About this project
Updated Delivery Dates
Early Bird Orders: Ship February 2017
Regular Orders: Ship March 2017
Help make Spinpal a reality today by backing one of the rewards on the right-hand side of this page. Thank you for your support!
As a Design Engineer by trade, I tend to spend a lot of time in front of my large dual monitor displays deep in thought. Often times I found myself leg tapping or playing with small objects on my desk. I also manage to pace several laps around my office while on short phone calls. These types of habits are fidgets or fidgeting.
fidg·et /‘fijit/ verb
make small movements, especially of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience. "the audience had begun to fidget on their chairs"
Fidgeting is not a new concept and people have been fidgeting since the beginning of time. However, what was new to me is how beneficial fidgeting can be whether you know you are doing it or not. Fidgeting has been proven to increase focus and concentration while decreases stress and anxiety. It may not be affective for some people but it sure helps me.
To design and create a high performance, multifunctional, customizable, and affordable fidget toy. I have used several different fidget toys over the past couple months. All of them work great but none of them checked all the boxes on my wish list. I believe Spinpal is the unique fidget solution for all ages and fidgeting needs.
Funds and Backers are needed to scale manufacturing which will reduces production times and increase part quality. Support will also lower component costs to an affordable level and will allow for a large custom color selection. Every Spinpaler (Spinpal-Backer) is important to us and the key to Spinpal’s success. Please don’t hesitate to share your questions or concerns.
Extreme performance and high quality 608 Ceramic Hybrid Bearing with stainless steel races and ceramic balls
3D Printed ABS (Side closest to the open threaded end of the center spin handle)
3D Printed ABS (Side closest to the small stainless steel ball end of the center spin handle)
Spinpal blades are interchangeable and will have a snap fitment! The ability to add-on additional single blades will be part of the survey sent out to all backers once Spinpal is fully funded.
To change blades:
- Remove the center bearing by pressing it out in either direction
- Unsnap the existing blades by pulling them apart and snap new color combination together
- Press bearing back into center
3x Steel Balls to maximize spin performance (Roller / Slider)
Center Spin Handle
Top - Threaded, Includes Stainless Steel Fastener (Extendable / Invert Spin)
Bottom - Stainless Steel Ball (Top Spin)
- 1.75” Radius (3.50” Diameter)
- 3.18” Width (Arm to Arm)
- 2.87” Height (Arm to Gap)
- 0.63" Thick
Fidget Functions (see demo video above)
Grasp Spinpal’s center spin handle in between your pointer finger and thumb (top and bottom orientation does not matter). Then use your other hand to let her rip. Don’t worry Spinal has been tested to spin even in the smallest of hands, includes children as young as 8 years old.
Grab on to one of Spinpal’s three stainless steel balls and rotate in between fingers.
Place Spinal top down on a flat surface and slide away.
Place Spinal bottom down on a flat surface. Then support Spinpal by its three arms and spin like a top.
Thread the supplied stainless steel fastener (Extender) into the top of Spinpal’s center spin handle. Grab the fastener with any two fingers and spin with the other hand. This function is great for smaller hands.
406 COLOR COMBINATIONS!!!
NOTE: Customized Color Combos will be selected via email survey once project is fully funded.
Basic Colors x16 (outer ring 1-16, see photo above)
- 1 White
- 2 Beige
- 3 Yellow
- 4 Orange
- 5 Red
- 6 Pink
- 7 Purple
- 8 Light Blue
- 9 Blue
- 10 Light Teal
- 11 Light Green
- 12 Neon Green
- 13 Green
- 14 Gray
- 15 Brown
- 16 Black
Transparent Colors x8 (middle ring 17-24, see photo above)
- 17 Glow-in-the-dark (Transparent White)
- 18 Transparent Yellow
- 19 Transparent Orange
- 20 Transparent Red
- 21 Transparent Purple
- 22 Transparent Blue
- 23 Transparent Green
- 24 Transparent Black
Metallic Colors x4 (inner ring 25-28, see photo above)
- 25 Gold
- 26 Silver
- 27 Bronze
- 28 Copper
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 color options and add-on additional discounted Spinpals and/or additional blades to their pledge. The landing page below will unlock once the surveys have been sent.
With the encouragement of several backers the following stretch goals will be unlocked once the corresponding funding has been reached.
- $10K - Custom Center Caps
- $15K - Spinpal Desktop Stand
- $20K - Second Spinpal Blade Design
Pledge Breakdown per Spinpal:
- Early Bird - Spinpal Single (1) - $15.00 each
- Spinpal Single (1) - $20.00 each
- Spinpal Double (2) - $17.50 each
- Spinpal Triple (3) - $15.00 each
- Spinpal Six (6) - $14.00 each
- Spinpal Ten (10) - $13.50 each
- Spinpal Twenty (20) - $12.50 each
- Concept Design: September 2, 2016
- Finalize Design: October 14, 2016
- Launch Date: October 19, 2016
- Campaign Ends: December 18, 2016 (60 days)
- Receive Funds: January 1, 2017
- Ship Early Bird Orders: February 2017
- Ship Regular Orders: March 2017
After several requests, International shipping is now 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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