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Sensordrone for Android, a Kickstarter That Actually Looks Worthy of My Money


We recently came across the Sensordrone project on Kickstarter, and frankly, it looks pretty awesome. With the sensor hardware that connects through Bluetooth to your device, checking the carbon monoxide levels in an area, natural/artificial lighting, and even your BAC is made possible. The hardware comes with a ton of various sensors onboard which is what makes some of the following things possible:

Application examples:

  • Air quality
  • Breath alcohol
  • Color matching
  • Non-contact thermometer
  • Weather monitoring
  • Crowd sourced Sensor Data
  • Games (totally new concepts)
  • Flatulence (use gas sensors for both serious and not so serious measurements)
  • Totally new applications/Multi-sensor mayhem!

To receive a beta of the Sensordrone you only have to donate $99, which isn’t too bad. The project has already reached its goal, so this will in fact come to fruition. Does checking your BAC before you drive home from the bar interest you at all?

Via: Kickstarter

Cheers Isaac! <3

  • K. Nelson

    You may want to update the post…the $99 level is already sold out.

  • LordStickMax

    is is like freaking star trek!

  • Wow, would love to have this on the field. Amazing.

  • spickle

    that’s pretty cool. don’t know if i’d ever use it tho.

  • jonny6pak

    This looks amazing for DIY projects of all kinds. I think this more targets the Maker crowd versus the DL crowd. If they still had the $149 option available, I would be in. With some tweaking and some coding, I could actually use see this helping for some elements of my wine making.

  • JulianZHuang

    so much better than the other kickstarter home replacement app.

  • mcdonsco

    Meh…cool and wanted while watching video…then got to thinking…what the heck would I use it for (besides the obvious blood alcohol level)???
    Answer; nothing…

  • Craig

    Being in a profession where I do have to monitor air quality I think this will be very useful. Granted most situations will require me to use an osha approved meter, this will still be nice to see where I am while my msa is calibrating.

  • EvanTheGamer

    $99? No thanks.

  • Matt Gondek

    I use AlcoDroid for BAC checking/score keeping, but this is kinda cool

  • Liquidmantis

    I’m curious as to the level of BAC during the flatulence tests. The test order is also very important. (You never go ATM!)

  • mog386

    I’d put one of these in my humidor 🙂

  • sc4fpse

    Tato, what does the Sensordrone say about his flatulence level?

  • I’d say this is pretty useless unless you’re in a profession that you would need to know some of the information that this thing provides. Personally, I’d only use the BAC test and I can get that for like $10 on eBay. Just my $.02.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Agreed. Not worth the hefty price tag.

    • Alex Waller

      Yes, compare this with the Pebble watch on Kickstarter, that got 10 gazillion dollars…because its purpose was obvious to Joe Schmoe. Sensordrone is a neat educational product, IMHO, and not much else.

  • Isaac

    No credit for the tip….shame…

  • awesome

  • topsitee

    I wonder how good of a BAC sensor this really is. I will buy it for that function alone but only if its accurate close to what a law officers BAC sensor will report

    • EvanTheGamer

      You can probably buy something A LOT cheaper than this, like an actual breathalyzer(they even have ones as key chains).

      • michael arazan

        BAC readers have to be calibrated every so often too for accuracy, so do sensors, what do they have to say about that?

  • muffnman