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tado° Cooling turns any AC unit into a smart device: Auto-off, precooling, indoor presence detection and single room control.
tado° Cooling turns any AC unit into a smart device: Auto-off, precooling, indoor presence detection and single room control.
tado° Cooling turns any AC unit into a smart device: Auto-off, precooling, indoor presence detection and single room control.
1,601 backers pledged $204,287 to help bring this project to life.

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 The Team

 Project Plan & Development

The Working Prototype

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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


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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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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