New Startup company IOT Controls LLC announced that it is raising capital via a rewards crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com to finish the development of their revolutionary grill controller. Starting from $229 for the early bird special, SMOBOT is an affordable and accurate automated temperature control system for most Kamado style smokers.
SMOBOT is a robotic damper that attaches to the top vent of most Kamado style smokers like the popular Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe and Primo Grills. SMOBOT monitors the temperature inside the smoker using a high temperature probe. It tells the damper how much to open and close to maintain the chosen temperature.
SMOBOT is unique because it lets the smoker work as it was designed, by controlling the natural airflow. Existing solutions on the market use power hungry external blowers to force air-flow into the smoker. Because SMOBOT only moves when it needs to, it uses much less power than blower based systems which allows for many hours of operation on a battery pack if needed.
SMOBOT is Wi-Fi connected and allows users to monitor their smoker from anywhere. Its cloud application mySMOBOT provides detailed information about current grill and food temperatures as well as real time graphing to monitor trends. MySMOBOT provides alerts based on set conditions to ensure users are informed without having to constantly look at their mobile devices for updates.
IOT Controls expects to ship SMOBOT units to crowdfunding backers by June. Anyone interested can become a campaign backer for as little as $229 for the limited early bird special, a significant savings off of the expected retail price. SMOBOT is priced significantly lower than comparable systems, making SMOBOT a market game-changer.
IOT Controls LLC is a Clearwater, FL based boutique product development and prototyping firm, specializing in internet connected embedded systems.