About this project
Kepler is the best intelligent gas and carbon monoxide (CO) detector. Packed with powerful sensors, Kepler constantly monitors gas and CO levels in your home, giving you peace of mind knowing your home and family are safe.
Protect your Home from Dangerous Gas Leaks
From ovens to furnaces,water heaters to dryers, most of us enjoy the convenience and efficiency of natural gas appliances, but too few of us are protected from the deadly consequences of gas leaks. Faulty pipes, poorly fitted appliances, or even a pot boiling over on the stove can cause dangerous gas leaks. If not detected, these leaks can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, fires, and sometimes even explosions. With your help, we can bring Kepler’s smart natural gas protection to your home, and homes around the world. Join us and let’s keep people safe from gas leaks.
Safe and Connected
No matter where you are, Kepler keeps you safe and connected. If Kepler detects danger, it alerts you on your Smartphone, while simultaneously flashing its lights and sounding an alarm.
With Kepler’s intelligent alerts, you’ll never be confused about the level of danger. Kepler’s early warning system alerts you to rising gas and CO levels before trouble occurs so you can calmly respond to the situation. If gas or CO levels become dangerous, Kepler immediately flashes a red warning light and sounds a loud alarm, allowing you and your loved ones to safely leave the area.
Gas leaks can occur anywhere in your home, but gas detectors can’t be everywhere at once. That’s why we created a portable detector. Kepler’s detachable design means you can use it anywhere. If you ever suspect a leak, just grab Kepler, and put your mind at ease.
Your Kitchen CompanionKepler is perfect for your kitchen, so we added a clock and programmable timer. A pot boiling over and extinguishing the cooking flame is one of the most common causes of gas leaks. If you don’t know this has happened, your home can quickly fill with explosive gas. Simply turning Kepler’s dial enables the timer function and cooking reminders, helping you avoid this danger. And because cooking is so hands-on, we made the timer gesture controlled; you can silence it with a wave of your hand.
User Friendly Design
We designed Kepler to be easy to use, informative, and beautiful, so that people would be proud to have it in their home. With any gas detector, no news is good news, but how do you know the detector is working? Kepler’s real time display lets you check your home’s gas levels at any time, and its gesture controlled timer means it’ll be useful in your kitchen every day. Kepler’s connection to your Smartphone keeps you informed at all times.
Pledge and Rewards
Our Progress So Far
We have completed the industrial design, structure, and electronic circuit design for Kepler. We have a fully functional prototype and are ready to continue hardware and software development. We devoted the first phase of Kepler’s development to creating the highly precise sensors that allow Kepler to measure gas and CO precisely enough to intelligently determine the threat level and provide an appropriate warning. We knew we wanted a portable detector for use in any part of the home, so we fit everything into a small, ergonomic package that is easy to operate and carry anywhere. But utility wasn’t the only consideration. Kepler also had to look good, fit any style or décor, and become an integral part of your home.
June, UI Design
Why We Need Your Support
Your support is crucial for Kepler’s success. Our team began this journey because we wanted to help minimize the danger from gas leaks, and help save lives with a useful, intuitive, and dependable device. We’ve come a long way in the past year, and we still need your help scaling production of Kepler and keeping its price affordable. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, brings us closer to our goal of bringing smart, affordable gas protection to homes around the world. We can’t thank you enough for your support.
The Kickstarter funds will be used to quickly begin mass production and get Kepler through the certification process. We also need your feedback so we can continue improving Kepler, and provide our users with an even better experience.
Based in Shenzhen, China, we are a group of young and ambitious designers, engineers, programmers, and dreamers hoping to change the world. We enjoy intelligent hardware development because we believe that with today’s technology, people should be able to live with less hassle. With Kepler, we aim to help stop accidents and tragedies caused by gas leaks and carbon monoxide by creating a better, user friendly detector.
Risks and challenges
Our prototype is complete, but we still face several challenges mass producing Kepler and designing a product interface. We have developed a small scale assembly process but we need to expand this system for mass production while controlling costs and allowing for the necessary precision. We also need to design a product interface to control Kepler’s current features, while allowing for future upgrades and integration with other devices.
We are focused and well-prepared, and we look forward to overcoming the challenges that lie ahead of us. We remain committed to success with your support and feedback.
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