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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 7 2016 7:14 PM UTC +00:00
$1,115
pledged of $273,000pledged of $273,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 7 2016 7:14 PM UTC +00:00

About

The World's First Electronic SunDial
The World's First Electronic SunDial

SunDialer LLC Makes the World's First Electronic SunDial, a fully autonomous, IoT 3.0 smart hub that connects and works with your existing Internet of Things. Simply, securely, reliably and on time.

The SunDialer LLC goal was to create an AI based home automation hub that is simply secure, reliable and on time. SunDialer LLC replaces your unreliable home automation hub, works great with your Philips Hue Lights, Bridges, Insteon Bridges and optionally with your Z- Wave switches and sensors.

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SunDialer LLC Sensors
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SunDialer LLC Protocols
SunDialer LLC Protocols

The SunDialer LLC team has accomplished this through superior design, solid architecture and ultra reliable engineering throughout our hardware, software and business process model. We've kept everything simple, using only high quality parts that are readily available at an affordable price.  No Cloud Service and No Internet Required.

SunDialer Hardware (exploded image)
SunDialer Hardware (exploded image)

 

SunDialer LLC Hardware
SunDialer LLC Hardware

We’ve finished the prototype hardware and software design and now we are working on finishing up the user interface and quality assurance testing, for both the hardware and software, for delivery in December of 2016, simply, reliably and on time.

SunDialer LLC Computers
SunDialer LLC Computers

 

SunDialer LLC Mobile
SunDialer LLC Mobile

SunDialer LLC has partnered with both Maui Media Lab and the Hawaiian Learning Center non-profit to ensure that we have a ready supply of highly trained engineering students and apprentices to personally assemble and quality test each and every unit so that we can deliver our initial production run on time.  Then, scale up over the next few months as public interest demands.  

SunDialer LLC Ports
SunDialer LLC Ports

All project images and videos depict authentic photographs of prototype, hardware and software with actual screenshots.

SunDialer LLC Functioning Prototype
SunDialer LLC Functioning Prototype

The SunDialer logo and "The World's First Electronic SunDial" are trademarks of SunDialer LLC.  Copyright 2016 SunDialer LLC

Risks and challenges

We have worked diligently to identify the significant issues that have delayed other attempts in the past and will always be a risk in the future:

Unreliable manufacture, delayed custom molds, incorrect tolerances and hardware that is not mechanically or electronically fit.

Unfinished or unreliable software, incompatible software, software that is too big and slow.

Unable to manufacture the required number of rewards on time, unable to scale up to increased public interest, unable to ensure that the cost of fulfillment is less than the amount raised by the Kickstarter.

We have worked even harder to make sure that we have addressed every identified concern head on and have even provided some leeway in case of the inevitable unexpected:

We are ensuring that there is not a problem with unreliable manufacture, delayed custom molds, incorrect tolerances and hardware that is not mechanically or electronically fit, by selecting all commercial and off the shelf (COTS) components that can be multi-sourced, at competitive and affordable prices. We have elected not to produce any custom molds or other parts that could potentially lead to unexpected delays in manufacturing, or otherwise holdup fulfillment. We iterated over several versions of the prototype hardware, till we got it just right.

We are ensuring that there is not a problem with unfinished or unreliable software, incompatible software, slow or too big software, by electing to develop all of our software in house.

The majority of software development and assurance testing has been ongoing for the last six months, with an on-target scheduled delivery date of December 2016.

Our CEO, chief software architect, and leader of our development team has more than 40 years experience in industrial process control and automation system design; for private industry, the Department of Defense, as well as consumer electronics.

We are ensuring that the required number of rewards can be manufactured and delivered on time, by limiting our initial production and fulfillment run to 1,000 units. We have assembled an enthusiastic and competent team of young engineers and apprentices to both assemble and test each and every product here in the United States. We have limited our initial production run to domestic customers only to simplify logistics.

We are ensuring that we can match any increased public interest by scheduling incrementally larger production runs, for each subsequent month past our initial delivery, while continuing to grow our trained local work force of engineers and apprentices in our local community.

The design of our hardware is based on a minimal number of high quality parts (for example we use a combination heat sink/metal case instead of cheap plastic) that can be simply, reliably and consistently assembled.

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    Be the next in line for our first run of 1,000 hubs and enjoy the benefits of The Worlds First Electronic SunDial before the general public.

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    Be the next in line for our first run of 1,000 hubs and enjoy the benefits of The Worlds First Electronic SunDial before the general public.

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