Bolt, an integrated IoT hardware kit comprising of Bolt WiFi chip, Module, Cloud, mobile apps, and APIs launched its Kickstarter campaign and raised $ 40,000 pledged of $ 10K goal through 875 backers.
A key differentiation of Bolt from other IoT kits is the former’s cloud platform has machine learning algorithms that users can run on their sensor data. The other aspect is that Bolt has ‘packaged’ the IoT development hardware and software in a way that lets developers launch a project from zero using the Bolt solution.
The Kickstarter offers by Bolt starts from the basic $ 17 Bolt IoT platform and upsells to $ 650 legendary kit. Typical use cases of Bolt platform are home automation, temperature monitoring, soil monitoring, and other real-time monitoring use cases.
A complete feature list of the platform can be accessed on Bolt’s campaign page. The product is primarily aimed towards makers, hobbyists, and developers planning to build an IoT product (with ML capabilities baked in). Third party services like Twilio, Mailgun, Zapier, and IFTTT can be appended to Bolt and lets developers make custom made alert/notification systems.