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Laser cutting technology combined with a unique composite design, creates a rare hands-on experience to encourage STEM-related thinking
Laser cutting technology combined with a unique composite design, creates a rare hands-on experience to encourage STEM-related thinking
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Help make orb drop a reality today by backing one of the rewards on the right-hand side of this page. Thank you for your support! 

Idea

To design and create high quality, performance driven, physics toys at an affordable price.  Along with our passion for design and engineering, we have remained young at heart with the curiosity to develop toys. Physics has always been a science discipline that has captivated our team. Hopefully this inspiration allows us to introduce STEM related subjects to children of all ages. 

Orb drop creates a great building and learning experience for its users. All who assemble an orb drop will be exposed to many unique areas: Hands-On Construction, Tools, Mechanical Fasteners, Materials (wood, plastic, metal), Dynamics, Kinetic Energy, Gearing, Electricity, Magnetism, and more.

The orb drop is the ultimate gift and perfect addition to any toy room, kitchen counter-top, living room table, night stand, or office desk. It is sure to start a conversation and capture the attention of all who see it in action.

Design

Orb drop comes in two different versions, Manual and Automatic. The Manual version is not powered but is incredibly interactive and requires the user to manually drop the orbs at the beginning of the track. This kit comes with everything you need to make your orb drop come to life.  The Automatic version is powered and picks up the orbs at the end of the track and drops them back at the beginning. This kit comes with everything contained in the Manual version plus motor, battery holder, on/off switch, additional wood sheets and hardware.  Both versions use our unique twist connection system which mechanically locks components together and eliminates the need for glue.  No mess, no holding, no waiting.  The sections below will help explain the differences and similarities of the two version while exploring the overall orb drop design.   

Manual Assembly

Step by step video instructions will be available following the campaign

Automatic Assembly

Step by step video instructions will be available following the campaign


Manual Sheets 

Sheets 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Each component is held into the sheet by small tabs that breakaway as you press the parts out

Automatic Sheets

Same as Manual above except Sheet 1 is excluded and Sheet A, B, C are added

Sheets 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C

Manual Hardware

orbs, base fasteners, hex key, file

Automatic Hardware

Same as Manual above plus gear fasteners, magnets, motor, battery holder, on/off switch

Manual Dimensions

12.16" W x 12.02" D x 13.47" H

Automatic Dimensions

12.16" W x 12.02" D x 13.54" H

Rewards

Backerkit

We will be using Backerkit to collect data and process pledges for fulfillment. Backerkit allows for a more straight forward and in-depth survey to streamline pledges and speeds up the shipping process. Following the campaigns completion, surveys will be sent out to collect shipping information and to allow backers to add any additional components they desire. The landing page will unlock once the surveys have been sent.

Timeline

  • Concept Design: May 2018
  • Finalize Design: February 2019  
  • Launch Date: April 16th, 2019
  • Campaign Ends: June 15th, 2019 (60 days)  
  • Receive Funds: July 1st, 2019
  • Backerkit Surveys: July 2019
  • Ship Orders: August 2019

Shipping

Domestic and International shipping are 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 a group of experienced product designers with 7 Kickstarter projects successfully planned, created, funded and delivered you can be sure this project's risks have been minimized. Every possible step will be taken to ensure that all design requirements and deadlines are met with an emphasis on backer satisfaction. This is our top priority. Thank you for considering becoming a backer!

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    Pledge US$ 49 or more About US$ 49

    orb drop Manual

    Includes (1) orb drop Manual. The Manual version is not powered but is incredibly interactive and requires the user to manually drop the orbs at the beginning of the track. This kit comes with everything you need to make your orb drop come to life.

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    • orb drop Manual
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    orb drop Manual - Double

    Includes (2) orb drop Manuals. The Manual version is not powered but is incredibly interactive and requires the user to manually drop the orbs at the beginning of the track. This kit comes with everything you need to make your orb drop come to life.

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    orb drop Automatic

    Includes (1) orb drop Automatic. The Automatic version is powered and picks up the orbs at the end of the track and drops them back at the beginning. This kit comes with everything contained in the Manual version plus motor, battery holder, on/off switch, additional wood sheets and hardware.

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    • orb drop Automatic
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    orb drop Manual - Triple

    Includes (3) orb drop Manuals. The Manual version is not powered but is incredibly interactive and requires the user to manually drop the orbs at the beginning of the track. This kit comes with everything you need to make your orb drop come to life.

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    Pledge US$ 188 or more About US$ 188

    orb drop Automatic - Double

    Includes (2) orb drop Automatics. The Automatic version is powered and picks up the orbs at the end of the track and drops them back at the beginning. This kit comes with everything contained in the Manual version plus motor, battery holder, on/off switch, additional wood sheets and hardware.

    Includes:
    • orb drop Automatic
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    Pledge US$ 267 or more About US$ 267

    orb drop Automatic - Triple

    Includes (3) orb drop Automatics. The Automatic version is powered and picks up the orbs at the end of the track and drops them back at the beginning. This kit comes with everything contained in the Manual version plus motor, battery holder, on/off switch, additional wood sheets and hardware.

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    • orb drop Automatic
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    orb drop Manual - Early Bird

    Limited Early Bird Special!

    Includes (1) orb drop Manual. The Manual version is not powered but is incredibly interactive and requires the user to manually drop the orbs at the beginning of the track. This kit comes with everything you need to make your orb drop come to life.

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    • orb drop Manual
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    Pledge US$ 89 or more About US$ 89

    orb drop Automatic - Early Bird

    Limited Early Bird Special!

    Includes (1) orb drop Automatic. The Automatic version is powered and picks up the orbs at the end of the track and drops them back at the beginning. This kit comes with everything contained in the Manual version plus motor, battery holder, on/off switch, additional wood sheets and hardware.

    Includes:
    • orb drop Automatic
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Funding period

- (60 days)