Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
tado° Cooling - Intelligent AC control's video poster
Play

tado° Cooling turns any AC unit into a smart device: Auto-off, precooling, indoor presence detection and single room control. Read more

1,601
backers
$204,287
pledged of $150,000 goal
0
seconds to go

Funded!

This project was successfully funded on June 11, 2014.

tado° Cooling turns any AC unit into a smart device: Auto-off, precooling, indoor presence detection and single room control.

Tado Inc.
Project by

Tado Inc.

First created  |  2 backed

See full bio Contact me

About this project


Device and App



Is it for me?

 

The Pledges

The Company



 The Team

 Project Plan & Development

The Working Prototype

's video poster
Play
 


Tech Specs

User Interface

  • 15 x 15 LED Matrix, Cap-Touch 

Processor

  • Texas Instruments MSP430 Ultra-low power microcontroller, 20MHz, 256kB Flash, 18kB RAM

Sensors 

  • Temperature, humidity, noise, ambient light, infrared

Communication

  • 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz (WiFi)
  • 802.15.4 @ 2.4GHz (6LowPan)
  • Bluetooth LE (BLE) / iBeacon (reg. trademark of Apple Inc.)
  • IR-RX & IR-TX (30-60kHz) 

Bandwidth & power consumption, size

  • < 60MB per month upload, < 5MB per month download 
  • Consumes less than 0.05kWh per month @ < 250mA
  • Size: 100 x 100 x 10 mm

In the box: tado° Cooling thermostat, cable&plug, welcome guide, mounting screws

Any questions? 

Send us an email to support@tado.com or call:

+44-20-351 44881 (UK)

+1-415-800 4087 (USA)

+49-89-416 156640 (Germany)

Office hours: 8am-7pm CET


Download Presskit here

Risks and challenges

During the last months we have worked extensively on research and testing of all aspects around the PCB board and its enclosure. One challenge we might face are unforeseeable issues arising from suppliers not meeting their projected lead times for selected components. Most of our suppliers have already made commitments about volumes and lead times but there is always a chance of deviation, resulting in an overall delay of production. We will start preordering components as soon as the campaign is successful.

Another aspect is the diverse quantity of smartphones around the world. We are already compatible with a large number of smartphones due to our experience with The Heating App. If your phone is a recent model, produced by a known manufacturer, you will most likely have no issues using our app. However, there is a slight possibility that your specific model might need some changes in the code. We will do our best to address these issues as quickly as possible, as they come to our attention. Any feedback is highly appreciated.

During the last 3 years our team has gained a lot of experience in terms of hardware and software development, manufacturing and operations. We have already successfully brought a product to market, which included large-scale manufacturing processes, trial phases, global sourcing of parts and customer service. Barring any unforeseen circumstances or acts of god and with enough support from the Kickstarter community, we will be able to fulfill our project plan as outlined above. We are thrilled to receive your feedback and support in achieving our goal: Breathing new life into all of those ancient A/Cs out there!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    73 backers

    SUPPORT THE GOOD CAUSE: Help fight climate change through the wonders of technology and bottom-up change. We will keep you updated on our progress via email. Thank you for bringing us closer to our goal!

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $69 or more

    500 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD PRODUCT: Be an early adopter! Get tado° Cooling, including the mobile app, for much cheaper than our future retail price of $149. The Early Bird edition is limited to 500 units and 1 unit per person.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $99 or more

    953 backers

    EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRODUCT: No problem if you didn’t make the early bird cut. Only on Kickstarter can you still get tado° Cooling, including the mobile app, for $50 less than our future retail price of $149. If you have multiple A/C’s spread throughout the house, you can get a tado° for each room. Just multiply $99 with the number of units you need when you pledge (max. of 10).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $179 or more

    17 backers Limited (83 left of 100)

    LIMITED COLOR EDITION: Perfectly complement your home’s decor with your own custom-built color edition. Choose any color combination you can imagine for the back plate, cable and LED. This edition is strictly limited to 100 units, and 1 unit per person. Each unit will be marked with a limited edition serial number.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $299 or more

    21 backers Limited (79 left of 100)

    DEVELOPER PACKAGE: Do you recognize the potential in tado’s Internet-of-Things technology? Do you envision integrating tado’s functionality into other applications? Would you like the ability to control devices other than your A/C? The developer package includes a prototype which will be delivered before we start serial production. You will also get access to our SDK and documentation.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,999 or more

    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    ELITE-GOLD DEVELOPER PACKAGE: You’ll get the Developer Kit plus a direct hotline to our tech team. You will receive an invitation to come visit us in Munich, to spend some time with the team and have an awesome day at the Oktoberfest. We’ll also give you some traditional Lederhosen or a Dirndl so you’ll show up in true Bavarian style. We will cover accommodation and all other expenses for your trip (flights to Germany excluded).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)