Spark is Heroku for hardware. We provide an easy-to-use platform for connected hardware that makes building WiFi-connected products dead simple.
We have two products:
The Spark Core is an open source development kit that adds Wi-Fi to any electronic product, and successfully launched on Kickstarter in May, 2013:
Raised: $567,968 Goal: $10,000
The Spark Cloud is the mothership that the Core and other Spark-powered products communicate with. The Spark Cloud provides a secure, reliable infrastructure...
Food lovers no longer have to salivate in vain at the delicious foods their favorite chefs make in immersion circulators for sous vide cooking. Now you can make 72 hour sweet and sticky ribs and Heston Blumenthal’s scrambled eggs conveniently in your own kitchen.
Nomiku surpassed its $200,000 goal with flying colors by raising $586,061 on Kickstarter.
But don’t take our word for it… See it in action!
Plunge into Nomiku’s world:
Darma is the world’s first “inactivity tracker” - a non-invasive smart cushion to monitor your sitting habits and improve your physical and mental health. Darma uses novel sensor technology and algorithms to offer actionable guidance to improve posture, balance sitting time and reduce stress. Darma gives you more than data. It learns your sitting habits to present you with actionable coaching, from stand up reminders, to posture advice, to tailored stretching guidance. Darma communicates all of...
A freeform hardware interface that offers consumers hands-on control of their favorite software. Palette assembles a physical user interface to any software by connecting elements like buttons, knobs and sliders. Initially targeting image editors, it is expanding to musicians and many other applications, and replaces the traditional mouse and keyboard.
Palette successfully launched on Kickstarter in November, 2013:
Raised: $158,470 Goal: $100,000
Sean O’Sullivan has been described as an engineer, musician, computer programmer, a humanitarian worker, a war photographer, a cinematographer, stock analyst, freelance photojournalist, a venture capitalist and writer.
As Managing Director of SOSventures, Sean has invested in over 100 companies, six of which became public companies or divisions of public companies listed on the Nasdaq or NYSE. Most recently, Sean co-founded Carma, a 50-person operation in Cork, Ireland that provides real-time...
Bunnie loves hardware.
He loves to make it, he loves to break it; he loves the smell of it.
As a youth, he expressed his passion for hardware by taking apart everything, much to his parent’s chagrin. He eventually went on to earn a PhD from MIT in EE in 2002.
Around the same time, bunnie reverse engineered the original Microsoft Xbox console, revealing a secret key that enabled users to load their own code onto the console. He documented his experiences in a book, “Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction...
Mitch Altman is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for inventing TV-B-Gone remote controls, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places, he also co-founding 3ware (a Silicon Valley RAID controller company), did pioneering work in Virtual Reality at VPL Research, and created the Brain Machine, one of MAKE Magazine’s most popular DIY projects.
He contributes to MAKE Magazine, and for the last several years has been leading workshops around the world, teaching people to make...
Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and scientist. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater. Mr. Bushnell is passionate about enhancing and improving the educational process by integrating the latest in brain science, and truly enjoys motivating and inspiring others with his views on entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and education.
Over the past four decades, Bushnell...
Cyril is a venture partner at SOSventures and the founder of AXLR8R. He built and run the first mentorship-driven seed funding program in China, Chinaccelerator, home of the Techcrunch Disrupt winner Orderwithme. He also founded HAXLR8R, an accelerator for hardware-related startups based in Shenzhen and the Bay (if you are reading this here, yeah it’s me who will kick your ass hard every single day).
He is mentoring at Techstars, 500startups, OnLab and East Ventures Alpha, an advisor to the Global...
Zach Hoeken likes to dream big, fail big, and win big. His true passion in life is acting as a catalyst and helping others do amazing things.
Whether it is creating open source micro controllers, robot controller software, object sharing websites, or 3D printers there is one central purpose: to help other people help themselves create an awesome world to live in. That’s why he built Makerbot.
He hopes that someday we can create a world that surpasses even the wildest futures portrayed in science...