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A framed high-definition screen and integrated computer that hangs on your wall and brings art from the Internet into your home.
A framed high-definition screen and integrated computer that hangs on your wall and brings art from the Internet into your home.
A framed high-definition screen and integrated computer that hangs on your wall and brings art from the Internet into your home.
2,246 backers pledged $787,612 to help bring this project to life.

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Introducing Art Club

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Electric Objects began as an experiment in computing, a screen dedicated to displaying art from the Internet in the home. We asked: can we build a computer that doesn’t demand our attention? Can we build an operating system whose software doesn’t crave every iota of our brain-space? Can we build an experience that fits the most precious and personal space in our lives, a space that we define in order to better define ourselves.

It was late 2013 that we first wrote down these questions (though we were by no means the first to do so), and a little over a year ago that we made public the product we had built in attempt to answer them. And it was thanks to you all that we were able to bring that product into the world.

One by Rick Silva, from Oregon Oriented Ontology

The last year has been nothing short of remarkable. Electric Objects was met with a fervor, for the product yes, but also for the movement that it seemed to represent: the idea that we aren’t done discovering what computers can add to our lives, that we’ve only just scratched the surface of what computing can offer, that we can build machines that fit the human environment.

But Electric Objects has never really been all about hardware. It’s a community of like-minded artists, organizations, and art fans coming together in celebration of Internet culture. Those of us who believe there’s another way to enjoy the Internet, one worthy of the walls in our home.

Today, with the release of Art Club, we’re making that clear.

Learn more about Art Club, and check out the collections here!

And for those interested in the latest shipment update, check out Tuesday's update here.

Quick Update on EO1 Shipments!

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Hi All — A few backers have asked for a quick update on shipping progress. 

Our factory is now working Monday through Saturday, producing 500 EO1s per week. 2-3 days after production they arrive at our fulfillment center in California for shipment out to Kickstarter backers. 

As of yesterday, we have about 1,000 more EO1s to ship to Kickstarter backers. We're aiming to wrap production by the end of next week. From there it'll take a few more days to fulfill the last batch of backer rewards.

We're super excited to see EO1 arrive in the homes of backers all over the world, and we really appreciate the patience from those of you who have yet to receive yours. We're almost there!

Thanks for all the kind words in the comments and on the Twitters. Please send more photos of your EO1s up and running! We love seeing them. And don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions at hello@electricobjects.com.

Jake

Production and Shipping Update

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Hey Everyone, 

Thanks for your patience these last couple of weeks. We wanted to provide a quick update on our production and shipping timeline. 

We shipped the first few hundred EO1s, then ran into some issues with inventory. Some of the plastics and PCBs did not meet our specifications when they arrived at our factory for assembly, so we've spent the last week going back and forth with our suppliers getting them to commit to a schedule for replacement components. 

The delay was unfortunate, but we have no tolerance for anything but a pristine product experience, and we’re confident that our high expectations will pay off the moment you unbox your EO1.

The good news is that we are now back up and running. Special thanks to the heroic efforts of Bill, Kyri, and Kevin, who have spent their days and nights down in the factory in Mexico getting us back on track. 

We have final confirmation on timing from our suppliers, so I can provide you with an updated shipping calendar. Starting next week, 500 EO1s will ship each week, with the last batch going out the first week of August. You'll receive a shipment notification with tracking information when your EO1 ships.

As always, don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions. We can't wait for all of your EO1s to arrive. It's so exciting to see new people come into the community every day. We also have some exciting news to share in the next week or two, so stay tuned. 

We’re eager to hear your feedback on the Electric Objects experience. When your EO1 arrives, let us know what you think in the comments, or via email at hello@electricobjects.com! 

Best, 

Jake, Kyri, Bill, Zoë, Kevin, Lisa, Rob, Alex, Greg, Saarim, and Luke

Shipping Update + EO1 Art Show in Brooklyn!

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Hi Everyone,

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.

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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)

Space is limited, so please RSVP

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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 hello@electricobjects.com.

Jake

Production Underway!

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Quick update from the front lines: The final component for EO1 (the computers that power EO1) are being produced in Arizona as we speak!

Bill, Kyri, and I are flying out to Mexico on Monday to kick off assembly, and are planning to ship our first batch of EO1s to customers early the following week. We'll scale up to 500 EO1s per week by June 15th, and ship out each batch on a weekly basis. Read our prior post for more detail on the manufacturing process.

You'll receive an email notification when your EO1 ships. Thanks as always for your patience. We can't wait for you to experience Electric Objects!

As always, don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions at hello@electricobjects.com.

Jake