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As promised I am doing my monthly Kickstarter and Indiegogo reviews. This month my two favorite projects are both unique and frankly extremely interesting.

My Kickstarter Project:

The first is an open framework for instrumentation. Called red pitaya and launched on Kickstarter about five days ago.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/652945597/red-pitaya-open-instruments-for-everyone?ref=email 

Technologies yesterday available only to research labs and industry turn your iPhone, tablet or PC into an amazing instrument.

It’s a very interesting project more so from the environment they are attempting to create. A virtual world of connected sensors using an open source backend. Very similar to a number of educational devices on the market, but launching this as an open source project.

My Indiegogo Project:

Canary is a single device that contains an HD video camera and multiple sensors that track everything from motion, temperature and air quality to vibration, sound, and activity to help keep you, your family and your home safe.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/canary-the-first-smart-home-security-device-for-everyone

For those of you who are still arguing my #RIPWINP8 statement – please note this canary device is controlled from your mobile device (generic mobile device) those devices are defined by the free software, which you can download for iOS and for Android. Humm.

Anyway, a home observation platform that also does temperature, air quality and motion sensor/siren for inside your home. With night vision you don’t have to climb downstairs in the middle of the night to see who is there. They call Canary a home security device I would instead call it more of a peace of mind device.

Overall the quality of projects continues to go up. I’ve noticed there have been a number of smart watches – I love watches! Which I find intriguing.

Anyway, time to get rolling!

.doc

Scott Andersen

IASA Fellow

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