Electronics Upgrade Photos and Thwarted Thefts
We posted a quick, photo update of our behind-the-scenes development of the Aviator and Afterburner Bike Lights. Enjoy!
Slava, Tivan, and "Doc"
Ask Us Anything: Reddit AMA tomorrow, $150K Stretch Goal Passed
If you didn't pre-order invincible bike lights yet, you have 39 hours left on Kickstarter.
1. $158K and 40 hours left. You helped us blow past the... Read more
We are not Steve Jobs
STATUS:6 days left and we're rapidly approaching $150K! This will mean an upgraded clamping mechanism. $180K = battery indicator upgrade. $200K = Bicycle Tramp Stamps for Tivan/Slava. Yuck. If... Read more
[PHOTOS] New-released design updates, Upgrades for all, Tattoo Tramp Stamp Stretch goals
Madness. $136K! THANK YOU! If you haven't bought the Afterburner/Aviator yet, you have about a week to check it out.
1. Stretch Goals:Thanks to you, we broke... Read more
Thanks to you, we hit our goal in 15 hours (and climbing
We hit our $24K funding goal in 15 hours and at the time I'm writing this, we're at $33K and 290 backers. Amazing! Thank you.
We also got great press from... Read more
Afterburner (and Surprise Product) are Live!
And away we go! ($1000 in 12 min!?)
Famous Filmmaker, "great video. really great".
Thursday, 11am EST, the Afterburner lifts off.
We've been designing, redesigning, prototyping, iterating, iterating, iterating, iterating, iterating, iterating, iterating, iterating.
You helped us each step of the way."What type... Read more
[PHOTO] Afterburner / Slava was stopped by a cop riding a 7 year old girl's bike
We are filming the Kickstarter Afteburner project and it's hilarious. I can't reveal too much but suffice it to say a Cambridge cop pulled me over while I... Read more
Bike Entrepreneurs Decisions: Outsource versus In-House?
Urban Cycling Sentinels,
900 of you have received Defenders, 800 more are in our warehouse in Connecticut and being shipped daily to customers. Check out our latest shipping update.
Slava's... Read more
When will I get my light? What do factories look like? [VIDEOS]
Beloved Bike Warriors,
So much to tell. We value your time, which is why we keep these concise and to-the-point:
Brad is a Manufacturing Machine: He spent the last two... Read more
Defenders are in the Building, Precision Assembly Photos
Defenders Have Entered The Building!
The first 140 Defenders just showed up to our warehouse in Connecticut. Photos are coming. In the meantime, check out our beautiful photos from the... Read more
It Has Begun! Bike Lights in Production
The massive gears of the industrialization have started churning, and they're creating beautiful Defender Bike Lights. Hundreds will be built this week, thousands this month. Our website is... Read more
Gotham and Goliath: Mass Production Update and Packing Photos
This update is a quick one as Slava and Brad are overseas managing the production. Please see our latest update and photos of our product packaging: http://blog.bikegotham.com/2012/08/26/gotham-and-the-goliath-mass-production-and-shipping-update/
Slava &... Read more
T-Shirt Caption Contest, Lessons on life-saving from Steve Jobs, Design Improvements
[Shipping update: aiming for Aug. 30th 2012. Read more below.]
"You've got to make it faster!" Steve Jobs said to Larry Kenyon, his top OS Engineer. Jobs was... Read more
New Factory Samples, Schedule Update, Biking in the Philippines
Good quality isn't good enough
The Defender must be (almost) perfect.It must be easy to install and withstand years of urban biking torture. We're still trading design refinements with... Read more
First Factory Parts Arrived [VIDEO UPDATE]
So much to tell. Where to begin?
Brad is Quality Assuring Like A Maniac. The video below will give you a view into our QA process. The good news is... Read more
Factory photos, production and team updates [PHOTOS]
What do you want to hear first, the good news, or the great news?
Ok, we'll start with the great news. Production is rocking and the quality is superb! Our... Read more
Photo of the first Defender [FACTORY PREVIEW] and shipping update
We just got this preview from the factory...And it's lovely!This is the first part "off-tool". The factory made a "die" for aluminum die casting (a die = a mold).... Read more
Rear bike light and Production Update [PHOTOS]
So much to tell. Here we go!
What should our rear bike light look light?
We partnered with GOOD to create a rear bike light that is a "Product of... Read more
Rear Light Announcement + Production Update
Tail Light! We partnered with GOOD.is to create a tail light! We call this project the Product of the People: You'll have input on everything: mounting, design,... Read more
Let's get this production party started
It's been an amazing week. Slava had a double-rainbow meltdown as the support surged in the final days. We'd like to reiterate our immense gratitude from our Project Update... Read more
Gotham Tail Light Announcement + Final Count Down
As the great singer/songwriter, Natalie Merchant, once said:
Oh, I want to thank you, thank you. Thank you, thank you. Thank you, thank you. Thank you, thank you. Thank you,... Read more
1000 backers calls for celebration. Please join us.
Last night we broke 1000 Kickstarter Backers! Thank you so much for supporting and sharing. It means a lot to us. We don't know what to do with ourselves so... Read more
Manufacturing Update + Greatest Biking Innovation Since The Wheel
Manufacturing: We are finalizing our agreement with the factory and starting to work on tooling. Once tooling is built, we'll start cranking out Defenders. It's a tricky process and more... Read more
It's illegal to invest $100 in a startup. Should Congress change that?
Did you know it's illegal to invest $100 in a startup?
As Tim Rowe, director of the Cambridge Innovation Center wrote in a Huffington Post article, "Ordinary individuals [can't] invest... Read more
Who's schematics are better - Slava's or Brad's?
We thought we'd take you behind the scenes and into Gotham Laboratories. Working with the factory, we had to provide very detailed schematics. Brad and Slava both submitted... Read more