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About this project

Vote for Noteu's entry in Richard Bransons pitch to rich challenge closing 5th of may which will allow me to jump start Noteu even future with investment and mentioning from Richards team. To vote click on the link, and click "Vote Now".

http://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/pitch-to-rich/new-things/noteu/

Noteu is a Wi-Fi smart alarm clock which keeps you updated on the weather and streams information and alerts that matter to you on the web such as Facebook, Twitter, Email and pretty much everything else with IFTTT support all in one place at a glance and touch!

All in one place at a glance and touch

Interact with your social media all in one place at a glance through Noteu's crisp capacitative LCD display. Interact effortlessly at a glance and touch.

Design  

I designed Noteu knowing the feeling of opening up a new gadget and I know the experience has got to be unforgettable. It's got to work right out the box and be easy to integrate in with your regular habits throughout the day.

When you receive Noteu you'll also get a micro USB cable and plug which can be used to power Noteu at home and work. For USA and Canada and other countries with the same plug type I will purchase plugs that will work for you.

Colours  

Noteu is available in a choice of blue and white.

Time, Date and your Local Weather Station

Get updated on the time, date and your local weather.

Alarm Clock  

Use Noteu like your regular alarm clock and set customised alarms with the help of its mobile app and the ability to snooze as we all need it!

Widgets

Widgets help you interact with your social media and pieces of information on the web.

IFTTT! 

I want Noteu to be a platform that is the means to a start and a canvas for your social media and the ever expanding web. If you haven't learnt about IFTTT you must. It will allow you to display virtually anything out there by connecting Noteu with all your favourite online platforms and leaving the power of your imagination with limitless possibilities. 

Below are only a few examples what you can do with IFTTT,

Shipment Tracking Update
Shipment Tracking Update
Stock Price Change Alert
Stock Price Change Alert
SmartThings Garage Door Sensor Alert
SmartThings Garage Door Sensor Alert

Android or iOS App

Noteu uses a very clean and simple mobile app which you can use to connect Noteu to your home and work Wi-Fi as well as set up your various social media accounts and customise how Noteu works with you to display your widgets.

Noteu's Cloud

Noteu and its mobile app connect to its cloud servers where all the magic happens of checking and retrieving your alerts and information that matters to you. Noteu takes advantage of oAuth security which helps establish a partnership between Noteu and your online account for example Facebook where no personal information or passwords are ever declared, known or stored. I take pride in online security and protecting your information. 

 Personalised Name Engraving 

At a small extra cost you can have your own personalized text or name engraved onto your Noteu with all non engraved versions sticking with "Noteu".

 Developer Tools

I want Noteu as accessible to everyone and everything. I'm currently developing web API's with rich developer documentation to allow you to display your own widgets within your own infrastructure and can't wait to see how you innovate and the exciting new use cases.

Manufacturing

I have my own 3D printer as well as maintained connections with PCB and component manufacturers in China. I can output up to one hundred Noteu's per month currently with a single 3D printer but as demand rises this can be dramatically increased with the addition of 3D printers. I also have the labour around I can hire and manage to deliver any high demand of Noteu.

Technical Specs  

I've spent a long time on Noteu's hardware making sure its just right for manufacturing to scale. Noteu's made up of :

- Case : 3D printed PLA

- Wi-Fi : 802.11 b / g / n

 - LCD Display : 2.8" TFT Capacitive

- Microcontroller (the brains) : 1284 Atmel AVR

- Sound : Piezo Beeper

- Micro USB connection : Can use USB Plug given or PC

- Mobile App : Android or iOS (apple)

Vision

As we consume more information from social media, email and the web we must learn to stream it to keep up with the increasing supply and learn about things we wouldn't otherwise. We can feed our habits with streaming information we are interested in and ultimately grow our awareness of the world.

Current Progress

I've got a huge chunk of the work done already and with your support I can build an iOS app and finally manufacture, test and then finally ship and deliver Noteu. I will also have a workable product that can be bought, took out the box and then used. This will allow me to market it online and create a business which will ultimately lead to future improvements and iterations of Noteu growing it to into its full vision. I will also buy additional tooling if there is a sharp increase in demand.

 My Story

I've loved to invent and build hardware and software since I was very young. Its only until recently I've got a desire to innovate within the exciting new Web, Home and Business of the future where smart technology like Noteu and home automation are peeking over the hill!

Starting from making a simple circuit with an LED and battery, to launching multiple Android games and tools to Google Play then to developing, launching and maintaining a fully fledged social network with over 20,000 memebers. I then embarked on Noteu's journey last year where I developed many prototypes and launched an initial prototype which was successfully funded where I got to make and ship 37 of them and learnt an insane amount the about the business side, hardware, manufacturing and logistics. With the addition of a full colour LCD, touch as well as a modern case I think Noteu has whole new feel to it. If you have a spare second, check out an update for my last successful Kickstarter for Noteu where I talked about everything I did right from the idea.  

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jackt/noteu-facebook-email-paypal-at-a-glance/posts/1112662

Linku, predecessor to Noteu
Linku, predecessor to Noteu

I've always done this independently while being very social and down to earth. I've gained such a diverse and broad set of skills around Web 2.0 which I want to place into action. I've also gained huge insights from being both the inventor at the hardware and software level as well as the innovator on the front line.

Transparency 

I believe in complete transparency and treat every backer as a partnership between you and me as I believe the cutting edge, great ideas and customer satisfaction is always around you. I will urge to take on board your feedback so we can grow Noteu's vision of being the seamless platform to centre and interact with your social media and web of the future.

If you have any initial feedback please make a comment or share it through my Google form : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s1V8DgkzOrSaYeM-r8aEQIpjUjNxa9RVFnUwg7B647I/viewform?usp=send_form

Your share makes a difference

I'm amazed when I see people underestimate the power of their sharing and how a lot of very small hammering can make an ice berg explode. Being that small hammer is appreciated by me (and helps a lot!) also you can take credit showing Noteu to your friends and especially that one that would love it! 

Keep in touch with Noteu and me and I'll start to post content about Noteu and technologies that are arising in the smart home and business of the future.

NOTEU | FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/noteuu

ME | FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/jack.trowbridge2

ME | INSTAGRAM | jack_trowbridge

ME | TWITTER | https://twitter.com/Trowbridge1205

ME | LINKEDIN | uk.linkedin.com/in/jacktrowbridge

Press

I was fortune enough to get my story for Noteu's initial prototype told in multiple newspapers.

January 21, 2015, The Chronicle Page 3
January 21, 2015, The Chronicle Page 3
January 22, 2015, The Journal Page 11
January 22, 2015, The Journal Page 11

 Contact Me

If you have a question, query or just want to say hello message me through Kickstarter or email me at support@noteu.co.uk 

You can also find me through Noteu's site :

https://www.noteu.co.uk/contactus/

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Risks and challenges

Previous to this campaign I have launched four Kickstarters allowing me to know the lay of the land a fair bit.

During my initial prototypes of Noteu I attempted to launch it onto Kickstarter and had two unsuccessful attempts with my third finally making it by 213% which was a huge relief however Noteu was near from complete.

I successfully finished planning, development, manufacturing and finally with shipping internationally to many countries around the globe.

Through this initial Kickstarter I'm confident I've gained the expertise to execute Noteu's business and manufacture it at scale

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