Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet

A project in Cambridge, MA by Supermechanical

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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.
Backers: 3966
Average Pledge Per Backer: $140

Funded: $556,541 of $35,000
Dates: Nov 22nd -> Jan 3rd (43 days)
Project By: Supermechanical
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4 Home Security Devices You Should Be Paying Attention To

August 13th - via:
Security has gotten extremely complicated with all the cool gadgets you can buy. Check out these up and coming home security devices. (Read More)

'Range' iOS Food Thermometer Launches New Bluetooth LE Version on Kickstarter

July 4th - via:
Last year, the company behind the popular Twine Kickstarter project launched a new iOS-enabled food thermometer called Range. That thermometer raised more than $175,000 and now the team is back for more. (Read More)

As Kickstarter Evolves, Investors Watch For Next $1 Billion Idea

April 28th - via:
Venture capitalists don't tend to pledge $20 at a time to a scrappy little startup. They look for big investments with big returns. But some are turning to Kickstarter for that next big idea. (Read More)

Announcing Range, the smart thermometer from Supermechanical

July 24th - via:
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 announce our new Kickstarter campaign! Range. Smart thermometer, smarter cook.... (Read More)

External temperature sensor for Twine!

July 11th - via:
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 your ice sculptures in? Have the metal walls been holding you back? The external... (Read More)

Twine Update 2.0: Battery life

June 4th - via:
Twine 2.0 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 this update from your Account page. Under "Your Twines" you'll see a... (Read More)

Twine moisture sensor: April sale, how-to and more.

April 22nd - via:
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 — yours could be next! Rick sent us this tweet (you can... (Read More)

Austin Hardware Love, and a Special!

April 2nd - via:
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 for our overseas friends), these can reach places the standard cable can't. They're also... (Read More)

Update 1.3.0, Improved SMSs, and Calls

March 28th - via:
Twine’s got a few new tricks up its sleeve, and no, this isn’t an early April Fools joke! Twine 1.3 Spring brings a new update for your Twine. Here’s what’s included: - Twitter support. Now your Twine can tweet to your friends that the... (Read More)

Twine + Arduino = <3

March 12th - via:
Hello Backers– 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, and some some details about Twine’s battery life for... (Read More)

The Kickstarter Advantage

March 11th - via:
Kickstarter and other crowdfunding tools have disrupted that corporation-to-consumer pipeline. What used to be the domain of corner offices is now the domain of creators and the consumers who want to suppor them in building cool, risky, innovative products. (Read More)

This Is Why Your Kickstarter Project Is Late

February 5th - via:
When Twine's creators signed up for Kickstarter, they thought they'd make about 200 devices using the same $20 toaster oven they had purchased for the prototype. Then they raised more than $500,000. (Read More)

Good Vibrations, and other excitations.

January 30th - via:
Hello Backers, We have good news and more good news for you. Shipping Update: The whole team worked hard (because we love our Kickstarter backers so much) to ship out all the Twines we had the information for in December, but we still have some... (Read More)

Massachusetts’ biggest Kickstarter campaigns

January 8th - via:
Kickstarter is a website pulsing with great ideas and people willing to back them with their money in exchange for a piece of the pie (like a T-shirt, postcard, or the product itself). More than 2.5 million people pledged about $350 million on the website to fund more than 30,000 creative projects since April 2009. A lot of those innovations have come from Massachusetts, though not all have been as successful as others. (Read More)

Breakout board guide and shipping update.

November 28th - via:
Hello backers, 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 things to Twine.  Check it out here: Using the Twine Breakout Board If you don't have a... (Read More)

A very Twine Thanksgiving

November 21st - via:
— 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) launched the Kickstarter campaign for Twine. As it took off in the... (Read More)

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