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Spinerds - A Unique Spinning Toy
Spinerds - A Unique Spinning Toy
The fastest spinning toy on this planet reinvented in an elegant way. A cool gadget designed to spin, fidget & inspire.
The fastest spinning toy on this planet reinvented in an elegant way. A cool gadget designed to spin, fidget & inspire. Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
About this project
The fastest Spinning toy on this planet reinvented in an elegant way. Combining stainless steel, quality wood, leading industrial coating and smart technology to create a unique spinning experience.
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The guys behind Spinerds have created a spinning experience never seen before. The Spinballs are not just an ordinary spinning toy - Spinballs are the fastest spinning toy on this planet. Spinning toys have been around for at least 3000 years. While every era and culture created its' unique spinning toys, Spinerds is the spinning toy of the future. Bringing together the tradition of spinning toys with smart technology makes this project so special. The Spinerds smart base creates astonishing light effects on the rotating Spinballs with only a simple command from your smartphone. Spinerds was created not only for spintop nerds but for all fun loving people.
We are enthusiastic spintop lovers and “Spinerds”. Playing with spinning tops brings back memories from our childhood. When we were young we were fascinated by the simplicity of rotating toys overwin gravity and had a lot of fun spinning them on all kinds of surfaces. With having children by our own now the fascination for this timeless toy came back and we started thinking about designing our own spinning top. We wanted to create something that combines basic materials such as wood and steel with smart technology. After more than 10 months of designing and prototyping we have created the perfect spinning toy, the Spinerds Spinballs, the Spinerds Starter and Smart Spinbase.
Two stainless steel bearing balls welded together with the force of 800 Ampere to become the fastest spinning toy on this planet. Each Spinball is coated with a state-of-the-art PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating.
The PVD coating not only ensures an excellent surface quality, impact strength and abrasion resistance, it also has compared to other surface treatments numerous advantages such as very low friction, high hardness and durability. For instance gold plating has a hardness of 70-250HV compared to the golden titanium nitride pvd coating with a hardness of up to 2500HV.
While platings often wear down over time, pvd coated surfaces remain shiny. Spinerds Spinballs are available in the following colors: Silver, Gold (locked), Brass (locked), Blue (locked) and Black (locked).
What Makes The Spinballs A Unique Spinning Toy?
Spinballs are not only the fastest spinning toy but also creating fascinating light patterns. Exposed to any light source the rotating Spinballs reflect the light beams in a very unique way. Whether it is a standard desk lamp, a LED flash or the Spinerds Smart Spinbase there are endless possibilities to create your own light shows.
How To Spin The Spinballs
There are many different ways to spin your Spinballs. Try it yourself and become a "Spinerd".
High Speed Spinning
The Spinerds Spinballs can reach outstanding speeds of up to 12000 RPM. By blowing air through a thin tube towards the rotating Spinballs the spinning toy accelerates instantly. Even with a regular straw you can reach remarkable speeds.
The Spinerds Starter Base is a simple but elegant spinning base. The wooden ring of the Spinbase is either made from quality bamboo or black walnut, whereas the spinning surface is a plano-concave glass lens.
A wooden smart Spinbase created to amplify the magnificient characteristics of the Spinerd Spinballs. The wooden body and top of the Spinbase are either made from quality bamboo or black walnut, whereas the spinning surface is a plano-concave glass lens. We decided to use wood as the main material for the base because we want it to appear more as part of the interior than being just another ordinary electronic device made from plastic. Besides, wood is an elegant and timeless material and it is no coincidence that the first spinning tops in the antiquity were made from wood.
The inbuild RGB LED lights create a unique pattern on the rotating Spinballs. Using BLE Bluetooth 4.0 Technology you can easily change colors and light patterns with our smartphone application (IOS & ANDROID). The Spinerds Smart Spinbase is equipped with a 5V Micro USB port (Type B) and can be powered by any other device with USB port.
The Spinerds smart phone application allows you the change the color and sequences of the inbuilt RGB lighting and enables you to switch between 16 million colors and color tones. There are also pre set light sequences available. Each color and program lets your Spinballs shine in a different way. All you have to do is to install our free Spinerds Application, turn on the Bluetooth connection and connect to the Spinerds Smart Spinbase.
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The add-ons are added to your existing reward. As more color options and the Smart Spinbase become unlocked, you can add any, and as many items you want to your pledge. To add an Add-on, you have to increase your pledge by the amount of the add-on. Visit the project page and click “Manage Your Pledge.” Enter a the amount in the “Pledge amount box.” The amount you need to enter is the sum of your pledge tier AND the add-ons.
If your current pledge only exists of Spinballs and you want to add a Spinbase please don't forget to add the extra shipping costs:
We are the creators of Spinerds and the guys behind CMP Creations. We are not only teammates but also brothers sharing the passion for design and product creation. We both hold an academic degree in Industrial Engineering and have experience in logistics and project management which definitely comes in handy when creating your own product. We consistently look for new ideas and Spinerds will definitely not be the last product we create.
We have calculated shipping rates beforehand and tried to keep the cost for our backers on a low level by swollowing parts of the costs. At the same time we want to offer our backers as much transparency as possible. We will provide tracking numbers for all shipments. Backers will be able to track shipments once the goods leave our facilities until the final delivery. This beeing said we believe we have found a fair and transparent solution which satisfies both our german and international backers.
When it comes to VAT and duties for our international shipments we have absolutely no control over these fees. Therefore, any charges that might occur at the time of receiving the package are sole responsibility of each backer. Whether fees for VAT/duties are applicable in your country or not, you can check with your local post office or customs authorities.
Risks and challenges
We have spent more than 10 months with designing and prototyping. As result we have created fully functional prototypes. We have clarified all details with our partners such as a production friendly design, costs and capacity. Even though we have tried to think about every aspect and detail there is always the possibility that something unforseen comes up. Wether it is a production problem or a delay with the required product certifications (CE, ROHS etc.) we have also back up plans we can rely on. However, we think our timeline is realistic and we are confident that we can ship rewards according to our schedule. We will do our utmost to ensure on time delivery of the rewards to each of our backers. We will provide our backers regular updates to ensure transparency. Any unexpected issue comes up we promise to inform our backers immediately.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The best way get in touch with us is using Kickstarter’s messaging service or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will ship our rewards from Germany. Currently, we are also planning further fullfillment centers in e.g Hong Kong or the US. The final decision will be made according to the demand and feasiblity short before the final fullfillment of the rewards. For the rewards shipped from Germany we likely will use Deutsche Post/DHL. Each and every shipment will have a tracking number. You can track your shipment as soon as it leaves our facilities
Currently, there are 2 different colors/wood types available for Starter Base, quality Bamboo and and Black Walnut. For the Spinball we offer the silver version and as soon as the stretch goals become unlocked you will be also able to select the gold, brass, black and blue Spinball.
The add-ons are added to your existing reward. As more color options become unlocked, you can add any, and as many items you want to your pledge. To add an add-on, you have to increase your pledge by the amount of the add-on. Visit the project page and click “Manage Your Pledge.” Enter a the amount in the “Pledge amount box.” The amount you need to enter is the sum of your pledge tier AND the add-ons. Please also don't forget to add additional shipping costs if you add a base to a pledge only including Spinballs.
We will send a questionnaire after the campaign is over to ask for your address, add-on details and color choices
The Starter Base is a simplified Spinbase model and it does not include the RGB lighting. The Starter Base consists of concave glass lens and a wooden frame. Its a perfect spinning base for the Spinballs or any other other spinning top.
Our funding goal is now with 5k much lower as before wich makes us confident that will be able to fund this campaign and bring Spinerds to you. Therefore, the products that we offer at the beginning of the campaign are be limited to the Starter Base (Bamboo and Walnut) as well as the Spinball with Chromium-Nitride-Coating (Silver) coating. Spinballs in Gold, Brass, Blue and Black as well as the Smart Base are part of our strech goal scheme. We have also significantly increased our marketing activities to make sure Spinerds stays not a secret.
Why don't we offer more color options as well as the Smart Base right from the start of the campaign?
Smart Spinbase does come with some high overhead costs such as the IOS & Android application development as well as certifications such as ROHS, CE & FC. Also the Spinballs are not just ordinary metal spintops. If we offer a simple processed metal spintop to our customer there is no problem producing batches as small as 10 pieces. However, our Spinballs are PVD coated. The PVD coating does require minimum batches to make a coating run cost effective.
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