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Simplify IoT development via the cloud. Plug-n-play, Arduino-compatible wireless network of sensors & controllers. Open Source. Secure.
Simplify IoT development via the cloud. Plug-n-play, Arduino-compatible wireless network of sensors & controllers. Open Source. Secure.
Simplify IoT development via the cloud. Plug-n-play, Arduino-compatible wireless network of sensors & controllers. Open Source. Secure.
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Riots™ utilizes an innovative combination of plug-and-play hardware, software and cloud-based technology to create smart, energy efficient homes and businesses of the twenty-first century. 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding which reward will best suit your needs!  The product configuration (e.g., Riots Gyro™, Riots Light™, Riots Air™) will be able to be selected at the end of the campaign.

It all began when our propellerhead, Samuli, fearlessly went to battle against the jumble of wires connecting and controlling his things. Samuli could not fathom how cumbersome and laborious it was to create a useful device out of a kit or components. Nor why he had to always physically connect a wire to it, in order to program updates. So he decided to roll up his sleeves and tackle these problems.

Samuli wondered: Is there a way to control and monitor our environment and devices remotely with a cost effective, minimalistic, and practical solution?

The Riots Platform™ consists of the Riots Mama™ internet gateway and a variety of Riots Babies™ network nodes (e.g., Riots Gyro™, Riots Light™, Riots Air™). One Riots Mama has the ability to manage hundreds of uniquely tasked Riots Babies. Riots Babies monitor and control the environment.

In addition to secure monitoring and control, Riots Cloud™ supports remote development, over-the-air updates and debugging. Wireless reprogramming of Riots products for new tasks is also accessible via Riots Cloud.

Riots is the solution to manage Things important to you; creating a smarter, more sustainable world.

  • Accessible to both novice and proficient programmers
  • Pre-programmed for immediate use
  • Open source / open hardware
  • Arduino compatible out of the box
  • Re-configurable software and hardware
  • No soldering or wiring
  • Wireless integration
  • Customizable, expandable network
  • Secure communication
  • Riots Cloud™ Free for basic users
  • Wireless and cloud-based programming and debugging
  • Each device has a unique task and singular purpose
  • Small footprint (1.2"x1.2" (30.8x30.8mm))

Simplify IoT Development: Connect, Monitor and Control your Things from afar.

Riots. Aware for you. Everywhere.™

Are any of these questions familiar?

  • Who arrived home? Riots Gyro™ will alert you!
  • What doors are locked? Riots XYZ could help you!
  • When will it warm up in here? Riots Air™ will tell you!
  • Where is my energy consumption the highest? Riots Cloud™ will enlighten you!
  • How humid is my boat storage building? Riots Air™ will tell you!
  • Why can’t I check these from my internet accessible device? With Riots™, you can!

Reduce hassle and stress with Riots!

How can we manage all of these Things?

The Riots Solution™ accomplishes this by the formation of networks which link and identify Things via Riots Mamas and Babies. The Riots Mamas and Riots Babies are Riots Products™. A Riots Product is a unit which is composed of a Riots Base™ and a Riots Core™. The Riots Products are accessible via a local network or via the Riots Cloud™.

The Riots Base™ contains the sensors or controller. A sensor detects or measures a unique property (i.e. a light sensor determines light intensity) while a controller regulates something within a designated capability range (i.e. a DC controller manages low voltage devices in the range of 5 to 14 V).

The Riots Core™ is the brain; it is a microcontroller based upon the Arduino platform. This Core is used in all Riots Products.

When a Riots Core is connected to a Riots Base we have a Riots Product™. Fully functional prototypes include sensors for air, light, and motion, as well as buttons, DC controllers, USB and Ethernet connectors.

Adding Riots Products to the Riots Cloud™ results in the Riots Solution™.

The secure, user-friendly Riots Cloud stores data and allows the management of deployed Riots Products. Remote development, over-the-air updates and remote debugging of Riots Products is supported through Riots Cloud.

The Riots Solution provides users with a harmonized experience across their internet accessible devices.




Riots is European at heart with a flavor of Americanism. The roots are in Finland with design, development and manufacturing expertise. The American component brings a wider market channel, certification experience and real world knowledge to complement the technical proficiency of the Finnish nerds.

During Samuli’s home construction, he encountered multiple situations with regards to home automation that both irritated and inspired him. Samuli could not fathom how cumbersome and laborious it was to create a useful device out of a kit or components. Nor why he had to always physically connect wires in order to program updates.

Examples:

  • Why are manual timers the solution for shower and sauna ventilation?
  • Why is HVAC controlled through one permanently mounted panel
  • Why aren’t there ready made solutions for checking and remotely locking exterior doors?

Samuli searched the retail market for solutions which would address these issues in a cost effective and minimalistic manner; only finding expensive and complex wire-bound options. His history of developing electronics and building software applications for personal use led him to open source communities. Inspired by what was available, Samuli set his sight on building a solution based on Atmel chips.

In the quest to attain his vision, the Samuli sought to combine the capabilities of the versatile platforms (e.g. Raspberry Pi, Arduino) with the readily available breakout board offerings (e.g. sparkfun, adafruit and itead). This led to the founding of Riots Instruments, Inc. and Riots Global Oy and the creation of the Riots Platform. The Riots Platform reduces individual interface exposure to public networks and power consumption, ensures product minimization and is cost effective. Now, you can be among the first in the world to outfit your home or office with smart, IoT technology, allowing you to reduce materials, energy, and water, and save money.

For a deeper historical look check out our Riots History.

Now join the IoT revolution with Riots!


Riots is now a fully functional prototype and we need your support in order to bring Riots to mass production. Let’s define the future of IoT development with Riots!
Thank you for your support.

Risks and challenges

As a fully functional prototype, the remaining hurdles for Riots product development include obtaining certification, manufacturing and the logistics associated with bringing Riots to mass production. Your contributions will be fundamental in providing additional resources to address these risks and challenges efficiently and effectively.

Certification
Computerized devices with one or more radio interfaces, such as Riots, require product testing and regulatory approvals. Several competent companies which perform testing for certification have been identified and we are working to negotiate a satisfactory contract. Regulatory approvals will be sought once testing is completed.

Manufacturing
We have identified world class European manufacturing facilities which have the ability to produce quality products for a reasonable price while meeting all manufacturing requirements. There are risks inherent to manufacturing a cost-effective, “Made in Europe” product. However, our expertise combined with the close proximity will allow us to implement any corrective and preventive actions in a timely manner.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management
In order to meet the requirements of the customer, it is necessary to manage the flow of both physical items (device components) as well as time and information (software, product testing, certification). Managing the supply chain, inventory and logistics is complex and has its risks and challenges. Issues that may emerge in our logistics structure will be solved with the assistance of the expertise and support of our manufacturing subcontractors.

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    Riots simplicity - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Get your own IoT with Riots!

    - 2 Cores
    - 1 Mama
    - 1 Sensor (select Air, Motion or Light)

    Package configuration exchangeable upon request.

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    The Bare Bones - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    The absolute minimum needed to play with Riots!
    * For the experienced hackers

    - 3 Cores
    - 1 Raspberry Pi compatible Radio Module
    - 1 USB gateway
    - 3 Riots breadboards

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    The Basic Riots - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Riots in the most simple form!

    Establish your own simple Riots sensor and control mesh network.

    - 3 Cores
    - 1 Mama
    - 1 Sensor (select Air, Motion, Light)
    - 1 DC Controller
    - 1 USB gateway

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    The Advanced Riots - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Expand your Riots sensor and control mesh network.

    - 6 Cores
    - 1 Mama
    - 3 Sensors (select Air, Motion, Light)
    - 2 DC Controllers
    - 1 USB gateway

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    Expand your Riots sensor and control mesh network.

    - 6 Cores
    - 1 Mama
    - 3 Sensors (select Air, Motion, Light)
    - 2 DC Controllers
    - 1 USB gateway

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    The Advanced Riots - JULY delivery

    Expand your Riots sensor and control mesh network.

    - 6 Cores
    - 1 Mama
    - 3 Sensors (select Air, Motion, Light)
    - 2 DC Controllers
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    A handful of Riots Sensors - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    The Riots sensor plus package.

    - 9 Cores
    - 1 Mama
    - 8 Sensors (select Air, Motion, Light)

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    The Extreme Riots - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    The ultimate Riots sensor and control mesh network package.

    - 9 Cores
    - 1 Mama
    - 5 Sensors (select Air, Motion, Light)
    - 3 DC Controllers
    - 1 USB gateway
    - 2 Buttons
    - 5 Riots Breadboards

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    The Extreme Riots - EARLY BIRD \\ JUNE // delivery

    The ultimate Riots sensor and control mesh network package.

    - 9 Cores
    - 1 Mama
    - 5 Sensors (select Air, Motion, Light)
    - 3 DC Controllers
    - 1 USB gateway
    - 2 Buttons
    - 5 Riots Breakout boards

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    The Alpha Riots

    For those who just can't wait for Riots!
    Something to play with NOW and more later.

    NOW - in March the Bare Bones Package built with Riots builds currently available.
    May - the Advanced Package

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    The Custom Riots.

    Don't see what you need, but have an idea?

    Send us your idea and we will work for you. Designing, manufacturing and delivering to you 5 copies of your product.

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    The Riots Workshop.

    Need help to build an IoT product?

    Get a running start by a full-day hackathon with the Riots team in Finland or Michigan, USA.

    We will then make a custom build and manufacture 10 copies of your Riots based product.

    * Travel costs not included.
    ** Workshop schedule negotiable.

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