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Transform your iPod Nano into the world's coolest multi-touch watches with TikTok + LunaTik by Scott Wilson and MINIMAL. Read more

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Transform your iPod Nano into the world's coolest multi-touch watches with TikTok + LunaTik by Scott Wilson and MINIMAL.

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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    1. Creator Donna G on February 24, 2011

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    2. Creator josh on February 6, 2011

      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. Creator Eric Duey on January 30, 2011

      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. Creator josh on January 17, 2011

      I would love to see more videos..

    5. Creator josh on January 6, 2011

      i want mine now its taking to long

    6. Creator Karin Lindner on December 22, 2010

      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.....

    7. Creator Amarilys Robles on December 21, 2010

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

    8. Creator Garth Bernard on December 20, 2010

      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. Creator Jin Li on December 20, 2010

      unfortunately the ipod nano is not water proof.

    10. Creator Oscar Quiroz on December 19, 2010

      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. Creator josh on December 19, 2010

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

    12. Creator Mario A. Herrera on December 18, 2010

      Thank you for the video

    13. Creator Ted1 on December 17, 2010

      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.

    14. Creator Jake (deleted) on December 17, 2010

      Why did you choose China instead of your own country ? Yeah, let's pay slaves and make outrageous benefits out of a bid of plastic... pathetic.

    15. Creator Thorarinn Einarsson on December 17, 2010

      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. Creator Fabian De Simone on December 17, 2010

      Fantastic stuff!

    17. Creator Joerg Metzner on December 16, 2010

      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.

    18. Creator Ryan Weiss on December 16, 2010

      This is great! Thanks for the updates!

    19. Creator David Fraser on December 16, 2010

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

    20. Creator Phong Le on December 16, 2010

      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.

    21. Creator Alex Suess on December 16, 2010

      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.

    22. Creator Jade Campbell on December 16, 2010

      Just made my purchase cant wait!

    23. Creator Alberto Villarreal on December 16, 2010

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

    24. Creator Gidyup on December 16, 2010

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

    25. Creator Sze Wai Wong on December 16, 2010

      Thanks for the wickedly cool video.

    26. Creator Alex Goldberg on December 16, 2010

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

    27. Creator Arturo on December 16, 2010

      Amazing Videos!!! Good Work .)

    28. Creator Rodrigo de Salvo on December 16, 2010

      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?

    29. Creator Jason Phillips on December 16, 2010

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

    30. Creator Gian Paulo Virzi on December 16, 2010

      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.

    31. Creator Dexxxtro on December 16, 2010

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

    32. Creator Albert Maniscalco on December 16, 2010

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

    33. Creator Galin on December 16, 2010

      Very Nice....

    34. Creator CJ Poon - www.shopipad.nl on December 16, 2010

      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

    35. Creator Jonathan Soong on December 16, 2010

      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!

    36. Creator GilesMDavis on December 16, 2010

      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.

    37. Creator Jim Powell on December 16, 2010

      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.

    38. Creator Ahmed Al-Awah on December 16, 2010

      Very cool. Love it.

    39. Creator John Myers on December 16, 2010

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

    40. Creator John Myers on December 16, 2010

      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

    41. Creator John Myers on December 16, 2010

      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

    42. Creator pixologist on December 16, 2010

      +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

    43. Creator George Duffy on December 16, 2010

      Love it really excited.

    44. Creator Naxos on December 16, 2010

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

    45. Creator Marc Hershon on December 16, 2010

      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!

    46. Creator Christian Nielsen on December 16, 2010

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

    47. Creator Felix Sold on December 16, 2010

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

    48. Creator Arif Shafique on December 16, 2010

      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 :)

    49. Creator Marc Lewis on December 16, 2010

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