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V2 has improved on it’s earlier version in every way, from build quality to serviceability, battery life, connectivity and consistency.
OpenBarbell is encased from top to bottom in a cylinder of aircraft grade aluminum, tough enough to toss in your gym bag next to your gear.
We remade the entire mechanical assembly from the magnets up. Using the most accurate FDM 3D printing in the world, we were able to make a highly detailed threaded drum, increasing accuracy and consistency for every rep.
All of the plastic parts for OpenBarbell are made in Brooklyn, New York in a factory from the future. Voodoo Manufacturing specializes in medium volume 3D printing. They make parts that rival industrial plastic injection molding in quality and price, while enabling low to medium size production batches.
A good product can’t be made without plenty of real-world testing. For OpenBarbell, that means a lot of squats. S&S Barbell is where we test new features, put prototypes through thousands of reps and work with our lifters for feedback to help improve the device.
OpenBarbell is always improving. Our contributors consist of developers, engineers, data scientists and exercise physiologists. We’re all working towards the same goal, make smart lifting easier. If you’d like to be a contributor send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have big aspirations for OpenBarbell V2. We think it’s perfect for team applications and gym environments, which is why we’re hosting our first hackathon this November at S&S Barbell with the theme of “Hack Our Gym”. We want to integrate OpenBarbell V2 into every aspect of our testing facility from our WiFi enabled sign to our Nest cams. You can write code to have our gym pay your membership back for every rep done that month, or have our 24 hour entry system greet you when you arrive and bring up your most recent velocities. The possibilities are endless!
Check out OpenBarbell V1 in action with some of our awesome owners.