About this project
Thank you to all our backers! We smashed it on day 1 :)
Our Kickstarter campaign is now over, but you can still place an order for Sammy Screamer at BleepBleeps.com
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Sammy Screamer is a movement sensor that connects to the BleepBleeps smartphone app.
Stick Sammy on the stuff you want to keep an eye on - like a door, a bag, a kid’s buggy or your fridge. Use the BleepBleeps app to set Sammy’s sensitivity and volume. Then if your stuff gets moved Sammy screams and sends a notification to your smartphone!
Sammy Screamer - features:
- Movement sensor with audible alarm
- Magnetised back and loop fixing
- Push notification to your smartphone
- Bluetooth LE - up to 50 meter range
- Adjustable settings on the BleepBleeps app
Where would you use Sammy?
The Smartphone App
Use the BleepBleeps app to activate Sammy and control her settings. Select how loud you want her to scream and choose how sensitive to movement she is.
Super-simple user experience:
Universal iOS and Android:
Rewards for backers
Now we need your help :) We are raising funds to launch BleepBleeps and make our products a reality.
Making hardware is hard! First of all we have to design the product and build the smartphone app. Then we have to source and pay for all the different components inside Sammy like the accelerometer and Bluetooth unit, the battery, the speaker. And we have to design and make our own unique printed circuit board to connect all the components. Then we have to work with a manufacturer to produce the very expensive tooling to make the plastic case. Then everything has to be assembled, shipped to BleepBleeps, tested and finally shipped to you. A complicated and expensive business. We've tried to be as fair as we can with rewards below. It's important to us that our backers pay a reasonable price.
We've included free worldwide shipping on all rewards. And some of the lower pledge levels have fun free stuff like pin badges and t-shirts. And there's some early bird prices for our speediest backers!
We've made a great start by smashing our goal in the first day! And now we've unlocked Android at $30,000, the Universal iOS app at $40,000 and the Mini-lanyard at $55,000! Our final stretch goal was $90,000. We made it and have unlocked "Crazy Colour Countdown” and the new BleepBleeps Blue colour. You can now choose any colour combo you like in the post-campaign survey. That means whatever you’ve selected you can swap and change to get exactly the colours you want including the exclusive Kickstarter Green AND the brand new BBBlue colour. Thanks for making it happen!
Sammy Screamer is the first device created by BleepBleeps.
BleepBleeps are a family of little friends that make parenting easier.
A bunch of cute, connected devices that help you get pregnant, give birth, look after your baby and raise your child.
Each of the BleepBleeps characters has a face, a name, and a unique bleep bleep sound when activated, hence the name BleepBleeps!
The Design Story
Our design language is inspired by the simple geometric shapes of kid’s building blocks with a sprinkling of Japanese vinyl toys and hat tip to the Alessi brand.
Who is BleepBleeps?
We are a small (but talented) multidisciplinary team that straddles innovation, branding, communications, new product development, digital, software/hardware development and user experience. We have extensive experience running creative businesses that build brands and ship world-class products that consumers love.
Here’s the cast, in order of appearance:
BleepBleeps friends and extended team
A huge amount of people have helped us along the way - and continue to! Here’s our list of hackers, hipsters, hustlers (and His Royal Highness):
Jessi Baker, BERG cloud, Michelle Bower, Peter Buckley, Matt Burniston, Linda Byrne, Diana Caplinska, Mark Cridge, Peter Hames, HRH The Duke of York, Greg Jarrett, Owen Lloyd, Felix Manley, Vibol Moeung, Cathy Olmedillas, Ronnie Renton, Shane Richmond, Tom Rogers, Al Scott, Jenny Scott, Lee Stickler, Amanda Thirsk, Emma Vanstone, Matt Webb. (Did we miss you? Gutted! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks so much for taking the time to find out about BleepBleeps. Please back us and help make our brand and products a reality :)
Team BleepBleeps x
Risks and challenges
We are an experienced bunch of people that have delivered major projects for some of the world’s biggest brands. We will do our absolute best to make this project happen on time and on spec. The timings we’ve given have a built in contingency and we've been conservative in estimating manufacturing and shipping times. And because we're an experienced bunch we know sometimes unexpected things happen in projects like this. We're prepared for the surprises and will be with our backers and supporters to make this happen despite any obstacles that may appear.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We love Android! And since we reached our stretch target of $30,000 we are very happy to say... YES there will be an Android app.
Sammy uses Bluetooth LE to connect to your phone. The typical range of Bluetooth LE is 20 - 50m. The actual range depends on your specific location because the Bluetooth signal can be absorbed by walls or other hard objects. In an open area (e.g. outside in a park) the range can extend up to 70m.
If your phone goes out of range Sammy automatically goes into standby mode and the app lets you know. You can override this in the app’s settings and keep Sammy armed when out of range but this is not recommended to protect battery life.
If you set Sammy to be armed when you are out of range and she detects motion you get notified by the app when you come back into range.
If Sammy is armed and you go out of range she continues to detect movement for 60 seconds and notifies you when you come back into range.
It depends how much you use Sammy and how often she screams! She has a simple coin cell battery that will last approximately:
• 1 year on standby
• 6 months of moderate usage of a few hours a day
• 1 month armed 24 hrs day
• 1000 alerts on full volume
If your phone goes out of range Sammy goes into standby automatically and the app lets you know. You can override this in the app’s settings and keep Sammy armed when out of range but this is not recommended to protect battery life.
Yes! The coin cell battery can be replaced easily by a unscrewing the single screw on the battery compartment to rear of the device.
We would love to support every platform out there. We’ve decided to concentrate on iOS and Android for launch, and will look into other platforms as we grow. If you feel strongly that we should support your favourite device or platform then do get in touch, we would love to hear from you!
Sammy Screamer uses Bluetooth LE to communicate with smartphones and tablets, so only certain devices will be compatible. We currently support the following devices:
iPhone, iPod Touch and iPads running iOS 7.0+ with Bluetooth 4.0 support - iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad (3rd-5th Generation, including iPad Air), iPad Mini and iPad Mini Retina.
Android devices running Android 4.3+ with Bluetooth 4.0 support such as Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 and Google Nexus 4 and 5.
Apple introduced new exciting capabilities with iOS 7 - iBeacons and better background support for Bluetooth devices. We want to create the best experience for our customers and that means iOS 7 and above for launch.
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