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Spinning desk toy that creates a mind-bending optical illusion of continuously flowing helix.
Spinning desk toy that creates a mind-bending optical illusion of continuously flowing helix.
Spinning desk toy that creates a mind-bending optical illusion of continuously flowing helix.
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VORTECON- Kinetic desk toy with mesmerizing motion

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Vortecon is a precision machined desk toy that creates a mesmerizing optical illusion when spun. Simply rotate it to reveal the mind-bending effect of a continuously flowing helix. 

A piece of kinetic art that invites you to transform it from precisely engineered still shape into hypnotic optical illusion. Vortecon is made out of solid stainless steel, brass or copper. It has a helix-shaped groove milled alongside the edge that continues as a symmetrical spiral on the top plane. 

When revolving it creates an almost magical effect that looks like continuously flowing helix would merge into a surface of tabletop.

Vortecon is designed to spin on any desk or flat surface. The solid body and smooth finish make it very pleasant to interact with. It spins silently so you won't be bothering anyone around.

Perfect for creators, makers, thinkers and anyone who wants to release their inner creativity and imagination. Keep focus, relieve stress or simply relax during working hours or brainstorming sessions.

Spin Vortecon and it will turn into a dynamic sculpture that changes its patterns along with direction and speed of rotation. There are multiple ways you can interact with Vortecon - spin it as a single unit or stack them together to make it look even more impressive.

Each Vortecon has a rotating base that is equipped with high quality stainless steel bearing. It guarantees smooth and silent spin as well as long lasting. The base is removable to easy access the bearing.

We believe optical illusion is a unique way to bring excitement to anyone. Vortecon makes a truly great and original present that creates a bit of magic every time you interact with it. Each unit is designed with attention to the smallest detail and built to last a lifetime.

We love to see the reactions when someone spins Vortecon for the first time. It instantly creates that ''WOW'' effect. The most frequent ones: WHAT?!..., Again please..., HOW?!....:)...

Every Vortecon is manufactured on aerospace-grade lathes from solid brass, copper or stainless steel. With our CNC machines, we are able to achieve such level of precision that is rarely found in regular everyday objects. You’ll instantly notice minutely milled lines and smooth surface texture upon touching Vortecon for the first time!

Stainless Steel Vortecon

Stainless Steel is durable and corrosion resistant metal. It is perfect for creating an object that will last forever- even after hundred years it will look as good as new. 

Copper Vortecon

Copper is very dense and unique metal that will attain beautiful tarnish over the time. It means that it will slowly darken and get its own unique pattern. 

Many love copper for its characteristics. It is pretty easy to renew the shiny surface with any of widely available polishing kits. 

Brass Vortecon

Brass is beautiful metal with a yellowish tone. It has pretty similar characteristics with copper- it is very dense and heavy. After a bit longer time it will attain the unique patina effect as well.

              

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Hello, I am Kristoph, the creator, and designer of Vortecon. You might know me from my previous Kickstarter projects - Moondrop, Gr2 Spheres and others. Together with my two brothers and team, we have created four successful campaigns with more than 4000 backers joining us. One of our greatest inspirations is the amazing feedback we get from our supporters:

In our team, everyone is a creator and we truly love what we are doing. This is our passion, our hobby, and our job. Kickstarter is an amazing platform where we can offer our supporters a great price and unique chance to follow whole manufacturing process. We can't wait to get the VORTECON into your hands;)

Risks and challenges

This is our sixth project with CNC machining here on Kickstarter. We have gained a lot of experience and we can surely say that our team is well prepared to ensure the highest quality and fastest delivery time. We have gone through lot of prototyping processes and made a few test runs for larger batch manufacturing. Though there are always some potential challenges to every Kickstarter campaign that may cause small delays, we are confident about project's fulfillment in time and we promise to keep you updated until you get your rewards. Our priority is to make every backer satisfied.

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    Super Early bird- 1x Stainless Steel

    £21= USD29

    Only first 48 hours get the best deal for one Vortecon made out of Stainless Steel

    Regular retail: £25= USD35

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    Early bird 1x Vortecon -Stainless Steel

    £23= USD32

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    Regular retail: £25= USD35

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    Super Early bird - 1x Copper or Brass

    £27= USD37

    Only first 48 hours get the best deal for one Vortecon made out of Copper or Brass. Your choice will be asked after project ends.

    Regular retail: £31= USD43

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    Early bird 1x Vortecon -Copper or Brass

    £29= USD40

    Get one Vortecon made out of Copper or Brass. Your choice will be asked after project ends.

    Regular retail: £31= USD43

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    Early bird 2x Vortecon -Stainless Steel

    £44= USD61

    Get two Vortecons made out of Stainless Steel.

    Regular retail: £48= USD67

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    Early bird 2x Vortecon - Mixed Choice

    £49= USD68

    Get two Vortecons- one made out of Stainless Steel and one made out of Copper or Brass. Your choice will be asked after project ends.

    Regular retail: £53= USD74

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    Pledge £54 or more About $71

    Early bird 2x Vortecon - Copper or Brass

    £54= USD75

    Get two Vortecons made out of Copper or Brass. Your choices will be asked after project ends.

    Regular retail: £58= USD81

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    Pledge £64 or more About $84

    Early bird 3x Vortecon - Stainless Steel

    £64= USD89

    Get three Vortecons made out of Stainless Steel.

    Regular retail: £69= USD96

    NOTE: This reward also includes the Add-on option- it means that you can get more Vortecons if you like. Simply add £21 (29USD) per each additional Stainless Steel version or £27 (37USD) per each additional Copper or Brass version. (Shipping is included)

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    Pledge £72 or more About $95

    Super Early Bird - Full kit 3x Vortecon

    £72= USD100

    Only first 48 hours get the best deal for full kit of Vortecons- Copper, Brass and Stainless Steel.

    Regular retail: £79= USD110

    NOTE: This reward also includes the Add-on option- it means that you can get more Vortecons if you like. Simply add £21 (29USD) per each additional Stainless Steel version or £27 (37USD) per each additional Copper or Brass version. (Shipping is included)

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    Pledge £77 or more About $101

    Special deal- Full kit 3x Vortecon

    £77= USD107

    Get all three Vortecons- Copper, Brass and Stainless Steel for special Kickstarter price.

    NOTE: This reward also includes the Add-on option- it means that you can get more Vortecons if you like. Simply add £21 (29USD) per each additional Stainless Steel version or £27 (37USD) per each additional Copper or Brass version. (Shipping is included)

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    Pledge £80 or more About $105

    3x Vortecon - Copper or Brass

    £80= USD112

    Get three Vortecons - made out of Copper or Brass for special Kickstarter price. Your choices will be asked after project ends.

    Regular retail: £85= USD119

    NOTE: This reward also includes the Add-on option- it means that you can get more Vortecons if you like. Simply add £21 (29USD) per each additional Stainless Steel version or £27 (37USD) per each additional Copper or Brass version. (Shipping is included)

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