Time Since Launch

Created by CW&T

Start a new epoch with a single use forever launch clock. Make time your own.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Mission Complete!
3 months ago – Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:48:43 PM

Shipped!!!

We finished assembling, packing and shipping all* your Time Since Launch rewards. 

*(if you haven't received yours yet, get in touch with us! There's about 40 of you that haven't filled out the shipping survey. Please find the survey email from Backerkit.)

We couldn't be more grateful to all of you for believing in a timepiece that lets you launch your own, personal epoch. Wahhhhh!!! Now you can all do it!!! 


So far we've heard from several backers...

The first TSL was most likely launched accidentally by a backer's 2 year old son.   😭 

One backer launched their retirement! How cool is that???! Huge congrats!

This is baby Evie, who might be the first baby paired with a TSL.

Backer launched for baby Evie
Backer launched for baby Evie

And we were able to pull a pin a couple weekends ago at our cousin's wedding the moment they were pronounced married. This was our first time seeing Time Since Launch live in the world, and it was way more exciting than we had imagined. 

These two cuties have been happily married for 25 days, 15 hours, 48 minutes and 35 seconds. xox
These two cuties have been happily married for 25 days, 15 hours, 48 minutes and 35 seconds. xox

Please please message us, or tag us @charliewhiskeytango and #timesincelaunch on instagram to share your launch story. 

We are so happy this is in the world, and that more people now have a timepiece that can help shape their day to day understanding of time.

Many thanks to all friends new and old who helped along the way. Thank you Ozge, XY, Chacha, Joel, Josh + crew for cheering us to the finish (with frozen dairy and non dairy treats).

Below are some images from the last big assembly push.

TSL assembly
TSL assembly
boards boards boards
boards boards boards
juice
juice

Thank you, thank you all!

We're looking forward to all your upcoming launches. (and can't wait to share ours too)

Love,

Che-Wei + Taylor

(CW&T)

 If you're in need of any more TSLs, we have them in stock. --> [Time Since Launch]

here's something sneaky peaking that's coming next
here's something sneaky peaking that's coming next

Important shipping email. Lookout for backerkit surveys!
5 months ago – Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 08:07:53 PM

This is an important email. Please read all of it, especially if you are traveling in the next few weeks.

Ok... it's that time!...we're starting to ship Time Since Launch. Woohooo!

Apologies for the delays caused by the curved PCBs. We changed the way the battery clips were being soldered, so the problem is fixed.

BackerKit Lookout for an email from BackerKit. This email will contain a link to your survey. It is important to respond to this survey as quickly as possible, so we can fulfill your rewards. 

In this survey, you will be able to:

  • Send us your shipping information.
  • Purchase a minimal Time Since Launch wall mount.

Our plan is to lock down surveys on December 21. Yes, that's this Friday.

We are shipping as units are completed up until December 30. We hope to get through as many as possible by then, it will be in the hundreds. Then we are going to be away for 2 weeks with our family to visit family.

We will resume shipping on January 20, 2019. If you are traveling for the holidays, and would like us to hold out on shipping to you until Jan. 20, you can specify this in your survey.

Other notes

  • You do not need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey, just click on the survey link, fill it out, and you’re good to go!
  • This email does not contain a survey link, we'll send that in an email!
  • If you need to edit, revisit, check the status of your survey/pledge, you can access it at: timesincelaunch.backerkit.com.
  • If you use your Facebook login for your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey will be sent to the email you used for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you would prefer to use, please contact support at timesincelaunch.backerkit.com/faq and we'll get you sorted out!

That's it for today.

Thank you!

xox

Che-Wei + Taylor

22:34
6 months ago – Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 07:50:49 PM

Lots has happened in the last 24 hours for Time Since Launch.

Yesterday we received 1,000 borosilicate glass tubes + samples of assembled boards from our board house in Massachusetts. The glass tubes are great. The PCB assemblies are problematic, read on...

Warped PCB assemblies

We now have 4, fully assembled sample PCBs on hand. The boards and components look great, but the entire assembly is warping after going through the reflow oven.

Warped PCB assembly
Warped PCB assembly

We suspect the board is warping because the battery clips are expanding in the oven. They get soldered in its expanded state, then when it cools off, the battery clips shrink, causing the deformation.  

This is important because the stress in the board could potentially compromise solder joints over time.

This is a disappointing hiccup for us. We are in conversation with Worthington to figure out the problem and arrive at a solution.

We programmed all 4 boards anyways, and assembled them. It works even with the bend (and straightening into the glass tube assembly).  

Assembling the 3 test boards, first full prototypes!
Assembling the 3 test boards, first full prototypes!

So far we've received:

  • 2,000 LCD panels 
  • 1,000 sets of turned aluminum end caps 
  • 1,000 stainless steel launch pins 
  • 1,000 glass tubes
  • 1,000 packaging stickers
  • 1,000 cases
  • 1,000 split rings
  • 1,000 custom aluminum ID tags

Still waiting on:

  • 1,000 packaging inserts (quoting)
  • PCB fabrication (currently troubleshooting warped boards)

We're getting really really close!

A couple more pics are below. We hope you have a wonderful holiday week (if it's a holiday week for you).

Much love,

Che-Wei + Taylor

Warped PCB assembly
Warped PCB assembly
Glass tubes
Glass tubes
Packaging
Packaging

21:34
7 months ago – Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 12:10:10 AM

Happy October!

Things are starting to come together!

We are living with 1,000 units of packaging. It's cozy, but we love it. We received 50 glass tubes, 12 were broken :( but those will be replaced and the remainder is in transit.

The final piece is the PCB. We are slightly delayed (~2 weeks) on that front. We received the prototype today. We are currently checking it over, and hopefully going to approve it by early next week. If all goes according to schedule, the PCBs will be printed and received (~11/23) and then assembled in Massachusetts. From that point on, we'll begin to receive partial shipments, with a delivery date of all 1,000 by 12/15.

If all goes according to plan, Time Since Launch will start shipping in early December.

So far we've received:

  • 2,000 LCD panels 
  • 1,000 sets of turned aluminum end caps 
  • 1,000 stainless steel pins 
  • 38 glass tubes

Left to go:

  • PCB fabrication + assembly
  • finalize + order packaging inserts/sticker etc.
  • Assemble in house + ship

Boxes...

 more boxes...

 and more boxes...

A box.

Time Since Launch packaging. It has a test marking on the top, the final design coming soon ;)
Time Since Launch packaging. It has a test marking on the top, the final design coming soon ;)

Sending love.

Hope you are staying cozy + warm.

Che-Wei + Taylor

10:50
8 months ago – Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 08:57:57 PM

Update time!

Hope all of you are well. It's the 20th, so time for an update.

Parts have started piling up in our studio and we're closing in on the home stretch!

So far we've received:

  • 2,000 LCD panels
  • 1,000 sets of turned aluminum end caps
  • 1,000 stainless steel pins

Currently in transit:

  • 1,000 plastic cases ...snazzy packaging..(has arrived at the port so we're awaiting curbside delivery)

Still to go:

  • Glass tubes are almost ready to ship. We had a hiccup with a first manufacturer, they ended up not being able to make the required chamfers as specified, so we switched manufacturers.
  • PCBs are in production! We're working with a board assembly house in Massachusetts. Very excited about this!
  • Final stickers/paper insert for the packaging.

If all goes well, we should be assembling and shipping by the 1st week of November! We'll keep our fingers crossed. 

Below are some photos of stuff!

Love + hugs,

Che-Wei + Taylor