Printed circuit board being assembled.

We’re proud to be based in Phoenix, Arizona. Our main office is located at the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, but we can’t contribute our part to the American economy by shipping jobs overseas. That’s why Moment is made in the USA.

We work with local companies whenever we can. For manufacturing and assembly, we work with Quiktek Assembly in Tempe, Arizona. For component sourcing, we work with Avnet, a leading electronics distributor headquartered in Phoenix. Many of our primary partners are within a quick 15-minute drive from our office, and we also are working to source all of our plastics and miscellaneous parts from local distributors.

Beyond keeping Americans employed, we can guarantee a few things almost every big brand (including the ones named after fruit) cannot:

  • we pay fair wages
  • we never employ underage workers
  • our facilities are powered by cleaner sources of energy
  • we recycle whenever possible
  • we meet all EPA regulations
Map of where we product our products.

We produce and assemble our products in the United States, and we’re always looking for opportunities to bring jobs back here to the USA. It’s the only way we can ensure we deliver an honest, high-quality product that isn’t subsidized by environmental catastrophe and unfair practices.

How Moment is Made

Step 1. Design

We use a wide range of computer-aided design (CAD) tools. We use KiCAD for designing electrical schematics and circuit boards. Our 3D models of Moment are made using Autodesk Fusion 360. We create prototype circuit boards with OSH Park and test our 3D designs on the MP Select Mini from Monoprice and Mojo from Stratasys.

Step 2. Development

Our product development cycle touches several different programming languages

  • Go, powers the backend of our website and firmware deployment serve
  • C, powers our embedded software and firmware stack
  • Python, powers our dev ops and scripting needs
  • Swift, powers our iOS app
  • Java, powers our Android app
  • HTML/CSS, powers our website and keeps it beautiful (with some Pure.css to keep things in line)
  • JavaScript, powers the interactive elements of our website

We take pride in putting together our technology stack from the ground-up — firmware, web server, and application code.

Step 3. Production

We work with Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies to create small batches of mechanical parts on industrial 3D printers. We use an injection molding process from Proto Labs to test our mechanical design more thoroughly. Our final product assembly and production are handled by Quiktek Assembly, Inc.

Photo gallery showing our process for creating Moment.

Originally published by Somatic Labs