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Turn Touch – Beautiful Control

A project in San Francisco, CA by Samuel Clay
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Instant control of Hue lights, smart devices, apps, and more — all from a single mahogany remote.
Backers: 645
Average Pledge Per Backer: $89

Funded: $57,224 of $25,000
Dates: Feb 7th -> Mar 9th (31 days)
Project By: Samuel Clay
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Latest News

Last day to back Turn Touch

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
This is it, the final countdown!Tonight at 8pm PT this campaign will end and the project will be successfully funded. Judging from the $50,000 raised already, I think Turn Touch has a long life ahead of it. My favorite photo from the Kickstarter Live... (Read More)

Highlights from the Turn Touch Kickstarter Live

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Only 36 hours left for the Turn Touch campaign!We had a wonderful Kickstarter Live livestream today and I want to point out the highlights so you can watch just the parts that are relevant to you. [0:50] See the magnets in action See how the eight... (Read More)

Let's have a Kickstarter Live for Turn Touch: ask questions, see the app, and peek inside the remote

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Submit your questions now for Kickstarter Live on Wednesday! See the dozens of Turn Touch remotes during Wednesday's Kickstarter Live I'm going to be hosting a Kickstarter Live on Wednesday, March 8th, at 8:30am PT (11:30am ET). I'm going to be... (Read More)

Build week day five: How to laser cut and engrave mother of pearl into wood

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Today's the last day of Build Week. We've covered how to design a circuit board for Bluetooth, how to model and design perfect buttons, how to cut wood with precision and reliability, and now we're covering the inlaying of mother of pearl with a... (Read More)

Build week day four: CNC machining and fixturing to accurately cut a wooden remote

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Back with the latest installation of the Everything you need to build Turn Touch series. Now that we have our models, we need to figure out how to machine them out of wood. Workholding is the principle concern here. In order to consistently machine... (Read More)

Build week day three: Learning to build CAD models of the wooden enclosure

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We've covered the circuit board and bluetooth module in depth yesterday. Now let's put it all together and design the wooden enclosure. Here's a sample of some of the design problems I worked to solve for Turn Touch. Read all about the CAD models and... (Read More)

IFTTTIFTTT: If Turn Touch Then If This Then That

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We reached the IFTTT stretch goal!IFTTT (If This Then That) has always been the #1 most requested feature and here we are, with support coming down the pipeline thanks to all of you and your generous and vocal support of Turn Touch. We reached the... (Read More)

Build week day two: Laying out the buttons and writing the firmware

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This is part one of a four-part series covering everything you need to build your own Turn Touch. At the heart of Turn Touch lies a circuit board with four tactile switches and a bluetooth module. This board alone is the remote, since it can be used... (Read More)

Build Week Day One: Everything you need to build your own Turn Touch

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers,Have I got something incredible to show you today. Machining the wood (part three), explored in beautiful detail I wrote a four part series that explores how to build your own Turn Touch. This is a ridiculously long but thorough guide to... (Read More)

The press loves Turn Touch!

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hot dog, we're half-way there!We have two weeks left and I'm just about ready to show off the "Everything you need to make your own Turn Touch" blog series, but first I wanted to share some of the amazing press we've seen over the past few days. Not... (Read More)

I want to hear from you: what are your reasons for backing Turn Touch?

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everybody! We're having a great run going so far, with over 400 people pledging an average of $86 each to back Turn Touch. For a solo project, that's phenomenal.  But I want to reach even more people to make this project a success, so I want... (Read More)

Kickstarter's Turn Touch is Simple and Elegant

February 16th - via: thenerdstash.com
Technology can ease our lives, or make them complicated. The Turn Touch from Kickstarter is here to simplify everything in your entire home. (Read More)

We made it onto ProductHunt!

February 15th - via: kickstarter.com
I feel incredibly grateful to all of my backers and supporters. Today Turn Touch was 'hunted' onto the famously popular ProductHunt. https://www.producthunt.com/posts/turn-touch Turn Touch on Product Hunt   This is a great way to get even more... (Read More)

Valentine's Day Rosewood Special

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Now that Turn Touch is 100% funded, I'm offering a one-time $49 special on Rosewood remotes. I'm turning 32 today (yes, I'm a Valentine's day baby), so I'm offering 32 Rosewood remotes for only $49. I sent out the offer to the Turn Touch email list... (Read More)

100% Funded! IFTTT and HomeKit are next...

February 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm pleased to report that Turn Touch is now successfully funded with over $25,000 in contributions! I'm happy with the progress so far and I'm glad that the Kickstarter community found Turn Touch to be a worthwhile project. With the original goal... (Read More)

Twin Packs Now Available!

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
In developing NewsBlur (my first solo project, an RSS news reader) I put community feedback and real-time stats front and center on the landing page. I rely on users to help me create a product that’s responsive to their needs and I think... (Read More)

F-I-F-T-Y PERCENT!! We're half-way there!

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
What a dream it has been to launch Turn Touch. Thank you so so much for backing Turn Touch. Your pledge has pushed TT to the half-way mark. Having your support means a lot.  Now the hard work begins. I put a lot of love into TT and I want it to... (Read More)

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