Many of today’s more popular SmartHome products and platforms even (SmartThings) got their start on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.
I recently spent some time on those sites browsing for SmartHome projects on them that might be of interest to readers of Life on Silicon, and this article highlights a handful of the more interesting projects on those sites today.
This is the first of what will be an ongoing series highlighting crowdfunded projects for SmartHome products, so if you are aware of any crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or similar platforms that I haven’t listed here (or if you have a project yourself you’d like to see listed), feel free to use the form on the blog’s Contact page to reach out to me and let me know about it. I’m going to try to do an update with new crowdfunded SmartHome projects every couple of months or so, and will try to include any recommendations in future editions.
Fishbit Aquarium Monitor
- Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1758456789/fishbit-your-aquarium-made-simple
- Website: https://getfishbit.com/
- Funding Status: $34,522 of $71,750, 24 days left
- Ship Target: August 2016
The Fishbit is a monitor and controller for high-end aquarium setups. The full version (with monitor and controller, you can get just the monitor device or just the controller device) will provide aquarium environment monitoring via an app, and the controller is an app controlled power distribution unit for your aquarium devices, like lights and heaters.