Announcing Range, the smart thermometer from Supermechanical
It’s been almost two years since we launched Twine on Kickstarter; we couldn’t have done it without your help. Time has flown by since then, and now we’re excited to... Read more
External temperature sensor for Twine!
Guess what, guys? We have a new sensor ready for you and your Twine!
Have you wanted to monitor the temperature in your refrigerator or the deep freezer you keep... Read more
Twine Update 2.0: Battery life
Remember when we mentioned we were undertaking a major rework of Twine's radio firmware to improve battery life? It’s here, and it brought some friends!
You can start... Read more
Twine moisture sensor: April sale, how-to and more.
It’s that time of year. As they say, April showers bring May flowers (and flooded basements).
Moisture sensor special
Twine has already saved Rick and Ken’s basements from extensive damage... Read more
Austin Hardware Love, and a Special!
A couple things we forgot to mention last week:
Long cable special
Did you know that we now sell longer cables for your sensors? At 10 feet long (3 meters... Read more
Update 1.3.0, Improved SMSs, and Calls
Twine’s got a few new tricks up its sleeve, and no, this isn’t an early April Fools joke!
Spring brings a new update for your Twine. Here’s what’s... Read more
Twine + Arduino = <3
As spring approaches (at least in the northern hemisphere), we hope your Twine is bringing reports of warmer temperatures! We’ve got an exciting new external sensor ready,... Read more
Good Vibrations, and other excitations.
We have good news and more good news for you.
The whole team worked hard (because we love our Kickstarter backers so much) to ship out... Read more
Breakout board guide and shipping update.
New Breakout Guide
Time for a quick update. First of all, we've put together a guide on how to use the breakout board to connect all sorts of... Read more
A very Twine Thanksgiving
— Giving thanks for the last year; Kickstarter status; a bright new hardware partner; Black Friday sale
Greetings, supporters and friends —
A year ago today, we (David and John)... Read more
Shipstorm, indeed — bad tracking numbers
Many of you have received an email saying your Twine has shipped, along with a tracking number. You may have also discovered that the tracking number you got is completely... Read more
It's a ship storm!
It's time again for an update! The last month has been super busy---we're been testing every single Twine and sensor, folding and packing boxes, and shipping things out... Read more
Well, we shipped Twine!
Today we hit a huge milestone in the history of Twine—-we started shipping!
More on the blog:
Let's get physical.
Tons of parts (literally) are filling our office, and we're testing the heck out of Twine before we let it out into the wild. See what we've been up to at... Read more
"Debugging the Internet"
We have a checklist for you! Go to https://spool.supermechanical.com to go through it and make sure everything's in order as we get close to shipping out your rewards.
Also, sensor boards,... Read more
Final hardware coming!
Designing an object for mass production is just as painstaking and amazing as any traditional artisanal process. It's a great feeling to make something that meets your vision and is... Read more
Color, cables, vibration
First of our new quicker, more frequent updates, with some of the latest happenings at Supermechanical — all at the blog.
Supermechanical is solar-powered
Since our last update we’ve really gotten into a productive groove here in Austin. Maybe it’s the sunshine, maybe it’s the much cheaper beer — whatever it is, it’s really... Read more
It's all on the Internet now.
Greetings from Austin! Because we like challenges, we're putting up Twine's first power consumption test, live with no safety net! The little guy is going to work all weekend on... Read more
A graduation of sorts: assembly, beta, schedule
Our biggest update yet — the schedule for the final stretch, a tour of the assembly process in New Hampshire, and lots of photos.
Read it at the blog: http://supermechanical.tumblr.com/post/23719046324/a-graduation-of-sorts-assembly-beta-schedule
String and Stone
Hey there backers,
Lots of things happening around here lately. Parts are going to the assemblers and injection molds are heating up! Speaking of heating up, check out our new... Read more
Refinement is unglamorous.
Hello, backers — it’s been a while. We’ve been working as hard as ever, but refactoring C functions and moving lines by .005” do not lend themselves to blog posts.... Read more
The State of Twine, and a Shipping Update.
We've got a *huge* new update for your over at the Supermechanical blog.
Grab a beverage, and have a gander!
Wireless signals, New hardware, and Rocket fins!
A nice big and juicy Twine update is now up on the Supermechanical blog:
Check it out!
Crafting chocolate and cases
Hi there - amidst testing boards, writing software, buying ridiculous amounts of components and juggling the many tasks involved in starting up a business, we've been neck deep in the... Read more
Shirts, Shoes, Service
Hello, backers! We've been cranking on all cylinders, and this week one of those cylinders is the T-shirt reward for $30- and $500-level backers. (Thanks to our long-time screenprinters Acme Prints.) Read... Read more
An enlightening Twine update.
It's time for another Twine update. This week we solve the great mystery of the breakout board. Head on over to the Supermechanical blog to check it out. You... Read more
Sensor poll #2 results
WHEN current rises above 1A for 90 minutes THEN email "The kids have watched enough TV today."
WHEN Bedside Lamp is turned off THEN tweet "Goodnight, John-Boy."
Hello, friends and backers — as you... Read more
Wireless Router Survey
We're starting to test Twine with lots of different brands and models of wireless access points. Would you please help us out by telling us what kind of... Read more
Our backers rule.
Kickstarter backers — you guys are amazing. When we started this 6 weeks ago, our expectations were modest, other than making a product that we wanted and that others... Read more
Hours left; pets talk
This crazy Kickstarter ride is almost over, and Twine is nearing $500,000in funding. It sounds incredible to our ears, but our thousands of incredible backers have made it possible! Help us... Read more
Sensor poll #1 results
WHEN motion sensor detects no motion, THEN tweet "Not a creature was stirring."
WHEN motion sensor detects motion, THEN tweet "Someone's peeking at gifts under the tree!"
Our backers have... Read more
Mailboxes and press
So we've been cranking away on all fronts - hardware, software, and all the little things you have to do between. We've continued to have a flood of enthusiasm filling... Read more
Our minds are officially blown!!!
WAY TO GO KICKSTARTERS!We had a lot to be thankful for this Turkey Day. In addition to good food and family, we are incredibly grateful for our nearly 1000... Read more