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This smart candle lets you connect with loved ones


The Lovlit Candle is a new way for people to keep in touch with loved ones, without having to pick up the phone. 


Wouldn’t it be nice if a loved one could send a quick gesture letting you know that they’re thinking of you? Or, if you had an easy way to communicate without having to make long distance calls while away on business in a different country? That’s the idea behind engineer Joshua Jameson’s latest device.

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When the 26-year-old Georgia Tech grad was given an assignment to design a product that conveyed a human emotion, he decided he wanted to create a technology that not only could relay one’s affection without having to pick up the phone, but could still establish a sense of closeness in spite of the distance. The result? An Internet-enabled, flameless candle called Lovlit that can light up whenever held — even if that means being separated by thousands of miles. A single Lovlit can also be illuminated remotely using its accompanying mobile app.

Ultimately, Lovlit Candles are intended to act as a symbol of love for those who are away from those they care about the most, whether they’re studying at school, traveling on vacation, serving in the military or recuperating in the hospital. After a few seconds of being held, it will slowly begin to emit a warm white light. As it remains in one’s hands, it will fully illuminate and start flickering like a candle. The longer the gadget is held, the longer both your candle and the one it is connected to will stay lit.

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“When you know a loved one is going through a tough time and you’re not able to be there with them, it can be hard to let them know you care. Words escape us, flowers die, cards don’t always capture our true feelings. But the warm glow of candlelight from the gentle touch of caring hands could quite literally light up their day,” Jameson explains.

If you need to “put out” the candle, you can simply place your hand over the top of it, causing it to fade within a few seconds. However, if you lift your hand off the candle before it is fully extinguished, the Lovlit will spring back to life, as bright as it was before. It should be noted that extinguishing yours does not turn off the other paired candles.

Designed with people of all ages in mind, the Lovlit is super easy to set up and even easier to use. To configure, all you need to do is access your Wi-Fi router and download the companion app on your smartphone. From their, the app will walk you through the process, such as entering your credentials and selecting the friends and family members you want to connect with via the candle.

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At the heart of each palm-sized unit lies an Atmel | SMART SAM D Cortex-M0+ MCU along with a WINC1500 Wi-Fi module. On top of that, the Lovlit Candle is packed with a rechargeable battery, an underglow ring-of-light, as well as sensors to detect one’s touch.

Sound like a device you’d like to have to stay connected with family and friends? Head over to the Lovlit Candle’s Kickstarter campaign, where Jameson and his team are currently seeking $75,000. Pending all goes to plan, delivery is expected to get underway in February 2016.

15 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. 


HELIX

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This stylish wearable cuff lets you store your headphones on your wrist when not in use, so they’re close by at all times. Ashley Chloe is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Branto

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This augmented reality orb provides remote presence, advanced security and appliance control throughout your home or office. Branto is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

SKYPEN

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This pen allows you to simultaneously 3D print in two different colors. SKY-TECH is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Nourish

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This Wi-Fi connected countertop appliance offers personalized supplement suggestions and dispenses the right nutrients at the right times. FitNatic is currently seeking $65,000 on Indiegogo.

MOVE

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This Bluetooth-controlled motor automates your existing indoor blinds and shades. Teptron is currently seeking $39,279 on Kickstarter.

Senth N1

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This pair of AR cycling glasses enables riders to track activity, display real-time data, answer phone calls and record HD video. Senth N1 is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

Snotbot

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These custom-built drones are a less invasive way for researchers to study whales in the wild. The Ocean Alliance is currently seeking $225,000 on Kickstarter.

Lovlit Candle

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This smart, flameless candle keeps you in touch with loved ones anywhere in the world through the gesture of light. Joshua Jameson is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

Speedbox

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This cubed gadget is designed for secure video conferencing, file sharing and text messaging. Struktur AG is currently seeking $25,141 on Kickstarter.

MediaBit

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This cloud device tells you when your TV is on and delivers usage information straight to your smartphone or web browser. BDI Laboratories is currently seeking $6,500 on Kickstarter.

HypnoLights

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This 12-foot strand of 50 LEDs automatically plays artistic, animated lighting sequences when plugged in. Hypnocube is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

Klauf Light Bar

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This modular bar can be used either as a standalone phosphor LED lamp or chained together, and magnetically attached to various metallic surfaces for ample lighting whenever necessary. Klauf Lighting is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

Micro M3D Compatible Heated Print Bed

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This thirdy-party heated bed for the Micro M3D brings full utilization to the printer with additional features. Chase Wichert is currently seeking $16,000 on Kickstarter.

petiteDuino Nimoy

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This barebones Arduino Leonardo clone is about the size of a penny. Lou Rose is currently seeking $7,000 on Kickstarter.

ThynkBot

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This miniature, mind-enabled robot can be controlled with your thoughts using its accompanying app. ThynkWare is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here. Also, if your project is powered by Atmel MCUs and you’ve been featured on our blog, be sure to download the respective badges here for use in your ongoing marketing efforts. 

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