This project's funding goal was not reached on November 9, 2012.
About this project
Have you ever wanted to get away from that long barbecue session to get some forgotten items from the nearby grocery store or watch some football at your neighbor’s house? Or maybe you want to stay inside on a cold day and monitor your barbecue from the comfort of your living room? Worried that you might overcook your meat? Now you can do the same with Tappecue. No matter where you are as long as you have Internet on your iPhone, iPad, Android Phone or Android Tablet you will always be one tap away from your Barbecue or Grill.
Connect your Tappecue to your Windows Computer with the USB that you will be provided with. Run our installation program and enter your Network name (SSID) and Password. Keep the DHCP option checked. More information will be provided to you on the selection of Security Type when you get the device. In our case the SSID ( Network Name) is 'Innovating-Solutions'.
How it works
Tappecue connects over your home wireless network just like you connect your mobile devices and laptops. Once done with the Installation as shown above remove the USB and plug in the power supply and probes. You will be able to set limits on your cooking session from your mobile app and start your smoking session .Once you plug in the power supply and your probes the Tappecue will start sending your temperature readings to the Tappecue Cloud as shown below. You can then monitor your cooking session no matter where you are and once we build our mobile apps alerts will be sent to you if the temperature goes out of limits or when your smoking session is done.
Demonstration Video showing the functionality of the prototype at this time
Range Comparison with other Devices
With the Tappecue you can monitor your temperature from anywhere in the World. Tappecue will give you the freedom to roam about freely. That might be to go get some last minute supplies at your local grocery store or working in your garage, playing golf or mowing your grass or watching some football at your neighbors house.
Lets take a look at the chart on how the Tappecue Stands out from other devices
- 3.6"x 5" x 1.35"
- 4 inputs for temperature probes.
- 2 chamber probes and 2 meat probes.
- Temperature Range 0°F to 450°F.
- 802.11b (11mbps) certified (throughput TBD) for near universal connectivity with any access point.
- WEP 64/128, WPA/WPA2 personal security
- USB Connection
- 16x2 LCD Display
- Power Supply(7-12Vdc/600mA)
Current Status and Future Plans
We currently have 3 working prototypes of the Tappecue. We have a windows installation program ready and a website that gives you access to the most current temperatures through browsers. We have a manufacturer that we are currently working with. Once we get your support we will be re-tooling the Tappecue for a sleek new design and be manufacturing the first 1000 devices. Another important thing on our list is to build rich apps for iOS and Android Platforms. We would like to give history of smoking sessions with the ability to rate your sessions and graphing of the smoking sessions so you can track what made that last smoke so delicious and the ability to repeat it. An installation program for MAC computers will follow soon.
Special Thanks to
Risks and challenges
We feel confident because we have great mentors in place helping us. Our biggest challenge of engineering the device has been overcome. We've had a trusted mentor help us locate a manufacturer. We have the challenge of testing the manufacturer but having a mentor in place who already uses this manufacturer gives us an edge in dealing with them. Finding out the durability and lifespan of the different components so we can determine if we are making the best quality will be something we face in the future.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
All devices will come with a one-year warranty on manufacturing defects.
Yes, we will be having a mechanism in place that will allow users to select between degree celsius and degree Fahrenheit.
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