A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Spinning a fidget spinner is enjoyable, with possible benefits of having something to occupy hands while at work or school to help stay focused. All of the spinners encountered did not have the element of customization, they were fixed designs from their creators. But what if a spinner could be customized to be what you want it to be? What if you could put whatever in the holding area and spin your items? Viola!! The idea for GripSpinner was born! Many months, prototypes, and adjustments later, here it is today, offering the totally unique and customize-able GripSpinner!
What will you Grip and Spin???
How the Grip Adjustment Works
The GripSpinner adjusts the gripping jaws open by utilizing a sliding rack and two rotating pinion gears system. To clamp the rack into position, an Allen wrench tool is included to tighten the screws. This will allow the jaws to be held rigid with more clamping torque.
Gripper Adjustment Close-up
However, please note, the GripSpinner contains many parts and should only be rotated by hand, not with external forces such as compressed air, for example. The GripSpinner is created for customization enjoyment and not intended to be the fastest spinner in your arsenal.
The gripping jaws and the gear racks are laser cut from 304 Stainless Steel plate for a precision edge on the gripper components. A U.S. based Laser Cutting facility has been chosen with a focus on quality.
The central body component is aircraft grade aluminum machined to close tolerances, giving a rugged and great appearance. A U.S. based machine shop has been chosen to give repeatable results.
NEW - Buttons. The buttons will be aluminum buttons sized to fit the 608 bearing and screwed into place.
Bearings - 608 size
Quality 608 bearings have been chosen from a U.S. supplier. Each bearing has the shields removed and professionally degreased by the supplier. This allows free spinning with less resistance. Your choice will include a steel ball bearing, or for an add-on charge, upgrade to the the ceramic hybrid bearing option.
Ball Option Colors
GripSpinner will come standard with a pair of your choice of color balls.
All the Balls Color Kit
All the Balls Color Kit will include a pair of color balls of each of the colors, Red, Blue, Yellow, White and Black.
GripSpinner ships with Allen Wrench tool
GripSpinner will ship with Allen Wrench tool and a pair of your choice of color balls.
GripSpinner with All the Add Ons
GripSpinner Modes can spin as a GripSpinner, a Loose Spinner or a Bare Spinner, see descriptions below:
a. GripSpinner Mode
GripSpinner mode will allow you to place different objects in the grippers and spin them as you see fit!
b. Loose Spinner Mode
In Loose Spinner Mode, the gripper legs are loose to swing around during spinning. This gives exciting flipping action when gravity overcomes the centrifugal forces of the spin speed. Also the GripSpinner can be posed in various shapes as shown below.
c. Bare Spinner Mode
In Bare Spinner Mode, all components are removed from the central body part. This allows you to spin the smaller body of the GripSpinner for your convenience.
What Will You Grip And Spin??
What will you Grip and Spin? Flashlights, Dice, Magic Dice, Keys, Bottle Caps, Lighters, the list goes on and on....
Add On Menu
To add All the Balls Color Kit - Please add $7 to your pledge
To add Hybrid Ceramic Bearing upgrade - Please add $9 to your pledge
Add on instructions:
1. Click the “manage your pledge” button on the project’s page. 2. Increase your pledge by the amount needed to claim the add-on(s). 3. Save your pledge. Do not change the tier that you first pledged at. 4. Send a message to me with your add on choices or questions. 5. At the end of the campaign, you will receive a survey that will ask you questions about how you want your additional pledge to count towards add on's.
Add On items will be shipped with your GripSpinner and no additional shipping will be added.
For international backers, please note that duty fees (or import fees) cannot be handled by GripSpinner. Backers will have to inquire and pay applicable import fees.
Gripspinner.com or its associates are not responsible for any damage to property or personal injury while using the GripSpinner. GripSpinner is not intended for unsupervised play by young children. GripSpinner components include small parts which pose a possible choking hazard if accidentally disassembled and swallowed. Fasteners should be checked periodically and tightening as needed. This will ensure your GripSpinner will remain intact for your continued enjoyment.
With design experience, manufacturing background and prototyping knowledge, this translates into a very low risk factor.
A U.S. supplier is selected for bearings, reducing risk.
U.S. suppliers are selected for the laser cut stainless steel parts, and machining of the aluminum, reducing risk.
Every possible step will be taken to ensure that all design requirements and deadlines are met, this is the top priority.
Backers will be kept up to date every step of the way and will be informed if any unforeseen problems arise.
It is the goal to make every customer a satisfied customer, and that each one will enjoy the unique experience of owning their very own GripSpinner!