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AIR MDBy AIR MD
First created
AIR MDBy AIR MD
First created
$71,241
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
254
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 2 2019 11:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Spend time with your loved ones!
Spend time with your loved ones!

Change outdoor experience with your family and friends by turning your smartphone into an amazing, powerful and easy to use metal detector!  

Air Metal Detector Color options
Air Metal Detector Color options

Stretch Goals:

Air Metal Detector is a light weight (900 grams), completely wireless, foldable, affordable but professional metal detector that turns you smartphone into a control block. The AMdetector mobile application has a user-friendly interface with basic and advanced modes. It allows anyone from an amateur to a hardcore professional to easily find valuable metal items, such as: coins, jewellery, gold, electronics, wall wiring, etc. Air Metal Detector is great for treasure hunting, archaeology, security and many more. Sophisticated software and your smartphone's computing power allow it to differentiate various metal types, so you can exclude useless items.

Air Metal Detector has the world's first Bluetooth Coil with a patented Bluetooth transmission technology and proprietary signal analysis algorithms. Also has a built-in display and built-in LED light for lighting the search area. 

You can also pocket your phone and use your smartwatch screen and wirless headphones.

Witness another conservative industry being disrupted by apps and mobile computing! With AirMD all major improvements and new functions including analytical algorithms, step by step guides, historical data of locations, GPS-based logs and sharing opportunities can be obtained with a touch of a button instead of buying a whole new product every time!

 Treasures are there for you! Any place on Earth inhabited by people for more than 100 years will have tons of amazing artefacts not more than 0.5m (1.6ft) deep. AIR Metal Detector will help you find them!  

Air Metal Detector is an affordable but professional metal detector that turns your smartphone into a control block.

Easy to use: user-friendly interface with basic and advanced modes.

Advanced features: Patented Bluetooth transmition technology and proprietary signal analysis algorithms.

Travel friendly: Compact and light weight (0.9kg).

Affordable: half the price of a professional device, but with much more possibilities.  

Air Metal Detector Comparison Table
Air Metal Detector Comparison Table

Air Metal Detectors vs Minelab X terra 705 Depth Test

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 Air Metal Detector allows you to find various valuable metal items, such as: coins, jewelry, gold, electronics, wall wiring, etc. It can be useful in different areas: treasure hunting, archaeology, security and many other. Air Metal Detector is able to differentiate the metal types, so you can exclude useless items.

 For 40 years the metal detecting technology was the same, and we think it’s about time to change it!

Easy, compact and fast
Easy, compact and fast

 All known metal detectors use big and expensive control blocks. Air Metal Detector uses your smartphone (Android or iOS) with an application on it instead of the control block. That allows us to make Air Metal Detector affordable and more compact, while keeping all the features of professional metal detectors (visible range, functions, etc.). Also the phone app gives us the opportunity to create a clear and user-friendly interface. Such a design became possible here and now due to computational power and connectivity capabilities (Bluetooth) of modern smartphones.  

  Air Metal Detector is a state-of-the-art hardware and software that unleashes the way to features unimagined before.

  Air Metal Detector is the most compact and lightwieght detector in The World!

  Relying on 12 years of the experience in treasure hunting, we successfully tested the prototypes globally with metal detecting hobby groups.  

Waterproof coil
Waterproof coil
Winter detectoring
Winter detectoring
Some treasures
Some treasures
Some more treasures
Some more treasures
Oxfordshire, UK
Oxfordshire, UK
19th century British coin
19th century British coin
Little Treasures
Little Treasures

 As pioneers of the new metal detecting era, our idea is to make metal detectors really fun to use! Now we are fully ready for mass production, we need your support to start it. 

Hunt your treasures at night with an integrated flash light!
Hunt your treasures at night with an integrated flash light!
Easy charging
Easy charging
Alex - creator of Air Metal Detector
Alex - creator of Air Metal Detector

 We visited 3 shows in 2018 and got feedback about Air Metal Detector: 

CES 2018, Las Vegas, USA
CES 2018, Las Vegas, USA
Detectival 2018, Oxfordshire, UK
Detectival 2018, Oxfordshire, UK
Detector world, Groningen, Netherlands
Detector world, Groningen, Netherlands
Alex :) Detectival 2018, Oxfordshire, UK
Alex :) Detectival 2018, Oxfordshire, UK

 Roberto Terranova(Metal Detector Shop Italia) checking out Air Metal detector at Detectival 2018:

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Cool features:

● Completely wireless. No messy wiring to deal with!

● Bluetooth 4.0 allows for simultaneous connection of your smartphone, headphones and smartwatch.  

● Multitone support generates different sounds for different metals. 

● Light weight foldable design. Take your detector everywhere!

● App Integrated Tutorials for easy learning. 

● Advanced Metal Discrimination Algorithm. Find your gold and ignore the rest!  Preset programs for coins, large treasures, beach detecting etc.

● Pin-pointer mode. Locate your treasure with up to 0.5 inch precision! 

● Ground Balance Auto Adjustment Algorithm: increase your sensitivity up to 30% in complicated soils

● Magnet port for easy coil charging. 

Technical specifications:

● Battery: 900 mAh

● Coil size and type: 9.5 inches/DD 

● Coil battery life: 10-12 h

● Frequency: 7.5 kHz

● Metal detector type: IB VLF

● Signal processing: Digital

● Wireless module: Bluetooth 4.0

● Wireless connection distance: up to 30 ft. (10 m)

● Coil updates via Bluetooth

Prototypes:

Air Metal Detector prototypes
Air Metal Detector prototypes
Air Metal Detector Testing
Air Metal Detector Testing
Air Metal Detector Final prototype
Air Metal Detector Final prototype

Nail Board Test AirMetalDetectors 9.5 inch coil - 7.5 khz

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 Discrimination test with coin and nails 

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Recovery speed test

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Final Air Metal Detector
Final Air Metal Detector
Air Metal Detector Packing
Air Metal Detector Packing
What you get in the Box
What you get in the Box

 Air Metal Detector Rewards:

 The Air Metal Detector Team: 

Air Metal Detector Team
Air Metal Detector Team

 1. Oleksii (Alex) Samkov - Project leader, Kiev, Ukraine. 

10 years of experience in digging and sales of metal detectors. Leader of a 5000 strong Ukrainian detectorist community. 

Fun fact: Created a dedicated detectorist craft beer brand. 

 2. Alexander Kravchenko - Hardware Engineer, Kiev, Ukraine. 

Developed AIR MD hardware and electronics. 11 years of metal detecting experience. Created his first metal detector in 2010.

Fun fact: Travels only on his bicycle.

 3. Sam Protsenko - Software Developer, Kiev, Ukraine. 

Embedded developer with 10 years of experience in the industry. Active open-source enthusiast. Developed AIR MD’s firmware and Android App.

Fun fact: While detecting had to run for his life from an angry bear... survived. 

 4. Serge Bazaliyskiy - Social Media and Marketing. Kiev, Ukraine.

Experienced SMM professional with 12 years of experience, runs our media campaigns.

Fun fact: When tired from staring at the computer screen, Sergey teaches people how to make sushi. 

 5. Olga Zavyalova - Photographer, Lviv, Ukraine. 

Creates all the Photo/ Video Content fo us.

Fun facts: Shot a wedding in the Chernobyl zone. Mom to 2 dogs, Alabai and Dachshund.

 6. Konstantin Tymonkin - Business Development Manager, London/Kiev/Hong Kong. 

10 years of experience in sales, supply chain management and logistics in US, EU and Asia. Has an MBA from London Business School. Will run AIR MD sales and distribution.

Fun fact: Found his wife’s lost earring in the couch with Air Metal Detector.

 7. Alexander Morokko - Award-winning industrial designer, Kiev, Ukraine.

Created the design of AIR Metal Detector. http://morokkodesign.com/

Awards: Red Dot Design Award 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2019. 

 8. Vilen Blinkov - AIR MD Chief Technology Officer, San Fransisco, USA. 

12 years experience in production management and outsource manufacturing of complex electronics in Asia, USA and Europe. Will be running AIR MD production 

Fun fact: Started his career in tech by repairing grandma’s iron at the age of two.

 The Air Metal Detector Timeline: 

Risks and challenges

We have worked for four years preparing for this moment and we are ready to start mass production. We went though six hardware prototypes, 7 app versions and uncountable firmware versions to get to this point. Our final prototypes are in the fields every day helping find amazing treasures.

Software
We have released and extensively tested our Andriod app. The beta testing team has logged 200+hours field testing the last version alone. IOS app is being finalized now. Apps for smartwatches are in the works and more cool features to be released by the time of delivery.

Mass production
We have our BOM, electrical layouts and mechanical design finalized. We have contacted dozens of manufacturers of plastic parts and electronics and selected the best. Our chosen production partners have extensive experience in manufacturing great products for some of the best names in the industry.

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