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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Sense – Smart Sensor With Push Alerts


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Sense is a tiny device that can monitor various atmospheric variables including temperature, moisture, air pressure, light intensity, noise level and CO2 level, movements, and more. Thanks to multiple built-in sensors and machine learning, Sense learns about you and your environment and sends you push notifications containing useful information and recommendations about the environment. It gets more useful and accurate as you use Sense longer and longer.  Sense is so tiny that it can easily affix to any appliance, wall, or backpack. You can take it with you anywhere or install it in a place to monitor the environment locally and remotely 24/7.

Sense can be used with the corresponding MicroBot Sense app (available on iOS and Android), IFTTT, Amazon Alexa and Google Home. It connects to your smartphone or optionally to a smart hub via Bluetooth Low Energy.  The best thing about Sense is that you don’t actually have to actively use it. Just carry it with you or leave it somewhere in a place. You will automatically receive insightful messages about the environment and air quality.   The first batch will be shipped in July, and for those who back the Distributor Kit, they’ll ship out working sample units as soon as the campaign ends!  They promise they will do their best to keep the ETD.

As of March 30th, this project has raised $35,000 of their $20,000 goal. This project has 26 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $45, you will get one MicroBot Sense.  For a pledge of $75, you will get two MicroBot Sense.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/naran/microbot-sense-smart-sensor-for-smarter-living

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