Beesper featured on Kickstater looking to sense your world is an interesting invention that looks to sense the world around you and bring that data to you in a user friendly format.
This Italian team has identified that a beer application currently exists with the invention but we see more use in California for a wine application and wonder if they’ve tried marketing it to vineyards. We’ll be contacting them to find out.
We don’t believe they’ll reach their target but we see some great benefits in their campaign.
Here’s how they describe their invention:
Beesper is a flexible system for detection, analysis and control of environmental data, powerful but easy to use.
With Beesper you can:
collect data from virtually any kinds of sensors (some examples follow: check soil moisture, temperature and level of sunlight in your garden, be inside a barrel to get a great craft beer, monitor temperature, humidity, brightness and noise level in every room of your house, discover the electrical consumption of your appliances, …)
use these data locally or remotely (with the available Apps or on the web), sharing them with relatives, friends, the community, on the major social networks
enjoy, develop and sell new N-Apps (network apps) all over the world.
Very soon, thanks to sensors and nodes being finalized now, you will be able also to:
keep an eye over the millimetric movements of a crack in the wall (and correlate them with vibrations or telluric movements),
monitor the CO2 level of only one room or of a whole neighborhood,
… and much much more!
Beepser consists of:
1. an ultra-low-power long range Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), able to self-organize, that supports many different sensors,
2. an App (Android, iPhone) and a website to analyze and custom-control the gathered data (eg: by sending an alarm upon a trigger),
3. a set of plugins for targeted use. And you can even build your own N-Apps!
“Discover – Explore – Manage” (how does it work)
The Beesper wireless network consists of:
ultra-low power nodes (BeesperNodes) that can be equipped with multiple sensors, both internal and external
a “bridge” (BeesperBridge) that reveices data from the BeesperNodes and send it to a server via the Internet (connected using Ethernet, GPRS or Wi-Fi)
The network setup is very easy: the Beesper Network is auto-configuring, once started a BeesperNode looks for the closer BeesperBridge or BeesperNode on the same network and connects to it!
If the distance between a BeesperNode and a BeesperBridge is too long to establish a direct wireless link, a BeesperNode will, automatically, connect to another, closer, BeesperNode and use it as relay towards the BeesperBridge. The various Beesper Nodes discover the best path to the bridge and shape themselves as a tree-shaped network.
It is also possible to add more BeesperNodes or sensors at any time to extend the coverage area! Each node can be reused for different tasks by changing its sensors or simply via the website or the N-App.
Do you want to know more about the tech?
Check the Beesper tech data page!
Now it is the time to explore your data!
From your Android phone or tablet (and thanks to Kickstarter also from your iPhone/iPad and website) you can get the Beesper app, free to download. Just put in your login and password and you can see your Beesper network and put it at your use!
Beesper puts at your fingertips even more advanced applications: BeesperBeer lets you brew a great craft beer, BeesperGreen keeps an eye over your garden and helps you to grow your plants, BeesperEnergy gets inside your power-hungry gadgets to find out who is the culprit for that sky-high electricity bill!
Moreover you can share with other Beesper users, and your friends, all the information and discoveries you made! You will even be able to create a group of friends for a collaborative task!
To get started, simply “drag&drop” the BeesperNode on the desired Beesper App and you’re done! The node’s data will be used by the app.
The above Beesper Apps are ready to be used but only your imagination is the limit: Beesper will allow you to program custom app through the development APIs (developed within Kickstarter).
If you do not want to touch a single line of code, you can also share data with your family or friends on social networks, send an email, an alert or a text message with the BeesperWizard app!
With Beesper we want to make a powerful industrial technology, born in the research laboratory Henesis, open to all and easy to apply to real-world problems.
The Path of the Bee
Starting point: our h-WSN platform, developed over the last years aimed at professional applications. We are at the third version of our electronics and network protocol, which is based on the standard IEEE802.15.4 at 2.4GHz.
Our latest improvement is the possibility to update the firmware of each node wirelessly and from remote, while the Beesper network is in place!
Here are some pictures of our platform at the state in which we are now.