a standard USB Micro B port, flash memory to record logs of the analysis and a Bluetooth low energy radio.

The monOx housing includes a tank adapter so it can be used to analyze a gas directly from a SCUBA cylinder. Additionally we offer a low pressure BC adapter accessory that mounts directly on the housing.

monOx could be used either in Stand Alone mode or in Smartphone Enhanced mode.

To use monOx in Stand Alone mode, simply wake it up by pressing the activation button and, after a few seconds, monOx will display the value of Carbon Monoxide it is detecting. Position monOx in front of the cylinder you want to analyze, slowly open the cylinder valve and let it run for about 30 seconds. 

Stand Alone mode also allows the user to calibrate the CO sensor and program some settings, such as date, time and backlight intensity and duration.  

When monOx is connected to a smartphone it behaves similarly to our current cootwo product. The user can use the My Nitroxbuddy app (available for both iOS and Android operating systems) to program monOx, calibrate it and perform analysis. Upon completion of an analysis the smartphone creates a log automatically.

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 


       

 

As soon as we launched the cootwo dual-gas analyzer on Kickstarter in 2015 we started getting requests for a cost effective single gas version.

Unfortunately we have been very busy since then and have only recently been able to allocate resources to address those requests.  

In developing monOx we have decided to reuse, as much as possible, the components we developed for the cootwo project. In fact, the main differences between the 2 products are in the firmware.  

As you can see in the brief video below, the development of monOx is already at an advanced stage, as the current version of the firmware is already able to measure the presence of Carbon Monoxide in a cylinder.
 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

 

We are now working on a completely re-designed user interface that will allow monOx to be completely autonomous. For example, the user will be able to calibrate the CO sensor without having to use a smartphone. We expect to have a production ready version of the firmware by this June. 
On the hardware front we plan to use the same circuit boards we are using for cootwo, minus a couple of components. Also, we have already placed orders for the enclosures (red instead of green) and we expect to receive them in April. 
On the app front we are already modifying the existing My Nitroxbuddy app to add support for monOx. We expect to release production versions (for both iOS and Android devices) in June.
 

 Your pledge means a lot to us. 

We are quite confident we can deliver monOx in time and we need your help to reach as many divers as possible.

With your support, we can bring to the SCUBA market an innovative and cost effective Carbon Monoxide analyzer specifically designed for SCUBA divers.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

monOx is an innovative gas analyzers specifically designed for SCUBA divers. While we are on track to begin shipping rewards in May, the challenges of designing and manufacturing this kind of product are significant, and any minor issue in one of the project components could lead to significant delays.

Here are the areas where we see most of the challenges, along with our plans to mitigate the related risks.

Design Challenges:
While we plan to reuse the existing cootwo board, the firmware needs to be completely re-designed to implement the new user interface.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    DELUXE Upgrade Kit

    Upgrade kit for your monOx.
    Includes carrying case and a BC low pressure inflator adapter.
    MSRP: $49.99, Kickstarter special: $30
    Add S&H: US=$10, ROW=$15
    If you are pledging for a monOx or a cootwo do not pledge for this reward but just add $30 to the analyzer pledge.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 180 or more About US$ 180

    monOx Analyzer

    monOx - Carbon Monoxide SMART Analyzer
    Includes a calibrated CO sensor and USB cable.
    MSRP: $229.99, Kickstarter special: $180
    Add S&H: US=$10, ROW=$15
    If you would like to get the DELUXE upgrade just add $30 to this pledge.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 9 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 180 or more About US$ 180

    Nitroxbuddy2 Analyzer

    Nitroxbuddy2 - Oxygen SMART Analyzer
    Includes an Oxygen sensor and USB cable.
    MSRP: $229.99, Kickstarter special: $180
    Add S&H: US=$10, ROW=$15
    If you would like to get the DELUXE upgrade just add $30 to this pledge.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    cootwo Analyzer

    cootwo - Dual-gas Carbon Monoxide and Oxygen Analyzer
    Includes a calibrated CO sensor, Oxygen sensor and USB cable.
    MSRP: $299.99, Kickstarter special: $250
    Add S&H: US=$10, ROW=$15
    If you would like to get the DELUXE upgrade just add $30 to this pledge.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 16 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)