It has been a little over three months since Origin first began arriving in shops and garages around the country and we are beyond impressed with what you have been making so far.
Today we’re happy to announce our first major software update since Origin’s launch in October. The Berryessa update was developed with our early users in mind.
Great news, everyone. I’m happy to report that the production and timeline indicated in my earlier update still stands.
Since October, we have been producing Origin on a daily basis with our manufacturing partner, and at an increasing weekly production rate.
Today, the first Origins off the assembly line will have begun arriving in shops, garages and studios across the country.
A little over a year ago, we began accepting pre-orders for Shaper Origin. We’ve spent that year designing, building, and playing with Origin.
Since the minute we started pre-selling Origin, we’ve had loads of people ask about storage and transportation options for Origin.
We’ve been dying to share this update with you. Since we opened our site for Origin pre-orders, we’ve received so many questions about the router spindle itself.
These past several months have been all about execution. The team has been heads-down and focused on bringing Origin hardware and software to a state of production readiness.
We recently spent some time with Slawek Krauze, a professional woodworker based in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. Slawek began his international woodworking career with a diploma in metalwork in Poland.
The team has been charging full steam ahead toward our Engineering Validation Test (EVT) build. We thought this would be a great opportunity to provide a peek behind the curtain.
Simon Lamason is an interior designer and furniture maker, with an delicate eye for form and function. Bocci accessories are beautifully stylish but require a great amount of precision to install. Simon used Shaper Origin onsite to delicately install Bocci electrical switch covers in aluminium MDF laminate.
My name is Ilan, and I am one of Shaper's co-founders and a mechanical design engineer. For this month’s update, I’d like to walk you through how we developed and built an easily overlooked, but important, mechanical element: the Z Axis.
Hey Shapers! We appreciate all the positive feedback we received from our last monthly update. Since some of you asked questions regarding our design process, we decided that Industrial Design would be the focus of our November update.
We want to keep you informed as we get ready to deliver Shaper Origin to you next year. Read our latest update to hear about our supply chain development, dust extraction improvements, FCC testing, and more!
Hannah Quinn, our latest Shaper in residence talks about her experience using Shaper Origin. Hannah has provided crucial feedback to us along the way through Origin’s development, you can even see her and her work in our launch video.
We fell in love with Paul Long’s magical machines and his free spirit. Paul strives to inspire people to create things for themselves by using found objects and cardboard to create interactive and kinetic sculptures.
In July, we launched Shaper in Residence, a month-long program that provides people of varied backgrounds and interests access to Shaper Origin, our workshop and team, and a modest stipend (including materials).
When Alec Rivers inherited his grandfather’s old hand tools, he began building something far bigger than he ever imagined.
ShaperTape makes Shaper Origin's computer vision system possible. We've built custom tools for stress-testing our tape and ensuring it meets our quality standards.
The "Shaper Basket" is our homegrown approach to effectively tracking and evaluating our beta testing data.