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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 3 2014 7:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Smoke is a signal!

Media coverage

Tom's Guide - "Smells are better than any other sense at triggering memory..."

Geeky Gadgets - "...adding to the ever-growing list is the iScent Atomizer."

Inside - "iScent aims to deliver notifications via smell"

psfk - "...turn any mobile notification into a plume of vapor."

TRENDHUNTER - "The iScent Turns Your Phone Notifications into Sprits of Fragrance "

THE DISHH - "iScent aims to create a new kind of experience with social media."

PLAYTUSU - "Çalar saatler yetersiz kaldığında da odanıza koku salarak sizi “Bu koku da ne?” dedirterek uyandırabiliyor."

數碼之家 - "解放双耳 iScent 喷雾器 用飘渺狼烟取代吵人的手机铃声"

gedgetsmagazine - "De vloeistof zal ook op het tempo van je muziek gesproeid worden"

Hither & Thither - "スマホの着信音や音楽にあわせてミストを発生させる「iScent」"

Android.mag - "Rauchzeichen lassen dich deinen Klingelton riechen"

Мир Гаджетов- "безумной идеи в реальность..."

A Story of Ancient China

In ancient China, the Wolf Tower was used mainly to alert soldiers of the danger of encroaching neighbors. Soldiers would burn the excreta of wolves to create a smoke signal atop the tower. Other towers would then be able to spot the smoke signal from afar, and then create their own smoke signal which would pass the message further along to the next tower, and so on.

Smoke is a signal!

In the modern world, people use mobile phones to communicate. We are inundated with social media notifications. At the end of the day, those notifications are just like the smoke signals rising from the top of the Wolf Tower - messages.

Mix your favorite aromatic essential oil in the mist.
Mix your favorite aromatic essential oil in the mist.

Technical Specifications

 

Easy to Use

The iScent requires only two steps to set up. First, open up and pair with the iScent App. Next, choose the app that you want to trigger your iScent from the list below. After setup, it isn’t required that the app run in the background, even after rebooting your phone. Just make sure the aromatic water in the tower doesn’t run dry!

  • Incoming call
  • text message
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • EMail
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LINE
  • Skype
  • Calendar
  • WeChat
  • Whatsapp
The iScent App
The iScent App

Party Mode

We understand that you all cool people won’t settle with smelling the ringtone only, so here is the Party Mode! Switch to the party mode, and you will have iScent blow off equalized mist as you speak, sing, or if you want to… scream!

Prototype

In making our prototype, we have employed fused deposition modeling (FDM) to create iScent on a 3D printer. After printing, we install a rough circuit. A bluetooth module is used to control the atomizer and to communicate with an mobile phone. A button switch is used to simulate the Home button, and an amber LED displays the tower’s status.

Our tests have shown that the circuit works perfectly. Everyone on our team has an iScent on their desk, having integrated it into daily life. The practicality and entertainment provided by iScent is enjoyed by everyone. 

Proof of Concept Implementation
Proof of Concept Implementation
Mist Test
Mist Test

A Classic Model

The Wolf Tower may be ancient Chinese history, but we’re keeping old traditions alive in making our model. We have made reference to many castles around the world and chosen one which is both classic and blends in well around the office and at home. We will require our manufacturer to conform with this requirement.

Reference model
Reference model
Freehand Sketching
Freehand Sketching

REWARDS

Available colors: White, gray and brown.
Available colors: White, gray and brown.
iScent Rewards
iScent Rewards

Current Situation and Timeline

iScent has been in development for a long time now. The software and the rough circuitry have been completed. The next step is to find a local channel by which to produce PCB (Printed Circuit Board) and develop a robust manufacturing infrastructure consisting of world-class craftsmen.

  • September -- Kickstarter Campaign start
  • October      -- Tooling production
  • November  -- Manufacturing
  • December  -- Merry Christmas and worldwide shipping of Kickstarter Rewards

Risks and challenges

There are always significant challenges in manufacturing any hardware product in quantity.
Fortunately, we have established relationships with manufacturing partners in Taiwan that will help us bring the iScent to you.

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    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    T-SHIRT BACKER: We appreciate your support! Maybe you’re not ready to use iScent yet but thanks for loving our project. Get yourself a T-shirt.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: This is how it all starts - get your very own iScent at an early bird price. Includes ONE iScent in your choice of color (white, grey, or brown) and a USB cable.

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    Get an iScent: Get an iScent in your choice of white, grey, or brown. This set includes ONE iScent and one USB cable.

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    iScent Twin Set - Get two iScents in any combination of white, grey, or brown, and use each iScent for different notifications. Includes TWO iScents and two USB cables.

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    iScent Triple Set: Get all three colors of iScent. Use each different color for different notifications. Have the coolest desk around. Includes all THREE colors of iScent and three USB cables.

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Funding period

- (30 days)