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EggRider - an advanced smartphone app to control your ebike

Finally! A universal smartphone based solution for advanced statistics and settings on your electric bike

EggRider - an advanced smartphone app to control your ebike

Finally! A universal smartphone based solution for advanced statistics and settings on your electric bike

£820
pledged of £10,000pledged of £10,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 4 2017 7:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

Meet EggRider  

EggRider is a mobile app that in combination with EggConnect module adds new powerful features to your e-bike.

The basics

Setting up EggRider is quick and easy. 

  • First, download our EggRider app for free and complete your login. EggRider controls your ebike via a control module we call EggConnect, this attaches to your bike. 
  • Secondly, attach EggConnect to your ebike. You receive EggConnect from us quickly in the post so that you can simply attach it to your bike's display cable. Use the velcro provided or cable ties to securely attach it to the bicycle frame. 
  • Open EggRider app and search for your EggConnect device to connect to it. Now you are able to see advanced information sent by your ebike to our EggRider app on your smartphone.  
  • Now configure your ebike through EggRider app - it's all yours! Set the parameters for your journeys.
  • Enjoy the ride!

Functionalities:

  • Street and Off-Road switch changes riding parameters on the fly
  • Data display: battery capacity and voltage, speed, power, travel time (total and moving), car-like trips for distance travelled and energy consumed for it
  • Power assist level switch.
  • Configure motor/controller internal parameters

Technology

  • A single and easy to use mobile app to configure parameters and display information
  • Wireless technology, compatible at a hardware level with all the smartphones
  • Lightweight: around 15 grammes including the connection lead
  • low energy consumption: less than 5mA, or 0.25W. Almost no impact on the battery life. About 5 times less than the standard fit LCD
  • Water protection IP64 (protected against water-spray). Possible waterproofing to  IP67 (against immersions as well)
  • convenient snap-on 3M Dual Lock mount

Who is EggRider for?

EggRider is for riders who want a single ebike for street and off-road. It enables you to control your ebike so that you can:

  •  Cycle safely on street as per speed and power limits
  •  Have extra power and unlimited speed when riding on off-road tracks.

Because of its extra functionality, EggRider is a great add-on for riders who like being in charge of their ebike as well as those who seek more statistics. 

Is there anything similar on the market?

Credit must be given to all the companies that contributed in this market. They gave the enthusiast great functionality and helped them get closer to the e-bikes they dreamed of. 

Our project addresses some of the shortcomings the existing solutions have, but we fully acknowledge all the efforts other people put in before us.

Cycle analyst
Designed in Canada, this excellent tool was specifically created for exigent e-bikers. It connects to a speed sensor and can measure energy consumption. The high price, however, kept some tinkerers away, though.

RC power monitor
Designed for RC prototypes, but it does not have any speed awareness. but it measures the electrical parameters. Very economical as well

Standard fit LCDs
On most of them, the manufacturer put some very useful information. Some advanced features are constantly missing: voltage, power, energy measurements

Compatibility

EggRider mobile app is compatible with Android versions greater than 4.2. If we achieve Stretched goal 1, we will also have an iOS application compatible with iPhones greater than version 5.

EggConnect module is compatible with most of the enthusiast e-bikes. A few examples are: 

  • All bicycles (commercial and DIY) based on Bafang BBS 01, 02 and HD mid drive motors
  • all bicycles (commercial and DIY) based on Kunteng controllers 
  • all Sondors models
How do we know what version to send to the user? We'll send out a form in which the users will indicate what kind of system, what connectors and based on this we'll choose the right version. If our system is not compatible with the bike we'll issue a full refund.


Our Mission

We are two young engineers and we decided to put our skills at good use to help low-impact transportation.

We are full of ideas to improve the actual systems for ebikes. We initially started with a display project but we left it on the shelf when we realised the potential of a smartphone app.

EggRider with its versatility and utility, it is the start of our long list of projects designed to improve the lives of people who embrace electric transportation.

As a smartphone app it comes with great advantages:

  • You don't leave an expensive display easy to steal on your ebike
  • Makes it easy to add new features and functionalities
  • Simple to use
  • Reduced cost

Project Goals

£10k -This level of commitment makes the project suitable for mass manufacturing with huge benefits in terms of quality and certification
£15k Stretched goal 1 - Develop an iOS version of EggRider app for iPhones
£20k Stretched goal 2 - GPS logging and graph of the stats

Project timeline

2013 - We built our first e-bike, and felt amazed at the possibilities of a lightweight and clean mode of transportation
2014 - We started customising existing solutions for e-bikes. Experimented with all the different available technology 
Dec 2015 - We decoded the communication protocol for e-bike LCDs. We realised the data present on the bus can be gathered and monitored on the smartphone, transforming it the versatile tool we were looking for 
Mar 2016 - We built the first batch of pre-production prototypes, started in intensive testing process (on three parallel bikes, with different configurations) 
April 2017 - Kick off the Kickstarter campaign 
     +30 days - Crowdfunding campaign ended 
     +8 weeks - Start shipping pre-production samples to the EggTesters backers 
     +16 weeks- Finish updating product based on user feedback and ideas. Production line completed
     +24wk - Shipping completed for all the backers 


Thanks

We worked hard over the past year to develop EggRider and as much as we tried to do it on our own to keep the costs reduced, we couldn't have done it without the support of others!
We would like to thank on this occasion to Sarah M, Michele A, Timon H and definitely to all of you who contribute to this project.


Risks and challenges

Although we are confident we can handle the hardware production, being our first time we are going to run into challenges and setbacks throughout the process, but we're committed to ensuring an on time delivery, remaining transparent, and keeping everyone up to date with what's going on.
Another challenge would be to identify if EggConnect is compatible with your electric bicycle. Even though we think we cover a wide range there are many electric bicycle supplier that we might not know about or as well it will be difficult to identify the actual brand. See "Compatibility" paragraph for details.
We will listen to your feedback and requests. Should there be request to add functions that require hardware changes or high effort, it will have a slight effect on the project timeline as well

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