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The Orb is a unique precision machined spherical keepsake container.
The Orb is a unique precision machined spherical keepsake container.
The Orb is a unique precision machined spherical keepsake container.
1,148 backers pledged $51,011 to help bring this project to life.

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Perfect for holding a gift such as a ring or cash, The Orb is made from aerospace aluminum alloy 6061-T6511 on a state-of-the-art computer controlled precision lathe. In order to maintain the precise alignment between the two halves the diameters of each half mush be held with-in +- .0005 of an inch. After machining, the Orb is then type II anodized to protect it from corrosion.

Your use of The Orb is limited only by your imagination.. but here are some ideas!

  • Ring.
  • Any gift that fits.
  • Emergency cash.
  • Lip balm.
  • Goal note holder.
  • Time capsule.
  • Diamonds.
  • Gold dust.
  • Sand from your vacation in Tahiti (it’s a magical place).
  • Tiny meteorite.
  • Personal flight recorder.
  • Bitcoins (they're pretty small).
  • Proof of alien visitation.
  • Beardwax (backer: Mark Howard). 
  • D20 gaming dice (backer: Gareth Hodges).
  • Gypsy tears (backer: Big K).
  • The Janus Top (backers: Lawrence Faulkner, & Knolan - visit: http://bit.ly/janustop).
  • Guitar picks (fits about 10).

Message us your idea so we can add to the list!

Note: The Orb should not be used to store medication, as it's not childproof. Medications should always be stored in a childproof container.

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The Orb: Machining Highlights

Stretch Goal #1: O-Rings - ACHIEVED!

Checkout update #4 for details

Stretch Goal #2: Gold Anodized - ACHIEVED!

Checkout update #5 for details

Stretch Goal #3: More Colors - ACHIEVED!

New color options now available: Black, Violet, Blue, and Red!

Stretch Goal #4: Even More Colors - ACHIEVED!

Orange, Turquoise, Green, and Grey!

Checkout update #9 for details

 All the color options:

It's difficult getting color accurate photos of metallic surfaces. These images above are a close representation of the colors.

The Orb is made in the U.S.A.

Risks and challenges

We've been producing precision parts and products for our manufacturing customers since 1995. With this project we hope to take a step toward our own consumer targeted products.

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