GetWired

by Domatic

A complete solution for easy-to-use and affordable wired home automation

View all updates Jan 27, 2020

We are almost ready!

by Jakub Kazibudzki

Crowdfunding will begin soon

We realize it’s been quite some time since we first announced the upcoming GetWired campaign. Our efforts to be as thorough as possible have made preparations rather demanding. Over the past few months, we have had to overcome several important challenges.

Campaign Planning

Integrity and versatility are two of our core principles. In the interest of the former, we would like to be as transparent as possible about some of the difficult decisions we’ve had to make regarding the latter.

Our goal is to provide a complete, hardware-based home automation solution that is able to perform various tasks in a smart building. To achieve this, we need many different hardware designs. If we offered them all through this campaign, however, we would end up making it unwieldy and confusing for backers. So, after much consideration, we decided to focus on the four GetWired products that we believe backers will find most useful at this point in time: our MCU board, our Ethernet gateway, our 2SSR power and lighting shield, and the RGBW LED shield. We will make these four boards available in various quantities and configurations.

From a planning perspective, even this limited set of GetWired products complicated the financial aspects of our campaign design. We worked hard on this, though, and we believe our solution strikes a good balance between diversity and simplicity. Now it’s up to you to show us whether or not we got it right!

GetWired Handbook

While planning this campaign, we came to the conclusion that – in order to achieve our goal of making GetWired useful for hobbyists, rather than just for a small group of professionals and hard-core enthusiasts – we would need both solid documentation and easy-to-follow setup instructions. From this realization was born the GetWired Handbook. We do not like wasting time, so we started working on it right away. And we kept working on it until, a few days later, our 30 page handbook was ready. It now includes:

  • Our backstory and an introduction to the idea behind GetWired
  • Technical details about our hardware
  • Planning advice for electrical installation
  • Information about using our software
  • Advice on installing modules and integrating them with open source home automation controllers

The only problem is that we have not yet translated it to English. Hopefully, with the (mental) support of our backers, we will address this issue soon. When the English handbook is ready, we will announce it in a campaign update.

Campaign Video

Our lofty ambition was to produce a campaign video that was actually worth watching. We probably don’t have to tell you that this is not an easy thing to accomplish. Though we are both interested in photography, we have very little experience with shooting video and even less experience with editing it. But, one way or another, we had to manage. Once the campaign goes live, please let us know what you think of our video. (And, of course, if you like the result, please share it with others!)

About the Author

Jakub Kazibudzki


$3,824 raised

of $10,000 goal

38% Funded

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$5

Help us Develop a GetWired Handbook

Support the preparation of a detailed GetWired handbook. In return you will receive a clean, legible PDF that describes all GetWired devices in detail.


$130

GetWired Basic Bundle

Everything you need to get started: one GetWired Ethernet Gateway, one GetWired 2SSR Shield, one GetWired RGBW Shield, and two GetWired MCU Modules. Fully assembled, with a bootloader installed on the MCU Modules, and with the Ethernet Gateway pre-programmed.


$250

5x Shields, 5x MCU Modules, and an Ethernet Gateway

The full set. One GetWired Ethernet Gateway, five GetWired MCU Modules, three GetWired 2SSR Shields, and two GetWired RGBW Shields. Fully assembled, with a bootloader installed on the MCU Modules, and with the Ethernet Gateway pre-programmed.


$375

10x GetWired MCU+Shield Modules (2SSR or RGBW)

A huge set of ten GetWired Shields (2SSR by default), each paired with its own MCU Module. Fully assembled and with a bootloader installed on the MCU Modules. (RGBW Shields available at additional cost.)


$40

GetWired 2SSR Shield & MCU Module

A ready-to-use kit containing one GetWired MCU Module and one GetWired 2SSR Shield. Fully assembled and with bootloader installed on the MCU Module.


$45

GetWired RGBW Shield & MCU Module

A ready-to-use kit containing one GetWired MCU Module and one GetWired RGBW Shield. Fully assembled and with bootloader installed on the MCU Module.


$50

GetWired Ethernet Gateway

A single GetWired Ethernet Gateway, fully assembled and pre-programmed. Essential for most home automation installations!


$19

GetWired MCU Module

A single GetWired MCU Module. Fully assembled and with a bootloader installed.


$18

Programmer, Adapter, and Wires

A single USBasp v2.0 programmer, an adapter for GetWired MCU Modules, and some wires. Extremely helpful when flashing firmware to your MCU.

Credits

Domatic

We are technology enthusiasts who have long been interested in DIY home automation systems. GetWired is our first project. It was inspired by the experience we gained, over the past several years, while pursuing that interest. We are excited to share it with other hobbyists and smart home fanatics in the hopes that it will help them build their own safe, reliable, privacy-friendly, wired home automation systems.


Jakub Kazibudzki

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