Comparte este proyecto

¡Listo!

Comparte este proyecto

¡Listo!
The world’s first smartphone-controlled plant growing system that enables you to grow the freshest, healthiest food on Earth.
The world’s first smartphone-controlled plant growing system that enables you to grow the freshest, healthiest food on Earth.
The world’s first smartphone-controlled plant growing system that enables you to grow the freshest, healthiest food on Earth.
Creado por
565 patrocinadores contribuyeron 151.173 $ para que este proyecto se pudiera realizar.

Acerca de este proyecto

Niwa: The world’s first smartphone-controlled growing system miniatura de video del proyecto
Reproducir con audio
Reproducir con
audio

Niwa: The world’s first smartphone-controlled growing system

151.173 $

565

Our Kickstarter campaign is over, but you can still get a Niwa. Head over to www.getniwa.com for more info and to place an order.

If you came a bit late, we still have an offer for you! Use the code niwakickstarter and get 50$ off (limited to 20 units only!!!!)

Ideally, we’d all be able to grow our own, it’s healthier, fresher, safer and better for our environment. 

But for most of us city dwellers, it’s next to impossible. It requires time, knowledge, and space– luxuries most of us don’t have.

That's why we built Niwa. Niwa is the first fully connected growing system that enables you to grow your own fruit, veg, flowers, and even herbs.

Help us show the world that it’s time to change how we grow, eat and live. With Niwa anyone can grow their own produce, keeping chemicals off their plate, and enjoy the freshest, tastiest food experience right in their own homes.

Share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter or by email. Help us spread the word!

Niwa is the culmination of two years of research and development, the result of many iterations, trials, and prototypes. It`s is a combination of hardware and software working together to take away the hassle of gardening as you know it. Niwa creates the perfect growing environment, waters and feeds your plants and allows you to control it all from your smartphone.

We`ve spent last 2 years working with farming experts to distill their knowledge into Niwa’s brain- a powerful microcontroller which has all the expertise of an experienced farmer.  You don’t need to worry about how often to water your plants, if they’re warm enough, or if the humidity is optimal for their growth- Niwa knows

Niwa uses a number of sensors and actuators to create a perfect environment for your plants to grow healthy and strong. She controls the temperature, humidity, and light cycles and her automated irrigation system will also water and feed your plants whenever they need it- giving you get better results and complete peace of mind.

Our solution is based on hydroponic technology, the most efficient way to grow plants. It doesn't use any soil, so it`s super clean!

Plants have different needs depending on their variety and growth stage. To make sure they can thrive it’s important to reproduce the ideal conditions needed for where they are in their growth cycle. A significant part of this feedback comes from Niwa’s sensors, but your feedback is also invaluable. 

Through the dedicated app, Niwa will ask you for help so she can accurately tell what stage of growth your plants are at. You’ll be asked simple questions like, “Can you see flowers?”, if you answer “yes”, Niwa will begin a new growth setting, changing the water, light and ventilation cycles as well as light conditions in response to your plant’s new growth stage, ensuring your plants get the right conditions to grow at their very best.

Niwa also saves you time and labor, there’s no pulling weeds, no ploughing, no tilling, no hoes, just the freshest, healthiest fruits and veggies. Simply switch her on, sit back, and wait for your seeds to grow.

Niwa pairs with a free app available on iOS and Android which turns the whole growing process into an easy, fun and interactive experience. From the app you can watch your plant grow, track & understand its progress, water & control climate variables, and complete your tasks.

Niwa can accommodate a whole host of fruits and veggies depending on which size model you choose. To start we’ll offer a few programmes for the most popular fruit and vegetables, but we encourage you to create your own programmes and share them with the community. 

We are also working on a special tray which will enable you to grow root vegetables like carrots and potatoes. For now though, enjoy all the leafy hydroponic- based deliciousness you can get your hands on.

The integration of hardware and software opens new growing frontiers and brings advanced growing intelligence to your fingertips. 

You can create your own programmes and share them with the community so everybody can enjoy growing all types of plants, fruits and veggies. 

We will build a world around Niwa that will put advanced gardening knowledge into the hands of anyone and everyone, offering a freedom never seen before.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:

- SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED.

- ESTIMATED DELIVERY FOR ALL NIWAS IS JAN 2015.

Niwa comes in 3 different models:

  • Niwa mini: A smaller version of Niwa.
  • Niwa (standard): The standard version of Niwa.
  • Niwa Premium: Standard size but with a nice anodized aluminium poles, instead of the PVC white ones of the other two versions.

 Dimensions:

- Mini: 27" High x 19" Wide x 8" Deep 

- Standard and Premium: 35" High x 19" Wide x 8" Deep

Niwa is built on the Spark technology, the best solution to build internet-connected hardware.

Niwa is the culmination of two years of research and development, the result of many iterations, trials, and prototypes. We made the first fully functional prototype back in early 2013, this one already had temperature control, smart light and automated watering. It was made out of plywood and grew some beautiful, tasty tomatoes!

We also made it to Startup Weekend Manchaster and made some noise being the only team building hardware and software during the weekend. And we did it! 

The winning team!   

Our small scale prototype that was Arduino-based   

Aga pitching Niwa (previously known as "Growot"!)   

We have spent the last four months in Shenzhen, China, sourcing factories and prototyping as part of HAXLR8R, the most prominent hardware startup accelerator in the world. We worked with agricultural experts, and interior and industrial designers to achieve not only the very best performance and beautiful design, but also a model that would be  efficient to manufacture.

Peter, our incredible industrial designer, who helped us get Niwa ready for manufacturing.     

The team visiting a prototyping factory in China   

Checking out injection molding. The one used for Niwa will be way bigger  

Niwa will be produced through injection molding. You can see one of them in the picture, but our will be way bigger. 

Javier inspecting the first elements of a Niwa prototype   

Putting it all together. Niwa will come in an easy to assemble kit!   

We’ve been working with an amazing manufacturing team in Shenzhen who have helped us take Niwa from a prototype to a finished, ready to manufacture product. Now we’re ready to bring it to you at the most affordable price possible and we’re positive you will love what we have. 

Our real, fully functional prototype! Can you see a pepper?           

The Niwa Mini still grows mighty tasty stuff!       

We’ve always dreamt about great technology and our passion is using it to make a change in people’s lives. We believe enabling people to grow their own food from the comfort of their homes can have a tremendous impact on the environment, economy, and everyday lives of people around the world. We all bring different strengths and expertise to the table but combined they form an amazing superpower that’s helped create an incredible product.        

Niwa has been in development for a couple of years. We’ve successfully built multiple working prototypes that have grown some super tasty stuff and now we want to share this with consumers around the world. By giving us your confidence via Kickstarter, you’re helping us fund the initial production of Niwa and the start-up manufacturing costs. In return for your support we’re giving you access to Niwa at a super low price so you can enjoy growing things as much as we have. 

We’ve already got the tricky stuff like manufacturing and supply chain figured out, we’re asking for you help to give us a final push in the right direction. 

Where do your funds go? 

  • Setting up tooling for production 
  • Ordering the components for the first production run 
  • CE and FCC certification costs
  • Android and iOS app development and testing 

Support us now and be one of the first to experience how smart growing systems can redefine how we grow, eat and live! 

Many people have worked around the clock to make Niwa happen. Thank you Cyril Ebersweiler; Benjamin Joffe; Shawn Broderick; Peter Wang; Qiyu Wu; Nick Plante; Katerina Jackson; Claire Braithwaite; Rubén Iglesias; Josán Andrade; Alejandro Gómez; Beatriz Liñán; our families; Jeff and Yvonne; Marianne Jordan; Marcos Hidalgo; Hnos. Mercader; Spencer Austin; Jamie Cheng; James Atkins; Steve Forte; Joe Payton; Pat Larsen, Alan Clayton; Noel Joyce; Rong Rong; Atomman (Li Long); LokaLove; Omkar Golatkar; Dorota Seliga; Marcin Nazaruk, Pawel Nazaruk, Reem, Billy, Dani, Keri, Sophia, Agnes, Lavie Sak, all HAX teams; and many others!                    

       

Riesgos y desafíos

Hardware development possesses unique challenges and there are always a few risks that come from delivering such a product. Because we have already created a number of successful prototypes, we have the utmost confidence in our design, our core technology and its capabilities.
For the past few months we've been based in China adding finishing touches to Niwa, and we were lucky enough to partner with a highly experienced manufacturer that will help us keep risks to a bare minimum. Our supply chain and manufacturing process is in place, and we have already developed our final, production-ready product.
However, there are some risks with the production of Niwa which could affect our delivery time. The main risk is the certification process. Although all parts in the current prototype are certified, Niwa has to pass a certification process from the FCC, and another from the CE. It’s not clear how long this will take because it’s an iterative process and after each batch of results we may need to do small changes to the design, or make a new prototype and start the process again.
Other minor risks are unforeseen changes in component and production lead times, and availability and cost of components. There are also some risks associated with shipping, but we plan to work with proven and established shippers to ensure successful and timely delivery of Niwa.
Whatever happens along the journey, we’ll always remain completely transparent to make sure we get Niwa to your doorstep.

Más información sobre el concepto de responsabilidad en Kickstarter

Contribuir a este proyecto

  1. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribuir 10 $ o más Aprox. 10 $

    Hall of Fame:

    Say “cheese” because we’ll be putting your beautiful mug on our online photo mural. Not only will it keep us inspired each day, but also help us pay a public tribute to all the amazing supporters who have helped us take gardening to the next level.

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    42 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  2. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribuir 40 $ o más Aprox. 40 $

    Green Tee Pledge:

    Grow it. Eat it. Love it. Support the revolution of growing your own food and inspire others to do the same with this awesome tee only available for Kickstarter backers!

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    16 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  3. La recompensa ya no está disponible

    Contribuir 149 $ o más Aprox. 149 $

    Green Fingers Kit:

    Get access to our MAKERS KIT! build your very own hydroponics network, or incorporate the kit into your current system. The Green Fingers Kit gives you all the electronics, actuators and instructions how to build your very own Niwa with extra love included.

    (Shipping not included)

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    Recompensa ya no está disponible 50 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  4. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribuir 179 $ o más Aprox. 179 $

    Makers kit! Build your very own hydroponics network, or incorporate the kit into your current system. This kit gives you all the electronics, actuators and instructions how to build your very own Niwa with extra love included.
    (Shipping not included)

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    10 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  5. La recompensa ya no está disponible

    Contribuir 199 $ o más Aprox. 199 $

    NIWA SUPER EARLY BIRD:

    As a thank you for being one of the first to believe in us, the first 50 backers pledging over $199 will receive a Niwa at a super low price.

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    Recompensa ya no está disponible 30 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  6. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribuir 249 $ o más Aprox. 249 $

    NIWA MINI EARLY BIRD:

    A small but mighty hydroponic system that’s perfect for growing super tasty produce like herbs and small veggies like lettuce and cabbage.

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    Limitadas 49 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  7. La recompensa ya no está disponible

    Contribuir 299 $ o más Aprox. 299 $

    NIWA EARLY BIRD:
    The hydroponic system in a large size, perfect for those who want to take their gardening up a notch to full- sized produce like peppers or tomatoes but still keep the price low.

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    Recompensa ya no está disponible 100 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  8. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribuir 299 $ o más Aprox. 299 $

    NIWA MINI:
    A small sized Niwa that grows mighty tasty goodies. Comes in a clean and simple finish that compliments any home.

    (Shipping not included)

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    3 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  9. La recompensa ya no está disponible

    Contribuir 349 $ o más Aprox. 349 $

    NIWA PREMIUM EARLY BIRD:
    For those who appreciate beautiful design Niwa Exclusive brings the perfect combination of beauty and brawn. Made for those who are ready to see their indoor garden take full bloom, Niwa Exclusive is the hydroponic system in a beautiful aluminium finish capable of growing larger plants, fruits and veggies.

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    Recompensa ya no está disponible 100 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  10. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribuir 349 $ o más Aprox. 349 $

    NIWA:

    Niwa in a large size for those who have tall gardening dreams but want to keep the price low.

    (Shipping not included)

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    32 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  11. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribuir 399 $ o más Aprox. 399 $

    NIWA PREMIUM:
    Large sized kit in a beautiful aluminium finish for those who want to taste great produce whilst watching it grow in something beautiful.

    (Shipping not included)

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    56 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  12. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribuir 499 $ o más Aprox. 499 $

    Niwa Roots and Shoots Kit

    A Niwa Premium alongside a mix of seeds and a year’s supply of nutrients- everything you need to get your favourite fruit and veggies growing right away. Only available in the USA, Canada and UK.

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    11 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  13. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribuir 999 $ o más Aprox. 999 $

    Lifetime Legacy

    Your name will be on every single Niwa we sell. As we scale, thousands of customers worldwide will always remember it was you who helped empower people to grow their own juicy, fresh produce and help start a food revolution! Package includes a t-shirt and the Niwa Alu kit.

    (Shipping not included)

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    3 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  14. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribuir 4.999 $ o más Aprox. 4.999 $

    Gardener’s Retreat

    Take a trip to picturesque Almeria, Spain to see where the Niwa adventure all began. Learn how we were inspired by the world’s tomato producing capital and home to the largest, most advanced area of greenhouses in the world- so big you can see it from space! Not only will you have the chance to chill on the beach and hang out with Niwa’s awesome creators, Javier and Aga, but also find out how we work with agricultural experts to incorporate their pioneering know-how into the Niwa design. Includes accommodation and meals for two, a Niwa Alu and special seeds nutrients kit! We’ll also throw in some free t-shirts! (Flights not included)

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    Limitadas 0 patrocinadores
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.
  15. Seleccionar esta recompensa

    Contribución 10.000 $ Aprox. 10.000 $

    Let's start a dialogue on how we can work together to see our gardening revolution grow. You'll be invited to have dinner with Niwa founders (travel & accommodation not included) and be among the first in the world outside of our team to have access to our technology.

    Mostrar menos
    Entrega aproximada:
    Limitadas 1 patrocinador
    $
    Kickstarter no es una tienda.

    Es una plataforma para dar vida a proyectos creativos.

    Más información sobre las responsabilidades.

Período de financiamiento

Del al (40 días)