SmartThings launches $250k Kickstarter campaign


SmartThings KickstarterMinnesota’s most ambitious Kickstarter campaign yet has launched today with the intention of crowd sourcing a quarter million in cash to “make the world a smarter place,” through an ‘Internet of things’ hardware + software platform play.

SmartThings, as it’s known, is now ready to take your money ($10 to $10k) and “Add intelligence to everyday things in your world, so that your life can be more awesome,” says co founder Ben Edwards.

If awesome implies enabling anyone to remotely monitor, control and automate various aspects of their physical and digital lives in novel ways through the emergence of a new, globally recognized Minnesota startup, then yes — awesome indeed.