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Last updated November 22, 2017

Preso - the hackable smart outlet

Preso is a hackable, Wi-Fi smart home plug that allows you to control any of your plugged-in household appliances from your app.

Preso - the hackable smart outlet

Preso is a hackable, Wi-Fi smart home plug that allows you to control any of your plugged-in household appliances from your app.

€703
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 22 2017 6:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 22, 2017

About

Preso is a hackable, app enabled Wi-Fi smart home plug that allows you to control any of your plugged-in household devices performance and to monitor your home power consumption directly from your smartphone or tablet wherever you are.

With Preso and the #PresoApp you get a smart solution, which is able to monitor your electrical devices and configure their settings as well as managing the communication between the Preso devices at a tap of your finger.

What is more, Preso features an OLED displaying all of the information available to you at a glance!

WHY PRESO?  

Preso evolution story  

I. Originally Preso was a simple device designed to tackle a local Italian problem concerning the total indoor installed power capacity limited up to 3 kW by energy providers.  

What actually happens is that the electricity meter often exceeds this limit causing interruption of the electric current flow.  

Hence the idea of Preso, designed to locally monitor the electrical home consumption of Granny Teresa.

II. Later on the Preso project evolved into a smart outlet, assuming the automatic control of your household appliances behaviour, thanks to the #PresoApp.  

More simply put, now Preso creates a network that steadily monitors the energy consumption of each connected device.  

Should one instantly absorb too much energy, Preso will disconnect at once the lower priority devices so as to let the whole system keep on running.

III. Lastly, we thought that some smart home nerds like us would like to build their own home automation system and, thus, customize Preso via the Arduino IDE as its software is open source.  

The possibilities are really never-ending.

You can embed Preso in any custom-made environment or hack its hardware by means of sensors and actuators to expand its functionalities and, why not, turn it into a prototyping platform!

WHAT IS IT FOR?  

Monitor your Smart Home  

Preso can improve your quality of life in more ways than you might think. Preso networks your appliances and ensures constant control over them making your daily routine easier.  

As it is a microcontroller based system, it can be a potential energy-saving tool by keeping track of the status of your networked appliances and, thus, fulfilling your desire to cut expenses whenever possible.  

By setting a global energy consumption limit, you can actually keep track of the energy peaks of your household appliances by pinpointing the lower priority devices and therefore avoiding the activation of the electric power meter shunt.

Control at your fingertips  

Preso is a smart plug that lets you control your electronic devices remotely from anywhere in the world via your smartphone or tablet.  

Just think of these possible scenarios:  

  • Turning on your lights before coming back home 
  • Setting the mood from your couch 
  • Turning on your warm heater for a shower before coming back home from work 
  • Switching on your coffee maker as you wake up 
  • Turning off the hair straightener which you accidentally left on, remotely! 

The Preso network receives all the commands you issue via the #PresoApp and forwards them to your home devices to be carried out immediately.  

#PRESOAPP  

The #PresoApp is very easy and intuitive to use that you will run your home appliances on the go at a tap!

What is more, you can customize your home appliances behaviour, combining accessibility and comfort at your fingertips.  

Your new smart devices will be continuously supplying information to your smartphone or tablet so that you will be able to remotely control your appliances status, even when you are out and about.  

Just download and install the app which will be ready to trigger actions, receive alerts and notifications on your behalf and instruct your home to adapt where your routine or patterns change.  

PRESO PLUS POINTS:  

  • Wi-Fi compatibility 
  • App enabled 
  • Cloud enabled data 
  • No proprietary hub required 
  • OLED display 
  • Power meter integrated 
  • Functional design that will not block the whole outlet 
  • Hackable and customizable 

HOW IT WORKS:  

  • Attach Preso to any regular wall socket in your home or office
  • Connect Preso to a Wi-Fi network 
  • Plug your device into Preso 
  • Download and install the free app 
  • Monitor your device from the app 
  • Get quick insights directly on the Preso OLED display 
  • Ready to go! 

TECH SPECIFICATIONS:  

Measurements: 15 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm  

Weight: 150 grams  

Wireless Network: 2.4 Ghz Wifi  

Speed: IEEE802.11 b/g/n  

Material: 3D printed ABS

IoT LAB – WHO WE ARE  

Preso was born in an IoT Lab founded in southern Italy in June 2016.  

At that time we took on the greater challenge to design our own hardware, in addition to the software development.  

Today we are an inspired team of ICT professionals who believe that technology can help make our world smarter, also thanks to the expertise of our highly-skilled IoT developer that makes it possible to bring our ideas to life.

THE DESIGN PROCESS  

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HOW IS IT MADE?  

The brain of Preso is a wi-fi enabled microcontroller hackable via the Arduino IDE. No proprietary hub is required. Preso connects directly to your own Wi-Fi router enhancing your home.  

Preso is made up of:  

  • an energy power meter 
  • a relay which turns on and off the energy power supply 
  • a small OLED display releasing an instantaneous stream of information about the device 
  • two front-push buttons so as to set manually the actions for your devices to work automatically

Support us and give yourself peace of mind with your new Smart Home!   

If we don't get funded, Granny Teresa will not receive her #Preso!

 

Risks and challenges

Preso is an IoT project fully designed and realized by the Like A Coffee Team.

During the #PresoApp mobile development, we faced the challenge to simplify the communication between hardware and software.

At the stage of the #Preso firmware development, we persisted to find a solution to create a user-friendly environment.

During the #Preso case production, we tackled the difficulty to smarten it to find the perfect match between its design and its features.

As for the the PCB production, we knuckled down to produce a reliable prototype.

We are currently covering the costs to put into production the Preso kit and to manage the whole logistics.

The challenge we must face now is the production process management, the components availability and the delivery system to our backers.

We will try our best to work it out and succeed!

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