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Update #11

Ubi integration with two more amazing Kickstarter projects

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Hello backers,

We're really excited to be counting down the campaign. Kickstarter is an amazing community with tons of creative minds. We're ready to announce two new collaborations in addition to our collaboration with SmartThings.

Soon, you'll be able to ask: "Ubi: How many times has Team Ubi used the word "excited" in their updates?"

Ubi & Luminode 

Wouldn't it be great not only if your home could turn lights on and off but also if it could learn about you and your habits? 

If you have an Ubi, you'll be able to integrate it with the Luminode from Think Automatic. This system learns about your behavior and can then tailor your environment to you. The Ubi will allow you to tap into this system through voice. We're excited about how this is going to allow our homes to become very intelligent. 

You can check out and pre-order the Luminode here


Ubi & Multiplo

The Ubi can be your home's mouth and ears, but wouldn't it be great to get some legs as well? Multiplo is an open source robotics kit. With the Ubi and Multiplo working together, you can control the world from the comfort of your sofa:

  • Use voice commands to drive the Multiplo 
  • Be alerted through the Ubi if the Multiplo comes into a room or goes out of bounds 
  • Send the Multiplo to another room and then have it report back details through the Ubi 
We'll be working with Multiplo to come up with commands and integrate the systems. You can check them out here

More

We're working on at least one more big update and hope to have it out to you soon.

Sincerely, 

Amin, Mahyar, and Leor

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      Creator Jason on September 16, 2012

      Check out this new project; http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/limemouse/lifx-the-light-bulb-reinvented

      I can just see the Ubi and this bulb dealing out the same color!

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      Creator Jason on September 15, 2012

      Ubi is already good to go with home automation systems out there that use MiOS if you guys can just come up with a plug-in for the MiOS, MiCasaVerde which is using and developing MiOS (Open Source Linux) automatically recognizes most devices and will try to control them. Ubi should be cool for your two companies to work on in the future. They have a good following that can open sales to you. They sell items on their site from 3rd parties like yours if they work with MiOS.

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      Creator CK on September 14, 2012

      Looks like ubi can command just about anything soon:) cool!
      I'm going to have an iron man smart home soon, we all are^^

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      Creator Team Ubi on September 14, 2012

      @Craig... thanks for the note. We take a close look at this before committing. Because of the open architecture nature of the Ubi, it's much easier to integrate to other projects that are open to working together. We particularly liked the machine learning aspect of Luminode, which may be very useful.

      One of the things that we really appreciate is the genuine caring that comes out in comments like yours. Thanks!

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      Creator Team Ubi on September 14, 2012

      @jd thanks for keeping on top of the updates. We're very excited about the project and this occasionally leads to typos. Hopefully, most are now corrected!

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      Creator JD Stone on September 14, 2012

      You guys really need to proofread your updates before sending them out. I mean this in a positive way. No hard feelings.

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      Creator Ben Edwards on September 14, 2012

      This is awesome. I have wanted my SmartThings to work with Luminode and now they will!

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      Creator Craig Dunn on September 14, 2012

      I'm really glad for all the multi-directional KS project integrations going on lately.... I just hope that trying to successfully bring these partnerships to term doesn't derail execution and delivery of the original vision/functionality.

      I mention this because sometimes you need to look at cost/benefit models to understand if it's worth putting the time into something. For example, the Luminode projects closed....so, this announcement won't drive any new backers to them. By the time they deliver and make units available to the general public, most folks here will have since forgotten their name and about any integration with Ubi without a flood of incessant post-delivery marketing. So, from a cost/benefit viewpoint, you are providing integration to a project that has only 50 or so actual backers receiving the actual product. They only just marginally reached their funding goal, so that can also be a trending indicator of market demand and cap.

      I'm not trying to be negative. I certainly want Ubi (which I am supporting at the 5 pack level) to be very capable and integrated with lots of ecosystems...I just don't want you guys drowning under a sea of scope creep when some of that scope only yields marginal benefit to your business model or the community at-large.

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