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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
Allegro is not just a smart flowering pot. It is a part of your home decoration and it is a smart light fixture. The plant and the light from Allegro seamlessly integrates into your living space adding more life and energy.
Have you ever felt that your concrete walled rooms need more life and energy? We always believed that even a little bit of green plant can uplift the ambiance. And why stop just at a plant? If it is going to take up space in our room we wanted to make sure that it is beautiful and has a decorative purpose. So we put two and two together, and while at it, we made sure the plant pot watered itself because we know how forgetful you are. Now we have a beautifully designed smart plant plot/lighting fixture. It waters itself, sends your alerts to your phone, and has 16,777,216 color lighting you can choose.
Allegro can be used anywhere such as in your bedroom, living room, kitchen, cafe or your office. It is suitable for any occasion in any space in your daily life. Because of its fluid design, it can be applied in any interior space.
Allegro is the easiest solution to growing a plant. All you have to do is enjoy the view of it. The smart pot, Allegro, will take care of the rest for you. Although complicated, Allegro operates by these functionalities. It reads how the plant is doing, then intelligently waters the plant whenever it is needed.
1. Smart : Self Watering
2. Efficient : Hydroponics
3. Useful : Design Details for plant
4. Interactive : Alert plant's status
Allegro automatically notifies its status. Every functions work without the aid of the application. On a normal day, it will show daylight blue which can be changed depending on the user’s preference. The plant will send signals to you.
And also, you can water the plant via app whenever it’s necessary or if you want to care of your plant.
Allegro wants to communicate with you. Based on various datas collected by its sensors, all the processes are made possible. Allegro analyzes your lifestyle then recommends the appropriate lighting for a better atmosphere of your space. Afterwards, you can apply the recommended lighting in your daily life through the mobile application. Allegro will approach you in various ways and brighten up your life.
Allegro asks you questions about your lifestyle. (via App)
Depending on the responses, appropriate customer services will be provided after analyzing the user’s lifestyle and patterns.
Recommendation of lighting that fits the user. (Color Therapy)
The modes based on basic life patterns of the user.
Interaction situations or feelings between the user with the lighting.
Customize personally not only recommendation itself but also various lighting from user's selection.
Set a timer on the lighting for it to turn off automatically.
Many other functions are available for you to be able to communicate with your plant through Allegro. It is the most optimized tool in which interior, the user and the plant coexists .Allegro is the beginning of “Agri-interior”. All in all, the plant lighting will brighten up your daily life and fill up the space around you with joy.
After inserting growing medium in to the pot and the seed, fill up the reservoir with water. Add nutrients also.
Connect Allegro to a wall charger, then press the power button to wake it up.
Download either IOS or Android app to connect with your mobile device (Turn Bluetooth ON) and ENJOY !
Our team will make the world a place where there can be plants within our reach and communicate with them. What we call an “Agri-terior”, which is a combination of agriculture and interior will be applied in the interior space. We believe in “Break the barrier of agriculture”. With user-friendly design combined with the ICT technology, we will create a culture where anyone can approach and enjoy agriculture.
The start of it all will be Allegro. Through sensualization of the status of the plant, Allegro has become more than a simple plant pot but one that connects the plant, user and the environment together. Through the professional technology, one can easily grow a plant. One can enjoy indoor gardening through the sensualized function that is the lighting. Anyone can easily use and enjoy Allegro.
Emma Shin _ Design based CEO
Interactive designer and planting enthusiast. Have passion about using design to find awesome way for planting to indoor gardeners. Majored in Design and Entrepreneurship. Always wish the world where there can be green within arms reach.
_ Creative Director
Dreaming Inventor and a Director of Team Allegro. He majored in plant systems science and entrepreneurship. He has great creativity and full of ideas. He is involved in product planning, market research, and plant content development. He wants to run Allegro on the market now.
_ Interactive Developer
Interactive Developer both Software and Hardware. She has been working with UI/UX Design, product development, prototyping, and software development. She has also been studying with in M.S. Student of Computer Science and Engineering.
Jinwoo Lee _ Hardware Developer
He is a sensational inventor and hardware developer of Team Allegro. He likes to challenges to new things. He wishes to give birth to Allegro.
We experienced global entrepreneurship workshops and won the prize related to Allegro such as EO GESA(Entrepreneurship Organization Global Entrepreneurship student Awards) finalist, Agriculture Start-up competitions finalist.
Our prototype was designed to test various functions and designs. The prototype of Allegro was made possible through 2 years of hard work and dedication. It’s been in use for over 6 months and tested with 3D printer numerous times. Now the Allegro is set and ready.
[Allegro Kit Component]
Allegro Gardening Kit (Growing medium, Nutrients)
Wall plug for your country
Risks and challenges
The development of the product “Allegro” will carry on smoothly. We are also confident in our experiences and potentials that we will be able to launch this product successfully. It has taken us 2 years of various hardships and tribulations before coming this far and we believe we are ready.
Our team is comprised of skilled and ready members majoring in construction, computer engineering, agriculture, software development, invention and design who can make Allegro come alive. We have been maintaining a network relationship with agriculture related organizations such as FACT ( The Foundation of AG. Tech, Commercialization and Transfer) in which long cooperative relationship and research has been progressing. Currently we have completed the trial runs of Allegro and the application development is in progress. We are just awaiting on starting the refining and manufacturing process. We have the algorithms to Allegro and are putting in our maximum effort to launch this product. In order to do that, we need your help.
Whatever problems we may face down the road, we believe we are much capable of resolving any matters smoothly. We will try our best on the shipping and manufacturing of the product but unexpected things can occur and the local site situations or the relationship with the manufacturer can affect the shipping periods. Nevertheless, with our capabilities and the help of our cooperators, we will carry on resolving all matters. Through constant communication, we will best notify of our progress.
We want to create a culture of Agri-Interior by Kickstarter. We need this product to be launched successfully to make the world a place where there’s a plant within our reach. We strongly invite you to be our fan and support us to make our vision become a reality.
Thank you for showing your support to bring Allegro to reality. Any level of support is appreciated greatly. Every supporter will be listed on our backer’s list and we will keep you informed of any and all future development of Allegro.