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A $29 bluetooth controlled motor for your existing indoor blinds and shades
A bluetooth controlled motor for your existing indoor blinds and shades
A bluetooth controlled motor for your existing indoor blinds and shades
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MOVE–motorize blinds and shades

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Universal application  

MOVE is built to fit as many different manually operated indoor blinds and shades as possible that has a cord or bead chain. MOVE can be controlled directly by a smartphone or automated based on time, temperature or solar conditions.

Super easy to install  

Anybody can easily and quickly install MOVE without the need of craftsman or electrician. Its housing is either fastened using wall bracket or dual side tape. The housing contains the necessary batteries. Solar panel for battery charging included. No connection to electrical outlets necessary.  

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Rise and shine!  

Use the timer function and wake up to natural light. Every MOVE unit can be set individually which means that you can set multiple time schedules of your own choice.

Movie time  

If you want the livingroom to be dark just sit back, relax, and push the button in your app. Tada! Let the excitement begin.

Once you finished your movie the regular settings will be re-applied automatically.

Controlled inner climate

Wouldn’t it be nice if your blinds and shades would react to sunshine or temperature? MOVE does all that for you! 

Activate the settings and your windows will be shaded automatically, making it cooler and protected from strong sunshine. When the sun is clouded or goes down, the window shades will open up again.

Fully controlled

All settings are managed in the app and MOVE can be controlled directly by a smartphone or automated based on time, temperature or solar conditions.

A basic schedule is easy to set for every MOVE unit and will be remembered even if temporary motions are performed by you manually. This way MOVE will always open and close the blinds according to your settings while also allowing you to sometimes run them by the app. The app will initially be launched to Android and iOS followed thereafter by a Windows Phone app.

Inside MOVE technology

MOVE uses a CSR1010 module with Bluetooth Smart, the module have CSRmesh radio which is a mesh protocol running over Bluetooth Smart. This means multiple units can communicate with each other forwarding transmissions making the radio coverage better. This also makes it possible to link MOVE units together making them act as one.

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We have put a lot of time into designing and testing the custom metal gearbox. Our goal has been to make it very powerful yet as quiet as possible. In order to ensure its function even under heavy load the gears are made of metal and the output axel has dual bearings. The motor is controlled with back EMF which is a way of determining the rpm of the motor, thanks to this it's possible to calibrate endpoints. MOVE also have a force limiting safety feature making it safe to use.

 MOVE is pretty strong.

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MOVE will have a open API to the hardware making it possible for anyone to tweak it into a existing home automation systems or just make a own cool control app.

Making MOVE go

We wanted MOVE to be as easy as possible to install out of the box so we made MOVE run on standard batteries (4 x AAA) as default and by using our included solar panel in combination with rechargeable batteries MOVE will become self-sufficient.

MOVE can also be installed with permanent power by using a USB port power supply with a micro USB cable (not included).  

Specification  

Power: Battery 4xAAA (not included), AC adapter (not included)  
Radio protocol: Bluetooth Smart
MCU chip: CSR1010
Motor torque: ≈1Nm
Reel mechanism: Spool and cogwheel 
Weight: 213g 
Size: Length 154mm, with 32mm, height 28mm 

In the package when delivered 

1x MOVE unit
1x Solar panel
2x Reels (spool and cogwheel)
1x Wall mount 
1x Double-sided tape
1x User manual

Why did we make MOVE?

A while back we were on the lookout for a motor that could motorize existing indoor blinds and shades. Although nearly all home automation companies uses motorized blinds and shades we could not find anything that could be retrofitted. The only options we found would force the replacement of existing products for new expensive ones. Furthermore you need to hire an electrician to have it installed. We thought there should be a better way, so we made -MOVE.

Our goal was very clear! ”Produce a motor that is universal, affordable, simple to install and multi-functional!”

Timeline  

November 2014- Start designing gearbox  
December 2014- First and second prototype built
January 2015- Endurance test of the gear motor
February 2015- Circuit board test
Mars 2015- Tests of solar panels
April 2015- Enhancements of gear motor setup
Maj 2015- Second endurance test of the gear motor
June 2015- Finalize 3D files of plastic parts
July 2015- Start Kickstarter campaign
August 2015- End Kickstarter campaign, prepare certification tests
September 2015- Make all certifications (CE, FCC and others)
October 2015- Finalize software, app and order plastic molds
November 2015- Finalize packaging, receive first batch plastic parts
December 2015- Make first batch of MOVE
January 2016- Full production
February 2016- Start shipping MOVE to you, our backers 

Why Kickstarter

We have done all we can with private investors and support from friends and family’s but to get MOVE into the market we need more. We hope that you, the people of Kickstarter will back us so that we can invest in the tooling necessary and obtain the perms that are needed. We are thankful for all support we can get!

Risks and challenges

We are a small company and small companies can be faced with difficulties when it comes to manufacturing a new product. Problems and costs may come up that are unexpected for us. We have done all we can do before launching this Kickstarter campaign to remove stumbling blocks. We now have our ducks in row for starting manufacturing according to our Timeline.

We will keep you informed during the process and let you know where we are at.

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