Its been too long since last time, and where to start? Lots of work done on the back end, the distinctly unglamorous stuff that goes into building a business from... Read more
Shop is open, new firmware is out
Wow, this does not get less busy with time :-)
There is a new firmware update out. It fixes the charger light not turning green when the Kick is... Read more
Shipping and firmware update
All Kicks will be shipped by Friday this week. The packages are sent by post.
The factory thought they could ship everything by last Friday, but that was too... Read more
More Kicks on their way
We know you are eagerly awaiting your Kick and we are shipping as fast as we can. We are doing a lot more QA testing than originally planned so... Read more
Final assembly and shipping
Shipping at last!
The production errors from last week are found and fixed. All Kicks have had the last version of the firmware loaded and it all looks good. The... Read more
Wheels of industry in motion
Buzz, klang, whirrr, the wheels of industry are in motion.
Kicks are rolling off the production line as we speak.
We are trying to ship in roughly the order the... Read more
For those who like to see machines at work (like me), here are some pics and video from the production. No time for fancy stuff like a narrative or... Read more
Kick Wireless Communication API
Here is some info for developers looking to communicate with the Kick. Any device that is capable of connecting to a WiFi adhoc access point can connect to and... Read more
Hi, we just wanted to give you guys a quick heads up, as we know you don't want to be kept in the dark. We have received a shipment with the... Read more
On the factory floor, drinking coffee, biting nails
Here is quick update from the factory floor. Everything is ready for production to start, except one missing part. The last component from Microchip was supposed to arrive yesterday, but didn't.... Read more
Pics from preparation
We are busy preparing for production start. Here are some pics from production preparation at the electronics factory.
Some of the components are delivered in trays, not on reels. These... Read more
For those who just want the facts straight up: Best estimate is still shipping February 15. For the rest:
The last enclosure samples have arrived, we... Read more
Surfacing briefly to report on manufacturing progress.
The manufacturer for the Kick is VisionSMT in Budapest, Hungary. The guy in the center in the image above is Jozsef,... Read more
An attempt to clarify
Hello backers, based on the previous update we realize we did not communicate where we are at very well. We want to address a few of the concerns that have... Read more
Update on manufacturing issues
We are painfully aware that we are behind schedule.
This post is going to be fairly long. You may want to secure a stimulating beverage before consuming today's... Read more
While Morten is off traversing the world in the Rift Labs corporate jet, the elves back in the sweatshop have been busy at work. We're making the most of the... Read more
Back from China
Shenzhen, the capital of Guandong, China's manufacturing region, where the sun is never really able to break through the smog.
Manufacturing in China
Prototyping is like cooking, manufacturing is like... Read more
Production schedule update
Some time ago (it might have been on the RadioLab podcast) someone asked people about their worst childhood memory. One guy told a story about how he as a little... Read more
The iPhone 5
The iPhone 5 is now announced and Apple have published detailed case drawings. We know many of you plan to get the new iPhone 5.
We have looked at ways... Read more
Manufacturing update II
Time for another update. Most of the time since last have been spent on the enclosure. We have been working closely with the injection mold tool makers on getting all the... Read more
Time for an update. We have overcome the first (of many I'm sure) hurdles on our way to shipping devices.
The plan was to make a last revision... Read more
We reached the end of the campaign. And thanks to you, the Kick got funded and even exceeded the goal with a wide margin. We can't thank you enough!
We... Read more
Last 24 hours, and a new pledge level
We are entering the last hours of the Kickstarter campaign. If you know someone who might want a Kick, please send them a link to this page.
New... Read more
The Science Behind the Kick
Serious geek alert! This update contains strange looking diagrams.
There has been some interest in learning about the inner workings of the Kick. I could write books about that... but... Read more
Who wants the Kick – and why?
Three-and-a-half weeks into the Kickstarter campaign we have browsed through the comments (again!), various blog posts about the Kick and ongoing discussions in online forums, in order to try and get... Read more
So this is for those of you who are into shaping and controlling the light. We have worked on some extras that could go into an accessory pack.... Read more
All fun and silliness
Hi guys, we know we've been a little quite but we've been flat out busy. We've been completely overwhelmed with interest in the project, there's some really exciting news coming... Read more
Example shots and more about brightness
Hi, it's time for another update.
One question often asked is "how far does the light reach". In order to give some sort of meaningful answer we borrowed a... Read more
We are (almost) funded
Backers, we spent a fair amount of hand-wringing before launching on Kickstarter. The Kick is new and different, and it is a creative tool. Will people understand what... Read more
Some answers to the technical questions about the light.
We are off to an amazing start! Almost 50% funded on the second day. We can't thank you enough. You are awesome!!
There has been some questions regarding the... Read more