We're happy to report that shipping notifications have gone out to the first batch of Kickstarter backers! Our factory is ramping up to a solid pace of 500 units per week, and we expect to complete shipping within the next 5 weeks. You'll receive an email notification when your EO1 has shipped.
Visit us in Brooklyn for a Private Preview!
Next week, we're showing off EO1 and premiering the work from our latest Kickstarter campaign, The $5 Commission in Brooklyn! If you're in the area, we hope you can join us for this special private preview.
The $5 Commission features new and original work from Addie Wagenknecht, Casey Reas, James George, and Lauren McCarthy. The details:
Tuesday, June 16th 6:30-9:00pm
Kickstarter HQ @ 58 Kent St in Brooklyn, NY (between Franklin & West streets)
From the Factory Floor
We thought we'd also use this opportunity to share some photos from the factory floor. Yesterday we visited our friends at Refactory in Brooklyn, who are manufacturing our ambient light sensors and capacitive touch buttons. They work out of an old factory in Gowanus, and we're so thrilled to be able to work with a team this good (and this nearby).
Here's how are ambient light sensor PCBs (printed circuit boards) arrive from the PCB manufacturer in Asia. They arrive on groups of 10 boards:
Each group is then passed through a "pick and place" machine, that rapidly places the required components on each board:
The boards then go through a long oven (maybe 15-20 feet long), where the components are sealed to the board. They come out the other side, with all the required components, ready to be shipped to our integrator in Mexico:
Speaking of our integrator, Bill and Kyri were down in Mexico for most of last week overseeing our assembly process.
Here's how the metals and computer get attached to the display:
The EO1 wall mount with accompanying screws and (critically) stickers:
EO1 at the tail end of assembly, in final cleaning:
We couldn't be more excited to get EO1 into your hands. You'll receive an email notification when your EO1 has shipped.
As always, please get in touch with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.