More Shipping and Chatterbox Progress
Back from China
We spent the last few weeks in China lining up some resources for sourcing and production of the Chatterbox Shield. This is the module that transforms a... Read more
Contest, Chatter shield, and Changes for Clyde V2
A lot happened in the last couple weeks. Amanda is on her way back to China to get the manufacturing going for the Chatter shield (aka Deluxe modules) and Clyde... Read more
Clydes are Out, What's Next?
The Clydes have all shipped out of China at this point. We had a small batch remaining that we are shipping to our office in Montreal to make things easier... Read more
The Clyde Invasion Continues!
Many Clydes have left the building in the last two weeks. We've seen many pop up on Facebook and Twitter, so we know that most of them are reaching their... Read more
The Clyde Invasion has Begun!
It's already been more than two weeks since our last update, and much has happened. The Limited Edition Clydes all shipped out last week. This is what they looked like... Read more
The Invasion is Imminent!
I’m going to show you a very mundane picture that is nonetheless full of possibility:
OK, now I'm going to show you another:
Yup. We’re assembled, QA’d, packed... Read more
It’s been a while since our last update. Too long. Mea culpa, dear backers, we’ve barely had time to catch our breaths this last month or so. Here’s what we’ve... Read more
It's coming together!
Well, folks, this might be a first – we’re actually ahead of our predicted schedule now! (Ah, don’t worry about lack of excitement, though, China will still throw us some... Read more
Purchase Order, Signed!
On March 5, we signed our purchase order with AQS. This is both wonderful (it’s really happening!) and anxiety-inducing (as it’s largely in their hands now – surrendering control is... Read more
The Joy of Tests
With Chinese New Year over and the factories operating, we’re excited to report that things are rolling forward once again. While we wait for PCBs from AQS’s board house, we’ve... Read more
Software release and Fabule Forum
Hi everybody! Chinese New Year is giving us a couple weeks of quiet to work on things like firmware, our website, and distribution agreements in North America. We mentioned in... Read more
Happy New Year!
Hi everybody! So first things first. This is one of those bad news / good news updates.
The bad:We’re not shipping in January. Nothing terrible has happened, but mold... Read more
A Missive from the Elves
Happy Holidays from Fabule Fabrications to all of our Kickstarter backers!! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas, full of cheer and awesome people. We have been working like elves... Read more
Tooling! Purchases! More exciting photos!
Hi everyone. It’s been a while since we updated. We’ve been crazy busy, and lots of awesome things have been happening in the last few weeks. This update might have... Read more
Colors and surface treatments, getting closer to production
We’ve got some news that a lot of our backers have been anticipating for a while. Surface treatment samples from our lamp factory! Yaay!
Here are some pictures of... Read more
Lots of pictures, lots of manufacturing progress!
Today's update is full of pictures, and nitty gritty details about our factories.
Progress on LED enclosures
Here’s a sample of the aluminum part, diecast at Hill Optical, screwed on... Read more
We’re in Shenzhen!
This started out as a really long update, because we’ve had a busy couple of weeks! We decided to split it into two parts so we don’t totally overload everyone. ... Read more
Ready to Head to Shenzhen!
We’ll be returning to Shenzhen next week to start Clyde’s manufacturing. We’ve already placed a down payment with Hill Optical on the mold for Clyde’s aluminum LED case, so we... Read more
Prepping for our return to China
Hi Everyone! It's been a busy month since we last sent out an update, so let me catch you up on the goings-on at Fabule.
We had an... Read more
Getting on the Fulfillment Train
Hi Everyone! It feels like our Kickstarter campaign just concluded, and it was quite a thrill experiencing it with all of you. I mentioned this in the comments right when... Read more
We did it!
Clyde is funded!
We were sitting in the office on Wednesday afternoon, occasionally hitting reload on our Kickstarter page and watching the total nudge upwards from $43,500 or so, feeling... Read more
Where we're making Clyde
Hi everyone! We wanted to let you know a little bit more about how we're making Clyde. In this update, we'll tell you about the factory we're working with to... Read more
How it's made: Clyde's Squishy Eye
We wrote an Instructable about how we make Clyde's squishy eye. We used our older plastic prototype in the photos, but we use the same technique for the... Read more
Update #3: Aluminum LED enclosure
After two weeks, we’re more than 70% funded! Statistically speaking, this means we’re pretty much certain to hit our goal. We’re still putting effort into outreach post-Maker Faire, demo-ing Clyde... Read more
Update #2: Maker Faire!
Clyde made his public debut last weekend at Maker Faire in San Mateo. We had a booth in the Expo Hall with a number of other startups and... Read more
Meet us at Maker Faire!
Less than a week after launching, we're almost 50% of the way towards our goal. Not too shabby! Thank you so much to everyone who has backed us.... Read more