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Transform your blinds into smart blinds at an affordable price!

  

 

  

It’s not hard to see why people are enamored with the thought of having motorized blinds and shades, but motorized blinds are a huge hassle to install, very expensive, and have not made any significant improvements over the years despite their simplistic functions.

(Ex: Electric motor + Remote control (for extended function) + Installation cost + New blind curtain replacement cost = about $300-$1,000)

 

 

Welcome, Blind Engine

Blind Engine is a device that transforms your home’s standard blinds into smart electric blinds. You can motorize your existing blinds at an affordable price. Blind Engine also connects to your smartphone, enabling remote control and scheduling of your blinds anytime, anywhere.

  

Will it work with my blinds?

Blind Engine is designed to be compatible with most roll-type blinds available on the market, and can work with blinds of varying shapes and sizes. The device can be mounted in a window frame or on the wall.

  • Blind Types Compatibility

 

  • Blind Cords Compatibility

The Blind Engine comes with two different gears that can accommodate normal string cords, small ball chains, and large ball chains.

  • Unsupported Blind Types
 
  • The Extension of Blind Size 

Blind Engine’s max capacity 10ft by 10ft or 15lbs of weight. However, It can be influenced by the variables like type, cloth. so we recommend to use within the stable range.

 

 

  

Blind Engine Features

  • Mobile Control

By accessing the Brunt App (Mobile app), users can command Blind Engine to raise and lower their blinds from anywhere in the world. So, whether you’re inside, outside, or even traveling abroad, you can raise and lower your blinds anytime and anywhere.

  • Timer Control

Block strong sunlight during the day, and protect your privacy at night. Blind Engine’s timer function allows you to set desired blind heights in advance, and then executes them according to schedule. Create a more relaxed lifestyle by utilizing customizable smart light controls that match your day-to- day activities.

  •  Multiple Controls

Even if you use multiple blinds in your home, they can all be easily and simultaneously controlled. With the Brunt App’s Welcome & Goodbye feature, you can raise and lower multiple blinds at the same time.

  • Location Recognition Control

Blind Engine also allows for convenient auto-run capabilities depending on your current geographic location. Blind Engines that have activated the Welcome & Goodbye function can automatically adjust your blinds when you arrive or leave home.

 

  

Other Remarkable Features:

  • Voice Control

For a different lifestyle experience, manage Blind Engine using voice control powered by Amazon Echo (Alexa), Google Home, Apple Homepod, and other compatible programs.

(With the exception of Amazon Echo, voice command compatibility for other devices and services is still under development)

  • Share Permission

Brunt App’s Share Permission feature lets you easily extend control of your devices to others who share your living space.

  • Emergency Auto-Stop

Blind motor will automatically stop if the line catches, or if Blind Engine detects additional abnormal weight or pressure.

 

   User-Friendly:

  • Three-Minute Installation.

Blind Engine comes with double-sided tape and screws, providing two easy methods to attach and install the device to the wall without the help of an installer. Total installation time takes just 3 minutes, including mobile app connection. (Installation Guide)

 

 

  

Globally Certified Quality

US(FCC), EU(CE), JP(TELEC), KR(KC) certifications are underway and all certifications will be completed before the engine is shipped. Blind Engine’s safety and performance is guaranteed!

  

 Components & Specifications 

 

 

  Timeline

[2016]

‣ May              Ideation and Design sketch

‣ September   1st Prototyping

[2017]

‣ January      First public debut at CES 2017

‣ April             2nd Prototyping

‣ May             Mobile App Prototyping

‣ July              Engineering development (PCBA, Mechanical design)

                       Molding development

                       3rd Prototyping and Field test (in LA and Seoul)

August         Start Kickstarter

                        Final Prototyping

‣ September  FCC(US), CE(EU), TELEC(JP) certified 

‣ October       Finish Kickstarter

                      Mobile APP Publishing (iOS, Android)

                      Test and packaging

‣ November    Shipping

  About Brunt Team

 Brunt is a compound word coming from ‘Brush’, ‘Paint’, and ‘Technology’. It is with a vision of combining Art and Technology that we have created the product and service. We are confident that Blind Engine will greatly improve convenience and empower you in crafting your own unique lifestyle.

  • What We Do We
    Create the products that are necessary for a better life. Our essential electronic products combine technology and new lifestyle products for the new digital age.
  • How We Work
    We find solutions to the problems that make our lives uncomfortable and apply these solutions to our products in order to make a better lifestyle for the digital generation.
  • Team Members
  • Official SNS

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Although we set up a shipping schedule based on previous experience with mass production or kickstart campaigns, there would be unexpected variables in the process of manufacturing.

We’ve already developed the prototypes, and finished most of mechanical development. We are now communicating with certification organization for US(FCC), EU(CE), JP(TELEC). We will start mass production by predicting the final quantity in the middlie of kickstart campaign. The designs of the packages, accessories are yet to be decided. We will share with our backers as soon as it is confirmed.

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