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StoryHome is a connected storytelling device

This device is like Hallmark’s recordable storybooks for the Internet of Things era.

Everyone can agree that one of the most exciting things about being a kid is having a vivid imagination. Back in the day, one of the ways to stimulate those creative ideas was through bedtime stories. Aside from strengthening the bond between parents and their children, these tales were an excellent way to gradually ease a young one into their nightly slumbers. Though recent advancements like Skype and FaceTime on mobile devices are helping keep loved ones together like never before, the magical aura around listening to a narrative as you hit the hay has been lost.


This is what led to the development of StoryHome. The white, eggplant-shaped device, which resembles a Russian nesting doll, was designed as a simple way for families to connect and share stories with one another. This enchanted audio system enables users to tell and record, listen and play, as well as store some of their fondest memories.

How it works is pretty straightforward. A grandparent or another loved one plugs in the unit to their Internet router or connects to their Wi-Fi network, and presses a button to begin recording. This is uploaded to the company’s cloud service, and transmitted to a child’s companion device. Before bed, the gadget begins to glow, prompting a young one to pick it up and listen. What’s more, unlike those Hallmark recordable storybooks, everything remains stored in the cloud where those recordings can be managed, edited and organized using a web-based portal via smartphone or PC. Users can even invite extended family members to link their StoryHomes together.


While it may not beat having a parent tuck a child into bed, this product certainly makes for a great alternative for when mom or dad is away on business, vacation, or simply steps out of the house at night.

Based on an ARM-based processor, each StoryHome features a microphone, a speaker and a 3.5mm audio jack for easy listening, a micro-USB connector, Flash memory for more than four hours worth of stories and messages, a built-in battery that can last up to several days on standby, as well as a magical RGB LED interface for visual notifications.


Think this gadget would be put to good use in your home? Head over to its official Kickstarter page, where the Campfire UG team is currently seeking $153,804. Should their funding goal have a happy ending, delivery is expected to get underway in February 2016.

17 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 have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 



This olfactory alarm clock will use your favorite scents to stir you from your slumbers. Maker Guillaume Rolland is currently seeking $54,751 on Kickstarter.



This tiny GPS tracker will locate just about anything with the help of the SIGFOX IoT network and an accompanying mobile app. French entrepreneurs Stéphane Driussi and Xavier Torres-Tuset are currently seeking $13,688 on Kickstarter.

Sensorian Shield


This plug-in module extends your Raspberry Pi and eliminates the need for breadboard prototyping. Sensorian is currently seeking $6,092 on Kickstarter.

Cogito Fit


This fashion-conscious connected watch not only monitors fitness activities, but features intuitive digital notifications, interchangeable plug-ins and does not require recharging. CONNECTEDEVICE is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This device wirelessly connects to your smartphone or tablet to let you scratch like a professional DJ. The DJIT crew is currently seeking $54,930 on Kickstarter.



This gadget packs a walkie-talkie, a flashlight, GPS, Bluetooth and a USB backup battery all into one must-have adventure instrument. Fogo is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Creation Workstation


This multi-function machine brings an entire Makerspace to your desktop with 3D printing, drag-knife cutting, engraving, CNC milling and laser etching. XpertFab is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Pi PoE Switch HAT


This HAT enables you to power your Raspberry Pi and provide an Ethernet connection in any location with just a single cable. Pi Supply is currently seeking $15,476 on Kickstarter.

Presence Security Pack


This security set transforms your spare phones and tablets into powerful Wi-Fi and cellular video cameras, and integrates a variety of home sensors including entry, motion, water, temperature and touch. Presence Security is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.



This smart device is looking to bring back the magic of bedtime stories through an innovative audio sharing system. Campfire UG is currently seeking $153,804 on Kickstarter.

The Contros


This Wi-Fi timer gives you the ability to set timers and automate your home appliances right from your phone. The Contros is currently seeking $10,000 on Indiegogo.



This pair of 3D audio Bluetooth earphones can record and play back sound exactly as your ears do. Binauric SE is currently seeking $137,325 on Kickstarter.



This keychain unit includes a 1000mAh power bank, a built-in charge cord and a data cable to ensure your phone never runs out of juice again. CulCharge is currently seeking $60,000 on Indiegogo.



This personal life-saving tool is designed to prevent smoke inhalation and mobilize an individual in the event of a fire. Saver is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This quadcopter offers pilots considerably more flight time and payload capacity through the use of internal combustion engines. The airstier team is currently seeking $76,902 on Kickstarter.



This combination of akeyboard and an invisible touchpad allows you to conveniently type your on your mobile devices and acts as a touch-enabled mouse as well. Moky is currently seeking $30,000 on Indiegogo.



This intelligent and affordable kit provides Makers with all of the necessary parts to create their own 3D-printed drone. Maker Austin Kelly is currently seeking $6,400 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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