Grovkillen & TD-er

Grovkillen & TD-er

are creating ESP Easy for home automation and data harvesting

115

patrons

$414

per month
You found our page. Great!

 Current situation 
Our names are Grovkillen & TD-er and we're the core team behind ESP Easy (an open source firmware initiative for the microprocessors ESP82XX and ESP32). The idea that we have is to be able to quit our daytime job. Grovkillen formaly as a Standards Engineer at the company Senseair, part of Asahi Kasei, now as a front end engineer at XLENT Consulting. TD-er formally as a Software Engineer at the company KxA Data Solutions. Senseair produce and sell gas sensors detecting carbon dioxide, methanol and other gases surrounding us. KxA Data Solutions process, store and analyze Big Data for industrial to astronomical use. TD-er is now a full time developer using ESP Easy as a basis of his projects.

As two examples of projects done with 100% ESP Easy we have a product made for Senseair which helps them reading CO2 levels at the inlet of fresh air on cars. Together with that value, the position it was fetch, time/temp/humidity/pressure etc. it is transferred to Senseair servers where they can do analysis of it. Another project is the measuring boxes used by Delsbo Electric. The Delsbo Electric project was done pro-bono and we only got paid for the hardware. We are super happy to be a part of that race which is in the realm of our interest, students creating super low energy consumption vehicles.

 ESP Easy, what's the deal? 
For you who haven't heard about the firmware ESP Easy before, it is an "operating system" to connect sensors, relays, displays, and multiple other hardware and process the data they create. It's aimed for anyone from an absolute beginner to professionals making rapid prototypes and proof of concepts on industrial levels. In a nutshell, we make building IoT extremely accessible for anyone. Our firmware is being used by schools, semi-professional tinkerers, startups and amatures for some years now. To name a few areas where ESP Easy is being used:

  • Monitoring strawberry fields in Australia
  • Keeping track of pH levels in cichlid water tanks in Germany
  • Watering plants in classrooms in England
  • Documenting ventilation systems in Holland
  • Opening and closing chicken doors in Germany
  • Measuring outdoor air quality in Sweden

The list is getting longer each day and we are very proud to be a part of this movement.

So why should you start using IoT in your life you may think. We firmly believe that data is knowledge and by accessing knowledge you can act upon it. As an simple everyday example, by starting to measure the incoming water temperature to your house you will see that when you opening the tap the water temperature will drop. Knowing this means that you can actually measure water consumption by measuring the temperature. Who would have though!?

You could've bought a ready made product to do this, but will it fit your need to 100%? Will you really understand what that product is doing? Will you learn from it and act upon it? We want you to build-&-learn not plug-&-play. We provide the tools, you build the future.

 You might ask: so why Patreon, aren't a simple paypal donation button enough? 
True, some users will think that's sufficient but we believe that in order to get this initiative to reach the masses we need to make the hurdle to understand what you can do and how to do it as low as possible. We want to make this journey transparent and open, and Patreon is a great way of getting funds and keeping you in the loop with updates. We know our mission is realistic and reachable and if you think so too you are welcome to join us on this journey.

 What do you get? 
A dedicated full time core team that will make sure that ESP Easy and other closely related support applications will get 100% attention and traction. In return we will deliver a cutting edge toolbox for your project, what you want to build is up to your imagination!

 The Patreon way 
In an ideal world we might have been able to do this without the funding from a community but we still need to:

  • Feed our families
  • Pay the bills
  • Buy hardware
  • Have a beer on Friday evening

So with each major stable release of ESP Easy we will ask you as a patron to fund us. You can of course stay a patron on a monthly basis, we do need the funds in between major releases as well. But be sure, the actual releases will be free as in air and downloadable from our GitHub page. Gold level patrons and above will be mentioned in the "About" page within the GUI of ESP Easy.

 Major (stable) release? 
A major release is a release with considerable updates that have been tested and thus being considered stable. We aim to do this twice a year with daily updates of development versions.

 Easter eggs 
We like to sprinkle our social media channels with (hopefully) funny doodles, pictures, fun facts, prize contests and such. More on that later.

 PS.  Our GitHub page is found here. There you are be able to download free (open source) firmware and apps for your ESP Easy project. We promise you, they will make your life ESP easier!
Tiers
Bronze level patron
$1 or more per month
If you give us $1 per month you earn:
 
  • Imaginary,  bronze medal
Silver level patron
$5 or more per month
If you give us $5 per month you earn: 
 
  • Imaginary,  silver medal
  • A t-shirt after a year
Gold level patron
$10 or more per month
If you give us $10 per month you earn:
 
  • Imaginary,  gold medal
  • A t-shirt after 6 months 
  • Your Patreon name listed on the About page
  • Special offers in the future
CO2 level patron
$20 or more per month only 18 left
If you give us $20 per month you earn:

 
Same as gold level patron except... 

  • Imaginary, platinum medal  
  • A t-shirt after 3 months
  • 1 × S8 gas sensor. (The sensor is a evaluation version that is not covered by standard warranty but calibrated before shipping).
3xCO2 level patron
$30 or more per month only 4 left
If you give us $30 per month you earn:   
 
Same as gold level patron except...
  • Imaginary, double platinum medal  
  • A t-shirt
  • 3 × S8 gas sensors. (The sensors are evaluation versions that is not covered by standard warranty but calibrated before shipping).
10xCO2 level patron
$80 or more per month only 2 left
 If you give us $80 per month you earn:
 
Same as gold level patron except... 
  • Imaginary, double platinum medal 
  • A t-shirt
  • 10 × S8 gas sensors. (The sensors are evaluation versions that is not covered by standard warranty but calibrated before shipping).
15xCO2 level patron
$100 or more per month only 1 left
If you give us $100 per month you earn:
 
Same as gold level patron except... 
  • Imaginary, double platinum medal 
  • A t-shirt
  • 15 × S8 gas sensors. (The sensors are evaluation versions that is not covered by standard warranty but calibrated before shipping).
BOM level patron
$250 or more per month

This level is for you who uses our firmware/OS in your profitable company. You don't have to give us the details of how many MCU's that you're selling (or use) with our software inside but we expect you to give us funding in return. A minimum of $250 per month is expected but if you sell a lot we don't mind that number to climb accordingly. BOM  (bill of material) as in if you include our code in any shape or form in your product, may it be an actual product or in a system you deliver, we expect you to give something back to the community. Thanks!


If you want to we will add your company name and link in the company sponsor section in the about page.

Company level patron
$1,000 or more per month
This level will grant you the privilege to prioritize development of component plugins. If you're a company you can sponsor us to implement your sensor, component or server solution. But we own the right to reject requests if we don't think they belong in the project.


If you want to we will add your company name and link in the company sponsor section in the about page.

Goals
$414 of $1,000 per month
Add costumization possibilities to the GUI. You will be able to change background image, color scheme and button look. An easy to create custom page will also be in the scoop of this goal.
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You found our page. Great!

 Current situation 
Our names are Grovkillen & TD-er and we're the core team behind ESP Easy (an open source firmware initiative for the microprocessors ESP82XX and ESP32). The idea that we have is to be able to quit our daytime job. Grovkillen formaly as a Standards Engineer at the company Senseair, part of Asahi Kasei, now as a front end engineer at XLENT Consulting. TD-er formally as a Software Engineer at the company KxA Data Solutions. Senseair produce and sell gas sensors detecting carbon dioxide, methanol and other gases surrounding us. KxA Data Solutions process, store and analyze Big Data for industrial to astronomical use. TD-er is now a full time developer using ESP Easy as a basis of his projects.

As two examples of projects done with 100% ESP Easy we have a product made for Senseair which helps them reading CO2 levels at the inlet of fresh air on cars. Together with that value, the position it was fetch, time/temp/humidity/pressure etc. it is transferred to Senseair servers where they can do analysis of it. Another project is the measuring boxes used by Delsbo Electric. The Delsbo Electric project was done pro-bono and we only got paid for the hardware. We are super happy to be a part of that race which is in the realm of our interest, students creating super low energy consumption vehicles.

 ESP Easy, what's the deal? 
For you who haven't heard about the firmware ESP Easy before, it is an "operating system" to connect sensors, relays, displays, and multiple other hardware and process the data they create. It's aimed for anyone from an absolute beginner to professionals making rapid prototypes and proof of concepts on industrial levels. In a nutshell, we make building IoT extremely accessible for anyone. Our firmware is being used by schools, semi-professional tinkerers, startups and amatures for some years now. To name a few areas where ESP Easy is being used:

  • Monitoring strawberry fields in Australia
  • Keeping track of pH levels in cichlid water tanks in Germany
  • Watering plants in classrooms in England
  • Documenting ventilation systems in Holland
  • Opening and closing chicken doors in Germany
  • Measuring outdoor air quality in Sweden

The list is getting longer each day and we are very proud to be a part of this movement.

So why should you start using IoT in your life you may think. We firmly believe that data is knowledge and by accessing knowledge you can act upon it. As an simple everyday example, by starting to measure the incoming water temperature to your house you will see that when you opening the tap the water temperature will drop. Knowing this means that you can actually measure water consumption by measuring the temperature. Who would have though!?

You could've bought a ready made product to do this, but will it fit your need to 100%? Will you really understand what that product is doing? Will you learn from it and act upon it? We want you to build-&-learn not plug-&-play. We provide the tools, you build the future.

 You might ask: so why Patreon, aren't a simple paypal donation button enough? 
True, some users will think that's sufficient but we believe that in order to get this initiative to reach the masses we need to make the hurdle to understand what you can do and how to do it as low as possible. We want to make this journey transparent and open, and Patreon is a great way of getting funds and keeping you in the loop with updates. We know our mission is realistic and reachable and if you think so too you are welcome to join us on this journey.

 What do you get? 
A dedicated full time core team that will make sure that ESP Easy and other closely related support applications will get 100% attention and traction. In return we will deliver a cutting edge toolbox for your project, what you want to build is up to your imagination!

 The Patreon way 
In an ideal world we might have been able to do this without the funding from a community but we still need to:

  • Feed our families
  • Pay the bills
  • Buy hardware
  • Have a beer on Friday evening

So with each major stable release of ESP Easy we will ask you as a patron to fund us. You can of course stay a patron on a monthly basis, we do need the funds in between major releases as well. But be sure, the actual releases will be free as in air and downloadable from our GitHub page. Gold level patrons and above will be mentioned in the "About" page within the GUI of ESP Easy.

 Major (stable) release? 
A major release is a release with considerable updates that have been tested and thus being considered stable. We aim to do this twice a year with daily updates of development versions.

 Easter eggs 
We like to sprinkle our social media channels with (hopefully) funny doodles, pictures, fun facts, prize contests and such. More on that later.

 PS.  Our GitHub page is found here. There you are be able to download free (open source) firmware and apps for your ESP Easy project. We promise you, they will make your life ESP easier!

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Tiers
Bronze level patron
$1 or more per month
If you give us $1 per month you earn:
 
  • Imaginary,  bronze medal
Silver level patron
$5 or more per month
If you give us $5 per month you earn: 
 
  • Imaginary,  silver medal
  • A t-shirt after a year
Gold level patron
$10 or more per month
If you give us $10 per month you earn:
 
  • Imaginary,  gold medal
  • A t-shirt after 6 months 
  • Your Patreon name listed on the About page
  • Special offers in the future
CO2 level patron
$20 or more per month only 18 left
If you give us $20 per month you earn:

 
Same as gold level patron except... 

  • Imaginary, platinum medal  
  • A t-shirt after 3 months
  • 1 × S8 gas sensor. (The sensor is a evaluation version that is not covered by standard warranty but calibrated before shipping).
3xCO2 level patron
$30 or more per month only 4 left
If you give us $30 per month you earn:   
 
Same as gold level patron except...
  • Imaginary, double platinum medal  
  • A t-shirt
  • 3 × S8 gas sensors. (The sensors are evaluation versions that is not covered by standard warranty but calibrated before shipping).
10xCO2 level patron
$80 or more per month only 2 left
 If you give us $80 per month you earn:
 
Same as gold level patron except... 
  • Imaginary, double platinum medal 
  • A t-shirt
  • 10 × S8 gas sensors. (The sensors are evaluation versions that is not covered by standard warranty but calibrated before shipping).
15xCO2 level patron
$100 or more per month only 1 left
If you give us $100 per month you earn:
 
Same as gold level patron except... 
  • Imaginary, double platinum medal 
  • A t-shirt
  • 15 × S8 gas sensors. (The sensors are evaluation versions that is not covered by standard warranty but calibrated before shipping).
BOM level patron
$250 or more per month

This level is for you who uses our firmware/OS in your profitable company. You don't have to give us the details of how many MCU's that you're selling (or use) with our software inside but we expect you to give us funding in return. A minimum of $250 per month is expected but if you sell a lot we don't mind that number to climb accordingly. BOM  (bill of material) as in if you include our code in any shape or form in your product, may it be an actual product or in a system you deliver, we expect you to give something back to the community. Thanks!


If you want to we will add your company name and link in the company sponsor section in the about page.

Company level patron
$1,000 or more per month
This level will grant you the privilege to prioritize development of component plugins. If you're a company you can sponsor us to implement your sensor, component or server solution. But we own the right to reject requests if we don't think they belong in the project.


If you want to we will add your company name and link in the company sponsor section in the about page.