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A wireless square with sensors and a simple web app to set rules, Twine tells you what your things are doing by email, text or Twitter.
A wireless square with sensors and a simple web app to set rules, Twine tells you what your things are doing by email, text or Twitter.
3,966 backers pledged $556,541 to help bring this project to life.

Recent updates

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 wrong! 

This is a major screw-up on the part of our shipper — we're not happy about it, and we've fixed it for the future. We don't have the correct tracking numbers for you, unfortunately.

However, the packages are getting delivered to the correct addresses. We applied the address labels to your Twine boxes ourselves, and the first backers to get bad tracking numbers reported that their Twines showed up.

We're very sorry for this. We know how cruel it is to finally get that email, and then be told that your own Twine is going to some other person. Rest assured that this is not the case, and you'll soon have an aqua-colored bundle of joy on your doorstep.

— John

It's a ship storm!

Hi Backers,

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 the door.  There's so much to do that we even have a bunch of new help, Christina, Quinn, Matt, and Chris!!!

Here's the current status by the numbers:

1,029 Twines shipped so far and accelerating.  This week will be our first to hit 1000 per week.

2,800 Twines delivered from our New Hampshire factory and tested (more arriving every week).

9,000 Sensors manufactured, testing more than halfway complete.

48,000 pieces of cardboard folded to form 6,000 Twine boxes.  That's about 678,000 folds!

Shipping status for US orders:

David Clift-Reaves, our ship master, has been rocketing through our shipping backlog.  By the end of this week almost all US Twine-only, Twine+sensor, and Twine+breakout orders will have been shipped.  Time in transit is currently 7-10 business days.  Twine full packages are also going out, but it will take a few more weeks to process the entire batch.

Shipping status for international orders:

Shipping internationally in large quantity has been an adventure.  We've gotten Twine CE approved and certified by wireless regulatory agencies in a variety of countries.  We have to do all of this certification because otherwise customs might confiscate our packages. (Eek!)  The last major hurdle is doing international address verification to make sure that we have all of the addresses in the proper format so that packages don't get lost or mis-delivered.  The first small batch of Twine-only units has gone out, and David has been hard at work to accelerate us up to full speed.  We anticipate hitting full throttle by the end of next week.

New Developments

The engineering department hasn't been asleep either.  Today we launched version 1.1 of the Twine software which allows Twine to recognize external sensors, improves the setup process, reduces power consumption, and fixes a number of bugs that we've encountered so far.  If you'd like to check it out, just re-save your Twine rules and you will be automatically updated.

Take care,

David, John, David, Christina, Matt, Quinn, and Chris

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Well, we shipped Twine!

Today we hit a huge milestone in the history of Twine—-we started shipping!

More on the blog:

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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 the blog:

And to ensure we can plan your reward shipment, please don't forget to register at with the code we sent you earlier.

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"Debugging the Internet"

We have a checklist for you! Go to to go through it and make sure everything's in order as we get close to shipping out your rewards.

Also, sensor boards, and some of the hills we're climbing in the last mile of building Twine — read more at our blog.

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