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Crowdfunding project of the week: Zilker is a smart irrigation system for the home
It’s Sunday again, and here at Android Authority we are ready to feature the next ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’. This article series is meant to highlight the best crowdfunding projects from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
Other featured projects:
- Jiffy will keep your devices charged with no outlets
- Long is a 36,000 mAh battery pack that isn’t huge
- Yecup 365 mug can heat or cool your drink on demand
- YOUMO modular power strip
Today we are taking a look at Zilker from AustinDevices. This is a smart irrigation device for the home. It will grant you remote control, save water and keep your wallet healthy.
Maintaining a pretty and healthy garden is no easy task. You have to work on it and remember to keep those plants hydrated at all times. Why not make a gardener’s workload easier, if possible? An irrigation system is a simple solution to make things smoother, but those tend to cost a fortune. This is why Zilker can be a great solution for home owners.
Here is how it works: Zilker connects to your faucet, then your hose connects directly to the valve. As such, it works as a smart intermediary. Just leave the water running and let Zilker take care of the rest.
Not only can you control when the water goes on and off, but this neat unit can actually manage itself. The system will keep an eye on local weather conditions and determine how much water your plants need. If it rains enough, for example, it will just stay off or water less. On the other hand, it will feed more H20 if the weather is hotter than usual.
Zilker also has the ability to keep you well informed on your watering system. You will be notified if your hose has a leak, if you forgot to turn the faucet on or if your batteries are running low. Users will also get detailed graphs and data on their water usage.
Now, let’s talk about money. You can get the Zilker system (valve and bridge) for as low as $129 if you back the Kickstarter campaign. The project needs a bit of help to reach its $260,000 goal, but it has 17 days to go. But hey, maybe things will turn around for them. Just take a look at it and see if it’s something that may help you around the house.
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