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AudioMoteBy AudioMote
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AudioMoteBy AudioMote
First created
$1,914
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
41
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 23 2014

About

This is AudioMote, an intelligent wireless environment monitor.  AudioMote installs in 30 seconds, connects seamlessly with your current Wifi network, and learns about its surroundings using its on-board sensor array.

A Learning System

Press the test button on your smoke alarm and AudioMote will memorize the alarm's unique frequency and decibel level. You can even enter a name so AudioMote can tell you exactly which alarm has sounded. Do you want to teach AudioMote to tell you when your dogs bark? Or your garage door opens? No problem. AudioMote will learn and react to any sound you teach it. AudioMote also comes with a series of pre-learned sounds such as breaking glass and the most common smoke alarm frequencies.

Smoke Alarm

Peel off the tape from AudioMote's base, mount it by pressing it near or on top of a smoke alarm, set the AudioMote app to "Learn", and press the Smoke Alarm's test button. AudioMote will send you an alert whenever the alarm sounds.

Barking Dogs

Mount AudioMote in an area your dogs frequent, record them barking on your Smartphone, press "Learn" in the AudioMote app on your phone. AudioMote will send an alert whenever they bark.

Frozen Pipe

Mount AudioMote in the room near the pipe, set "Temperature" in the AudioMote app to 34 deg F (or 2 deg C). AudioMote will send you an alert when the temperature drops below 34 deg F.

Door Open

Mount AudioMote on the door you want to monitor, select "Motion" in the AudioMote app. AudioMote will send you an alert when the door is opened.

Broken Window

Mount AudioMote near the windows you want to monitor, select "Breaking Glass" in the AudioMote app. AudioMote will send you an alert whenever the glass breaks.

Remote audio streaming

AudioMote streams audio through the Internet to the AudioMote app anytime you choose so you can hear sounds in its local environment. Its on-board speaker also let's you speak back through it. Do you want an interactive doorbell, no problem. A baby monitor? AudioMote can do that too. Dogs barking? Even half-way across the globe you can tell them to quiet down.

Simple, affordable peace of mind

AudioMote is just $29 during our Kickstarter campaign Super Early Bird special. There are no hidden fees or extra costs. AudioMote installs in 30 seconds (or less) and gives you simple affordable peace of mind by monitoring its environment and notifying you when a change occurs.

AudioMote Features

  • Built in microphone
  • Learns - any sound you teach it
  • Built in speaker
  • Streams audio to/from your smart device anywhere in the world
  • Use the microphone and speaker for two-way communication
  • Sensor array - temperature, humidity, motion, air quality
  • Digital Signal Processor (DSP) for sophisticated sound recognition
  • ARM Cortex-m4 CPU specially built for low power operation
  • LEDs - red, green, blue
  • Push button switch
  • Batteries - up to one year on batteries alone
  • Wifi client, AP, and 802.11s mesh networking built-in
  • IPv4 & IPv6 - compatible with any network
  • iPhone and Android apps
  • Apple HomeKit & IFTTT compatible

Sensors

AudioMote Alerts

AudioMote sends out alerts to your iPhone or Android device whenever the enviroment around it changes in a way you taught it. When you receive an alert you can activate the on-board audio streaming to listen in on what is happening around your AudioMote. You can even stream your own voice back to the AudioMote's on-board speaker.

Many AudioMotes, one wireless mesh

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AudioMotes are social devices. They find other AudioMotes and connect wirelessly in a seamless network. AudioMotes give you a complete picture of the environment in which they live. If you connect any one AudioMote to your Wifi network, their siblings are connected too. This allows you to remotely view and interact with all AudioMotes over the Internet whenever any single one of them is connected to a local Wifi network.

Battery Power

AudioMotes are designed to run for up a year on batteries. We have worked closely with our partners while they designed the silicon chips that make up AudioMote to insure low power operation and extreme battery life. AudioMote will let you know when the batteries need to be replaced automatically.

How We Do This

We have worked with our partner Texas Instruments on a revolutionary single chip solution that is at the heart of AudioMote. Putting the major functions into a single silicon chip saves on many things: cost, power, speed, memory. We have worked on prototype silicon for nearly a year to create software that makes this chip perform to its full potential. And we are in the home stretch. With your help we will put the finishing touches on AudioMote and ship you our baby!

Teachable

AudioMote learns. You can either select from a preset series of sounds and environmental changes we have taught AudioMote, or you can teach it yourself by showing it the sounds and changes you want it to understand. Once learned, AudioMote remembers what you taught it. You can tell AudioMote to notify you whenever it hears or senses something in its repertoire. And if you have mutliple AudioMotes, you can combine sensor data from different devices into a single alert.

Programmable

AudioMote also sports an on-board scripting language. If teaching AudioMote is not sophisticated enough and you have a bent for programming, you can program AudioMote directly via its built-in language. Programming allows even highly complex environment changes to be understood and communicated to you, wherever you are.

Where We Are Today

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Risks and challenges

AudioMote is partnered with Texas Instruments and is confident that the technology and design teams will deliver AudioMote on time and under budget. The TI chips are well past the prototyping stage and have performed flawlessly so far in real world testing. We are currently deep into the software design phase but feel we can meet or exceed our timeframe and rollout dates.

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