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NODE: a modular, handheld powerhouse of sensors

A project in Chattanooga, TN by George Yu

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World, meet NODE. With this modular, bluetooth enabled device, Variable Tech puts the power of practical sensors in your hands.
Backers: 373
Average Pledge Per Backer: $205

Funded: $76,340 of $50,000
Dates: Feb 19th -> Mar 23rd (33 days)
Project By: George Yu
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Latest News

CO2 Sensor on Kickstarter - special offer for NODE 1.0 owners

December 9th - via:
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NODE (2nd gen) for iOS and Android

August 28th - via:
Dear Kickstarter Backers,  Thank you for your support of the first NODE. We have always dreamed of a NODE that is both iOS and Android compatible and today it came true. The team at Variable, Inc worked hard to create our 2nd generation NODE that is... (Read More)

All rewards have shipped...well almost.

May 26th - via:
Hi All, We are very excited to announce that the final shipment of OXA-CO sensor modules have been shipped to backers. This means that we have just one more hurdle to clear before officially closing out this project. We have received great feedback... (Read More)

Radiation Module

December 12th - via:
After the previous update about not continuing development of the radiation module, there have been a lot disappointed backers contacting us. We never realized that the radiation module is so important to so many of you. We will continue to work hard... (Read More)

CO and Radiation modules

December 10th - via:
Good news and bad. We have 15 CO gas sensors ready and will be acquiring more components. We will also start to offer gases like NO, NO2, SO2, H2S, and CL2 The bad news: We have been working on the radiation sensor based on a method using a PIN... (Read More)

NODE Chroma

November 5th - via:
We have just launched a new kickstarter campaign to help us produce our new sensor module called Chroma. It is an accurate color sensor that can scan surface color and turn it into color codes  or match objects to paint colors. Check it out... (Read More)

Almost finished

October 15th - via:
We are wrapping up Kickstarter rewards this week. All NODEs both BT4.0 and BT2.1 will be shipped out by end of the week. The gas sensor and radiation sensor modules are progressing along. We will deliver those before end of the year. We have also... (Read More)


October 1st - via:
We just got the new radio chips for BT 2.1 version of NODE. We will start shipping those this week. We have also released our Android library and an example app source code. You can find it at We should complete shipping to... (Read More)

Second shipment and iOS 6

September 21st - via:
We have just sent out our second shipment of Nodes to backers. Also, iOS 6 created a problem with our app in the app store. We have already submitted an update to fix it but we are still waiting for Apple to approve the update. For those of your who... (Read More)

Shipping the first 20 NODEs

September 13th - via:
After some hard work, we finally have our manufacturing process producing units. We are pleased and excited to announce that the first 20 units of NODE sensors will be shipping this week, with another 50 or more scheduled to be shipped each week... (Read More)

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