Rainbow BloomSky Stations Shipped

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In Company

Rainbow BloomSky weather stations have shipped!

Phew…that felt great to say.

If you were on the rainbow Kickstarter campaign you should receive your rainbow BloomSky station this week in the U.S. and shortly after for International folks. We’ve moved right along since our first shipment at the beginning of May.
Since these colorful new additions to your home are so darn attractive, send us some pictures of them once set up; Mention @BloomSky on Twitter or tag your picture #BloomSky on Instagram.

 

A running update to our production line in the factory has pushed all the devices back. However the rainbow station build and all future device builds will have – 1. replaced an oil lubricant for the lens housing assembly with silicon for waterproofing, avoiding any water or oil marks on the surface of the image sensor; 2. Significantly increased our tolerances for water-resistance, which was causing some erratic readings on the sensors.

As always, we want to hear from you, our community! Send comments and feedback to our Facebook page or @mention us on Twitter. If you’re in need of setup assistance, we’re here to help. Email our support crew here.

Enjoy those new rainbow BloomSky stations, and share some weather!

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  • Steve Williams

    Got my Rainbow Unit today and I’m happy to say that BloomSky is now live in Delaware. Looking at your map, I don’t see anything listed for Delaware, so I guess I have the first one. 🙂

    Setup was fairly easy, though I have to mention that the mounting kit is different than the instructions showed, but I figured it out anyhow. Indoor unit is up and running and judging by the fact that the battery level hasn’t dropped on the outdoor unit I have to assume that means the solar panels are working. Guess we’ll find out in a few days. Thanks for this. BloomSky is gonna be great for teaching weather to my kids, and they’ll get a kick out of being able to see what’s going on at home when we’re out.

    • Hi Steve, Very glad to hear everything is up and running! Share a few weather images on Twitter when you get a chance, and be sure mention @BloomSky. Looking forward to seeing the view from Delaware. Thanks for the support and welcome to the community!

      • Steve Williams

        Just tweeted my first image. Not too many of them yet, but there you are. 🙂

  • R. Khoe

    Received in The Netherlands. Despite that you used UPS 😉 After two phone calls to them last friday and monday, they still deliverd it the wrong day when I wasn’t home.

    Setup was easy. Hasn’t found a good spot. For no it is in the garden, but I think I will screw it to an outside wall. What will be an appropiate height. At the moment I only am concerned that I see neat surroundings on the imelapse, but what will be a good placement sensorwise?

    Things anout the app: why do I have to log in again and again? Is that because I use three or four devices (on both Android and iOS)? Can you add European time format (you call it millitary time, I think)?

    Oh, and how do I get my own Bloomsky life feed on my own website?

    • Glad to see your device has been set up! Here’s a few suggestions for a optimal setup location:
      -make sure there are no trees or bushes in the view; these can make the camera overexpose the image and lose definition in the clouds
      -try adjusting the camera angle so it captures a small amount of the ground and horizon; sky and ground contrast will make for great cloud viewing
      -try setting up the device at a height that will keep it above ground obstacles; the objects on the ground can cause overexposure in the sky

      As for the issues with logging into the app, sorry for the bugs- that is a soon-to-be-out-of-date beta version; get ready for a new and improved full app release very soon!
      We’re not yet at the point of being able to provide a live feed for the weather data to a website, but send us an email at info@bloomsky.com, we can keep you updated with progress.
      Thanks!