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Create tailor-fit remote controls for your smartphone with plug-and-play, click-and-drag ease on a super-fast, open source platform. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on May 4, 2011.

Create tailor-fit remote controls for your smartphone with plug-and-play, click-and-drag ease on a super-fast, open source platform.

Washington, DC Hardware
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Many thanks to all our backers for your support! 

You can follow our second effort at CustomCTRL.com


Our story is just beginning…

  We’ve got something great here.  Though we missed our goal, CustomCTRL is on the right track.  Over the past two months, we’ve connected with many truly amazing people.  Through your backing, suggestions, talents and relationships we are now capable of going far beyond the vision of the first attempt.  Starting with the best of what we’ve done, we are aiming higher for an ambitious second version.

Your support means a lot.  I hope you will stay connected as we work on the new design.  We will do our best to keep and improve upon elements of the original project that drew you to CustomCTRL. You can follow our progress at CustomCTRL.com

Thank you again for being a part of the project!

Create tailor-fit remote controls for your smartphone with plug-and-play, click-and-drag ease on a super-fast, open source Smart Grid.

Simple Setup

Plug in and you're up. Relay messages home from the Cloud and back to your Smartphone. Give apps the ability to control devices from Lights and TVs to Thermostats.

Customize Remotes

Use your smartphone as a super remote for your entertainment system.  Browse remote layouts, customize and share your designs.  You can even teach  your current remote new tricks - give an unused button the ability to turn off the lights before the movie starts.

On Your Way or a Wakeup Call

Turn on your lights on your way home.  Use the alarm app to wake up to your thermostat warming your room a few degrees and your lights gradually coming on. Grab a file you've left a home by remotely turning on your computer.

Open Everything, API and Arduino

For programmers, if you want to spin your own app, our cloud service and example code is available.

Since CustomCTRL is based on Arduino, you can use the controller to give an existing project a professional look with new capabilities and remote access. In the spirit of Arduino, all of the hardware and device software will be released open source.

Green Potential

Using a tiny fraction of the power of an incandescent light bulb and doing the heavy computing in the cloud, this device has some serious green potential.  Turn off lights from bed without the effort.  Use only the energy you need, when you need it.

Home Automation Protocols

The device can learn and send IR signals like a regular remote. Different attachment options let it speak to four of the most common types of home automation devices (Insteon, X10, Z-wave and XBee).

Thank you!

Notes: CustomCTRL will retail for $160.  No monthly access fee will ever be charged for CustomCTRL devices purchased through Kickstarter.

 Arduino, Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Insteon, XBee, X10, Zigbee, and Z-wave are all trademarks of their respective organizations.

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

    24 backers

    Get connected to the project and receive ongoing updates about CustomCTRL.

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

    24 backers

    Get Beta access to all the apps before they are available in the App Store or Marketplace. Your name will also appear in the credits on the apps. (Applies to all higher rewards)

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    Pledge $89 or more
    About $89 USD

    25 backers

    One Black CustomCTRL with IR, ethernet and power cables.
    (Add $1 for the signature blue top)
    (Add $20 for international shipping)

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    Pledge $109 or more
    About $109 USD

    48 backers

    Insteon and X10 Package - Includes an attachment to send Insteon and X10 signals. Comes with one black CustomCTRL, IR, Ethernet and power cables. (Add $1 for the signature blue top) (Add $20 for international shipping)

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    Pledge $109 or more
    About $109 USD

    6 backers

    XBee Package - Includes an XBee radio (2.4Ghz) for Zigbee wireless capability. Comes with one black CustomCTRL, IR, Ethernet and power cables. (Add $1 for the signature blue top) (Add $20 for international shipping)

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    Pledge $129 or more
    About $129 USD

    12 backers

    Z-Wave Package
    Includes an attachment to communicate with Z-Wave devices. Comes with one black CustomCTRL, IR, Ethernet and power cables. (Add $1 for the signature blue top) (Add $20 for international shipping)

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    Pledge $169 or more
    About $169 USD

    10 backers

    Two Black CustomCTRLs with IR, ethernet and Power cables. With two devices, only one needs to be physically plugged into the internet. Two or more devices can communicate via their Zigbee mesh network.
    (Add $1 for the signature blue top)
    (Add $20 for international shipping)

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    Pledge $200 or more
    About $200 USD

    32 backers

    App Developers Package - Two Black CustomCTRLs with IR, ethernet and power cables.
    Includes first access to SDK, API and Example code.
    (Add $1 for the signature blue top)
    (Add $20 for international shipping)

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    Pledge $499 or more
    About $499 USD

    13 backers

    Six Black CustomCTRLs with IR, ethernet and power cables for your friends and family.
    (Add $1 for the signature blue top)
    (Add $40 for european shipping)

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