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Wireless Blocks Create The Foundation For A Connected Home

Wireless Blocks Create The Foundation For A Connected Home

AngelBlocks is an open-source system that brings the Internet Of Things to your home.

Ross Brooks
  • 31 march 2014

AngelBlocks are a new open-source set of affordable building blocks that can be used to make your home smarter, protect your family, and make life a little bit easier. They can run for five years on a set of batteries, with a range of 1,000 feet indoors, and two miles outdoors.

The system revolves around a WiFi-connected hub called AngelGate, which can interact with a wide range of different add-on components. AngelBlocks relies on a “If This, Then That” set of behavioral rules, which are automatically generated when you install a new component.

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AngelTags is one of the most attractive features of the system, which can track the presence of people, pets, and things to trigger certain actions based on their movements. When you leave home, the system can shut your garage, lock your doors, turn off dangerous appliances, and activate your security system.

Out of the box, AngelBlocks can integrate with WeMo, Ninja, Philips Hue and RadioThermoStat. The AngelBridge, an add-on-card for the AngelGate, also adds support for Z-Wave and Zigbee.

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For a pledge of $149 on Kickstarter, you can buy a basic system, which includes AngelGate and a few AngelBlocks. The project has a goal of $50,000, and has nearly reached the $30,000 with more than 20 days left to go. if you’re looking for an affordable way to make your home more intelligent, make sure to head over to Kickstarter and take a look at AngelBlocks.

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