Wowmino project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$3,746 pledged of $50,000 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

By Dazzo
$3,746 pledged of $50,000 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

 Wowmino is the first 3D domino system that allows users to design structures that:

  • Move in every direction
  • Turn corners
  • Travel up and down ramps
  • Allow multiple levels
  • Utilize turn stiles, launcher chutes, and balls

There's nothing quite like the anticipation of knocking down that first domino. And the thrill that follows, as each one falls into the next, is unrivaled. Yet, we all know that setting up an entire set and accidentally bumping one over too soon is infuriating. Well, now there is Wowmino!

Wowmino is the first 3D Domino system that allows users to design structures that move in every direction, turn corners, travel up and down ramps via columns on multiple levels, and utilize turn stiles, launcher chutes, and balls for extra flare.

Once you begin your design, the possibilities are endless… We provide the pieces, but the rest is up to you. So, let your imagination take over and be amazed at what you create! 

Wowmino sets are expressly designed to provide the excitement of play without the stress of mishaps. Wowmino pieces snap into tracks that prevent them from falling over until you're ready to knock them down. Pieces can only fall in one direction which makes standing them up as simple as tilting the track on an angle.

Upwards, downwards, left or right, you are in control of what Wowmino becomes!

Check out this video to see the full potential of building with WOWMINO. 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

There are countless incredible, clever, and spectacular domino videos on YouTube that never cease to amaze us. Wowminos are not meant to replace these conventional dominos by any means. In fact, Wowmino acts as a supplement to pre-existing domino methods, allowing for a greater diversity in the art and design of dominos. 

When we first came up with the idea to create Wowmino, we thought designing the mechanisms would be fairly simple. However, we quickly learned that the process is actually very complex. 

An immense amount of calculation was needed to determine the exact size of each Wowmino, the position of the axis, the structure of the sitting-hole, and the distance between each piece. Additionally, we had to fully engineer the physics of the stairs and supporting columns.

Here are some of the 3D prototypes in the beginning stages:

The revisions of the Straight 5 Track, from white to transparent colors
The revisions of the Straight 5 Track, from white to transparent colors

It was an arduous process working out the intricacies needed to ensure the Wowminos would travel smoothly, execute turns, and ascend/ descend ramps successfully. For some of the details, the accuracy needed to be within 0.05mm (the width of human hair).

Different designs of the S-Ramp and Slider
Different designs of the S-Ramp and Slider
Design history of the Column: these are the key to what makes Wowmino so special and extravagant
Design history of the Column: these are the key to what makes Wowmino so special and extravagant
Countless failed prototypes and lots of late hours
Countless failed prototypes and lots of late hours
  • Column - Used to elevate Wowmino tracks
  • Column Extension - Used to extend the height of the column
  • Column Bracket – Used to hold tracks, sliders and other add-ons on top of the column
  • Column Long Bracket – Used to hold the center of tracks, sliders and other add-ons on top of the column
  • Column Turn Bracket – Used to hold the left and right turn tracks on top of the column
  • Sphere Turn Bracket – Used to turn the sphere 90º 
  • Column Base – Used to hold column in place
  • Column Base Pro – Used for taller columns, providing more stability than the standard column base
  • Straight 5 Track – Five Wowminos on a straight track
  • Straight 3 Track –  Three Wowminos on a smaller straight track
  • Right Turn Track – Three Wowminos on a track turning right
  • Left Turn Track - Three Wowminos on a track turning right
  • Incline Stair – Seven Wowminos on an inclining track
  • Decline Stair – Seven Wowminos on a declining track 
  • Sphere – Used for interacting with the other pieces.
  • Propeller Turn - Used as a spinning directional switch add-on (made of high grade brushed aluminum)
  • Wave Slider – A specific slide ramp for the sphere
  • S-Ramp – Another specific slide ramp for the sphere
  •  
    Column Demo Overview:

Sprice Machines (America's Got Talent Finalist Steve Price)

"Wowmino makes domino setup really quick and easy for beginners with little to no experience in domino toppling. For professionals, the possibilities of using them in domino projects are endless. They can weave in and out of 3D domino structures and can connect domino chains on multiple surfaces at different heights. The transparent colors of the dominoes are very aesthetically pleasing and I look forward to incorporating them in many more of my projects." - Steve Price 

WOWMINO Fidget: 

The Fidget Tool is the ideal desk companion. Perfect for stimulating imagination while keeping active hands occupied, it doubles as a desktop apparatus which can be used as a paperweight, post-it stand, or simply an aesthetic accent.

The domino style pieces are attached to a track, making them easy to stand up and knock over. The Fidget Tool is made of a sturdy aluminum material which produces a soothing sound as the pieces fall into each other. The Fidget Tool fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and comes with a pocket-sized PU leather carrying pouch. Interaction with the Fidget Tool is meant to improve focus and stimulate thinking through creative play.

Fidget comes in three different colors
Fidget comes in three different colors
Early Bird - $10 - Wowmino Fidget with 3 Colors (Charcoal Black, Mica Blue, Liquid Silver). Pouch is included.
Early Bird - $10 - Wowmino Fidget with 3 Colors (Charcoal Black, Mica Blue, Liquid Silver). Pouch is included.
Early Bird - $21 - Total of 128 pieces with 4 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple)
Early Bird - $21 - Total of 128 pieces with 4 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple)
Early Bird - $42 - Total of 272 pieces with 4 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple)
Early Bird - $42 - Total of 272 pieces with 4 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple)
Early Bird - $80 - Total of 544 pieces with 6 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, Blue, Orange)
Early Bird - $80 - Total of 544 pieces with 6 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, Blue, Orange)
Wowmino Fidget comes with 3 Colors (Charcoal Black, Mica Blue, Liquid Silver). Pouch is included.
Wowmino Fidget comes with 3 Colors (Charcoal Black, Mica Blue, Liquid Silver). Pouch is included.
Aluminum Propeller Turn Set - Colors (Electric Green, Surfers Blue, Motion Copper)
Aluminum Propeller Turn Set - Colors (Electric Green, Surfers Blue, Motion Copper)
$24 - Total of 128 pieces with 4 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple)
$24 - Total of 128 pieces with 4 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple)
$46 - Total of 272 pieces with 4 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple)
$46 - Total of 272 pieces with 4 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple)
$88 - Total of 544 pieces with 6 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, Blue, Orange)
$88 - Total of 544 pieces with 6 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, Blue, Orange)
$160 - Total of 1088 pieces with 6 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, Blue, Orange) AND a Free Wowmino Fidget
$160 - Total of 1088 pieces with 6 Colors (Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, Blue, Orange) AND a Free Wowmino Fidget
1st Wowmino Test Mold
1st Wowmino Test Mold

“It moves smoothly and has a aesthetic that makes it different from classic dominoes”. 

Precisely engineered, Wowmino will require 25 precision molds in order to become a reality. These molds are not cheap but will allow for the mass production of high quality Wowmino pieces that our backers and future consumers will love. Please help us bring Wowmino to life.

              

At Dazzo, we believe that, when we engage in activities that encourage creativity, our imaginations are free to flourish. This results in reduced stress levels, better problem-solving skills, and an increase in overall happiness. Because we value a healthy work-life balance, our mission is to design creative tools that inspire out-of-the-box thinking while also enabling users to tap into the child-like wonder that exists within us all.

  • Victor Soberanes - Video Illusionist
  • Billy Caldwell - Marketing Professor
  • Jia Wu - Graphic Fairy
  • Pavin Browne - Social Media Sorcerer
  • Peter Kao - Design Guru
Just like Lego, the Wowmino is a system by itself. 
We'll be designing more parts/attachments after the Kickstarter, so you can expand your Wowmino system to new heights and have more fun.

Risks and challenges

The major challenge present in the project was the immense amount of calculation required to perfect the Wowmino system.
The Wowmino pieces must fall smoothly but, at the same time, not tip over too easily--that was the trickiest part! It took four months to perfect the design (which we originally estimated would only take one month), but after hundreds of failed prototypes, we finally engineered the optimal balance in order to provide users with the most enjoyable experience.
Now that the design and planning are out of the way, the only challenge ahead of us is to purchase the permanent molds for mass production.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Wowmino Fidget - EarlyBird

    Get ONE Wowmino Fidget (3 colors to choose from) Save $5 off the planned $15 retail.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (44 left of 50) 6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    Wowmino Fidget

    Get ONE Wowmino Fidget (3 colors to choose from). Save $3 off the planned $15 retail.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    Propeller Turn Set

    Get ONE Propeller Turn Set (3 colors included). Save $3 off the planned $15 retail.

    Includes:
    • Propeller Turn
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Wowmino Fidget x2

    Get TWO Wowmino Fidget (3 colors to choose from) Save $10 off the planned $30 retail.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $21 or more About $21

    Wowmino - Intro Kit - EarlyBird

    Get ONE Wowmino Intro Kit (128 pcs/4 colors). Save $8 off the planned $29 retail.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (47 left of 50) 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $24 or more About $24

    Wowmino - Intro Kit

    Get ONE Wowmino Intro Kit (128 pcs/4 colors). Save $5 off the planned $29 retail.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $42 or more About $42

    Wowmino - Creator Set - EarlyBird

    Get ONE Wowmino Creator Set (272 pcs/4 colors). Save $13 off the planned $55 retail.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (45 left of 50) 5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $46 or more About $46

    Wowmino - Creator Set

    Get ONE Wowmino Creator Set (272 pcs/4 colors). Save $9 off the planned $55 retail.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    Wowmino - ProCreator Set - EarlyBird

    Get ONE Wowmino ProCreator Set (544 pcs/6 colors). Save $26 off the planned $106 retail.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (28 left of 50) 22 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $88 or more About $88

    Wowmino - ProCreator Set

    Get ONE Wowmino ProCreator Set (544 pcs/6 colors). Save $18 off the planned $106 retail.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $160 or more About $160

    Wowmino - ProCreator Set x2

    Get TWO Wowmino ProCreator Set (1089 pcs/6 colors) + ONE FREE Wowmino Fidget. Save $66 off the planned $226 retail.

    Includes:
    • Wowmino Fidget
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.