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An open-source, wireless, Internet of Things Greenhouse monitoring and automation system for your farm or garden. Read more

Charlotte, NC Hardware
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An open-source, wireless, Internet of Things Greenhouse monitoring and automation system for your farm or garden.

Charlotte, NC Hardware
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    1. Creator BertDB 3 days ago

      Mike, I reported this project to Kickstarter both with the button below and the link given by 'Dalmatoid' here in the comments.
      This project becomes a joke and instead of making people think along the way with you on how to solve this, you get the opposite by not responding and apologizing, and not reaching any progress at all.
      I have given you more than 2 years now to accomplish anything, without success.
      Projects here on Kickstarter that are more complex and require even more skills and logistics have succeeded way faster, simply because they are led by people who know how to do so.
      It seems to me this is a lost case because you miss both, skills and leadership.
      As mentioned in the Kickstarter policy, I suggest you stop working on this project and starting working on a refund plan.

      Bert

    2. Creator James Bilodeau on February 21

      Any update for February?
      I am still hopeful that this project will be successful. It sounds like the hardware is ready and that it is just the software that needs completing.
      Is there any way to get hardware in the hands of users and let the community figure out any software updates that it needs?

    3. Creator Randy Laskowsky on January 17

      What is the problem?
      Is this a scam to keep dragging us along until we lose interest?
      I backed you with quite a bit of money.
      I would just like to have some straight answers.
      Feels to me a year from now will be more excuses.

    4. Creator Stephanie Spong on January 9

      Hey, just got your apologetic update. We, your backers, backed you because we thought you had a cool idea. So...that makes us allies, albeit grumpy ones. And probably mad gardeners who understand that not every seed planted flowers. But we planted this seed with you because we thought it was a cool seed.

      So you underbudgeted and overpromised. It happens, and I already mentioned the grumpy bit. You sound sincere, and I did already mention the grumpy bit, so moving past all that and assuming you are sincere about finishing...

      What -- very specifically -- do you need to finish? Time? money? expertise?

      Is there a -- very specific -- part of your vision you have finished and can deliver/sell/market/display as evidence that you are making real progress?

      Can you call upon your backers for specific bits of work - expertise - cash to get this done so you can live the rest of your life with your head held high and we can get on with our gardening?

      We need specificity. No one can help unless we understand the true gap.

      Think micro-tasks. Think cooperation. Think getting it done.

    5. Creator Michael D Bell on December 18

      Coming up to 2 years. Think we will something that works? I'm in deep. Very disappointed.

    6. Creator Dalmatoid on December 17

      @everyone please fill out this google doc from Kickstarter: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KvWOM5qEvurz4EaZJch3B_1f3c3WLKe56vRI1gb4uRg/viewform

    7. Creator Dalmatoid on December 16

      Ok guys, I just filed another complaint with Kickstarter. Everyone start doing this. This project failed and Mike scammed us. Everyone has to start filing complaints if we want some action to be undertaken.

    8. Creator Daniel de Kock on December 14

      It looks like he lives in Santa Monica, it seems he lives near the Starbucks on Lincoln and Pico ( https://www.google.com/maps/place/1900+Lincoln+Blvd,+Santa+Monica,+CA+90405,+USA/@34.0120661,-118.4830482,18z )

      I am not in the US so I cannot go see him, but someone might need to pay him a visit and find out

    9. Creator James Bilodeau on December 14

      Kickstarter's policy:
      "If your project is successfully funded, you are required to fulfill all rewards or refund any backer whose reward you do not or cannot fulfill. A failure to do so could result in damage to your reputation or even legal action on behalf of your backers..."

      Mike, give an update on the project or send me my refund. Thanks...

    10. Creator Daniel de Kock on December 10

      Micheal doesn't seem to respond to messages on facebook or twitter or from the Harvestgeek website, He is active on Reddit under the username " wangyo " ,

      Maybe we can pressure him to respond on the project status if enough of us contact him directly in public view to get him to fulfill the project deliverables or refund our contributions,this is really ridiculous !

    11. Creator Adrian Apps on December 1

      Hello, any updates? I'm putting together an aquaponics project and would love to incorporate HarvestGeek into it so I'm hoping that it's ready for shipping soon.

    12. Creator Dalmatoid on November 26

      @Mike what is going on?

      @everyone who pledged: if we don't get some kind of info SOON we all have to file complaints with Kickstarter. I sent them an e-mail allready and they replied some generic crap about some projects taking longer than expected bla bla (I'm fine with delays) I'm not fine with Mike not responding. I think we got screwed and we need to take action. Everyone file complaints and request you money back. Mike had an obligation! He did not fullfill it!

    13. Creator David Breece on November 25

      Any updates since the move? Is this project still a go?

    14. Creator Leonid Khodjayev on November 25

      I believe this project failed.

    15. Creator Jesse Hawkins on November 25

      Please provide an update.

    16. Creator James Bilodeau on November 24

      Also, if these do ship soon, you should send out requests for shipping addresses for those that have moved, like myself. I do not think what you have in your records reflects my current address. Thanks

    17. Creator James Bilodeau on November 24

      Any new updates? It seemed like things were moving forward with the last update in September?

      "The cases and the LCD units are the last pieces were waiting for prior to assembly. The lead time the LCD mfr for those is end of October and will then probably take a couple weeks to be couriered. "

      So is this realistic or not? If so, you should have those LCD's in hand now.

    18. Creator Karl Rixon on November 12

      @Mike, I wouldn't hold your breath. I suspect we have been taken for a bit of a ride here.

    19. Creator Mike McCarthy on November 7

      What's going on with this project? Will we ever see a product?

    20. Creator Evolved Agriculture on May 17, 2014

      Thanks for commenting about Almond+, it looks like a really great piece of hardware and in the future we will likely look into integrating with it, and possibly even replacing our base station with it. It is quite a bit more expensive than our base and all the details on integration have not been released yet, so only time will tell.

    21. Creator Christopher Meier on May 17, 2014

      Would it be possible to: drop the base station, focus on the sensor hardware, and have backers buy an Almond+ instead? That may shorten your hw development time, hardware costs, and allow you to invest elsewhere (web, sensors, etc).

    22. Creator Joyce Miletic on May 16, 2014

      Love the graphics on option number one, but absolutely have to be able to read the display so I vote for option number 2.

    23. Creator Liz Spain on April 16, 2014

      It's been two months since you posted any update, and 6 months since posting anything of substance (pics, video, etc). If you mis-budgeted this project and it's dead, please admit to it. These things happen and it's not good to leave your supporters hanging.

    24. Creator Karl Rixon on April 15, 2014

      It would be really good to get some updates on what is happening here. If there are issues delaying the hardware, it would be far better to communicate them, because I get the feeling people are rapidly losing confidence in you.

    25. Creator Clayton Thornton on April 11, 2014

      I know you apologized for your level of communication before but if you're failing as a company, a little communication in and of itself will bring a lot of forgiveness. So just talk to us and keep us in the loop.

    26. Creator Joyce Miletic on April 11, 2014

      I have not received my perks:

      Sensor's Delight -- One BaseStation , Three SensorStations and a HarvestGeek.com subscription to track your progress and set custom alerts.

      Estimated delivery: Aug 2013

      What is happening with this project?

    27. Creator Mike McCarthy on April 8, 2014

      Any updates - come on

    28. Creator Mike McCarthy on February 21, 2014

      This sucks

    29. Creator Dani Colston on February 18, 2014

      Any info guys? I've had one backed project that's failed and have gone silent, another that's stopped contact after promising me they'd send a unit out last month.. And now this one that's being slow to update , 7 months past it's expected shipping. I can't back any more kickstarter projects now, my confidence has dropped, even more so after the security breach. Please guys, don't let us down, keep us updated with what's happening!

    30. Creator James Bilodeau on February 13, 2014

      "Additionally, we will be providing progress updates by early next week as to our next steps." 1/29

      So...?

    31. Creator Tim Wright on January 29, 2014

      Despite emailing 3 times in the last 6 months I've had no reply about when I can expect hardware - or indeed anything in return for my money. And now the website harvestgeek.com appears to have gone down. What's going on? This was such a good idea but I'm getting to the point where I feel a bit misled...

    32. Creator Michael D Bell on January 22, 2014

      I agree with James, before I backed this project I specifically asked about standalone operation. I was told it would run this way. I would very much prefer to not upload any data, anytime, anywhere. Please let us know what is going on. Not near enough updates. Is this gonna work?

    33. Creator James Bilodeau on January 18, 2014

      Why is the website development holding back the hardware from shipping? I understand that the vision for the product was to have the information directed back to harvestgeek.com where we are given detailed information from the sensors, but is there not standalone software that we could at least work with until the website is up and running?

    34. Creator mthicke on January 7, 2014

      Just noticed that updates are being posted to the blog. For those like me that didn't know it existed, here is the link:

      http://www.harvestgeek.com/blog

      Most recent post: The project is on hold until he can find a web developer for cheap!
      You're 6 months late - Please lets get this thing moving!

    35. Creator Patrick Anderson on December 25, 2013

      I just asked where he is spending his vacation on our dime.... We will see if I get blackballed.....

    36. Creator Mike G on December 21, 2013

      I'm getting worried. This has happened with other projects that have yet to deliver.

      Dates get pushed back. New dates come and go without an update. Facebook page is a ghost town. Now the excuses begin to show up outside of Kickstarter on half assed product pages.

      Hey Mike, can we please get an update either on Kickstarter, or your blog -- or both? You're coming up on a year since successful backing, so can you start updating regularly?

      Here's some topics that you can cover:

      What have you been doing with our money?
      How's the hardware coming along?
      When's the website going up?
      When will the SensorStation+ get completed?
      When will the HydroStation get completed?
      Is the AutomationStation completed?
      When will everything be open source?

    37. Creator Patrick Anderson on December 12, 2013

      I guess we are supposed to go over to the blog to find out info from now on.....

      Posted on Dec 5th - "November has come and gone and we are into the first week of December. We are nearly done with the testing of the units, but there is still a few things we have to cross off our list, primarily more range testing and lux calculation correction, before we can start shipping units. We will keep you posted with our progress as it changes!"

      So it looks like we may get this in time for the spring planting season

    38. Creator Anthony Webb on December 11, 2013

      Christmas is nearly here, how are we looking?

    39. Creator James Bilodeau on December 1, 2013

      Any new updates? Last update said most rewards would be shipped prior to Christmas. Just curious if you are still on schedule for that delivery . :)

    40. Creator Mich S. on September 7, 2013

      Just researched my emails from HarvestGeek and found the one about the t-shirts and how Mike is behind schedule -- likely December 2013. So answered my own question...

    41. Creator Mich S. on September 1, 2013

      Should I have received my T-shirt by now? Estimated delivery says May...

    42. Creator Jesse Hawkins on August 20, 2013

      Looking forward to the updates!

    43. Creator Evolved Agriculture on August 12, 2013

      Lots of updates in the works, including hardware upgrades and pictures of our pre-manufacture run of the product. Stay tuned.

    44. Creator Michael Hopkins on August 12, 2013

      Do you have an updated timetable for this project?

    45. Creator Michael D Bell on August 9, 2013

      Hello? Anyone??? Hal???

    46. Creator Jesse Hawkins on August 6, 2013

      Your backers would love to hear how things are going.

    47. Creator Mike G on August 6, 2013

      Been pretty quiet, as usual. How's the new team? It's coming up on 6 mos since you were successfully backed. Has there been any progress that you can share with us? I am really looking forward to getting these into my garden.

    48. Creator Ivan on August 2, 2013

      @James... you beat me to it! Logged into kickstarter to see if there was any news... been a while...

    49. Creator James Bilodeau on August 2, 2013

      any updates?

    50. Creator Marc Denmanm on July 22, 2013

      Any more news?

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