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Offline Cyril.Anthony

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DIY Smart Switch
« on: December 28, 2018, 11:29:59 am »
Hi guys. so i made this crowd finding campaign for the smart switch which i developed with Arduino

After seeing the Campaign you might have few questions so i have posted the frequently asked ones here before you see the campaign.

1. Why is this campaign so crappy quality?
A: Well i blew off the campaign budget in product development so couldn't hire a decent graphics designer and a photographer

2. Why should i use this switch? I'm pretty satisfied with my normal ON/OFF switch.
A: This switch looks pretty and can turn off and on things remotely. some might like it some might not.

3. Is this product legit?
A: Yes it is.

So where are the actual product pictures?

here you go..








So i started selling the switch on tindie. https://www.tindie.com/products/Oriana/capacitive-touch-panel-switches-arduino-compatible/
it had Zigbee/Bluetooth/Wifi
but for this campaign and the majority uses ESP WiFi modules i have mentioned only wifi. This switch uses STM32F103C8T6 + ESP8285.

I started this campaign since i have quite a few customers locally lined up for buying this product but my Chinese supplier who supplies the back housing told me that the Minimum quantity
is at least 1000Pcs.

You can easily modify the ESP8285 Firmware so that you can use different protocol to communicate and built in functions according to your needs 

GitHub : https://github.com/hatchprototype/

Campaign : https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hatchswitch-diy-smart-switch/

 

Offline Richard Crowley

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Re: DIY Smart Switch
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 12:35:02 pm »
Looks like an elegant design. I like it.
If you had a US-style double-gang model, I would sign up for it.

OTOH,
It seems extraordinarily risky to sell a product designed for direct connection to and control of mains power without all the required certifications, etc.  The potential liability is practically unlimited.
 

Offline Cyril.Anthony

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Re: DIY Smart Switch
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 01:02:57 pm »
It seems extraordinarily risky to sell a product designed for direct connection to and control of mains power without all the required certifications, etc.  The potential liability is practically unlimited.

I'm glad that you have asked about the certifications.

I have ISO 9001 for my company and ISI Certification for the product since I live in India but i'm going to get CE and FCC once i reach campaign goal.

I'm going to prototype a 2-gang and 3-gang US and EU Switches this month. The PCBs are ready and tested but glass is pretty expensive in low quantity.
 


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