A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
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.
Here it is. The reboot of L.U.C.Y. with a hardware setup for everybody.
In case you want to know why we have canceled and rebooted our campaign even though we have been funded before with more than $100.000 USD you can read it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1580258155/lucy-welcome-home/updates
L.U.C.Y. - your digital butler.
L.U.C.Y. connects all your smart home gadgets (works with Nest, SmartThings, Hue, Belkin, DropCam, Geneva, tado, Wink, Washio, etc and has almost 3,000 skills thanks to the Alexa Voice services).
L.U.C.Y. offers you messaging, reminders, to-do lists, connects to your calendars, notes, art, a photo display, video messaging, shopping lists, video tutorials and much more.
L.U.C.Y. serves you and your family as a digital butler, a communication and central hub for everything a household needs.
L.U.C.Y. comes in 2 different versions - with and without touch screen. You can choose the setup you want.
L.U.C.Y. listens Our engineering team is building Alexa Voice Services (AVS) into L.U.C.Y., using Amazon’s Alexa Skill Kit (ASK). ASK makes up the tools developers use to expand what Alexa-enabled devices can do, from controlling smart home devices to telling you funny jokes. L.U.C.Y. has it all.
Visit our website www.welcomehome-lucy.com for more information about L.U.C.Y. and the team. On the website you will also find more videos of our prototypes and first installations.
Thanks for supporting us!
Risks and challenges
We have been working on L.U.C.Y. for almost a year now. We acquired the right developers and relevant funding last year and big partners earlier this year. Now we feel like we can start going public and offer this on Kickstarter for early adapters. Your support will help us to make L.U.C.Y. even better.
One risk still remains since we depend on our manufacturers. If the suppliers are not meeting their projected lead times for selected components we might encounter timing issues. Most of our suppliers have already made commitments about volumes and lead times but there is always a chance of deviation, resulting in an overall delay of production.