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TouchFire is a thin, feather-weight device that puts the "touch" back into typing - it makes your iPad feel like a normal keyboard!
TouchFire is a thin, feather-weight device that puts the "touch" back into typing - it makes your iPad feel like a normal keyboard!
3,146 backers pledged $201,400 to help bring this project to life.

Notable Press Coverage and Brad's China Pictures


Notable Press Coverage

TouchFire has been getting some in-depth press coverage lately. Here are three articles that go behind the scenes:

Harry McCracken for c|net: TouchFire Makes the iPad Keyboard Tactile

Bill French for iPadCTO: TouchFire, Human Interface for Glass

Emily for PadGadget: Meet the Man Behind the TouchFire Keyboard Overlay for iPad

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Brad's China Pictures

Brad recently returned from China, where he was qualifying potential TouchFire manufacturers. Here's a few pictures he took on that trip.

Machining an electrode that will be used as part of building a steel mold. 

Electric Discharge Machine (EDM). It shapes the steel mold by burning away sections with high voltage.

Setting up inside the EDM machine. The electrode is clamped below the bellows. The steel mold is below it. When the machine is turned on, the electrode will be lowered and then -zap!

Small (~15 ton) compression molding machines. These are used to make small parts, like our cover clips.

Raw silicone being prepared for compression molding. This works like a giant pasta machine.

Big (~250 ton) molding machine. This is the sort of high-capacity system that will make the TouchFire keyboard.

Inside a high-capacity overmolding machine. It contains two molds. After the first part is molded, it is automatically moved into the second mold. The first part will then be incorporated into the second part when it is molded.

Comments

    1. Creator Rian on November 22, 2011

      Always amazed to see the progress. Thank you :)