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Premium ID card holding badge reels with full color swappable covers. Smile every time you swipe your card key! Made in the U.S.A.
120 backers pledged $5,060 to help bring this project to life.

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A durable American-made customizable badge reel to make you smile every time you swipe your card key.

About this project

Hi! My name is Henry. Two years ago, when I was 10, I started a business selling buttons and magnets. Last year I began selling them on Amazon, and part way through the year, I added customized badge reels into the mix.

Talking with my customers I realized that they really liked having lots of options for how their badge reels were decorated, and I decided to figure out how to make it easy for them to have any design they wanted on their badge reels.

Tinker Reels are the result of my work over the last six months to solve that problem. They are American-made high-quality badge reels with customizable, swappable tops.

My company, Buttonsmith Inc., has 3 full time employees and 2 part time employees besides me. I have a patent pending and manufacturing lined up. We're ready to go. Now all I need is your help!

 We plan to offer Tinker Reels in different varieties to meet your needs.

And we have more than 100 Tinker Top designs already made, with more being added every day.

I'm so confident in the quality of these badge reels that I guarantee them full for a year. If anything goes wrong with your reel, send it back and I’ll send you a new one.

Timeline

We plan to have the first run of Tinker Reels and Tinker Tops in the hands of our backers by May.

And we've already tested the designs we're offering with non-changeable versions of the badge reels which have been purchased by more than 7,000 customers on Amazon.com in the last 6 months.

Risks and challenges

We've minimized the risk to backers.

We have already completed the prototyping stage and lined up the manufacturing partners we need here in the USA, including negotiating pricing.

Because badge reels come in widely-varying qualities, we've extensively tested badge reels from different manufacturers, and are confident the manufacturer we're working with in California makes the highest-quality badge reels currently on the market. That minimizes the risk of quality control issues.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    THE EARLY BIRD SINGLE:

    Receive 1 Tinker Reel and 4 Tinker Tops of your choice. (MSRP $25)

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    THE SINGLE:

    Receive 1 Tinker Reel and 4 Tinker Tops of your choice. (MSRP $25)

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    THE ART LOVER EARLY BIRD:

    Receive a Tinker Reel and 12 different Tinker Tops of your choice. (MSRP $45)

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    THE ART LOVER:

    Receive a Tinker Reel and 12 different Tinker Tops of your choice. (MSRP $45)

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    THE TEAM:

    Receive 4 Tinker Reels and 16 different Tinker Tops of your choice. (MSRP $100)

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    THE TEAM WORKS:

    Receive 4 Tinker Reels and 48 different Tinker Tops of your choice. (MSRP $180)

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    THE WHOLE TEAM:

    Receive 10 Tinker Reels and 40 different Tinker Tops of your choice. (MSRP $250)

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    THE CUSTOM:

    Receive custom-designed Tinker Reels for your team: we will send you 10 Tinker Reels and 10 Custom Tinker Tops with your graphic on them*.

    * Note that you must have the rights to use the graphic in question. No trademark or copyright violations allowed.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    THE CUSTOM TEAM:

    Receive custom-designed Tinker Reels for your team: we will send you 10 Tinker Reels, 10 Custom Tinker Tops with your graphic on them* plus 70 different Tinker Tops of your choice.

    * Note that you must have the rights to use the graphic in question. No trademark or copyright violations allowed.

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    THE TINKER REEL MAKER KIT:

    The equipment you need to make your own Tinker Tops from your own graphics, plus instructions and enough supplies to make your first 100 sets.

    This will include a high-quality American-made button machine and graphic punch mounted for use, 500 of each part required to make the tops, 100 Tinker Reels, 100 magnets, and 100 American-made retail packages for the completed sets.

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