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$1,053
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
8
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 4 2015

About

Cooking is an essential skill in social life now. There are numerous recipe books, websites and Apps to teach us how to cook. However, many of people can’t cook well whatever how recipe is detailed. Our team has done a lot work on this problem and we finally figure it out.

Why is it so hard to cook?

Cooking rookies may fall in chaos to juggle too many things like ingredients, amounts, cooking skills and times, and always want to have a third hand or sous chef to help. Cooking follow recipe Apps step by step might helps but we find that it is hard to use or even unlock iPhone or iPad while our hand is wet or unclean, which is unavoidable if you are focused on cooking in kitchen.

We concluded that most people couldn’t cook well with just one hand when another hand is hardly holding an iPhone and many otherdistractions also drive people crazy. 

Wanna get rid of all the hassle? ChefBot is here to help!

ChefBot looks like a scale with a color display and some buttons. Actually, it is a smart cooking guide that combines recipe reader, kitchen scale, cooking timer and music player in one. It is made to let you focus on nothing but cooking. Try ChefBot and enjoy the smoothest cooking experience!

 

What is ChefBot?

ChefBot is a smart kitchen scale that features a voice-guided system that prompts you for each ingredient in your chosen recipe. As each ingredient is weighed, calories are calculated automatically!

ChefBot reads each step of a recipe's directions aloud, leaving your hands free while cooking. Both male and female voices are available depending on your preference. Large, accessible navigation buttons allow you to repeat a direction, or move manually forward/backward through a recipe's instructions.

ChefBot is also a cooking timer with an easy-to-read LCD display and a loud beeping alarm. The timer will automatically start according to the directions of the recipe.  When not functioning as a timer, the display can also serve as a 12/24-hour clock.

ChefBot also has a built-in speaker so you can listen to the music on your smartphone via Bluetooth.

How to use ChefBot?

Step 1:
Pick a recipe from ChefBot App and upload it to ChefBot via Bluetooth or WIFI.

Step 2:
Keep your iPhone in your pocket and do not take it out until your cuisine is done!

Step 3:
Choose a song and get your groove on in the kitchen with the ChefBot's built in stereo speakers!

Step 4:
Prepare ingredients and calculate the food calorie. The target amount or weight of each ingredient will be showed on the ChefBot one by one. Both the screen and the touch buttons are designed to be water-resistant. Press the buttons to the next step by your wet finger.

Step 5:
Get your both hands busy! Cook followed the direction read or showed by the recipe step by step. No more squinting at a smartphone screen or zooming in pictures with messy hands. Alarm details are set automatically for each step and no more fumbling with timers or losing track of cooking times. 

Step 6: Focus on your cooking and feel the amazing changes of food from ingredient to cuisine!

Step 7: Clean and dry your hands. Take your iPhone out and take a photo and show it off with your friends! Serve the cuisine.

Not too less or too much, ChefBot is just right. 

ChefBot could have more functions but it didn’t. All the functions ChefBot has now were selected meticulously. 

Our team insists that user experience is the only thing that matters. So we have conducted hundreds of tests since we started to make a cooking tool. We found speech-recognition system can hardly work out if the smoke exhaust is running and touch-screen can hardly identify your finger if the oil sticks on your hands.

We removed several installed but hard-to-use functions. It is tough but brings us back to the basics: how to build a product that can make people cook more easily and smoothly is the only thing we care. We took our personal experience and tests into consideration and chose the most practical way to solve cooking problems straightly.

ChefBot is a beautiful design.

We paid attention to every simple detail of this product. Constructed from refined stainless steel with fingerprint resistant coating, the ChefBot is durable and easy-to-clean. Made using a laser-bonding technique, the scale body is both thin and elegant, while retaining stability. 


ChefBot is a great deal as a gift.

Many people rely on recipe, kitchen scale, calculator and timer to cook. It is essential to have them in kitchen. ChefBot combines all of them as a recipe system and plays as a team. ChefBot can save more space and money in your kitchen.

 

Specs

1.Dimensions: 180mm(W)*250mm(D)*30mm(H)
2.Load weight: 5kg/11pounds
3.Battery life: one month
4.Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
5.System requirements: iOS device running iOS 7 or above and Android 4.3 support BLE

App and SDK 

Discover new recipes and upload your old favorites with the ChefBot companion app available on both Android and iOS. Also provided is the open-SDK, so that you can use the ChefBot with other existing apps.
 

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Progress

Currently, the bluetooth version of the ChefBot Kitchen Scale is complete and ready to manufacture. A wifi version is in progress and will be available several months later. With wifi connectivity, you will be able to use the ChefBot and play music via online streaming services in standalone mode, without a smartphone or tablet. 

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For more information about ChefBot Kitchen Scale on http://www.chefbot.kitchen

Risks and challenges

Every innovation has challenges during developing. The stainless steel unibody welding and read out recipe step-by-step in a small embedded system really make much hard work for us. Now the ChefBot Kitchen Scale engineering sample is ready as you see. ChefBot's development center is in Hong Kong SAR which near the largest manufacture resource center in the world, Shenzhen. We just took three month to make it from idea to real. And the factories are ready for manufacture this product waiting for your support. The team of ChefBot is running the second hardware startup, all the process being controlled.

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