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Tops were invented thousands of years ago.. Yours doesn't have to look like it. At Orbital, we manufacture precise metal spinning tops.
Our tops are made at Emachineshop. Lead supplier of custom parts for crowdfunded projects.
Our tops are made at Emachineshop. Lead supplier of custom parts for crowdfunded projects.
181 backers pledged $7,004 to help bring this project to life.

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Orbital Spinning Tops

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Unmatched Quality. Unmatched Precision.

Our goal at Orbital, is to create excellent metal tops. Each top is manufactured with CNC machinery to ensure maximum precision, balance, and quality. After production, each top undergoes our QC inspection process so no tops but only the very best tops bear our name. As our Kickstarter is funded, and stretch goals are reached, new and unique metals will be unlocked.. Allowing you to add an exclusive unique and quality top-notch spinning top to your office, home, or collection.

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Orbital Top Design 

While thinking about top design, we uncovered an unusual trend; most tops today are very traditional and use designs crafted thousands of years ago that were shaped by ancient manufacturing techniques. Old designs are constantly reused and repeated, but never rethought. We decided to change that.

The solution was to create a top that contrasts with the traditional. We removed traditional smooth curves and "whole" bodies  and replaced them with dramatic features, sharp angles, and an overall striking look. After countless sketches, we found something that truly brought our idea to life.

Early sketches were then transformed into Three-Dimensional modes using CAD software and refined further, eventually creating the Orbital Top into what you can spin, collect, and enjoy, today.

Stretch Goals & New Metals

As our Kickstarter gains more backing, we will be unlocking metal add-ons.

Stainless Steel - Our original Orbital Tops are made of High-grade Stainless Steel. This corrosion resistant metal will ensure your top looks and spin great for years to come. 

Copper - ($5 000 Stretch Goal) - Copper Orbital Tops will be unlocked upon reaching the first Stretch Goal. This lustrous red-orange metal will give your top a warm glow as it is spun or displayed on your desk or work station. 

Aluminum ($5 000 Stretch Goal) - Aluminum Orbital Tops will be unlocked upon reaching the first Stretch Goal. A crucial metal in countless Aerospace parts and components,  Aluminum will give your top a truly planetary feel.

Rare and Exotic Metals($10 000 Stretch Goal) - Exotic and Rare metals will be unlocked at this stretch goal. Clues will be given to the specific metals as the goal approaches.. but may include Gold, Silver, Nickel, Tungsten, Titanium, Brass.

Schedule

Our goal is to ship Orbital Tops to our backers by June 2015. To meet this goal, our schedule breaks down as follows:

March 2015 - Kickstarter Funded. As soon as our Kickstarter campaign is complete, we will begin production of our tops.

April - May 2015 - Production.Tops we be produced using state-of-the-art precision CNC machining equipment

June 2015 - Shipment. After checking each top for quality, to ensure it meets or exceeds our strict requirements, tops will be shipped to our backers.  

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Contact Us  

Feel free to contact us at OrbitalTops@gmail.com or on our Facebook.

Risks and challenges

With any project, there comes risk. However, at Orbital Tops we will do everything we can to minimize risk and prevent delays, as well as keeping our backers informed if any issues do arise.

For design projects, the main issue is normally associated with the manufacturing process. Our top design is well refined and prototypes have been produced in the same way they will be manufactured in bulk. This significant lowers any production problems we may have since we have already proven our tops can be manufactured, without issue, to fulfill Kickstarter orders.

In the event a problem or delay would arise, we will keep all of our backers in the loop with updates on our progress in resolving the issue.

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    EARLY BIRD 1 Orbital Top: Receive 1 Stainless Steel Orbital top for $19.

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    1 Orbital Top: Receive 1 Orbital top for $28.

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    2 Orbital Tops: Receive 2 Orbital tops for $49. Feel free to mix metals. FREE SHIPPING to the United States.

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    EARLY BIRD 3 Orbital Tops: Receive 3 Orbital tops for $52. Feel free to mix metals. FREE SHIPPING to the United States.

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    3 Orbital Tops: Receive 3 Orbital tops for $67. Feel free to mix metals. FREE SHIPPING to the United States.

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    6 Orbital Tops: Receive 6 Orbital tops for $118. Feel free to mix metals. FREE SHIPPING to the United States.

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Funding period

- (30 days)