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The Dot is going to be 1 inch in diameter and .5 inches in width. It's possible these dimensions could change slightly as we interface with manufacturers. But generally, we're aiming to make it as aesthetic and small as possible.
We are experimenting with different sticking substances. We can update you guys in the testing process if you're interested, but right now we're trying everything from 3M Sticky Backs to different sticking polymers that we would speckle onto the Dot.
@rishabh_iota Nice! Thanks for the links. That was an interesting experiment. What I'm envisioning is this:
Install 3 or more Dots in fixed permanent locations within the home, preferably evenly spaces around the perimeter of the home and on different levels. Then have a learning mode in the app that allows you to define a room and walk the perimeter of the room several times so that the app cal learn the boundaries while watching the dots. Do this for each room/area to allow the app to build a logical map of the space(s). What he was doing was looking for an exact position within a room. I'm only interested in knowing what area i'm in with a high level of certainty. His experiment clearly shows the issues that I encountered with using iBeacons for this purpose.
@drak41 Your lights will definitely be able to turn on when you walk into a room. For turning lights off, you can set situations in which the Lighting use case won't run (Time periods, ranges, presence of other people). So for the going to sleep situation, you could possibly have Dot turn off lights in a room after a certain point in time. Our plan is to give you as many options as possible to allow you to customize it to your specific life/contexts.
A very simple app that fetches relevant information about my day from a web server - just birthdays, TV shows to watch and the Giants' games for now, but perfectly extensible for whatever I need in the future.
All the data is generated on my server, a text string to play is presented to my phone the first time I come in range on a given day. (Push the button to repeat today's message, which is what I do in the video...)
Turn off that nightlight when the phone hits the nightside table. Forgot something? Pick that phone up again and turn on the light again. Really done? Have that phone hit the nightside again and get that much needed sleep!
The Mirai botnet that took advantage of unprotected IoT devices did so for internet connected hardware such as video cameras and DVRs. It used these to send large amount of ping requests to the Dyn DNS server.
Dots are not Internet-enabled so a hacker cannot exploit it to do something similar. Because Dots are Bluetooth-based, no one can remotely access Dots and avoids this problem. Hope this helps!