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CNC machined block consisting of two detachable element components (Magnesium / Tungsten), each providing 50% of the Cube’s total mass.
CNC machined block consisting of two detachable element components (Magnesium / Tungsten), each providing 50% of the Cube’s total mass.
CNC machined block consisting of two detachable element components (Magnesium / Tungsten), each providing 50% of the Cube’s total mass.
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Idea

To design and create high quality, ultra performance, desktop physics toys at a reasonable price. Physics has always been a science discipline that has fascinated us. Along with our passion for design and engineering, physics toys were a natural fit.

The 50|50 Cube uses two rare metal elements, Magnesium and Tungsten.  Magnesium is the lightest structural metal element on earth and Tungsten is the highest tensile strength metal element in the world.  Once the 50|50 Cube is in your hand you feel it's precision and quality finish. The 50|50 Cube has a surprising mass and weighs more than a full 12 oz. aluminum can beverage. The Magnesium and Tungsten color contrast adds to the overall esthetic and is perfectly displayed when using the included stand.

Looking for a gift for that person who has everything, look no further. The 50|50 Cube is the perfect addition to an office desk, kitchen counter, living room coffee table, or bedroom night stand. It is sure to start a conversation and capture the attention of all who see it.

Funds are needed to buy material in bulk and scale manufacturing.  This will reduce costs / production time, while also increasing part quality. Every Backer is important to us and the key to our success. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and share your questions or concerns.






Materials

Magnesium

  • 97% Pure Magnesium Alloy (~1.77 grams/cm^3)
  • Magnesium is the 12th element in the periodic table and is one of the six Alkaline Earth Metals
  • Lightest Structural Metal Element
  • Magnesium is the metallic ion in chlorophyll and is found in a plants
  • Magnesium has 66% the density of Aluminum
  • A fully grown human body contains about 24 grams of Magnesium
  • Magnesium burns with a brilliant white light and is used in pyrotechnics
  • Magnesium-Aluminum alloys are used where strong, lightweight materials are required such as airplanes, missiles, and racecars
     

Tungsten

  • 95% Pure Tungsten Heavy Alloy (~18.0 grams/cm^3)
  • Tungsten is that 74th element in the periodic table and is part of the Transition Metals group
  • Highest Tensile Strength Metal Element
  • Highest Melting Point Element (3422 °C, 6192 °F)
  • Tungsten is 71% denser than Lead
  • Tungsten exists in four different minerals on Earth: wolframite, scheelite, ferberite, and hubnerite
  • Due to Tungsten's is stability at high temperatures, it is used in applications such as light bulb filaments and rocket engine nozzles
  • Tungsten Carbide is an extremely hard compound and is used in drill bits for high speed cutting
     

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Timeline

  • Concept Design: March 2017
  • Finalize Design: June 2017
  • Launch Date: August 14th, 2017
  • Campaign Ends: October 13th, 2017 (60 days)
  • Receive Funds: October 30th, 2017
  • Ship Orders: November - December 2017

Shipping

Domestic and International shipping is available at every reward level. Additional funds may be requested once final shipping costs are calculated for specific locations. We will do our best to keep the cost of shipping as low as possible.

Risks and challenges

As an experienced product designer with knowledge of many manufacturing disciplines, you can be sure the overall project completion risk has been mitigated. Every possible step will be taken to ensure that all design requirements and deadlines are met, this is my top priority.

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    1/2" Magnesium Cube

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    1/2" Tungsten Cube

    Welcome to the realm of high density! Introducing the heaviest structural metal element on earth, Tungsten.

    You will receive one (1) 1/2" cube of 95% pure Tungsten. Free USA and International Shipping!

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    1" Magnesium Cube

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    1/2" Cube Pair

    Compare the awesome weight disparity between the identical volume low-density Magnesium cube and high-density Tungsten cube.

    You will receive one (1) 1/2" cube of 97% pure Magnesium and one (1) 1/2" cube of 95% pure Tungsten. Free USA and International Shipping!

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    1" Tungsten Cube

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    1" Cube Pair

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    You will receive one (1) 1" cube of 97% pure Magnesium and one (1) 1" cube of 95% pure Tungsten. Free USA Shipping!

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    1/2" Cube Pair (x2)

    Compare the awesome weight disparity between the identical volume low-density Magnesium cube and high-density Tungsten cube.

    You will receive two (2) 1/2" cubes of 97% pure Magnesium and two (2) 1/2" cubes of 95% pure Tungsten. Free USA and International Shipping!

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    Pair Set

    Compare the awesome weight disparity between the identical volume low-density Magnesium cubes and high-density Tungsten cubes in two great sizes.

    You will receive one (1) 1/2" cube of 97% pure Magnesium, one (1) 1/2" cube of 95% pure Tungsten, one (1) 1" cube of 97% pure Magnesium, and one (1) 1" cube of 95% pure Tungsten.

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    Early Bird - 50|50 Cube

    Early Bird Limited Offer!

    Feel the heft of the nearly 1 lb. 2” 50|50 Cube and compare the insane volume disparity between the identical weight low-density Magnesium portion and high-density Tungsten portion of the 50|50 Cube.

    You will receive one (1) 50|50 Cube that is one part 97% pure Magnesium and one part 95% pure Tungsten. Each 50|50 Cube will include a black triangular stand.

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    50|50 Cube

    Feel the heft of the nearly 1 lb. 2” 50|50 Cube and compare the insane volume disparity between the identical weight low-density Magnesium portion and high-density Tungsten portion of the 50|50 Cube.

    You will receive one (1) 50|50 Cube that is one part 97% pure Magnesium and one part 95% pure Tungsten. Each 50|50 Cube will include a black triangular stand.

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    1/2" Cube Pair (x3)

    Compare the awesome weight disparity between the identical volume low-density Magnesium cube and high-density Tungsten cube.

    You will receive three (3) 1/2" cubes of 97% pure Magnesium and three (3) 1/2" cubes of 95% pure Tungsten. Free USA and International Shipping!

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    1" Cube Pair (x2)

    Compare the awesome weight disparity between the identical volume low-density Magnesium cube and high-density Tungsten cube.

    You will receive two (2) 1" cubes of 97% pure Magnesium and two (2) 1" cubes of 95% pure Tungsten.

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    Pair Set (x2)

    Compare the awesome weight disparity between the identical volume low-density Magnesium cubes and high-density Tungsten cubes in two great sizes.

    You will receive two (2) 1/2" cubes of 97% pure Magnesium, two (2) 1/2" cubes of 95% pure Tungsten, two (2) 1" cubes of 97% pure Magnesium, and two (2) 1" cubes of 95% pure Tungsten.

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    1" Cube Pair (x3)

    Compare the awesome weight disparity between the identical volume low-density Magnesium cube and high-density Tungsten cube.

    You will receive three (3) 1" cubes of 97% pure Magnesium and three (3) 1" cubes of 95% pure Tungsten.

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    50|50 Cube (x2)

    Feel the heft of the nearly 1 lb. 2” 50|50 Cube and compare the insane volume disparity between the identical weight low-density Magnesium portion and high-density Tungsten portion of the 50|50 Cube.

    You will receive two (2) 50|50 Cubes that are one part 97% pure Magnesium and one part 95% pure Tungsten. Each 50|50 Cube will include a black triangular stand.

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    Complete Set

    The ultimate set of all 97% pure Magnesium cube sizes and 95% pure Tungsten cube sizes. Compare both the identical volume and identical weights of both extraordinary materials. This set is sure to impress and makes a perfect display.

    You will receive one (1) 1/2" cube of 97% pure Magnesium, one (1) 1/2" cube of 95% pure Tungsten, one (1) 1" cube of 97% pure Magnesium, one (1) 1" cube of 95% pure Tungsten, and one (1) 50|50 Cube that is one part 97% pure Magnesium and one part 95% pure Tungsten. Each 50|50 Cube will include a black triangular stand.

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    Pair Set (x3)

    Compare the awesome weight disparity between the identical volume low-density Magnesium cubes and high-density Tungsten cubes in two great sizes.

    You will receive three (3) 1/2" cube of 97% pure Magnesium, three (3) 1/2" cube of 95% pure Tungsten, three (3) 1" cube of 97% pure Magnesium, and three (3) 1" cube of 95% pure Tungsten.

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    50|50 Cube (x3)

    Feel the heft of the nearly 1 lb. 2” 50|50 Cube and compare the insane volume disparity between the identical weight low-density Magnesium portion and high-density Tungsten portion of the 50|50 Cube.

    You will receive three (3) 50|50 Cubes that are one part 97% pure Magnesium and one part 95% pure Tungsten. Each 50|50 Cube will include a black triangular stand.

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    Complete Set (x2)

    The ultimate set of all 97% pure Magnesium cube sizes and 95% pure Tungsten cube sizes. Compare both the identical volume and identical weights of both extraordinary materials. This set is sure to impress and makes a perfect display.

    You will receive two (2) 1/2" cubes of 97% pure Magnesium, two (2) 1/2" cubes of 95% pure Tungsten, two (2) 1" cubes of 97% pure Magnesium, two (2) 1" cubes of 95% pure Tungsten, and two (2) 50|50 Cubes that are one part 97% pure Magnesium and one part 95% pure Tungsten. Each 50|50 Cube will include a black triangular stand.

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    50|50 Cube (x5)

    Feel the heft of the nearly 1 lb. 2” 50|50 Cube and compare the insane volume disparity between the identical weight low-density Magnesium portion and high-density Tungsten portion of the 50|50 Cube.

    You will receive five (5) 50|50 Cubes that are one part 97% pure Magnesium and one part 95% pure Tungsten. Each 50|50 Cube will include a black triangular stand.

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    Complete Set (x3)

    The ultimate set of all 97% pure Magnesium cube sizes and 95% pure Tungsten cube sizes. Compare both the identical volume and identical weights of both extraordinary materials. This set is sure to impress and makes a perfect display.

    You will receive three (3) 1/2" cubes of 97% pure Magnesium, three (3) 1/2" cubes of 95% pure Tungsten, three (3) 1" cubes of 97% pure Magnesium, three (3) 1" cubes of 95% pure Tungsten, and three (3) 50|50 Cubes that are one part 97% pure Magnesium and one part 95% pure Tungsten. Each 50|50 Cube will include a black triangular stand.

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Funding period

- (60 days)