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A wireless square with sensors and a simple web app to set rules, Twine tells you what your things are doing by email, text or Twitter.
A wireless square with sensors and a simple web app to set rules, Twine tells you what your things are doing by email, text or Twitter.
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Sensor poll #2 results

WHEN current rises above 1A for 90 minutes THEN email "The kids have watched enough TV today."

WHEN Bedside Lamp is turned off THEN tweet "Goodnight, John-Boy."

Hello, friends and backers — as you can imagine, we've been very busy since our Kickstarter ended. Forgive us if we don't answer messages right away; we're clearing away the backlog.

We finally had time to count the votes for the second additional external sensor (which we'll develop for sale after Twine has shipped), and the current sensor won with 45% of the votes. This sensor snaps over the power cable of your AC devices and measures power consumption from 0-50 amps, or whether a device is on or off. It will be priced at $45.

If your choice didn't get picked, we'll soon have one more sensor vote. Second place was again the external high-temperature sensor, so that will get another chance.

We'll have a big update next week! Until then, have a good weekend.

John and David


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    1. Celestino Galan Couto on January 19, 2012

      I think Andrew means on the frecuency EU 50Hz and EEUU 60Hz etc.

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      Jason M on January 18, 2012

      Sorry, this might show my ignorance but how do you measure current around both the active and neutral (as in when you clamp around the whole cable)? On an amp meter you can only clamp around a hot to get a measurement so need the conductors separate.


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      Jim on January 15, 2012

      Can the software be made to watch cycles of current? I would like to monitor my home's water pump and have it text me if it cycles on and off a certain number of times during a certain time period.

    4. Chris Willis on January 15, 2012

      Not what I voted for but now I love it.

    5. Supermechanical 4-time creator on January 15, 2012

      Andrew, it looks like a little donut that clips around any cable - as long as it's AC, we can measure it.
      pna, you backers already voted for the motion sensor, so we got you covered.

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      Andrew Tobin on January 14, 2012

      Sounds interesting, will it work for American plugs as well as the Australian and international cables you're designing it for? ;)

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      pna on January 13, 2012

      Motion Sensor to detect/know if your house or office is being broken into or a sensor to know if you car is being stolen/towed or being broken into would be my top choice. thanks

    8. Martin Cowley on January 13, 2012

      Sweet! That was my top pick - should have a lot of uses.