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knakov 11-05-2012 02:50 AM

Universal Bluetooth Trigger for Smarpthones
 
Hi guys,

I've started an interesting project for home automation based on tiny and cheap (thumb-sized) Bluetooth modules able to trigger almost any electric equipment (up to 2.5kW). My idea is to have lots of small and cheap modules that appear on the screen of a smartphone when they get in range and disappear afterwards. Once available on the screen, those modules can trigger almost anything by just sliding a switch on the smartphone's touchscreen. The main virtues of those devices are small size, low cost and easy setup. Those modules have 4 types of triggering its relay (on/off, trigger, toggle, pulse toggle), and dry contact input for feedback of triggered equipment.

I would use them for arming/disarming house alarms, car alarms and immobilizers, opening garage doors or turning lights.

I'm almost there, the manufacturing facility will deliver the first batch in a month or so, my Android application is ready, I just have to activate it on the Google Play. But I need some help :) Help with an advice, help with support for the project, help with testing, or anything that would give me a notion if I am heading in the right direction or not. I am qurious of whether my device would be useful to people all over the world.

What do you think? Is this project worth supporting?

Cheers,
Kalin

knakov 11-06-2012 09:15 AM

Re: Universal Bluetooth Trigger for Smarpthones
 
So briefly, the basic idea behind this project is to help people running small projects on low budget to achieve good results without having to spend a lot on expensive systems for home automation. Sometimes a big system is not needed for simple type of automation. I know there are nice systems available, but for me they are all too complicated to deal with and expensive. I've always lacked some nice small, simple and cheap solution for plain switching.

knakov 11-07-2012 12:55 AM

Re: Universal Bluetooth Trigger for Smarpthones
 
BTW, Apple just released light bulbs switchable from the iPhone. The light bulbs are called Hue and are produced by Philips. This is similar to my project, but the difference is that I am targeting a more universal solution.

knakov 12-12-2012 11:25 AM

Re: Universal Bluetooth Trigger for Smarpthones
 
The project is at its final phase, it's almost ready! I'm doing the final tests on car and house alarm systems and simple electrical equipment :-) the project and the news about it is available at indiegogo, the project is called Clicko.


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