Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 26, 2012.

Update #16

First community-generated application released

Egg Community member Adam Laskowitz recently announced that he's gone live with a vizualization that allows you to compare the data between a group of Eggs.  He's looking for collaborators and feedback!

"the website will allow you to view ALL eggs in the world on a map. You can select a few options right now to filter which eggs you see, and you can also store some info in cookies so you don't have to keep selecting options every time you visit the site. Once you have a group of eggs you are interested in, you can move forward and look at the data for each egg. It is fairly intuitive I think so I won't really explain that much further.

The data: when you are looking at line graphs you will notice you establish a duration, or timeframe, with the latest reading being at the right-most edge of your screen. The data are z-scores ( which means that Averages for the data sample are turned to 0 and every other value is in terms of standard deviations. Basically this allows us to look at the data in terms of high, normal, or low rather than specific numbers that are confused by calibration issues. We can also start to compare eggs to each other because of this which is why the visualization is really built around looking at multiple eggs at a time. 

There are some bugs, please be patient, for the most part it works seamlessly. I sincerely welcome your feedback especially in critical form. If something seems messed up or stops working, just click refresh in your browser and it will all go back to normal. It is all programmed to be dynamic so there are no page loads or anything. This means that your "Back" and "Forward" buttons will not do anything."


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      Creator Gavin Chester on March 20, 2013

      Any updates on shipping of the eggs?

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      Creator Jake Emms on March 15, 2013

      How long does it bloody take to lay an egg?

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      Creator Michel on March 15, 2013

      March 15th and i'm still waiting myAir Quality Egg + O3, VOC, Radiation, and Dust/Particulate sensor upgrades.($250 + $13) in France.

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      Creator Cam MacDuff on March 14, 2013

      @ Andra. What group of backers were you in Andra? When did it land?
      Was the bug hardware or software related?
      If it's hardware I can understand it having to be shipped back, although at your cost fairly blows considering they wait they've made us endure... but anyway, that's another matter.
      Software you'd hope they release a patch you can apply yourself...

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      Creator Baltazar de la Torre on March 14, 2013

      I'm one of the 101, where is my huevo ranchero (Mexico)

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      Creator Andra Waagmeester on March 14, 2013

      Dose eggs that got shipped contained a major bug. I received mine, but it is useless since it can't communicate. Only if I return it AND pay for the postage they are willing to fix it. These guys are not to be taken serious! It is a shame that is not kicking these jokers of their website.

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      Creator Alexis Melvin on March 14, 2013

      It is nice to have an application, but since I am still waiting on my egg it is more like rubbing salt in a wound.
      Almost a year ago I pledged $100 to your project - estimated delivery July 2012.
      We have had updates about the workshops you are holding to build eggs, the source problems, and updated delivery dates.
      Recent updates implied that all eggs should be delivered by end of January 2013 or maybe mid February 2013.
      It is mid March 2013 and I have yet to see my egg.
      When you have responded to my email requests you have politely refused to answer my questions which does make me wonder about how sincer you are about meeting your commitments.
      The $100 fully assembled Air Quality was your largest group of supporters. Have you shipped any of these? If so, how many? How are you deciding who to ship to next?
      (I am not asking when I can expect my egg because so far your estimates have not been very accurate.)

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      Creator Scott Wrangham on March 14, 2013

      I second Cam's comment as I'm one of the 101 people as well. You really could do a better job about keeping all of the supports informed.

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      Creator Cam MacDuff on March 14, 2013

      Awesome. Now.... where's my Egg? Any further news on when those 101 of us who ordered a complete kit with sensors will get our package? Seriously getting blues about not being able to participate yet :-)

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      Creator Richee on March 14, 2013

      Have all the eggs shipped? The last update says they shipped in January but I still haven't got mine in the mail yet and it's Mid March. An update on the status of if all eggs have shipped yet would be helpful.

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