Lessons Learned and What's Next for The Awkward Engineer
First, a heartfelt thank you to all of you who supported and followed along with this project. It's been an absolute career highlight for me to be able... Read more
Shipping Is Underway!
Shipping began yesterday when we dropped off over 500 clocks at our facility. I expect them to process all the orders within about 72 hours (or probably faster),... Read more
400 Clocks Assembled, Shipping Begins Tuesday!
Good news! Over 400 Clocks have been assembled so far (the full batch is 550) and they'll be transferred to our shipping facility on the morning of Sept.... Read more
Final assembly is underway!
All parts are in stock at our assembly facility and today I had a training session with the workers to teach them how to build up the Clocks. A... Read more
Case are being painted!
First, a quick note on shipping addresses. The finalized Kickstarter address survey went out last week. You should get an email confirming your address in the the next... Read more
Progress Update: Case Manufacturing
Here's an update with the latest from the sheet metal factory. The production run was late and overdue, but finally went to fab. Essentially what happened was that... Read more
Getting soooo close!
The fit check articles for the sheet metal case came back! The look good and they'll look even better when they're painted. There are a few hiccups, but... Read more
Circuit Board Production Photos!
This morning 600 circuit boards came off the line at WAi/Circuit Hub! We brought some test equipment along to check the first pieces as they came out of... Read more
Mini Update (Fill Out Your Surveys, Too!)
Here's a mini update. Lots to come in the near future:
- 90% of surveys have been answered. If you haven't answered yours, DO IT. DO EEEET NOOOOOW.
- 600... Read more
Surveys are out, sheet metal factory update too!
Surveys requesting your address and your desired color combo have now been sent! You can change your address up until we actually ship. If you're moving around the... Read more
Goldilox and the Footprint
Hi all! Here's an update with the latest. Some good news: the factory programmed microchip sample checked out, so all the chips have been ordered. Between that, our remaining electronic... Read more
Parts are arriving! Parts are arriving!
Parts and Pictures!
Hi all! Some of the long lead parts are coming coming in, which is really, really exciting. A bag of 1200 control knob covers arrived today and... Read more
Hi all! We're making steady progress on the Clocks now. At this point, we'll mostly just be waiting for electronic parts to arrive.
A number of backers have asked about... Read more
Meter Production, Board Layout, and Paint
More progress to report! Here's what's been going on:
A test fixture was sent to the meter factory in China and I've seen photos of the "Hours"... Read more
Meters Are On Order!
Hi all! Here's the latest update on what's been going on!
Meters on order:
We placed a purchase order with the meter factory! It took some work to make sure... Read more
Time for an update on Clocks (Ha!)
Hi all! Thank you to those in the comments section eagerly awaiting another update! Here's what's happening:
China sourced components:
The meter factory is coming back online from Chinese new... Read more
Hi all! Here's the quick update:
Based on backer feedback, We'll definitely be going with the simpler, cleaner meters without logos on them and the dials will go... Read more
Dial Designs and Supplier Meetings
Hi everyone! We are underway here at Awkward Engineer! Here's the update:
Missed the Kickstarter?
If you missed the Kickstarter, Clocks will be available through the Awkward Engineer store front... Read more
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Successfully funded! At over 700% of our goal! We couldn't have done it with out you. My head is completely spinning right now.
I want to say thank you to... Read more
Coming Up on 24 Hours to Go!
Hi all! We're coming up on the 24 hour mark. We've raised over $33K so far, which is pretty crazy if you ask me. This is the last time Clocks... Read more
One Week to Go!
One week to go and things are rolling! As expected, we've seen a tick upwards since the Christmas to New Years time frame and we're hoping to get as much... Read more
Early Bird Two Clock Requests
Hi Early Birders! You guys were awesome and I think pushed us to a visible position on Kickstarter's Discover page. We even got noticed at Kickstarter headquarters and were selected... Read more
Additional Colors Now Available!
Hi everyone! Over 400% funded today! Wow! This has been a pretty crazy ride so far! With the number of backers we have now, it makes a lot of sense... Read more
Holy Cow! What a Rush!
Hi everyone! We doubled the funding goal in less than three days. I'm pretty floored. As in, too excited to sleep going crazy excited floored! First of all,... Read more