Sensordrone: The 6th Sense of Your Smartphone…& Beyond!
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Initial production units sold out…New orders ship in May 2013
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Link to: Sensordrone Developer Website
People Sense the Possibilities of Sensordrone!
Android Police- “…mind-blowing…applications of Sensordrone are simply astounding”
Engadget – “…slightly Star Trek, with the device connecting across Bluetooth to share a wealth of data on what’s going on around you”
Fast Company – “Flash forward a few years and imagine millions of people carrying around tiny but powerful sensing units like these. People will then be able to join networks of individuals who share and/or sell their sensing data.”
Geek – “Sensordrone really looks like an incredible gadget, and clearly something that takes us one step closer to having a Tricorder for your mobile device”
Guyism - “They even use the Star Trek font and refer to the Tricorder. NEEEEEEEERDSSSSS!… It’s actually pretty useful, a kind of technological Swiss Army knife.”
Mashable - “…Tricorders don’t exist quite yet, but the Sensordrone currently on Kickstarter is a step in the right direction”
OhGizmo! – “Yeah, we’re getting into Star Trek Tricorder territory here, and we’re pretty excited…”
TechSpot – “…the Sensordrone is a Swiss Army Knife of environmental input”
TreeHugger – “For years, scientists have talked about putting sensors into cell phones to be able to collect environmental data…it’s not so easy. At least not until now.”
Sensordrone Lets You Run Hundreds of Previously Impossible Sensor Apps
Sensordrone can fit on your keychain, monitor your environment, and talk with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Sensordrone already includes more sensors than anything else available, so you can run hundreds of new apps. Apps that are surprisingly useful in your daily life, fun apps, scientific apps, and more.
Here are just a few examples.
Download Detailed Specifications: http://developer.sensordrone.com/forum/download/file.php?id=10
Sensordrone currently supports Android 2.2 (Froyo) and later. Bluetooth 2.1 and 4.0 will be supported for Android. Support for iOS with bluetooth 4.0 as well as other OS platforms is planned for the future.
Sensordrone Makes You Smarter
Did you know that hockey rinks, parking garages, and other enclosed spaces have poor air quality? With Sensordrone, you can measure and report on it.
Expansion Modules – Connect Anything to Sensordrone
Connect to a printer or any other wild idea you have! Expansion modules like ambient CO2, pH & Dissolved Oxygen expansion modules available soon.
Designed to be Simple
Everything is included in the Sensordrone’s sleek & compact metal/plastic housing. No configuration is required. Just run an app, and it works. There are no switches or dials to adjust. You don’t have to buy new sensors to do anything shown in the video. Just run an app. Truly a major extension of your mobile device, everything is controlled by the app. Here are just 6 apps that we’re already running with our Sensordrones.
More Than Just Data
The sensors in Sensordrone don’t just give you data, they guide you to smart decisions. Sensor apps will teach you, help you, and guide you. You’ll be informed enough to demand action. For example, the carbon monoxide sensor will measure carbon monoxide, but combine that with an Air Quality Index guide, and you’ll get much more information than just a number.
Connect & Share
The Sensordrone can give you data anywhere you go. Maybe you’ll find a gas leak or a polluted area and want to share that information with your colleagues. Maybe you’ll use it as a breathalyzer after having too many drinks and it will automatically have your phone call a designated driver. Since the Sensordrone is essentially an extension of your internet connected smartphone or tablet, you can easily share vital data via your preferred web service. This includes Twitter, Facebook, sensor sites like Pachube, and much more.
3 Modes of Operation:
You’ll have full control over the Sensordrone, like LED colors and timing, which sensors are on, how often to collect data, and when to transmit the data.
1. Call-Respond Mode – (just give me the most recent data now).
2. Streaming Mode – (keep sending real-time data.)
3. Data Logging Mode – (store data in memory until called upon, then download and export to a .csv file)
Hardware is very expensive to develop. So we’re making the Sensordrone’s application level software open source so anybody can combine a suite of new sensors with powerful mobile devices to create great new apps. An API & sample code will be made available.
One Device…Endless Possibilities
- Air quality
- Breath alcohol
- Color matching
- Non-contact thermometer
- Weather monitoring
- Crowd sourced Sensor Data
- Games (totally new concepts)
- Flatulence (use gas sensors for both serious and not so serious measurements)
- Totally new applications/Multi-sensor mayhem!
The Sensordrone has all the sensors your phone doesn’t have. It is meant to extend your mobile devices capabilities, not duplicate them (so we didn’t include motion or magnetic sensors which are common in phones/tablets)
- Precision Electrochemical Gas Sensor – Calibrated for Carbon Monoxide (Also can be used for precision measurements of Alcohol, Hydrogen, and others)
- Gas Sensor for Oxidizing Gases – MOS type for Chlorine, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide, etc.
Gas Sensor for Reducing Gases – (MOS type for methane, Propane, alcohols, other
- Temperature – Simple resistance temperature sensor type
- Pressure – can be used for Barometer, Altimeter, Blood Pressure, etc.
- Non-Contact Thermometer – Infrared sensor for scanning object temperature
- Proximity Capacitance – fluid level, intrusion detection, stud finder & more applications
- Red Color Intensity
- Green Color Intensity
- Blue Color Intensity
- Illumination – combine RGB & illumination for color matching
- Digital & Analog Interface - Expansion connector for connecting anything you want to your mobile device through the Sensordrone
Anybody can connect any device/hardware project to the Sensordrone via a standard 0.1” pitch header, supports digital (RS-232, I2C) and analog signals. This makes Sensordrone an “Easy Bluetooth Interface” for your project. First for Android, then for iOS and other platforms. We’re making external expansion modules that will connect to the expansion connector. To give you a sneak peak, one expansion module we’re working on is a complete air quality monitor for precision measurements of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) & Ozone (O3).
A Sensor Revolution!
The government can tell you that the air quality is good based on data collected at their monitoring stations, but unless you live next to such a station, they can’t tell you what the air quality is where you live. The air quality where you are may be very different, especially if you’re near a highway, an industrial facility, or even just in a parking garage.
Crowd sourced data from Sensordrone users can dramatically expand the existing pollution/Air quality and weather station network, potentially leading to improved health and better weather forecasting.
Compare the official Air Quality Index network for Carbon Monoxide in New York State (~10) vs. what a Sensordrone network could be (1,000s+).
This is what happens when you de-centralize data and put it in the hands of the people.
Unbelievably Small Design…
All the sensors are enclosed in a unique, fully custom plastic & metal housing. The Sensordrone is the “swiss army knife” of sensors. It’s so small, and light, you can carry it everywhere, on your keychain, or perhaps on a necklace…
Sensordrone for Android
The Swiss Army Knife of Sensors
Exactly where are all these sensors?!
|Click on the map below to get more information about the many sensors included with the Sensordrone.