HEERO. Monitor & turn power off/on to any electrical device!
HEERO. Monitor & turn power off/on to any electrical device!
The solution for monitoring & cutting power to any electrical device including 3D printers, lights & more.
The solution for monitoring & cutting power to any electrical device including 3D printers, lights & more. Read more
About this project
What is Heero?
Heero is truly an original device as it is the only camera with an integrated microphone to offer monitoring and the ability to switch on and off electrical equipment, illumination, time lapse and communication (listen/hear) in a one-off package. We are going into production by Fall 2016 but to keep the price of the final product as low as possible, we need your help.
We believe, we can bring it to market at a cost that everyone can afford. Find out why we call it a Heero!
Why do I want a Heero in my home or office?
Heero monitors and gives you ability to cut power to your device while you are away.
Heero gives you the ability to monitor and remotely disable any electronic device (including 3D printers)- no matter where you are – from any smart device.
With its monitoring and On and Off switch capabilities, Heero protects your family and business from fire, wasted material, wasted power, and precious project management time.
Another reason: Heero is fun! Thanks to the RGB LED’s built into his head, Heero can turn even the most boring 3D printer into a conversation piece.
Here are some of the ways Heero can help your business and save your family from a possible tragedy.
At Guzu, we design, and we know first-hand how frustrating it is when your 3D prints aren’t going as planned once you leave the office. Creating the way we do, no one has embraced 3D printing more than us, but having to be there the entire time is a waste of everybody’s time and effort. That is where Heero comes in. If the print doesn't stick to the bed, or peels up, or the nozzle gets jammed, Heero will come to the rescue and empower you to see through its eyes in real time. With the push of a button you can stop your printer quickly, safely and without wasting power, material or time.
How does Heero work?
Heero’s reach expands past switching on and off electronic devices. Its built-in wide angle camera with an integrated microphone & speaker allows you to not only see what is going on remotely when you are away from the house or the office but to actually intervene in dire situation. It can alert you if your dog is digging in the garbage, kids going in the cookie jar or worse. And you can intervene by speaking to them!
Since Heero's triangular head has magnets on the back, and can be positioned on a tripod, desktop and mounted on the stand of your choice, it can be positioned where you need it and easily moved around. The live stream is captured on your smartphone. The microphone allows you to give a command to your dog, speak to your baby or your children remotely from another room or from any other location.
Installation in 3 easy steps!
Or watch a video of installation on this link.
What's in the box?
- 1 x Heero camera
- 1 x Heero base station
- 1 x Input cable (customized to country of destination)
- 1 x Output cable (customized to country of destination)
Heero is ready to be produced but we need the funding to pay for the moulds and get the first production run happening in bulk so as to keep costs low. With your help, Heero can save the day!
The dream team
Tim Mobbs: Big Guzu. Loves Heero because: "He looks cool but his functions are awesome"
Jessie Groom: Admin Guzu. Loves Heero because: "Heero can sooth my child with color while I relax in the lounge!"
Russell Lotric: Design Guzu. Loves Heero because: "Heero can monitor my 3D printer while I get more important work done"
Beau Sagadin: Engineering Guzu. Loves Heero because: "He looks like he belongs with my kids so monitoring them isn't intrusive"
Kat Lundmark: Graphic Guzu. Loves Heero because: "Heero's design is universal and Heero has so many applications"
What can you do with the App?
• View and monitor wherever Heero is (or multiple Heero's)
• Adjust the light output (RGB LED's)
• Start or stop anything that is plugged into Heero's outlets
• Start a time lapse or video recording (written to SD card)
• Chat with your kids, dogs
• Soothes your baby with your voice.
Heero technical specifications
Heero's 10A outlet can be switched off remotely and the outlet will be tailored to your country of origin. Input is 110V-240V AC and the output is 15A/120V & 10A/240V (max) and is sufficient than enough for most 3D printers, heat beds, laser engravers/cutters, fans and other devices.
To keep Heero product line low in cost but high in functionality, and with Heero V1.1 we have developed some fantastic tech specs included with every Heero.
- Wide angle high resolution camera (720P)
- Remote stop function (via APP)
- Worldwide power control with up to 15 Amps current (15A/110V 10A)
- RGB LED's built in to illuminate video location and to create ambiance
- Built in SD card slot for recording your 3D printer or for TIME LAPSE function
- Button style magnets integrated into the back of Heero to allow for easy installation
- Integrated bracket for mounting to action camera's accessories (like suction cups, stands and brackets)
Heero's distinctive design provides flexible mounting options:
- print your own Heero body (For printable bodies please click here),
- Heero fits on most action camera’s accessories for even more mounting options,
- purchase Heero's body (Reward #1 so his cape can flap in the wind all day) and install him on top,
- on-board magnets can be used to mount him on any metal material, such as 3D printer frames, wardrobe edges, kitchen cabinets and garage workbenches.
Let me be your Heero
Risks and challenges
Guzu is made up of a team of highly experienced product designers, manufactures and importers, who are well versed in electrical design and engineering. We have been doing product design from the ground up for over 10 years and large scale importation and distribution for over 6 years.
HEERO does have some risks and challenges which we want to be open and honest about with our backers.
The first is delivering the goods on time. Unfortunately there have been other campaigns where inexperienced creators (no disrespect to those super successful campaigns!) have launched products into the market without accounting for the delivery methods or being realistic regarding production times. This has lead to thousands of disappointed backers - the last thing we want to see happen with Heero's campaign.
We manage this risk by having a realistic time frame for moulds/tooling, production to begin, compliance, QC, packaging and shipping to take place. We have already been working with the factory making the moulds/housing parts for 2 years, have the PCB factory awaiting our "Go" and App/interface laid out.
Shipping will all take place from our Chinese partner factory in Shanghai or secondary assembly line in Guangzhou (depending on the volume we end up with).
The second challenge, is Heero's production time if he receives massive amounts of orders. Our expectation for Heero is to surpass his funding target quickly and to have our moulds made as soon as the campaign has ended. If we receive large volumes of orders we will increase our factory's ability to deal with the orders by going to the 'Plan B' we have set up. Our factory will increase the workers on the assembly line and be able to stick to the delivery dates.
At Guzu we believe in keeping our backers informed so we will be updating each backer every 1-2 weeks after the campaign has ended to ensure you know exactly what is happening.
Thank you for your interest, we would love to have you on board and please share this with anyone you think would like to be part of the journey.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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