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Make your home healthier (and smarter) with Beagle

Beagle is your home’s best friend: a range of smart sensors to monitor air quality, humidity, air pressure, and noise and light levels.

Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, but did you know that the air within our homes could be more polluted than outdoor air? Many sources can contribute to indoor pollution, from inadequate ventilation, to wet or damp carpet, to high indoor temperatures and humidity, and more. With so much time spent inside, the overall environment matters when it comes to our health. But addressing those factors can be laborious and potentially expensive, so how can we breathe easy and live comfortably in our homes without breaking the bank and our backs?


Beagle can do the work for you, and we’re not talking about an animal (although its concept is similar to a canary in a coal mine). Developed by Ottawa-based startup Beagle Sense, this range of smart sensors for your home can monitor and alert you on the things that contribute to you and your family’s health. Each Beagle has its own sensing task, and its portability allows you to put a sensor anywhere you want to keep tabs on things. It can sniff out air quality, air pressure, humidity, noise and light levels and even temperature.

A few tricks Beagle can show you include: monitoring light levels that keep your drowsiness low and productivity high while working; alerts on humidity and air pressure that may trigger headaches, migraines, or joint pain; and letting you know the suitable temperatures for sleeping.


There is no need to train your Beagle. Rather, it has an easy 3-step installation: simply plug in the Beagle base station to a power source, then connect it to your Wi-Fi network and pair it with your laptop or smartphone to access its web interface and mobile app, respectively. Beagle can inform you on changes to make in your home, such as opening a window to improve air quality, or notifying you about leaks in your basement to prevent mold. They can also be stacked together for customization and to deliver comprehensive insight on how to optimize your environment.

Suppose you want to track sleep quality in your room or the nursery, you can place the light, indoor noise, and temperature Beagles together, and the Beagle Serenity Score can help ensure a restful sleep. Now you’re fully connected and the master of your own house!


The Beagle sensors use Bluetooth to communicate with its base station, and are magnetic, so it can sit still wherever you put it. It doesn’t take much to keep your system up and running, and only requires a yearly change of AAA batteries. Plus, each sensor stores up to two weeks of data if your Wi-Fi connectivity drops, or if the power goes out.

Ready to unleash a healthier home? Head over to Beagle’s Kickstarter page, where the team is currently seeking $50,065. The first batch of units is expected to ship in May 2016 — just in time to begin opening up your windows for some fresh spring air!

28 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 

Eora 3D


This high-precision 3D scanner is entirely powered by your smartphone, allowing you to capture physical objects and turn them into high-quality digital models. Eora 3D has already well exceeded its goal of $80,000 on Kickstarter.

The Things Network


This crowdsourced, LoraWAN-based IoT network will let developers build smart cities in just weeks. The Things Network is currently seeking $170,036 on Kickstarter.



This DIY kit gives Makers the ability to create and program their own origami-inspired, lightning-fast robots. Dash Robotics is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Revolights Eclipse


This set of wheel-mounted, Bluetooth-enabled bike lights are taking cycling safety to the next level. Revolights has already surpassed its $26,000 goal on Indiegogo.



This intelligent alarm clock/speaker integrates with a variety of apps like Spotify, Uber and Google Maps, as well as smart home appliances. Witti has blown right past its initial Kickstarter goal of $25,000.



This all-in-one, countertop brewing machine makes it simple to craft and experiment with your own beer recipes at home. MiniBrew is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.



This plug-in module transforms your old clunker into a smart car, increasing driver safety, convenience and fuel efficiency. VOYO is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

TinyBoy 2


This affordable, easy-to-assemble 3D printer is geared towards the classroom and encouraging kids to become Makers. TinyBoy is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.



This connected collar sends real-time location updates directly to an accompanying mobile app, providing you with your pet’s whereabouts via GPS. Nuzzle is currently seeking $75,000 on Indiegogo.

PhoneDrone Ethos


This device gives your smartphone wings, allowing you to deploy your iPhone or Android phone as an autonomous aerial camera. xCraft is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This smart, customizable companion goes to sleep with your little one and wakes up with them in the morning, ensuring they stay in bed until it’s time to get up. Remi is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This wireless MIDI controller offers access to hundreds of instruments, sound effects and loops by placing it on any acoustic guitar’s surface. Robin Sukroso has already quadrupled his goal of $45,435 on Kickstarter.



This smart car charger not only powers up your electronics at twice the speed of others, it’ll also help you find your car with its mobile app. nonda has surpassed its asking goal of $10,000 on Indiegogo.



This Bluetooth-embedded mug lets you sip your coffee or tea at the perfect temperature for up two hours, or all day when used with its charging coaster. Ember Technologies has already doubled its goal of $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This range of sensors can be placed throughout your home, giving you easy-to-understand information so you can take steps to improve your health. Beagle Sense is currently seeking $50,065 on Kickstarter.



This smart accessory for women emits a loud alarm when pressed, while sending text messages to loved ones with the wearer’s location. ROAR just hit their $40,000 goal on Indiegogo.



This 3D printer empowers families to make their own toys together right from home, with just a press of a button on their smartphone. Sculpto is currently seeking $22,835 on Kickstarter.



This Android computer in the form of stylish headphones lets you play music, launch apps, navigate menus and take pics via its touchpad or voice commands. Optinvent is currently seeking $150,000 on Indiegogo.



This earphones-equipped headband allows you to listen to music as you sleep for up to 13 hours on a single charge. AcousticSheep has tripled its original $10,000 goal on Kickstarter.



The little wearable gadget tracks the number of words your child says and hears each day to help boost their IQ. Starling has garnered well over its $30,000 Indiegogo goal.

Wearable Camera for Athletes


This first-of-its-kind, ultra-light wearable sports camera system is designed for athletes, by athletes, to help gain valuable insight and share cool highlights. Shea Kewin and Tim Priamo are currently seeking $30,962 on Kickstarter.



This portable Bluetooth speaker boasts four full-range drivers in front with two passive subwoofer dishes in the back to provide an audio experience like no other. Matrix Audio is currently seeking $38,682 on Kickstarter.



This smart button gives you a one-touch shortcut to the smartphone features you use most, whether it’s snapping selfies, sending emergency alerts, playing some tunes or triggering voice commands. CLIKI is currently seeking $35,000 on Indiegogo.

ePint Beer Mug


This LED and sensor-laden mug will illuminate your team’s favorite colors whenever they score, as well as light up when you’re in need of a refill. Xtreme Tech is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Goldilocks Analogue


This board is bringing sophisticated audio capabilities to the Arduino environment. Phillip Stevens is currently seeking $5,821 on Kickstarter.



This DIY robot kit features a graphical software interface that lets children learn programming and computational thinking. OhBot is currently seeking $15,475 on Kickstarter.



This on-board gateway and server enables traditional NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 marine electronic equipment to interface with the newly-developed, open source Signal K platform. Digital Yacht is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.