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The Cognito is sleek and ergonomic, made with craftsmanship from high quality materials.
The Cognito is sleek and ergonomic, made with craftsmanship from high quality materials.
The Cognito is sleek and ergonomic, made with craftsmanship from high quality materials.
371 backers pledged $46,549 to help bring this project to life.

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-The Idea Behind the Cognito

The concept of having an object to keep one busy is something that goes back millennia. The Cognito is a product that brings this idea into the modern era, with precision ceramic bearings and an ergonomic CNC machined housing.

-The Cognito Family

The Cognito is being offered in a variety of high quality materials, each with their own unique characteristics for all tastes and styles. Multiple finishes and engravings are available for almost every variant.

Variety of Cognitos
Variety of Cognitos
  • 7075 Aluminum Cognito
    High strength and lightweight, this aersospace grade material is ready for everyday use.
7075 Aluminum Cognito
7075 Aluminum Cognito
  • Tellurium Copper Cognito
    Hefty and comforting, this material has a great feel to it and will stand out among the crowd.
Tellurium Copper Cognito with honeycomb engraving and a forced patina
Tellurium Copper Cognito with honeycomb engraving and a forced patina
  • Brass Cognito
    Alluring golden tones will catch the eye and bring this material to the front of your collection.
Brass Cognito media blasted
Brass Cognito media blasted

 

  • Stainless Steel Cognito
    High strength and resilience will keep this piece looking good regardless of the conditions.
Stainless Steel Cognito with a media blasted finish
Stainless Steel Cognito with a media blasted finish
  • Titanium Cognito
    Exotic, this material shows that you mean business. 
Titanium Cognito, flame anodized with a honeycomb engraving
Titanium Cognito, flame anodized with a honeycomb engraving

 

  • Cognito BASIC
    Made of aerospace grade 6061 aluminum, this version will allow even those more budget minded to join in on the fun!
Cognito BASIC Prototype
Cognito BASIC Prototype
  • ECONOMY Cognito

Made from sintered black plastic, with no center button, this bare bones variant of the Cognito is great for a gift or for those who just want to see what all the fuss is about without spending much!

Economy Cognito with new economy button
Economy Cognito with new economy button

 

-Note:

Each Cognito (unless otherwise stated) will include a full ceramic bearing and an ergonomically designed center button.

If you want a combination of the listed options and it doesn't fit in the combo pledges, just over-pledge the combined cost of what you want and note this in your pledge. 

-Cognito Mass (as fully assembled):

7075 Aluminum: 34 g

Tellurium Copper: 93 g

Brass: 89 g

Stainless steel: 83 g

Titanium: 51 g

-Cognito Size:

Approximate diameter: 2"

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Titanium Cognito with a grey oxide finish applied
Titanium Cognito with a grey oxide finish applied

 

Early Cognito Prototype in Blasted Tellurium Copper
Early Cognito Prototype in Blasted Tellurium Copper

 

Tellurium Copper Cognito with spiral engraving and forced patina
Tellurium Copper Cognito with spiral engraving and forced patina

 

Tellurium Copper Cognito with a forced patina
Tellurium Copper Cognito with a forced patina

 

Titanium Cognito with a grey oxide finish applied
Titanium Cognito with a grey oxide finish applied

 

Titanium Cognito, flame anodized with a honeycomb engraving
Titanium Cognito, flame anodized with a honeycomb engraving

 

Brass Cognito as machined before bearing installation
Brass Cognito as machined before bearing installation

 

Copper Cognito mid-application of forced patina
Copper Cognito mid-application of forced patina

 

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Various Cognito Prototypes Mid-machining
Various Cognito Prototypes Mid-machining

 

Copper Cognito during machining
Copper Cognito during machining

Disclaimer: Lingua Machining Solutions, LLC is not responsible for any damage to property or personal injury while using the Cognito. 

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Music: Energy by http://www.bensound.com

Risks and challenges

As an organization familiar with manufacturing and keeping processes at peak efficiency, many hurdles can be tackled by LMS without significant delays in achieving goals.

Multiple material suppliers, tooling vendors, and additional manufacturers (for over load assistance) have been contacted and are ready to keep all of our projects on track for shipment.

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    ECONOMY Cognito

    Sintered plastic Cognito body with a steel or bronze bearing (non-ceramic). Color: Black. NO BUTTON.

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    Cognito BASIC

    Tumble finish only. Simplified Cog shape made of 6061. NO BUTTON. Full steel or bronze bearing. (NON-CERAMIC)

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    7075 Aluminum Cognito

    Blasted finish only, includes button. Full ceramic bearing.

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    Engraved 7075 Aluminum Cognito

    Blasted finish only, includes button. Engraving, honeycomb or spiral, your choice. Full ceramic bearing.

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    Tellurium Copper OR Brass Cognito

    Blasted, or scuffed patina, includes button. Full ceramic bearing.

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    Engraved Copper OR Brass Cognito

    Blasted, or scuffed patina, includes button. Engraving, honeycomb or spiral, your choice. Full ceramic bearing.

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    Titanium OR Stainless Cognito

    -Titanium Options: As machined, blasted, flame anodized, or grey oxide, includes button.

    -Stainless Options: As machined, or blasted, includes button.

    Both have a full ceramic bearing.

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    Pledge $148 or more About $148

    Engraved Titanium OR Stainless Cognito

    -Titanium Options: As machined, blasted, flame anodized, or grey oxide, includes button. Engraving, honeycomb or spiral, your choice.

    -Stainless Options: As machined, or blasted, includes button. Engraving, honeycomb or spiral, your choice.

    Both have a full ceramic bearing.

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    Pledge $215 or more About $215

    Cognito Double Pack

    Two Cognitos. Material, engraving, and finish your choice. Buttons included.

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    Cognito Triple Pack

    Three Cognitos. Material, engraving, and finish your choice. Buttons included.

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    Cognito Collection

    A Cognito in every material (excludes economy version and Cognito BASIC) engraving and finish of your choice. Includes buttons. (5 Cognitos total: 7075 aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, and titanium).

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