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£803
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 19 2014 12:58 AM UTC +00:00
£803
pledged of £3,000pledged of £3,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 19 2014 12:58 AM UTC +00:00

About

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Noteu is one of the first customizable, hackable real-time display that keeps you updated in life, social media and business. Instead of needing to check multiple websites, apps or open any windows Noteu tells you what you need to know at a glance all in one place. With its easy to use software compatible on Windows, Mac and Linux you can choose amongst a wide range of updates and alerts with huge customization. Noteu is designed for the everyday user however is extremely hackable being Open Source and launched with java API's for you programmers to interface and display whatever you will.

Why is it important my campaign gets funded?

My campaign is a representation of me, my product and what I want to strive for in the future. I have passion for inventing and building things people can use to influence there lives. Through my campaign I can gain enough capital to take my idea and product to market and allow it to be used by the people who want it most. It also allows me to gain experience that I can use to build further projects and further my carrier as an inventor and entrepreneur. Its a long, tough and risky road however our goal is more important then how tough it can be to get there.

How it works

Noteu packs three pieces of hardware an LCD display, knock sensor and a beeper. The knock sensor positioned on the top of the device allows you to knock on the top gently to reset it while the beeper and LCD is used to inform you of any new updates. The device plugs into your computer and is controlled by Noteu's easy to use software. You can set up Noteu with your accounts easily and securely to display real-time information or act on alerts and notifications with a lot of customization. 

Still in development, too plain for my liking
Still in development, too plain for my liking

The prototype

Vacuum Formed Prototypes
Vacuum Formed Prototypes
Prototype being 3D Printed
Prototype being 3D Printed
back and front of the 3D print
back and front of the 3D print
Back of Noteu
Back of Noteu
Accurate production model
Accurate production model

We have made many prototypes over the course of many months and using different processes and materials and believe we have made Noteu look good as well fit nicely on any sort of desk. In our video we used a blue prototype made through vacuum forming which was our initial however we moved to 3D printing because of its availability, price and looks good.

Hackable (For Programmers)

The core of Noteu is based upon the all familiar Atmega328 (Ardunio Uno) microcontroller with a FTDI usb to serial chip to connect it to your computer which is the exact set up of the popular Arduino uno and duemilanove boards. This microcontroller is programmed to except serial commands and act accordingly to them from Noteu's software. Java API's are available to interface with the devices LCD, piezo sensor and beeper however you will. Noteu can also accept direct serial commands to interface with the devices LCD, piezo sensor and beeper from almost any programming language making it very versatile. You can also reprogram the chips firmware straight from the Arduino IDE. Arduino sketches, serial protocol and all hardware will be made available at your disposal. 

Manufacturing

Manufacturing entails high initial costs for tooling and materials and is only made possible by you supporting us. To manufacture Noteu efficiently we have chosen manufactures in china and plan to 3D print here in England as well as assemble them before shipping to you.  

Rewards

With a pledge of £25 for early birds or £30 you will get a Noteu with  a USB cable and software which will be made available on Noteu's website where an online forum will be held for any questions, problems or things you have made with Noteu. Full support from me will always be available at your disposal. 

Timeline

In order to manufacture Noteu at a consumer price high initial costs must be met which is why we've came to Kickstarter. If you back our project here's a timeline of what to expect.

Risks and challenges

I've worked with a lot of electronic projects for years and know very well how tough it can be. I've started two Kickstarter projects before this one and understand the commitment that is needed to see it through.

I have huge experience within this type of technology and programming which puts me in a place where more obstacle of already been tackled. Only possible problems would be with suppliers however they should never be severe and you will always be constantly updated.

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.25

    Pledge £1 and be an official supporter. You will receive updates exclusive to backers as well as our huge appreciation.

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    Early Birds! Help us get started! One Noteu product with USB cable. This device will retail for more then £30. Free shipping to anywhere in UK.

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    Pledge £70 or more About US$ 88

    Two Noteu devices with USB cable. Free shipping to anywhere in UK. You will also be mentioned on our website as a exclusive supporter. You will also be mentioned within the about section of the Noteu software distributed to every Noteu user.

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    Pledge £90 or more About US$ 113

    Three Noteu devices with USB cable. Free shipping to anywhere in UK. You will also be mentioned on our website as a exclusive supporter. You will also be mentioned within the about section of the Noteu software distributed to every Noteu user.

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    Pledge £110 or more About US$ 138

    Four Noteu devices with USB cable. Free shipping to anywhere in UK. You will also be mentioned on our website as a exclusive supporter. You will also be mentioned within the about section of the Noteu software distributed to every Noteu user.

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Funding period

- (30 days)