On August 5th, 100,000 robotic lawn mowers can sing Happy Birthday to the loneliest robot in the universe.
10 years ago, on August 5th, NASA's Curiosity Rover first landed on Mars, marking it's birthday. One year later, Curiosity celebrated it's first birthday by doing something no one should ever have to do - sing Happy Birthday. To itself
Since that day, it's birthday has been completely silent. Until now.
In Husqvarna's most recent update they're giving every Automower® robotic lawn mower, of the models 405X, 415X or 435X AWD, a voice to sing Happy 10th Birthday to our fellow robot on Mars.
How it works
- Users with 405X, 415X or 435X AWD will be notified about the update through the Husqvarna Automower® Connect app.
- Note - your Automower® must have the latest firmware installed in order to join in on the celebration.
- Accept the firmware update, connect to the Smart Connection in the Smart Home section of Automower® Connect app, and your Automower® will sing at 12pm, 3pm and 6pm (local time) on August 5th.
- Feel free to share the video of your mower singing and tag it with #HappyBirthdayCuriosityRover and #Automower
Following Mars Curiosity Rover's birthday, Husqvarna will make the Happy Birthday song available to owners of the three Automower® models permanently. This will be available early September, adding joy to future family birthday celebrations.
Which Automower® models will be able to sing Happy Birthday?
405X, 415X and 435X AWD with the latest firmware installed.
When will Automower® sing?
For those who accept the update, their Automower® will sing at 12pm, 3pm and 6pm on August 5th.
Can I make my Automower® sing whenever I want?
At this time, Automower® will only sing on August 5th for the Curiosity Rover’s Birthday. But, in early September we will offer this permanently on the Automower® Connect App.
How do I opt-in for the Birthday event?
If you want to join in on the fun, you can activate this through the Smart Home section of the Automower® Connect App.
How did you make it possible for a robotic lawn mower sing?
Automower® has a small buzzer for alarms and sound notifications. Husqvarna engineers adapted this for a series of sine waves (musical tones).
Husqvarna Automower® – a world-leader in robotic lawn mowing
Husqvarna is a Swedish company with a 300 year long history of tech leadership and innovation. Today, Husqvarna Automower® is a world-leader in robotic lawn mowing, offering a fully automated solution to take care of any garden. Not only does the Automower® save a lot of time for its garden owner, it's also quiet and environmentally friendly, as it's fully electric. Husqvarna Automower® is managed through the Automower® Connect app, so each garden owner can monitor and control the lawn mowing with the ease of a mobile phone. This means that the garden can be kept in perfect condition, even remotely.
Husqvarna Automower® comes in different models, to suit the size and terrain of any garden. Learn more about Husqvarna Automower® here.