A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Even though IoT is growing at an exceptional speed, developers and makers around the world are unable to match up with their development speed. This is because of the many separate elements required to build a project. You need to aggregate, learn how to integrate from a clutter of resources on the net.
Bolt brings you just the right tools to help you build your projects at lightning speed.
What can you build with ML on Bolt?
A thermostat that learns your temperature preferences over time and automatically switches on. Yup. Build your own NEST.
Know the expected moisture in your plant pot and water it a few minutes before.
Anomaly detection with a GUI based coding.
Predict in advance when your washing machine is not functioning at optimum level and send an E-Mail to service centre automatically before it breaks down.
Bolt Cloud offers you various advanced features such as Remote Configuration, Code Editor, etc. all coupled with an intuitive UI to make your project development faster than ever. We are adding more features to the cloud on a regular basis.
The Platform lets you remotely configure the pins on your Bolt WiFi module. Which means you can adapt to hardware setup changes that have been made remotely when you want to add more sensors or actuators to your existing product.
The configuration is highly intuitive because of the GUI based pin selector on the dashboard.
The Bolt Cloud gives you the option to code directly on the dashboard besides uploading the codes that you have saved offline. These codes that you build are your ‘products’ and can be linked to any of your Bolt devices 'Over the Air'.
To complete the platform is a mobile application for both Android and iOS which lets you link the Hardware to the Cloud and also loads the application you build for monitoring or control.
The Bolt smartphone apps can be download for Android and iOS.
By Developers, For Developers! The Bolt’s open API’s let you add as many tools as you want to the dashboard to create your unique applications which may include notifications, visualizations or custom mobile applications for your projects.
The Platform allows you to share your devices with other members as well, so they can too monitor or control the product you have created for your home or workplace.
Have a deployment of Bolt units across regions?
You can remotely update all your nodes with a single click.
Over the past year, we have built a community of makers and developers who created projects on the first version of our Bolt IoT platform. We have seen some interesting products that are not only aimed at the household level but to keep track of more pressing environmental issues we face.
Risks and challenges
We have a functional prototype of the Bolt IoT Platform as well as of all other rewards, and we have an established supply chain to fulfill all the rewards. In fact, we have already shipped Bolt Hardware Module to some of the beta testers selected from the backers of our previous campaigns, and they have loved the platform.
Apart from the IoT features of Bolt Cloud, we are now in the process of adding the machine learning capabilities. You can have a sneak peak on https://cloud.boltiot.com. The 'Bolt IoT' mobile apps are live on App store and Play store.
However, our experience tells us that unforeseen events can happen that result in delays in delivering the rewards on time. Having said that, we want you to know this: what we value the most is our relationship with you, our supporters. As a result, you have our word that we will remain completely transparent and shall keep you in the loop at every step of the way.
Bolt + Arduino = Awesomeness ! Plug Bolt to this adaptor and get all the features of Arduino on Bolt. Works with all sensors and shields compatible with Arduino. Get the chance to wirelessly program the Arduino on achieving the stretch goal.
Make your home the smartest one on your street with this chunky set of Actuators and Sensors to automate the appliances in your home. The reward includes a Video Training Course on IoT, Home Automation, and Machine Learning to get you started on building smart a home. Build ML systems which will learn the usage of appliances and turn them on and off automatically, send an SMS when an intruder enters your house, water your plants automatically when they are about to go dry and lots of other projects.