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Transform your iPod Nano into the world's coolest multi-touch watches with TikTok + LunaTik by Scott Wilson and MINIMAL.
Transform your iPod Nano into the world's coolest multi-touch watches with TikTok + LunaTik by Scott Wilson and MINIMAL.
Transform your iPod Nano into the world's coolest multi-touch watches with TikTok + LunaTik by Scott Wilson and MINIMAL.
13,512 backers pledged $942,578 to help bring this project to life.

Live from China: LunaTik Manufacturing

Hello everyone. Like I promised I wanted to share some of my trip in China with all you. Its been a crazy 3 days and have seen a lot and made a ton of progress. Our suppliers are very motivated and doing a phenomenal job. I think much of this motivation can be attributed to your support. It really gets everyone excited and its amazing how much everyone connects with the power of Kickstarter.

So I am going to apologize for the rawness of this video. Thankfully iMovie makes it easy to throw something down and dirty together. But I think it should give you a glimpse into the process and manufacturing of LunaTik and how much craft, hand work and care goes into the metal and even the silicone strap. It isn't your typically mass manufactured injection molded process. Take a look and I hope you like it.

I will be posting some more on TikTok after my trip back into China today. Stay tuned.

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      Donna G on

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    2. josh on

      So i received my Luna Tik in the mail! d(-_-)b Im very pleased with the quality of this product! I then remembered the comments about the smell. The first thing i did was smell it, and i love the smell! HaHa.. Its a nice fragrance that reminds me of childhood toys! lol.. Very pleased with my purchase. I also love the packaging. This would look perfect in the Apple Store.

    3. Eric Duey on

      This is really awesome. Thank you Scott for showing the manufacturing process.. it's always fascinating to see how products are made and surprising how much of the process is manual. As an avid "How it's Made" show watcher this really made my day. I can't wait to get the Lunatiks and I hope you consider keeping this video available on the Lunatik main website. Rough as it is, that really personalizes the project and increased my appreciation for final result as it would future buyers for sure. I'm proud to support you guys and this great, quality product. Thank you!

    4. josh on

      I would love to see more videos..

    5. josh on

      i want mine now its taking to long

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      Karin Lindner on

      I am wondering why everyone is so excited that we manufacture something in China that could be done here. We have to shift from a cost to a quality mentality.
      Great video, great updates but it would be fantastic if we would use our creativity on how we can manufacture here. I think what's sold here, should be made here!
      The same comment is valid for Apple. Maybe then the IPhone wouldn't be as fragile!
      Just my 2 cents on this topic.....

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      Amarilys Robles on

      Love it I can't this video and wait to have one

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      Garth Bernard on

      What amazes me most is how cheaply they are able to manufacture this in China. It's a really intricate machining process, manually labor intensive, and yet they produce what seems to be a high quality product for such a competitive price. Wow!

    9. Jin Li on

      unfortunately the ipod nano is not water proof.

    10. Oscar Quiroz on

      Scott, I second the great comments everyone has posted here. I just wanted to let you know how unique and refreshing it is to have this level of communication from a manufacture. Please ensure you and your team don't lose that practice as your organization will grow larger. Outstanding job with this! Congratulations on your success. Looking forward to more....

    11. josh on

      Extremely interesting! I always wanted to create my own iphone ipad case~ This is truly remarkable! I cant wait to receive one of these!

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      Mario A. Herrera on

      Thank you for the video

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      Ted1 on

      Just curious after watching the video on your trip to China... did you even consider manufacturing your product in the U.S.? This is not criticism, just wondering. Don't know if it's even possible to make something in the U.S. Do we even have the infrastructure for it? What a shame, we don't make anything anymore really.

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      Thorarinn Einarsson on

      Thanks for posting this Scott.
      I was in China and Hong Kong in 1994 doing a manufacturing research project through my university so this video brought back a lot of good memories and was also very interesting to see as a comparison to the "old" days.

    16. Joerg Metzner on

      Hey Scott, thanks so much for sharing the process. I always wondered about what is really going on over there in China. Never thought that watching silicon rolling could be this relaxing.

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      Ryan Weiss on

      This is great! Thanks for the updates!

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      David Fraser on

      I can't express how cool it is to see something you have bought going through the production process.

    19. Phong Le on

      Is it just me that find something really sad about Kickstarter raising almost 1 million dollars to create jobs in China? I know just about every big company does it, but this video really drives it home.

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      Alex Suess on

      Amazing video. The detailed updates you provide on this project give me great confidence in my investment. I wish other innovators in the industry were as thorough and detailed as you are when it comes to informing investors of the progress of the project(s) they have committed to.

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      Jade Campbell on

      Just made my purchase cant wait!

    22. Alberto Villarreal on

      Apple should thank you big time, for increasing their sales on the Nano!

    23. Gidyup on

      Very cool update. Just like an episode of "How It's Made" Love it!!

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      Sze Wai Wong on

      Thanks for the wickedly cool video.

    25. Alex Goldberg on

      Scott, terrific job. Congrats on such a cool way to execute this product.

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      Arturo on

      Amazing Videos!!! Good Work .)

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      Rodrigo de Salvo on

      It looks great! love that you show the process to us!, the only thing i see is that the strap do not have the logo, could this be right?

    28. Jason Phillips on

      Loved seeing how the silicon is rolled, dyed and pressed. Great video.

    29. Gian Paulo Virzi on

      This was the first kickstarter project that I supported and it has been a blast to do so. I can't wait to get my Lunatick, thank you for this great video.

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      Dexxxtro on

      Hi guys, is it only me that cannot watch the video? It appears as picture but cannot be reproduced

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      Albert Maniscalco on

      thanks for sharing this...its very cool to see the process.

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      Galin on

      Very Nice....

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      CJ Poon - www.shopipad.nl on

      Nice vid how the process is done! Love the scenery shots you made, makes me wanna go back again to Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Been there a lot on several occasions when buying in stuff for my webshop. Can't wait to get the TikTok

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      Jonathan Soong on

      Amazing!!! Thanks for posting how the manufacturing process is done. It really made my day to see a project like this taking off and I can't wait to get them!

    35. GilesMDavis on

      I think we're watching the future of brand relationships here - I feel like I'm on the inside and part of the team. It's really exciting.

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      Jim Powell on

      Loved the video! Thank you very much for sharing it. It's really fascinating to see all the steps and see these things come to life.

    37. Ahmed Al-Awah on

      Very cool. Love it.

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      John Myers on

      Sorry. Just in case. Email is: gavidoc@gmail.com

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      John Myers on

      Scott,

      I'm currently in Zhongshan China for business and I'll be heading to Hong Kong on Sunday before flying out on Monday. If you are willing, I wanted to know if you'd like to meet.

      Thanks,
      John Myers

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      John Myers on

      Scott,

      I'm currently in Zhongshan China for business and I'll be heading to Hong Kong on Sunday before flying out on Monday. If you are willing, I wanted to know if you'd like to meet.

      Thanks,
      John Myers

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      pixologist on

      +100 internets for sharing this. Video would not start for me. Here's the direct link for anyone having trouble: https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr-videos/encodings/35681/TikTok_LunaTik_Production_640x360QT.original.mp4

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      George Duffy on

      Love it really excited.

    43. Naxos on

      Great video !
      I loved the plastic wrapper and so on... nice

    44. Marc Hershon on

      Very cool to take us along on the production run for the product we helped to bring to life! Really makes it feel fun to be a part of the process this way (without the jetlag...)

      Thanks!

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      Christian Nielsen on

      Truly amazing Scott - Great video and work you've done. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

    46. Felix Sold on

      How I start this movie? In Firefox and Safari it won't work well?

    47. Arif Shafique on

      This is very good way to share the project with the people who will love the product even more now:) good work! looking forward to getting my hands on this. I still need to buy the nano though :)

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      Marc Lewis on

      Hi Scott Great to see how they are made. Can't wait to get mine.