Introducing Range Oven Intelligence
Last year you backed us as we modernized the kitchen with the Range smart thermometer. Since then, we’ve noted your feature requests for future versions. So you should be the... Read more
We had an idea for a chef-quality smartphone cooking thermometer, and almost a year ago you helped us realize it. Thank you! We’ve now shipped out all of the Ranges.*... Read more
Production and shipping update:
A few days ago we got the last batch of Ranges back from our assemblers — that means if you haven’t gotten your Range yet (and... Read more
Range app v1.2 — Rangefinders and an improved timer
Happy (early) Mother’s day to all Moms out there! My kitchen skills wouldn’t be nearly as good as they are today if I hadn’t grown up in the kitchen watching... Read more
Range SDK contest
Hacker backers, we’re looking for the best and most creative apps out there that use Range. Want to win internet fame and Supermechanical goodies? Now’s the time to develop an... Read more
Shipping and software updates
Did you know Range is designed and assembled entirely in the USA with 82.3% American parts? We’re proud to support our local community — read more about what goes into... Read more
Shipping progress and international Ranges
General shipping update:
We just received the next batch of 1500 Ranges from our assembler. Since these are the first Ranges made entirely by them, we’ll be testing them to... Read more
1st run Ranges in the wild + Shipping update
Ranges in the wild:
We’ve heard from quite a few of you that Ranges have reached their final destinations — even as far away as Germany. If you’ve gotten... Read more
Shipping Updates and SXSW
We’re pleased to announce for all our homebrewing enthusiasts that iBrewMaster2 now features support for Range.
Are there any other apps you use regularly that could benefit from... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day!
We hope you are all spending the day with your loved ones and some delicious food. Steak and chocolate covered caramels are on the Supermechanical menu today. What are you... Read more
The Range assembly process
In the last update we mentioned that perfecting the assembly/QA process was a design project in and of itself. That’s what we’re in the throes of right now — the... Read more
Hardware update: silicone molding
It’s been a while since our last update on the hardware. Last we left it, the silicone tooling was going back to the mold maker and engraver for... Read more
SDK Update and BBQ
Hope you all managed to stay warm this week in the midst of the polar vortex!
As Range's silicone tooling is being shuttled between the tool... Read more
Happy New Year!
Hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season — complete with good friends and good food. Is it too soon to relive memories of favorite holiday... Read more
Production update and t-shirts
Supermechanical had a really exciting week! John went to Maine (and almost got stuck there in the snow) to meet with our silicone molders.
We are really pleased... Read more
Holiday cards and templates for 3D printing Range accessories
Hi Rangers! Hope everyone is staying warm — winter seems like it's here to stay in Austin.
The tooling for Range’s silicone parts is almost ready — they’ll be molding... Read more
SDK release and a timeline update
The good news:
If you backed Range at the hacker or developer level, we added a link to download the first version of the Range SDK to your Scooter account... Read more
Access to Scooter — the Supermechanical backer site. (Plus: turkeys, tshirts, and aprons)
Hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving (we stuck Range in turkeys to celebrate!) and have made it through Black Friday unscathed.
Emails with a link to Scooter, our site for... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving (a little early)! We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday — filled with good friends and good food.
Big news this week: we’re submitting the... Read more
Surveys! (And PCBs, tooling, and graphing)
If you’re getting a first run Range, you should have gotten your survey this week — please fill it out! The rest of the surveys will be going out over... Read more
Range app progress: presets
Work on the app continues — the biggest additions this week are the presets. For the initial release of the app, we’re planning on including beef, pork, poultry and ground... Read more
No tricks, just treats.
We carved pumpkins and did some ghost hunting to get in the holiday spirit. (If you can't tell, the pumpkin’s eyes are the logo for the Range app.... Read more
Programming and yogurt making
Surprise Thursday update! Got to keep you all on your toes.
This week the coding fun times have continued. Unfortunately, David and John are not terribly photogenic when this is... Read more
Ordering components and grilling chicken
Hey Rangers - hope you all had an awesome week!
This week we ordered 59,000 components for Range! They take up surprisingly little space. Some are still on their way... Read more
Tooling, magnets, and chocolate
The most exciting news of the week? We started the tooling process for the silicone molds.
What else? John has been working on prototyping the packaging. We don’t want to... Read more
A sweet little update
If you’ve backed hardware Kickstarter projects before, you’re probably familiar with the lull in updates a little while after the campaign ends (don’t worry – we’re not doing that!). Projects... Read more
And the progress marches on.
It’s Friday - week in review time! So, what have we been up to?
We’ve been designing the testing rigs for Range. We’ve also started gathering components and taking steps... Read more
Dog days (and the end) of summer
Tomorrow’s the last day of summer! Anybody getting some last minute grill time in before fall? It's supposed to rain in Austin, so I'll probably be making soup.
This week... Read more
Happy Friday the 13th - hope it’s been more lucky than unlucky for you!
So, what has been going on at Supermechanical this week? We’re continuing our long... Read more
A probing update
Hope you all had an awesome week. Did you cook anything delicious?
So, what have we been up to? Well, we’ve been finalizing probe choices. It was a... Read more
Range is funded! Thank you all for your support – we wouldn’t be here without you. It's been great hearing your comments and suggestions for improving Range throughout the campaign,... Read more
Finalizing the Kickstarter campaign and the handle design
In addition to the boards, we’ve been finalizing the design of the handle and the plug so we can start getting the molds made. Check out the renderings! As we wrap... Read more
Finalizing Range's hardware
We have good news and better news for you today!
First, the good news. We just passed the $160,000 stretch goal! That means 4.5 foot cables for all Ranges. Now... Read more
Gold Range and watching the Status Board
Throughout the Range campaign, we’ve been tracking Range's progress on Panic’s Status Board app (streamed through an Apple TV so we can all see it ALL THE TIME). We have... Read more
Coal cable testing and stickers
Hey Rangers -
Hope you all had an awesome weekend! We’re down to the final week of Range’s Kickstarter campaign – time sure flies when you’re having fun.
Thanks to you,... Read more
Announcing Coal Range
Coal Range is Ember's big brother, and it's made for the pro griller. If you've gotten burned in the past by flare-ups, this is for you. The standard Range works... Read more
Stretch goals – a longer cord for Range
It’s time for Range’s next stretch goals!
This picture shows Aqua Range’s full current range – 3 feet. Thanks to your feedback, we’ve heard that you’d prefer something longer. If... Read more
Meet the Supermechanic: Christina
Range reached its next stretch goal - thank you! We'll announce another stretch goal soon.
In the continuing saga of Meet the Supermechanic - it’s my turn!I’m Christina, and... Read more
Making Range accessible
We want Range to help all kitchen enthusiasts cook better. That’s why we’re going to do our best to make the Range app accessible to our friends in the blind... Read more
A delicious recipe: mixing Range with other apps
Beyond the Range app, there are already so many great (and specialized) iOS apps for cooking, brewing, and candymaking. We're talking with a few popular brewing apps about integrating Range... Read more
Old family recipes made new with Range
I grew up in the kitchen with my family. We had family dinners nearly every night of my life before I moved to college – that’s where my love of... Read more
New stretch goal: magnetic cable management
Thanks to you all, we blew past our first two stretch goals. Time for a new one! Once we hit $140,000, we’ll add magnets to all Ranges. Why... Read more
Meet the Supermechanic: Risto
Who's the guy that will get your Range to you safely? This guy – meet Risto!
Risto is our fulfillment specialist at Supermechanical. In addition to safely shipping Twines around... Read more
Artisan Profile: Austin Homebrew Supply
We don't have a lot of experience brewing (yet!). So when we were designing Range, we deferred to the professionals! We talked to our friends at Austin Homebrew Supply about... Read more
Are you a master chef? You'll want this apron.
I hope you all had an awesome weekend! We sure did – with your help Range blew past the first two stretch goals. We’ll announce more tomorrow!
Do... Read more
Ember update and Pinterest
We heard from quite a few of you that 2 inches is too short for the Ember Range. You guys sure do cook some large pieces of meat! We’ve decided... Read more
Range reached its goal! Now, stretch goals!
Happy Thursday, Rangers!
Thanks to all of you, Range reached its funding goal yesterday!
Guess what time it is now? That’s right – stretch goal time!
Our first two stretch... Read more
Meet the Supermechanic: David
Range is 99% funded.
Thank you all for your support! We have some awesome new features to add to Range and its app, and new Range reward levels (some based... Read more
Artisan Profile: Red Rabbit Bakery
Are you a fan of donuts? Of course you are.
While we were designing Range, we did a lot of research on what professionals need. Our friends at Red Rabbit... Read more
Friends, Patrons, and everyone in between
Today we reached over 90% funded! Thank you!
We appreciate all 1077 of you, from our friends to our patrons! I’m very excited to begin tweeting food horoscopes (or horrorscopes...)... Read more
Beyond the Range app
Remember last Friday when there were only 500 of you? We’re closing in on 1000 backers now! Thank you all!
We heard from one Ranger who is going... Read more
Behind the scenes with Range
What has Supermechanical been up to lately?
During the past week David’s been honing the firmware. He’s working on improving the communication between Range and the iOS device and ensuring... Read more
Welcome to the family
Cooking is a family affair, and we want you to consider us part of your family (we think of you as our family). What better way to do that than... Read more
Think outside the kitchen with Range!
What's up, Rangers?!
In case you missed it, Range was featured on Wired today!
We’ve focused on uses for Range in the kitchen, but we’ve heard from a few backers... Read more
Want to have BBQ with us?
Hope you had a great weekend! Cook anything delicious? I’ve been eating a lot of tomato and arugula sandwiches – it is that time of year.
We have... Read more
What will you use Range for?
There are 507 of you now, WOW. We’ve had a great time answering your questions and reading your comments this week – keep them coming!
So far,... Read more
Wow! Thanks to all of you, Range had a better first day on Kickstarter than we could have imagined. We reached $30,000 in less than 24 hours, AWESOME.
We still... Read more