About us

Supermechanical brings everyday home objects into the digital age to ease modern worries. Founded in 2011, Supermechanical sprung out of designer/software developer John Kestner's graduate work at the MIT Media Lab's Information Ecology research group, where he explored ways to incorporate connectivity into the physical interfaces of everyday objects. We're designer-engineers who have appeared in all your favorite media, from the New York Times and Metropolis to Wired and Better Homes & Gardens.


We've got extensive experience designing, developing and manufacturing physical/digital products. We can help with proof-of-concept prototypes to product strategy to production code, and anything in between—contact us.

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Cooking with my iPhone: A reivew of Supermechanical's Range thermometers
The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Grillin' iOS-style with Supermechanical's Range thermometers
Fast Company
Range: An iPhone Thermometer From The Maker Of Twine
Profile on John Kestner. Wired: Design Life Issue. Feb. 2014: 61. Print.
Range featured on "Wish List: Guiltless gift guide." Wired. Dec. 2013: 168. Print.
Kickstarter: An iPhone Kitchen Thermometer, From the Inventors of Twine
Beautiful Table Future-Proofed With Digital DNA
The Verge
Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you
Podcast: Home on the Range, connected kitchen gadgets heat up
From the makers of Twine comes a connected thermometer called Range
Cool Hunting
Cook to perfection with an iOS-enabled kitchen tool complete with mobile alerts and temperature graphing
John profiled in Audi Icons series
One of MIT Media Lab's brightest minds bringing the physical back into digital worlds
Wall Street Journal
Alert: Your Plant Needs Water - New Wireless Sensors Are Connecting Everyday Objects With People
Beautiful Table Future-Proofed With Digital DNA
NPR Marketplace Money
John interviewed by Tess Vigeland
New York Times
Why a Budget Is Like a Diet — Ineffective
Tableau by John Kestner
This Ingenious Nightstand Prints Photos and Scans Handwritten Notes
Wallet keeps you from shelling out cash
ABC News
Electronic Wallets Shrink With Your Spending
Proverbial Wallets make your metaphysical money a little more tangible


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902 E. 5th Street #106
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 814-7186

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