>> NINJABLOCKS - HOME AUTOMATION KIT
Home automation kit that looks simple to setup, configure and use.
Ninja Blocks is a
home automation kit that provides a nice end-to-end ecosystem for the
integration of sensors, communication and social networking into your
home - complete with a scripting framework so that anyone can configure
Originally starting out as a
campaign back in the summer of 2012 - the team received some seed funding
in 2013 and have taken the concept to a fairly professional level providing
plenty of infrastructure and integration guides.
The Ninja Block is a Beagle Bone unit (alternatively: Raspberry Pi for DIY
hackers) and acts as a gateway from sensory nodes into the Ninja Cloud. Sensors
can be traditional sensors or even Internet end points such as Twitter or
Facebook; it is even possible to connect more complicated sensor nodes built
out of third party arduino or Rasberry Pi circuits.
A Ninja Remote application (iOS and android) is provided to communicate
with the environment that is configured - which is put together by defining
rules considering of very basic
"when this stuff happens" ... "then do these things"
scenarios selecting from registered actuators and sensors defined in your
They launched another kickstarter program recently with the new designed
Ninja Sphere (new features include
gesture control, location and presence detection) - which returned over
seven times the expected funding and has not yet been launched to the public.