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€1,691
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 26 2016 6:41 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Puppy module: a tiny, Bluetooth Smart enabled object which can autonomously detect and log any displacement from a defined position. Place it on an object, a door, a drawer; the Puppy will tell you if they moved, and when. When in alarm mode, it is able alert you immediately on your smartphone to an unexpected movement, for safety or anti-theft purposes.

Your smartphone or tablet will show you nearby Puppies and if they have detected a displacement. When connecting to one of them, a Puppy can report you all back and forth movements dates.

How Can Watchee Help You?

The movement detection is based on magnetic field variation. This allows very sensitive detection possible while remaining ultra low-power. Even a very, very slow movement will be detected. The earth's magnetic field is used in most cases, but when the movement to be detected is purely a translation, a magnet (included in the rewards) should be used.

  Displacement detection

Once an initial position has been defined, a Puppy will start watching for a displacement. When it occurs, the date and time are recorded. A log is also created when the Puppy returns back to its initial position. Up to 30 logs can be recorded this way. 

Intrusion/tamper detection, security seals and more... You will discover below few situations where Watchee can help, but we are sure you'll have plenty of ideas for your personal needs.

  Movement alarm: security and anti-theft

When the movement alarm mode is activated on a Puppy, the RF link with your smartphone is maintained. This time, a displacement from the current position will generate instantly a ring (and vibrator) alarm on your phone. Of course, you have to stay in the Bluetooth range of the module to keep the supervision active.

Additional Features

Proximity alarm  

The application allows to enable a proximity alarm on one or more Puppies; if one of them goes too far from your smartphone, an alarm is triggered. This feature can be used to avoid forgetting important things behind you, or as a reminder when leaving a place. Imagine that you are at a friend's house and you don't want to forget the book he lent to you. You could put a Puppy down on the book to be sure you will not leave it behind you.

Puppy proximity and status 

The proximity of the Puppies around you will be provided as a measure of the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication). Also the application search screen shows your Puppies current status (displaced or not, movement logs available, watching is on/off)

Temperature 

Each Puppy will provide the temperature measured in its position.

Remaining battery 

Even if the battery is drained slowly, you may be interested in an estimation of its remaining capacity, so that you can replace it before it dies.

The DIY Enclosure

 In order to protect and give a better look to your Puppies, an enclosure made of cardboard can be built. This material has the advantage of being easy to manipulate. Don't worry about its rigidity: considering the small dimensions of the box, it will do nicely its job. The printable electronic files (.pdf and .png) are provided with all rewards, allowing you to easily create your own enclosure. You can simply print one of the three "official" models, or create your own skin by modifying the files. We advise to use a 270 g/m2 or 300 g/m2 paper (most inkjet printer accept this thickness).

Note that premium pack rewards include a printed and cut version of the enclosure: fold it, put some glue and you have your enclosure ready in 2 minutes.

Technical Specs

Watchee is Low Power

The embedded firmware has been optimized for low power consumption in all usage modes. The Watching mode is the one used for most cases, as it allows detecting the movements and being discovered by your smartphone.

Why a crowdfunding?

At the beginning, Watchee was created for personal needs. But it appeared that lots of people were interested by this object and they had interesting ideas on how Watchee could be used. So the concept and the app have been improved, with more functionalities and a better aesthetics. After this, the crowdfunding came naturally as a solution for bringing it to production. In case the campaign is a success, we would like to continue improvements on Watchee, with even more functionalities. Among future developments in mind: 

  • Improved temperature management with a history of measured temperatures 
  • Porting the application to iOS 
  • Even lower power for extended battery life 

This is the reason why we need your support, dear backers!

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Timeline

Risks and challenges

Hardware
The final prototype of the Puppy board is fully functional and ready for production. The embedded firmware will probably be continuously improved until boards are produced, but no risk on this side. The board is standard design with components in stock or quickly available in high volume at the providers.

Application
Here again the application is functional and could be used as is. But of course we would like to make it the best possible for the delivery, robust and intuitive. The main risk is on the compatibility issues with the different Android platforms, but of course if fixes are needed, app updates will be quickly published.

Manufacturing and shipping
As for any electronic board production, there are some risks at this level as it involves more stakeholders. However, the risks are mitigated by a careful manufacturer selection, based on their experience and ability to produce high quality boards.
Physical delivery of the rewards may also undergo unpredictable issues, even if we will do our best to minimize them.
In any case, the backers will be kept informed on any issue impacting the rewards or shipping delay.

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.12

    THANK YOU for your support, you helped promoting Watchee! As a contributor, you will be kept updated with the project evolution.

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    EARLY BIRD - Basic Pack

    Get 1 Puppy including 1 magnet cube

    You will also get free access to the Android app and updates + the electronic files for cardboard enclosure printing.

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    EARLY BIRD - Premium Pack

    Get 1 Puppy including 1 magnet cube
    + 1 CR2032 battery
    + 1 already printed and cut cardboard enclosure with the offical skin of your choice
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    You will also get free access to the Android app and updates + the electronic files for cardboard enclosure printing.

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    Pledge €25 or more About US$ 28

    Basic Pack

    Get 1 Puppy including 1 magnet cube

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    Premium Pack

    Get 1 Puppy including 1 magnet cube
    + 1 CR2032 battery
    + 1 already printed and cut cardboard enclosure with the offical skin of your choice
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    Pledge €69 or more About US$ 77

    Basic Trio Pack

    Get 3 Puppies including 3 magnet cubes

    You will also get free access to the Android app and updates + the electronic files for cardboard enclosure printing.

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    Pledge €79 or more About US$ 89

    Premium Trio Pack

    Get 3 Puppies including 3 magnet cubes
    + 3 CR2032 batteries
    + 3 already printed and cut cardboard enclosures with the offical skin of your choice
    + Receive your reward one month before

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    Deca Pack

    Get 10 Puppies including 10 magnet cubes
    + 10 CR2032 batteries
    + 10 already printed and cut cardboard enclosures with the offical skin of your choice
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    VIP Pack

    Get 50 Puppies including 50 magnet cubes
    + 50 CR2032 batteries
    + 50 already printed and cut cardboard enclosures with the offical skin of your choice
    + Receive your reward one month before
    + Your name/company in the app special contribution page

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    PARTNER'S HAND

    As a special contributor, you will be our early partner for business discussion.

    You will get 2 prototype samples of the Puppy board within one month following the campain.

    Your logo will be inserted in the app sponsor page.

    You will also get free access to the Android app and updates + the electronic files for cardboard enclosure printing.

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Funding period

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