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McThings Reaches The End Of Its KickStarter Campaign
by Kyle Patrick Cayabyab ▪ 7.22.2014 Tech Marinade

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The suite of BLE sensors and controllers regarded as McThings reaches the end of it’s Kickstarter campaign, earning well over its $50,000 CAD goal. WestWork Technology Ltd. developed this collection of devices and software to measure and control anything you need and even connect to the cloud. WestWork envisions that homes, shops, etc. “…will have a large number of low-cost, low-power easy to setup sensors and controllers that will improve efficiency,¬†quality of life and minimize power consumption.” And these sensors and controllers will connect to the cloud and fully integrate with Facebook, Twitter, and more. This integration can already be seen on household appliances like refrigerators you can tweet from.

McThings comes together to create a low cost and low power infrastructure with fill internet connectivity. The main control board, called a McModule, will run for years on a coin cell and runs on a 32-bit ARM Cortex processor with a 2.4GHz multi-protocol radio and a 128-bit AES encryption co-processor. A McRouter and McPlug will also be available for backers and in preorders.

Are you a beginner at programming? The McModule uses a rule engine for instruction and a wizard to define those rules. You don’t need to be a pro to use McThings as programming is not required.

Hosting a variety of sensors including temperature, acceleration, moisture, biometrics, and more, the McModule can handle any kind of measuring you may need. It can even control, indicate or log things such as send a text message when the temperature of you home increases and turn on the AC with a reply. You can even log almost anything and keep track of useful information like the temperature of various rooms in your house or anything else you can think of.

Be sure to check out the Kickstarter page, the McThings page, and WestWork’s site for more information and how you can preorder if you missed out on backing it.

 

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