About this project
We have a water problem and it's getting worse.
Up to 50% of the water we use for outdoor irrigation is wasted. A majority of residential irrigation systems rely on archaic controllers that do not take into account actual water demand. Water scarcity is seriously impacting our entire world.
We created Blossom to be a simple, smart and economical solution to this problem. Blossom uses weather intelligence to automatically pull in data from multiple forecast services and constantly makes adjustments for a highly accurate localized watering plan. Share your yard’s plant types and it will customize the right water schedule for each vegetation. Blossom makes all the difficult decisions for you and keeps you connected from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
All of which saves you money and, perhaps more importantly, helps conserve water.
Blossom is always looking forward. Taking into account real-time local weather data, satellites and meteorologists, it is constantly making adjustments to your watering plan on your behalf. Before, during and after rainfall, Blossom is adapting your schedule based on the amount and duration of precipitation. Our algorithm has been developed and is continually being fine-tuned to make the smartest adjustments for your yard every single day.
No yard is created equal. Share your different plant types and yard layouts with Blossom and you will get a highly specific watering plan for each zone based on vegetation. Blossom's algorithm was designed and developed using specialized data from expert botanists to create the most thoughtful watering plan for all ecosystems.
Most smart controllers are for indoor use only. Blossom is designed for indoor and outdoor use and is engineered to defy the elements.
Everything with Blossom is designed for users. You can manually control your yard’s watering schedules through a simple-to-use app or sit back and let Blossom’s comprehensive algorithms do the work for you.
The Blossom system includes:
The Blossom Controller - The Controller is the brains of the operation. Blossom is your direct connection to our cloud infrastructure - a wealth of specialized data and intelligent decisions that are constantly evolving our algorithm to deliver the most comprehensive watering plans for your yard.
The Blossom Bridge - This is the Blossom Controller’s connection to your home’s Internet. Once the Bridge is connected with an ethernet cable to your home router, Internet connectivity will run through your power outlet to your Controller. Since it’s directly connected through the home, the range is virtually limitless.
The Blossom App - The Blossom App is your connection to your watering system no matter where you are or what device you use. Monitor and control your yard's watering schedule from anywhere with a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Replace in 15 minutes or less. Use existing wiring valves and sprinklers - no digging or expertise required.
Unlike competitors, Blossom was engineered for both indoor and outdoor use. Extensive research and development took place to determine the perfect colors and texture for the final product so your Blossom controller looks beautiful in any environment. The finishing touch, a bright LED sprinkler signal enables Blossom to communicate controller activity to the user.
We designed the Blossom system for anyone looking to simplify their lives. Most people have no idea how to water their yards and are too busy to make manual adjustments based on the weather. Blossom makes your yard smarter to help conserve one of the planet’s most precious resources and save you money on your monthly water bill.
Blossom’s headquarters are in beautiful Southern California. (We know a little something about the need for water conservation.)
We wanted Blossom to be a product experience where users can have a real, tangible impact. And we thought Kickstarter and the Kickstarter community was the perfect environment and the ideal user base for this approach. We are not only opening up Blossom for real people to be able to experience the product in the real world - we are giving you an opportunity to provide feedback to make Blossom the best product it can be. We hope you’ll want to join us on this journey.
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Risks and challenges
While we have done ample field tests for hardware validation, initial compliance testing, and our first manufacturing production run has been successfully completed, the team is still working through a few final, necessary steps before scheduled shipping can take place for the initial set of units in January. Some of these necessities include software and firmware updates, final compliance certification approvals, and quality assurance testing for the system's software, backend and firmware. Finally, shipping to the US could pose a potential delay depending on customs approvals. The Blossom team will work around the clock to resolve any roadblocks that come our way to ensure that you receive the best product possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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