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WigWag: Scan it. Control it. Rule it. Share it.

A project in Austin, TX by WigWag

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Make your environment listen, react & talk to you.
Backers: 1694
Average Pledge Per Backer: $269

Funded: $454,976 of $50,000
Dates: Jun 19th -> Aug 18th (60 days)
Project By: WigWag
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Latest News

WigWag "If This Then That" Intelligent Sensor Completes Kickstarter Campaign With 9x Its Funding Goal

August 19th - via:
Like many digital innovations, WigWag occupies the space between facilitating necessary evolution and being a lazy person's wet dream. It's an "If This Then That" intelligent environment-building sensor that reached its funding goal a month ago, already achieving twice the funds the team asked for. Now the campaign has ended, with WigWag acquiring nine times more than its $50,000 ambition. (Read More)

Use your brain & voice with WigWag: Emotiv & Ubi

August 16th - via:
Everyone likes more "When" capabilities... so how about "When"s for your brain and your voice! Just think "turn on the lights."What if you could control your home, just by thinking?  What if you wanted to save power… and just by thinking about... (Read More)

Finalizing Rewards & Pledge Levels

August 15th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Enclosure Sensor Update

August 13th - via:
As we mentioned in Update 10 the Enclosure Sensor had a few more capabilities - and now after some research we are happy to share them! Two New CapabilitiesAdditional Contact Closures We are trying to solve a common problem a number of people we... (Read More)

WigWag, Home Automation With Endless Possibilities

August 13th - via:
Who wouldn’t want their own home to listen, react and respond back to them? Remind anyone of “The Jetsons” complete home automation where you are dressed and cooked for? Dubbed the “Internet of Things”, the life automation concept is rapidly growing. (Read More)

Glowline & Lighting Interop Update

August 6th - via:
In this update we will explore the WigWag Glowline a bit more and discuss some exciting interoperability developments with automated lighting! Glowline Intro VideoThe following video highlights how easy it is to create a very simple rule which allows... (Read More)

The 10 best home projects on Kickstarter now

July 30th - via:
One of the best aspects of being the editor of Yahoo! Homes is learning about new and groundbreaking designs that aren't (yet) household fixtures. I saw lots of them at the Dwell on Design show in June and at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair a month earlier. But design shows aren't the only place to see some of the most inspiring innovations: They're just a few clicks away on Kickstarter. (Read More)

WigWag wows Web investors

July 26th - via:
A home automation startup launched nearly two years ago by two men who worked together at videoconferencing company LifeSize Communications has gained notable attention from angel investors. (Read More)

200K - Stretch Goal Reached!

July 24th - via:
Wow! We are incredibly impressed with the continued support. We just met our second major stretch goal - 200k.  Thank you!!! Pull back the curtain...As promised a new stand alone WigWag device is an optional add-on to kits at 200k, and here it is:... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Roundup: WigWag sensor system, remote control shutter, more

July 21st - via:
As the success stories keep piling up, so do the number of projects filling up crowdfunding websites with, among other things, neat hardware- and software-related products. Some projects, like Pebble, gain thousands of supporters as well as millions of dollars in funding (and end up at Best Buy’s retail stores). Other projects flop and don’t reach their necessary funding amount. (Read More)

Reached $150,000... Your presence tag can do more!

July 19th - via:
The next stretch goal has been met - and in record time!  Yesterday was our second best day ever!  Backers, thank you!  And now for the big reveal...   VicinityWe have a big software update!   The Presence Tag will now work with Sensor Blocks -... (Read More)

WigWag Wants To Build A Lingua Franca For The Internet Of Things

July 19th - via:
A successful Kickstarter is bringing the Internet of Things to your home. (Read More)

WigWag & Ivee!

July 18th - via:
We've been talking with ivee and are pleased to announce that WigWag will be able to accept voice commands via the ivee Sleek. WigWag is collaborating with ivee so you can verbally kick off rules. With ivee a simple voice command such as: "ivee,... (Read More)

WigWag, An "If This Then That" For Connected Devices, Gets Funded On Kickstarter With 30 Days To Go

July 17th - via:
For the desktop/web power user, the If This, Then That (IFFT) service is invaluable - it powers more than a few behind-the-scenes processes here at Android Police, for example. So it's easy to see why taking that idea into the physical world has got a lot of people excited. They've responded by funding the WigWag Kickstarter project, a combination device/service that talks to and controls some of the more common home automation gadgets through a central hardware hub. The project's $50,000 goal has been smashed in less than half its two-month run time - it's currently sitting at over $130,000. (Read More)

Reached $125,000... Your presence tag can do more!

July 14th - via:
We made the next stretch goal!  And now it's time to reveal a physically small but handy new capability on your Presence Tag.  Presence Tags will now include a button. Your tag can function as simply a presence detector or also as a remote control.... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tech Project of the Week: WigWag Environmental Controls

July 5th - via:
With a smartphone and WigWag controllers you can rig your house to run automatically, and log information as it does so. (Read More)

The big $100,000 Stretch Goal!

July 2nd - via:
We ALL did it.  Thank you to everyone involved with WigWag. Backers, friends, family, enthusiasts and the internal team!  WigWag has crossed the $100,000 Stretch Goal and we couldn't be more excited.  Introducing the WigWag Presence tag!WigWag... (Read More)

4 Groundbreaking Kickstarter Projects Worth Backing

July 2nd - via:
Affordable, practical and over-the-top cool, this week’s Kickstarter projects are generating amazing buzz and we want you to be the first to know all about them. (Read More)

Mini-stretch #3: 400 backers!

June 27th - via:
Time for a digital expansion device...4x Relay Extension Add-OnThe 4x Relay Extension Add-On plugs into the digital input of the Sensor Block.  This module increases the number of available relays from 1 to 5 on any Sensor Block.  Five relays to... (Read More)

3 Cool Home Automation Projects on Crowdfunding: HVAC, IoT, Smart Lights

June 27th - via:
We’ve seen a number of home automation-related projects launch on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Maybe you’ve heard about some of the most talked-about projects such as the Ube Internet-connected switches from former CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin or the SmartThings hub for enabling the Internet of Things. (Read More)

WigWag's "if this, then that" sensor system simplifies programmable home automation

June 27th - via:
The latest entry in the smart home and Internet of Things market aims to make intelligent environments much more intuitive to set up and run. (Read More)

Backers! Let's decide our future...

June 26th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Mini-stretch #2 reached!

June 24th - via:
Goal Hit!  New Add-On Unlocked!We reached 65k this morning! Next mini-stretch goal reached! Soil Moisture Sensor The soil moisture sensor will plug into the analog input of your Sensor Block. It uses analog so that it can see a lot of variations in... (Read More)

First Goal Reached!! ...And now the fun begins! (Stretch Goals)

June 24th - via:
Thank You!!! WigWag funded in just under 5 days!!!   Sincere thanks for backing early and getting us to our goal very quickly.  We are excited to see folks who share our vision: the benefit of creating and customizing environments without hours... (Read More)

WigWag Makes Smart, Connected DIY Home Automation Easier Than Ever

June 24th - via:
With its excellent third-party support and easy iOS app programming and control, WigWag may be the most robust DIY home automation solution yet. (Read More)

WigWag Puts The Thing In The Internet of Things

June 23rd - via:
The Internet is changing from a medium that moves bits from computer to computer to an Internet of things. Ordinary devices like lights and sensors become Internet-enabled, environmentally aware, with the ability to interact with their surroundings. Are you ready for the Internet of things? WigWag wants to help you be an early adopter of these Internet smart objects. (Read More)

Awesome Stuff: The Future Is Finally Coming To Home Automation

June 22nd - via:
By now, weren't we all supposed to have little personal assistants that manage our lives, and weren't our homes supposed to be "smart homes" with fancy sensors to better manage everything? We've been hearing these promises for years, and it seems like we're finally inching towards that goal. Over the past few years, a number of smart home devices and systems have come and gone on Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and other platforms, but it seems like a bunch of new ones have launched recently. Let's look at a few. (Read More)

WigWag and the future of controlling the connected home

June 20th - via:
WigWag has created a sensor and hub package that makes automating and playing with your connected devices more fun. But will its interface be the recipe for consumer adoption of the internet of things? (Read More)

Thank you!! and more detail on how WigWag works!

June 19th - via:
First, all backers thank you for a strong first two days. Your support is highly appreciated!!! We are over half way to our goal of $50,000 and making WigWag a reality! Please spread the word about WigWag and push for continued support! There are... (Read More)

WigWag Centralizes and Simplifies Your Connected Home Control

June 19th - via:
As more home items are connected and appliances get smart, controlling all of the devices becomes a huge problem and the simplified life of a connected home becomes very complicated. This is where WigWag hopes to return things to a manageable state. (Read More)

WigWag is like IFTTT for Home Automation

June 19th - via:
WigWag, launched 2 hours ago on Kickstarter (31% funded with $15,915 raised out of $50,000), looks like a promising new approach to sensors in the home, offering up an “IFTTT”-like interface for wiring things together (i.e. a simple to use web interface to create basic ”When” [this] happens “Then” do [that] type action / response patterns.) It’s like Twine, but better (more sensors and a more open + hackable platform.) (Read More)

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