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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 30 2016
$39,264
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
73
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 30 2016

About

The First 100% Automated and Truly Organic Grow Box

If you’ve ever suffered the loss of a plant, you know the frustration of investing so much time and energy only to get such a disappointing outcome. It’s heartbreaking. 7sensors automatically grows your plants all year around by providing just the right amount of sunlight, water, temperature and humidity. And instead of using chemically infused water like hydroponics… 7sensors grows your plants in 100% organic soil giving you the healthiest and tastiest produce you’ll ever experience.

Our patent pending technology completely eliminates the need for any human involvement. In fact, the only thing you need to do is refill the water tank about once a month.

  

100% organic

Unfortunately, most folks don’t really know what 100% organic really is or tastes like. You see, US laws allow food that is grown hydroponically (in water mixed with artificial chemicals) to be labeled “organic”. European countries do NOT allow this. So, whenever you buy an “organic” vegetable or fruit in the market thinking it was grown on a sunny field, know instead that it was grown in a lab with chemicals by guys with goggles and beakers. And rest assured, you can taste the results. When you grow something in 7sensors, it will be a taste you won’t forget. You’ll see what we mean when you take your first bite. You won’t want to go back. However, you might be asking yourself, “Why does food from soil taste so much better?”

Bell Peppers plant grown in our earlier prototype
Bell Peppers plant grown in our earlier prototype

Soil vs Hydroponics growing

You see, plants actually form symbiotic relationships with the microorganisms living in the soil. They rely on these organisms to produce nutrients in usable and natural form. Not only that, but soil is a self-regulating environment. For example, things like PH naturally adjust by themselves in soil.

Hydroponics, on the other hand, requires careful and continuous monitoring not to exceed the PH range or the plant will be killed or damaged. With soil, however, you can pre-formulate the nutrients needed for the entire growth cycle in the available pot volume. From there, 7sensors has sensors that accurately sense soil moisture and software algorithms that eliminates any false positive readings. It’s also important to understand that synthetic chemicals used in hydroponics alter the plant itself, and as a result it’s fruit development. There’s a growing number of studies where we’re discovering that harmful chemicals are ending up on grown medicine or fruits. Ingesting these poses serious health risks.

However, when you take growing into your own hands and do it in organic soil, you eliminate these concerns and promote your health. In fact, this is one of the main drivers of why we believe so strongly in 7sensors and are asking for your help in making it available for everyone.

 

How To Grow With 7sensors

7sensors can grow almost any kind of plant. To start growing… simply plant a seed into the soil, pick a prescribed recipe from the app, and let 7sensors do the rest.

For our professional grower friends - not to worry - you can customize all the environmental settings yourself including: day and night temperature, soil moisture content, air humidity level, sunrise time, how long the light is on, red light intensity, and blue light intensity. The app can also save any changes you make creating your very own personalized recipe so you can reuse it in the future.

7sensors maintains preset conditions for each and every stage of the plant’s life cycle including seed, vegetative, flowering and crops. This ensures the plant’s growing needs are met in the most efficient manner all the way from seed (or clone) to harvest stage. Once again, this is taken care of automatically. Below is a list of parameters, along with most common values, that 7sensors monitors and adjusts every second of the grow cycle.

 

Why 7sensors?

Here are some of the benefits you’ll get when you back 7sensors:

  • Fully automated growth. A true hands-free and hassle-free grow box that intelligently monitors and adjusts the climate, sunlight and water so you don’t have to.
  • Just add water. The only thing you need to do is simply add water once a month, sometimes less. But don’t worry, the light bar at the bottom and app notification will tell you when.
  • Consistent growing conditions maximize the plant’s development speed as well as allow it to bear the maximum amount of fruits. There’s no plant stress when growing in 7sensors as opposed to growing outside where a successful crop is at mercy of mother nature.
  • No pests. Pest resistant plant varieties which sacrifice flavor and endanger health, aren’t necessary due to the closed and protected environment.
  • Pick fruits at their optimal ripeness (optimal flavor and peak nutrients content). There’s no need to pick fruits early when they’re green and have them ripen during transportation.
  • Have a constant supply of your favorite fruit or vegetable year ‘round, independent of the time of season where you live.
  • Added oxygen in your house. Multiple boxes can supply your home with fresh air and reduce your overall CO2 footprint.
  • Energy efficient. Average power usage is similar to that of a 100W light bulb, costing you about $6 a month. Other units can cost $60 or more in electricity alone.
  • Light in the box is tuned to the photosynthetic spectrum of the plant. And because we’re only supplying energy that is utilized by the plant, waste is minimized, unlike HPS or MH lights.

 

Watering System

Every plant requires a different amount of water. So, it’s frustratingly difficult to find jusssst the right balance between not enough and too much water. And since consistency is key, forgetting to water or leaving town can be detrimental to your plant.

7sensors features a built-in tank, water pump, an irrigation system and soil water moisture sensor, so it always knows how much water your plant needs. The watering system is designed to provide optimum, even coverage. And the 6-gallon tank with a built-in indicator means you only have to refill the water a few times a year—not a few times a week.

 

Sunlight System

Building off recent advances in LED technology, 7sensors provides the exact kind of light your plants need — when they need it — using a finely tuned 200W array of LED lights. That means less wasted energy and no overheating.

Simply set the light ON time and duration, and let 7sensors run itself. Whether you grow plants in the garage, living room, or closet, they’ll always receive the right amount of light.

 

Heating System

Your home’s conditions could limit the kinds of plants you’re able to grow.

With 7sensors, however, you'll no longer be held back by the temperature in your home, the season of the year, or your location. The grow box uses a supplementary heater to deliver the perfect amount of heat to your plant, maintaining the ideal temperature.

 

Humidity and Evaporation System

The world's most lush environments also have higher than average humidity levels, allowing exotic plants to thrive.

7sensors includes an air humidity sensor and an intelligent evaporator that controls the humidity within, emulating a tropical climate. That means you can now grow exotic plants right from your home—no matter where you live.

 

Energy Efficient

Since the 200W light is needed to be ON only half the time, 7sensors uses around 100W of power on average, the equivalent of a household light bulb.

We've designed 7sensors to be both environmentally conscious and efficient, so you can use it year ‘round without worrying about high electricity bills or having a negative environmental impact.

 

Performance Covers

When grown outdoors, shorter days and longer nights signal to some plants a seasonal change. These plant varieties require around 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness to stop the vegetative cycle and start and maintain the flowering cycle. To achieve this, 7sensors has easy-to-apply covers that make the grow box light-tight from both inside and outside. Depending on the plant you grow, the app will automatically notify you when it is time to apply the covers and it will automatically switch the light/day cycle duration. These Performance Covers are also great if privacy is important to you.

 

7sensors is Mobile

The grow box has 5 supporting wheels. No heavy lifting involved - you can easily move the grow box anywhere in your house or apartment. This is especially useful if you have multiple boxes.

 

Specifications 

 

Proven Success

Interior idea - in the lounge
Interior idea - in the lounge

 

Interior idea – in your kitchen
Interior idea – in your kitchen

 

Exotic, rare flowers grown in our earlier prototype
Exotic, rare flowers grown in our earlier prototype

 

Medicinal plant grown in our earlier prototype
Medicinal plant grown in our earlier prototype

 

Bell Peppers plant grown in our earlier prototype
Bell Peppers plant grown in our earlier prototype

 

Bell Peppers grown in 7sensors taste amazing!
Bell Peppers grown in 7sensors taste amazing!

 

The Team

7sensors has a team of experts in areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software and hardware development, marketing, business and operations. 

Founders Andriy and Alex are Silicon Valley engineers with decades of experience solving complex real-life problems. 

Andriy Pletenetskyy is the product creator and visionary. His mechanical engineering background and ideas are the main drivers behind 7sensors. Andriy is the one who saw the bright future of organic indoor growing and the one who is making this future happen with your help. 

Alex Yevdakov is an entrepreneur who thought 7sensors could be a business and made it happen. He stands behind design decisions, strategy and operations of the company to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently. Having a computer science and graphics design background, Alex is also our software and identity guru. 

Alex Yevdakov,  Andriy Pletenetsky
Alex Yevdakov, Andriy Pletenetsky

 

Timeline

 

Manufacturing & Logistics

After extensive due diligence, we’ve selected our overseas manufacturers and have our first production components ready. It’s been a long iterative process to ensure every part met our specifications and corresponded to our high-quality standards. 

Since transportation and shipping costs from overseas to US can be quite high, we’ve optimized them by putting the right logistics in place. We planned how many parts fit per pallet, their dimensions and outlined how many batches of parts would fit into standard shipping containers. 

This makes us much more confident as we fully understand the costs associated with shipping and customs. As well, this puts us one step closer to delivering the product to you. 

7sensors is designed and assembled in Silicon Valley California while the component parts are manufactured overseas.

Parts fitting in the standard 40' shipping containers
Parts fitting in the standard 40' shipping containers

 

Product Shipping

Since nobody wants to deal with refrigerator-size packages at their doorstep, we gave shipping a tremendous amount of thought. 7sensors will arrive in two smaller boxes for easier and much better shipping rates. And once opened, the product only takes minutes to assemble.

 

 

Yield Boost Nets - Height adjustable. Support your plant and maximize its volume: Come only with the $1299 reward.
Yield Boost Nets - Height adjustable. Support your plant and maximize its volume: Come only with the $1299 reward.
 
 Why do we need your help?
 

As you can see, we have our design finalized and we have already established positive relationships with our manufacturers. But due to minimum order quantity limits and to achieve the lowest shipping costs, we need your support. The starting capital will be used to order the first batch of units and firmly establish logistics and operations chains so we can deliver the product at an affordable price to you.

Sample production parts
Sample production parts

  

Future Plans

In the future, will be offering different product sizes. For example, bigger ones to allow growing multiple plants and smaller ones for herbs that don’t require a lot of vertical space.

We’ll continue to improve and optimize the design that results in the most natural and healthy plants. Additionally, we’ll work to minimize production costs so the product can be offered at a more economical price. And finally, we’ll look to explore new product categories. 

Risks and challenges

We are certain of our abilities and dedication to get 7sensors to the market, but a lot of things depend on our contractors and third parties. Having a complex production of different parts by different manufacturers adds risks. When one manufacturer delays, an entire batch might be delayed.

We are making every step to ensure we will succeed, from paying insurance for parts transportation, to having backup plans and contracts with multiple manufacturers. The riskiest part in our stage is having delays and not hitting the promised timeframes, but other than that we are very confident in delivering the product.

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