I admit that it took us quite a long time, but the first batch of GetWired boards has finally arrived in the US. As of Tuesday, July 28th, both crowdfunding orders and pre-orders are at a Mouser Electronics warehouse in Texas. The crowdfunding boards will continue their journey to backers soon, and pre-orders will follow shortly after that. This update includes brief status reports on our fulfillment adventure, our upcoming GetWired forum, and our software development efforts. Read the full update.
Our big day is almost here! As of last week, all modules have arrived at our office. We are now testing them and getting them ready to be shipped to you. We need just a few more days, so they will probably leave our office next week. After that, Crowd Supply will handle the fulfillment of all your orders. We will keep you informed about the dates. More details below. Read the full update.
First of all, please accept our deepest apologies for staying silent for such a long time. One might easily have imagined that something bad had happened to GetWired. Rest assured, it's nothing like that. And we hope you will manage to forgive us after reading about what we've been up to. This update includes a progress report, pictures of completed PCBs, a link to our design files, and ideas for future GetWired hardware. Read the full update.
As you probably noticed, the GetWired crowdfunding campaign wrapped up almost two weeks ago. Nonetheless, it is still keeping us quite busy. This update covers what we've been up to since then, as we prepare for manufacturing. Read the full update.
In today's update, we will talk about MQTT support and highlight some additional GetWired modules that are not part of this crowdfunding campaign – one that is already in production and three more than are currently in various stages of the design process. In addition, we are announcing a reduction of our funding goal. GetWired is happening, my friends! Read the full update.
...our final week! Today, we have another update from our practical series. In it, we will answer some fundamental questions related to planning a GetWired installation. Read the full update.
Developing the concept for GetWired and designing the hardware was a long process. To complete it we had to work through several stages. In this update we would like to give you a peek behind the curtain at the methods that helped us get here. Read the full update.
Todays update will show you how to use GetWired modules with the most popular home automation controllers, Domoticz and Home Assistant. Read the full update.
Our campaign page is missing certain practical details about how to use the various GetWired modules, and we believe that many of our backers and potential backers are curious about those details. So we pulled together the documentation we had, wrote the bits we didn't have, formatted it all, and added some nice photographs. Introducing the GetWired Quick Launch Guide! This update covers everything you need to know to install and configure every board in the GetWired Basic Bundle. Read the full update.
Hardware and software are important, of course, and GetWired provides both. But to install home automation modules properly – whether they are in-wall modules or electrical switchboard modules – you're also going to need some enclosures. Well, the good news is, we thought of that! This update introduces our 3D-printed enclosure designs. Read the full update.
After launch, we realized that we had somehow skipped what we now believe is a very important product bundle. Previously, we had one bundle with an Ethernet Gateway and five MCU+Shield pairs, and another with ten MCU+Shield pairs. Those are both useful sets of GetWired boards, but they mostly target backers who are ready to wire up an apartment or a house (or at least an entire room). This new bundle is a smaller investment, but one that still allows you to build something practical while familiarizing yourself with the GetWired ecosystem. Read the full update.
Finally, our big day has come. We are ready and willing to do anything within our reach – or even beyond it – to make this campaign a success. But first, we need your help. Come have a look! And If you like what you see, please support GetWired by sharing it with others! Read the full update.
It's been quite some time since we first announced our upcoming campaign for the GetWired home automation system. Well, the wait is almost over. We expect to launch very soon! Meanwhile, this update describes some of the challenges we faced over the past few months and how we addressed them. Read the full update.