It's an exciting time at the FishBit headquarters. We've finally gotten all the parts for the Beta Monitors and are putting them together. The end result is something of which we are incredibly proud.
We are building each one by hand to ensure that they all come out working great. It makes for a lot of work and care but it's incredibly rewarding.
If you want an inside look at us working check out this quick video: https://youtu.be/Gk0l-43WgKY
We've spent the last year iterating on every detail from the electronics to the mechanics and we are super excited to begin shipping these to the beta backers over the next few weeks! With all of the great feedback that we continue to receive on the Controller, we're excited for what we will learn from everyone :)
Speaking of Controller feedback, we've been thoroughly reviewing everything you guys have said and making changes for the production version, which we will be launching on Kickstarter in the near future!
We've already added an additional 2 outlets, decreased the size, changed the relays to better handle powerful aquarium equipment, added a way to mount the Controller, and plenty more which we can't wait to unveil!
As with everything FishBit related, the hardware is only half of what you get. We've been spending a lot of time making the app experience better and getting rid of bugs while making it ready for the Beta Monitor! Look for a big app release in the very near future before your Monitor arrives in the mail.
We look forward to making some exciting updates in the future as we get closer and closer to making FishBit a reality -- not only for our beta backers, but for everyone!
We are hopeful that we will be launching another Kickstarter following some more feedback later this year!
-with love from the FishBit team :)
P.s. Check out the FishBit Monitor in our tank