Continuous Improvement

One thing that’s great about our internet-connected LPG tank monitoring solution is that we’ll never stop making improvements. And while small-batch domestically manufactured devices allow for rapid hardware improvements, I share a bit more about what we’re doing with software. There’s a lot happening and a lot of new features coming! Software on the device […]

Dave visually inspecting PCB

Manufacturing

The saying “hardware is hard” is repeated often because many start-ups lack experience with hardware manufacturing.  Most setbacks occur in this step of bringing new products to life. Our team still has a lot to learn about the delivered commodities industries and consumer pain-points, but we have plenty of experience collecting energy data with connected […]

Smart Meters and Benchmarking

Smart meters for delivered fuel customers offer all the same advantages as those for electricity, and then some! Logistics of deliveries are difficult. It’s hard to know the optimal time to deliver, especially when weather is the only estimate of tank level. A lot of people confuse smart meters with energy monitors. We’re building functionality […]

Hardware, Firmware, Tank Level Somewhere

We’re working through the final details. Our hardware works great. So does the App for remotely viewing tank levels. But configuring the device for WiFi relies on some pretty tricky firmware. One really hard part of what we’re accomplishing is giving you intuitive feedback from the device. While we’re really happy with the physical install […]

Kickstarter Lessons Learned for a Propane Meter

I have been thinking about our experience using kickstarter a lot lately. Now that we’ve had some time to reflect since our Kickstarter ended, I wanted to share some lessons learned and some updates. We had nearly 100 people back our project on Kickstarter and pre-orders for 80 smart propane meters. That was confirmation that […]

Our Progress – Monitoring Tank Levels

Thanks to everyone for their continued support.  We love your enthusiasm in the first WiFi-connected propane tank level monitor. We get more emails everyday from anxious early adopters.  We know that propane tank metering is a real need in the market.  We’re still on track to fill this void and ensure you stay warm. We’ve […]