***NOW AVAILABLE IN TITANIUM!***
***$6500 STRETCH GOAL: UPGRADED HYBRID CERAMIC BEARINGS***
If we had a nickel for every person who's asked us adapt our last Kickstarter project, the Beertop Delta, into a fidget spinner.... well, lets just say it wouldn't be necessary to be raisiong funds via this Kickstarter project! After 4 successful Kickstarter projects, we're returning to our Kickstarter family with our latest [r]Evolution of our fidgetable bottle opener, the Delta Prime.
The Design: CNC machined from solid billet, the Delta Prime has been designed from the ground up to be both a whimsically entertaining spinner, and an effective bottle opener. Its compact form factor makes the Delta Prime a lightweight, nimble spinner that can be carried unobtrusively in a pocket or on a keychain.
The Purpose: Have you ever clicked a pen, played with your hair, tapped your foot, or spun a quarter on a restaurant table? Congratulations, you may be the type of person who likes to fidget. To some extent, we all thrive on fidgeting. We all move our bodies in subtle, extraneous ways while our mind is occupied. Imagine carrying on a conversation while remaining completely still. It would be weird, wouldn't it? Often times, we do not even notice these subconscious movements. It is thought that fidgeting may occupy portions of your brain that would otherwise distract the rest of your mind, allowing the rest to focus more easily. Not only that, but many believe that having a dedicated fiddle object can reduce stress and anxiety, as well as lessen the effects of ADHD, PTSD, or Autism. They are also known to increase our cognitive creativity and concentration. But most importantly, us fidgeters simply find them fun.
Every Day Carry: We designed the Delta Prime to be taken with you. Either slipped in a pocket, or attached to a keyring, the Delta Prime will keep you be prepared for those unexpected moments of boredom, and you will always have a bottle opener at the ready. Additionally, the openings in the Delta Prime frame are designed to fit 1/4" hex bits and bolt heads in a pinch. The Construction/Manufacturing: The Delta Prime components will be manufactured here in the USA, and will be CNC cut from solid titanium, with a high quality press fit spinner bearing. These will be hand finished and assembled here in NC by Pangea Designs.
Options: Our next stretch goal is upgraded hybrid ceramic bearings! These high performance bearings feature stainless races, ceramic balls, and stainless retainers, for smooth, resistance free spinning! All Delta Primes will include this upgrade if the project reaches $6500.
Early September- Kickstarter funding period closes, funds transferred.
September - CNC cutting of the titanium frames
October - Finishing/Assembly/Shipping (Please note that this schedule is a preliminary estimate. We have a high degree of confidence that we can meet this schedule, but as with all new projects, sometimes unexpected hurdles cause things go differently than planned)
Stay in the Loop: The biggest risk to you not receiving your reward, is... you. Please stay on top of our updates, fill out your reward selections survey in a timely manner, and provide us a shipping address when requested. Without these things, it is impossible for us to send you your rewards. Email filters sometimes weed out Kickstarter communications, so please check back in often so you don't miss out on important updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us, as we're more than happy to help you out along the way.
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Risks and challenges
As the Delta Prime design and manufacturing/assembly methods have already been tested and proven, the only risks at this point are schedule related manufacturer mishaps. The potential for unpredictable hiccups that delay progress is unfortunately unavoidable. But, with 4 successful projects under our belt, we are accustomed to overcoming challenges and surprises that arise!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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