Plant Link: Listen to your plants

A project in Champaign, IL by Oso Technologies

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Plant Link makes you a smarter gardener.
Backers: 877
Average Pledge Per Backer: $110

Funded: $96,690 of $75,000
Dates: Jan 4th -> Feb 3rd (30 days)
Project By: Oso Technologies
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Latest News

Additional Links and Valves

April 10th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Update #9 - New Website! We're hiring!

April 10th - via:
Hi Everyone!We hope that everyone is enjoying the arrival of spring as much as we are here in Illinois. We've got a new round of updates, so check out the news below. New website: Our website has been given a major overhaul! Check it out! If you... (Read More)

T-Shirts, Prototypes, Pizzas!

March 25th - via:
Hey Backers! We wanted to give you a brief update on the status of a few of the rewards that we are shipping soon. T-Shirts Our printer is working to get us some fantastic shirts for everyone who backed us. We'll be shipping out Anvil 100% pre-shrunk... (Read More)

One month later..

March 12th - via:
What a crazy month! We've been hard at work in the last month laying the foundation for Plant Link production. Our progress since the Kickstarter Campaign ended has been amazing and we wanted to let everyone know what we have been up to since we last... (Read More)

Post-Kickstarter Update #1

February 11th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Plant Link on Kickstarter

February 1st - via:
If you caught my last article, you'll know that I recently launched a project with friends on the website Kickstarter. If you didn't read that article, let me recap for you quickly. During graduate school some friends and I decided to build a system that monitors your plants and notifies you if they are thirsty. We built a working solution that we call Plant Link, and decided to post it on Kickstarter. (Read More)

We did it!

January 31st - via:
Thanks so much to all of our backers! Not only have we surpassed our initial $75,000 goal for Plant Link, we just passed the first stretch goal! We'll officially be creating a public API for any developers who might want to access the data from... (Read More)

Reward Level Updates!

January 18th - via:
We've heard your cry for more Links!Today we are happy to announce that Kickstarter has given us permission to add a new reward level with 5 Links. This reward is priced at $149.  If you are a current backer and you would like to add two Links to... (Read More)

PlantLink: A Kickstarter project that may stop me from killing again

January 14th - via:
The Internet of things has already invaded the garden, but Oso Technologies has created a better sounding solution with its PlantLink project on Kickstarter. The startup wants to build a plant watering service that knows how much to water your plants and waters them. (Read More)

Onward and upward!

January 11th - via:
What a week! We've learned a ton since we launched Plant Link last Friday. In the seven days since we first went live we've had some amazing conversations with our backers. People from around the world have contacted us with some incredible offers.... (Read More)

Firm uses Kickstarter to bring water-sensor system to market

January 8th - via:
CHAMPAIGN — Local business start-up Oso Technologies has turned to the Kickstarter "crowdfunding" website in hopes of raising $75,000.That money would help the company make sensors that tell people when their plants need watering.The Champaign-based company was started in 2011 by five University of Illinois graduate students. (Read More)

Let's talk about stretching.

January 7th - via:
Hi Backers! Thanks so much for your support of Plant Link. We've had such a successful first weekend of pledges that we want to enlist your help to reach our goal early! We're offering an incentive for new folks to pledge and current backers to share... (Read More)

Not-So-Early Bird Specials

January 4th - via:
We're so thrilled by the response that we are getting today! We want to make sure that all of our early adopters get a sweet deal on Plant Link, so we're adding another discount reward level for the next 150 people who back Plant Link's basic and... (Read More)

Oso Technologies Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Hundreds Back on First Day

January 4th - via:
Oso Technologies unveiled its “smart” sensor, which tells users when to water their plants, through the online crowdfunding site Kickstarter on Friday, Jan. 4. Within hours they already had hundreds of backers and had reached more than 22% of their funding goal. (Read More)

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