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Smarthus - Smart Home For Everyone by Maketronics. A Technology Project.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Smarthus smart home system (www.smarthus.cc) is a project under our new found hardware startup- Maketronics PLT. Smarthus smart home system is an idea that we initiated during the D-CODE Bootcamp organised by StartupMalaysia.org and we are honoured to be selected as one the TOP 5 project and was recently featured in YAHOO News (http://goo.gl/cNkhLV).

Project Smarthus is an initiative to make any home a "smart home" because we believe a good lifestyle should be embraced by a larger mass of people. So a smart home system by Smarthus for every one will have the core value of being affordable, easy to use and simple to implement.

Moving forward from the bootcamp, we further enhanced the smart home system and we are now looking for funding and therefore we've decided to crowd fund this project here in pitchIN.

Smarthus T8 Controller and C6 Wireless Switch pair allows allows people to have control over their home appliances by switching it on and off remotely so now it will be easier to switch off any unused appliances such as a fan or TV or lighting's and in turn, save precious energy.

Both the controller and wireless switch communicates through 2.4Gz RF frequency and has a long effective range to ensure maximum control area.

App Feature:


TIMER: allows you to set time to switch the appliances off


REMOTE ON/OFF: remotely switch it off from whereever around the house

How It Works:



Close Up View:





How You Can Help:

Here's how you can help. You may do so by pitching in in order for us to achieve mass production and that will help us to kick start the first production of Smarthus Smart Home system and this is also a good way to proof a market and get the needed funding to be reinvested into the development. With that, we shall create more awesome smart home devices for everyone.

FAQ:

Do I need WiFi for this to work?
No. The T8 Controller controller communicates with other wireless switches through ZigBee RF communication protocol.

What OS is supported?
The system works as an app in the Chrome Browser. OS such as Windows / Ubuntu / MAC / Chrome OS are all supported.


Side Note:

A pitcher/pledger does not need a PayPal account to pitch or pledge. What he/she needs is a credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or a debit card.

However, if you are not comfortable doing an online pitch/pledge - you can transfer the money directly to the pitchIN account as follows:

WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN.BHD
Maybank 564892100684

WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN BHD is the company that owns and runs pitchIN.

However, the person must send pitchIN the proof of transfer by attaching the receipt to the email address: pitch@pitchin.my with the Subject Heading: Smarthus. Upon receiving that, the folks at pitchIN can then quickly update the project page.

Thank you again and we do hope you will support the project!

Team Maketronics


Project Updates

Project Discussion

List of Pitchers

List of all people who had pitched/pledge money to this project

Pang Wee Tak RM49
Shamsul Jafni Shafie RM49
Christopher Tock RM49
Anonymous Pitcher RM99

About Me

Eric Tan

Gender male
Location
Website https://www.facebook.com/erictan2013
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Additional Information

ABOUT US

Smarthus is a project by Maketronics PLT to develop a smart home system for everyone. Maketronics is a new found electronics system design company with 4 co-founders namely Eric Tan, Ben Tan, Walter Wong and Keith Tan who all have engineering background.

This is us:



We strive to put our knowledge for the construction of a better life for the people and Smarthus is one of our first product to facilitate the effort of saving energy by switching off any unused appliances in the house and provide the convenience of controlling home appliances even when you are on your couch.

The Smarthus project was initiated during a bootcamp (D-Code) by StartupMalaysia.org and this project is honoured to be chosen as one of the TOP 5 project of the camp and after several round of judging, Smarthus was selected as the TOP 3 project to be sponsored to Silicon Valley.



Eric presenting about Smarthus during D-Code



Team Smarthus and Jonathan Baudanza (Founder of beatlab)