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The first pencil topper fidget spinner and hand spinner. A fun and easy way to increase focus and concentration for people of all ages.
The first pencil topper fidget spinner and hand spinner. A fun and easy way to increase focus and concentration for people of all ages.
The first pencil topper fidget spinner and hand spinner. A fun and easy way to increase focus and concentration for people of all ages.
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SPINPAL Mini | Pencil Topper and Hand Spinner Fidget Toy

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Help make Spinpal Mini a reality today by backing one of the rewards on the right-hand side of this page. Thank you for your support!

The Goal

To design and create a high performance, multifunctional, customizable, and affordable fidget toy spinner. I had used several different fidget toys and all of them work great but none of them checked all the boxes on my wish list. So, I created Spinpal which was fully funded on Kickstarter in December of 2016.

While finalizing Spinpal's design I received a lot of great feedback from family and friends. Kids absolutely loved Spinpal, but I soon realized a smaller version of Spinpal would be even more useful for kids and everyone who loves fidget spinners. My wife, a teacher, has seen the benefits that fidget toys can have in the classroom.  She had the great idea of turning Spinpal into the first pencil topper fidget spinner and Spinpal Mini was born. Spinpal Mini has all the same functionality as Spinpal but in a smaller package which also allows it to become a pencil topper. Spinpal Mini is portable, durable, and easy to use.

Funds are needed to scale manufacturing which will reduce production time and increase part quality. Every Spinpaler (Spinpal-Backer) is important to us and the key to Spinpal’s success. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and share your questions or concerns.

Meet Spinpal Mini

Prototype Top
Prototype Top

 

Prototype Bottom
Prototype Bottom

Spinning Mini
Spinning Mini

Interchangeable Blades

3D Printed ABS blades can be changed by pressing the center bearing out of the assembly. This allows for changing the look of your Spinpal Mini on the fly.  Additional Blades will be avalibale as an add-on item on BackerKit.

Blades
Blades

Ball Bearing

Extreme performance and high quality ceramic hybrid bearing with stainless steel races and ceramic balls.

Steel Weights

Three steel balls maximize spin performance and can snap in and out for an added fidget function.

Steel Weights
Steel Weights

Pencil O-Rings

O-rings which allow Spinpal Mini to be placed anywhere along the length of a pencil so you can find your perfect balance.  Spinpal Mini works on any writing utensil that can pass through the bearing.

Removable Center Stud

Center Stud helps you hold Spinpal Mini when using it as a hand spinner. The center stud also allows the user to use the top spin and flat spin.

Pencil O-Rings / Removable Center Stud
Pencil O-Rings / Removable Center Stud

Size

  • 1.00” Radius (2.00” Diameter)
  • 1.86” Width (Arm to Arm)
  • 1.70” Height (Arm to Gap)
  • 0.50" Thick

 

Dimension Drawing
Dimension Drawing

 

Hand Comparison
Hand Comparison

Spinpal Mini vs Spinpal
Spinpal Mini vs Spinpal

Bill Comparison
Bill Comparison

Total Weight

Under 36 grams

Total Weight
Total Weight

Functions (see demo video above)

Snap

Pull out steel ball and snap back into place.

Roll

Grab on to one of Spinpal’s three steel balls and rotate in between fingers.

Slide

Remove center stud and slide on flat surface like Shuffeboard puck.

Hand Spin

Grasp Spinpal Mini’s center stud handle in between your pointer finger and thumb (top and bottom orientation does not matter). Then use your other hand to let it rip. Don’t worry; Spinal Mini has been tested to spin even in the smallest of hands, including children as young as 2 years-old.

Top Spin

Place Spinpal Mini’s center stud ball down on a flat surface. Then support Spinpal Mini by its three arms and spin like a top.

Flat Spin

Place Spinal Mini’s center stud flat side down on a level surface. Then push down on the top of the center stud and spin.

Pencil Topper Spin

Slide one pencil o-ring onto the pencil, then slide Spinpal Mini onto the pencil. Next, slide another pencil o-ring onto the pencil and smash the Spinpal Mini in between the two o-rings. Position Spinpal Mini where ever you would like.

Center Spin

Hold Spinpal Mini in one hand and use thumb to spin the center stud only.

Color Options

Customized Color Combos will be selected via email survey through Backerkit (see below) once the project has ended.

Color Options
Color Options

19 Total Colors

  • A - White
  • B - Yellow
  • C - Orange
  • D - Red
  • E - Pink
  • F - Purple
  • G - Light Blue (Cobalt)
  • H - Blue (Navy)
  • I - Light Teal (Aqua)
  • J - Light Green (Kiwi)
  • K - Neon Green (Lime)
  • L - Green
  • M - Gray
  • N - Black
     Stretch Goal Colors
  • O - Glow in the Dark (Glow)
  • P - Gold
  • Q - Silver
  • R - Bronze
  • S - Copper

Removable Thumb Screw Center Stud

Stand

 

Ring Attachment

     

BackerKit

Spinpal is excited to announce that we will be using BackerKit to survey, collect data, and process pledges for fulfillment. Backerkit allows for a more straight forward and in depth survey to streamline pledges / add-on items and speed up the shipping process. Once the project has been completed, surveys will be sent out so backers can select their custom Spinpal Mini color options and add-on additional discounted Spinpal Minis and/or additional blades to their pledge. The landing page will unlock once the surveys have been sent.

Stretch Goals

  • Unlocked | 5K   - Additional Blade Color Options
  • Unlocked | 10K - Removable Thumb Screw Center Stud
  • Unlocked | XK - Custom Stand and Ring Attachment

Timeline

  • Concept Design: November 5, 2016
  • Finalize Design: December 9, 2016
  • Launch Date: December 19, 2016
  • Campaign Ends: February 1, 2017 (44 days)
  • Receive Funds: February 15, 2017
  • Ship Orders: March 2017 - April 2017

Shipping

FREE Domestic Shipping for all rewards!

International shipping is also available at every reward level. Additional funds my 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, including extensive 3D printing knowhow, 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. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    Super Early Bird - Spinpal Mini Single

    Limited Super Early Bird Special

    You will receive one (1) Spinpal Mini customized the way you want!

    Reward Includes:
    1x Hybrid SS Bearing
    2x Custom Blades (16 color options)
    3x Steel Balls
    4x Pencil O-Rings (2 extra)
    1x Removable Center Stud

    Unit Price: $8.00
    Retail: ~$15.00 ($7.00 / 46.67% discount)

    Includes:
    • Spinpal Mini
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    Pledge $9 or more About $9

    Early Bird - Spinpal Mini Single

    Limited Early Bird Special

    You will receive one (1) Spinpal Mini customized the way you want!

    Reward Includes:
    1x Hybrid SS Bearing
    2x Custom Blades (16 color options)
    3x Steel Balls
    4x Pencil O-Rings (2 extra)
    1x Removable Center Stud

    Unit Price: $9.00
    Retail: ~$15.00 ($6.00 / 40.00% discount)

    Includes:
    • Spinpal Mini
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    Spinpal Mini Single (1)

    You will receive one (1) Spinpal Mini customized the way you want!

    Reward Includes:
    1x Hybrid SS Bearing
    2x Custom Blades (16 color options)
    3x Steel Balls
    4x Pencil O-Rings (2 extra)
    1x Removable Center Stud

    Unit Price: $10.00
    Retail: ~$15.00 ($5.00 / 33.33% discount)

    Includes:
    • Spinpal Mini
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    Spinpal Mini Double (2)

    You will receive two (2) Spinpal Minis customized the way you want!

    Reward Includes:
    2x Hybrid SS Bearings
    4x Custom Blades (16 color options)
    6x Steel Balls
    8x Pencil O-Rings (4 extra)
    2x Removable Center Studs

    Unit Price: $9.50
    Retail: ~$30.00 ($11.00 / 36.67% discount)

    Includes:
    • Spinpal Mini
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    Spinpal Mini Triple (3)

    You will receive three (3) Spinpal Minis customized the way you want!

    Reward Includes:
    3x Hybrid SS Bearings
    6x Custom Blades (16 color options)
    9x Steel Balls
    12x Pencil O-Rings (6 extra)
    3x Removable Center Studs

    Unit Price: $9.33
    Retail: ~$45.00 ($17.00 / 37.78% discount)

    Includes:
    • Spinpal Mini
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    Spinpal Mini Five (5)

    You will receive five (5) Spinpal Minis customized the way you want!

    Reward Includes:
    5x Hybrid SS Bearings
    10x Custom Blades (16 color options)
    15x Steel Balls
    20x Pencil O-Rings (10 extra)
    5x Removable Center Studs

    Unit Price: $9.00
    Retail: ~$75.00 ($30.00 / 40.00% discount)

    Includes:
    • Spinpal Mini
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    Spinpal Mini Ten (10)

    You will receive ten (10) Spinpal Minis customized the way you want!

    Reward Includes:
    10x Hybrid SS Bearings
    20x Custom Blades (16 color options)
    30x Steel Balls
    30x Pencil O-Rings (10 extra)
    10x Removable Center Studs

    Unit Price: $8.60
    Retail: ~$150.00 ($64.00 / 42.67% discount)

    Includes:
    • 10× Spinpal Mini
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    Spinpal Mini Twenty (20)

    You will receive twenty (20) Spinpal Minis customized the way you want!

    Reward Includes:
    20x Hybrid SS Bearings
    40x Custom Blades (16 color options)
    60x Steel Balls
    50x Pencil O-Rings (10 extra)
    20x Removable Center Studs

    Unit Price: $8.10
    Retail: ~$300.00 ($138.00 / 46.00% discount)

    Includes:
    • 20× Spinpal Mini
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    Spinpal Mini Fifty (50)

    You will receive fifty (50) Spinpal Minis customized the way you want!

    Reward Includes:
    50x Hybrid SS Bearings
    100x Custom Blades (16 color options)
    150x Steel Balls
    110x Pencil O-Rings (10 extra)
    50x Removable Center Studs

    Unit Price: $7.50
    Retail: ~$750.00 ($375.00 / 50.00% discount)

    Includes:
    • 50× Spinpal Mini
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    Spinpal Mini Hundred (100)

    You will receive a hundred (100) Spinpal Minis customized the way you want!

    Reward Includes:
    100x Hybrid SS Bearings
    200x Custom Blades (16 color options)
    300x Steel Balls
    220x Pencil O-Rings (20 extra)
    100x Removable Center Studs

    Unit Price: $7.00
    Retail: ~$1,500.00 ($800.00 / 53.33% discount)

    Includes:
    • 100× Spinpal Mini
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Funding period

- (43 days)