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AU$ 9,861 pledged of AU$ 35,000 goal
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By Slida Pty Ltd
AU$ 9,861 pledged of AU$ 35,000 goal
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About this project

SLIDA is 3D puzzle for everyone. With its unique, award winning and patented interlocking design, we hope to challenge and encourage the next generation of thinkers while having fun along the way.

The Slida ball is the very first shape using this 3D interlocking concept. This shape was chosen to prove the possibility of manufacturing products based on unique interlocking mechanism. This concept has countless options and is able to be produced in any shape or size with any number of pieces. Our puzzles can be made from as little as three pieces to hundreds of pieces.

The ribbed design of the puzzle allows us produce different finishes using an overmoulding technique.

To showcase Slida’s incredible patented interlocking concept we created the ultimate clear acrylic case, we call it PUZZLE IN A PUZZLE. It uses the same interlocking concept with greater degree of difficulty. We hope you enjoy it!
NEW REWARD - puzzle in a puzzle
NEW REWARD - puzzle in a puzzle

About us

I have had some real challenges along the way. The complexity of the interlocking design meant that it has taken almost half my life to finalize the design to be ready for manufacturing. 

It all started with cutting foam and a hot wire machine 23 years ago, when I realized that pieces cut in certain way locked together. It took me another 6 months to back engineer the method I developed.  

I have built five different cutting machines to dissect different foam materials which would be compliant for the toy market. The first machine I built used two second hand windscreen wipers motors, from a wrecked car and it worked. The challenge I had, was to make it suitable for a production run. This haunted me for the next 21 years.  

Slida beginning with foam prototypes
Slida beginning with foam prototypes

By chance, 2 years ago my son required a placement for work experience; he ended up in a boutique design company called Design Momentum in Sydney. This turned out to be the turning point of my project. Here we used a 3D printer for modelling different prototypes, maintaining the methodology behind the original design. After one year of trial and error, we were able to produce the first shape in the form of a ball. We started to produce small prototypes sample runs using silicone tooling and after some fine tuning, came to the point where we can produce final products.  

3D printing prototypes
3D printing prototypes

I would like to use funding to finish mass production tooling and start developing puzzles for the future. I have many ideas like puzzle in a puzzle which is already in prototyping phase and I still struggle trying to put this one together...

Small snapshot of the future
Small snapshot of the future

We believe in growing through challenge

SLIDA is designed to challenge your curiosity and ability to solve problems, requiring creativity, determination and logical process-driven thinking – without batteries! Our aim is to continue developing a range of 3D puzzles for all ages. SLIDA is an engaging experience for everyone.

The best part is how much people who have played with SLIDA love it. It’s a real challenge that people love to take on and it doesn’t matter how old they are, or what their skill level is. 

It says it all...
It says it all...

We’re dedicated to excellence and innovation

Having won the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, we have worked with a great design and engineering team to deliver a quality product that we hope everyone can enjoy. The tangible nature of SLIDA provides a much needed tactile element that is often missing in our busy, tech-driven lives.

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Risks and challenges

We have already produced and tested high quality pre-production prototypes, confirmed tooling details with our manufacturer and are now ready to offer you a final product we are sure you will love.
The biggest challenge for us will be shipping if Slida is well received by the Kickstarter family.

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    Pledge AU$ 1 or more About $0.76

    HUGE THANK YOU - Special Thank you for supporting Slida and we will keep you in the loop on our Facebook and Twitter page.

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    Pledge AU$ 12 or more About $9

    With a $12 pledge you will be sent 1 x solid colour Slida

    SINGLE PACK - Enjoy the challenge with one solid coloured Slida ball from the very first production run dedicated for Kickstarter. The colour will be randomly selected from either a red, blue, green or yellow.

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    Pledge AU$ 15 or more About $11

    With a $15 pledge you will be sent 1 x multi-colour Slida.

    SINGLE RAINBOW PACK - Enjoy the challenge with multi-coloured Slida. Colour of the puzzle pieces will be randomly selected from either a red, blue, green or yellow.

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    With a $20 pledge you will be sent 2 x solid colour Slida’s

    TWINPACK - Share the challenge with 2 x Slida balls in different solid colours (red, blue, green or yellow), from our very first production run dedicated to Kickstarter.

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $19

    NEW REWARD

    With a $25 pledge you will be sent 1x multi colour Slida trapped in a clear puzzle box.

    PUZZLE IN A PUZZLE - Enjoy the ultimate challenge with multi-coloured Slida encased in clear acrylic puzzle box. Colour of the puzzle pieces will be randomly selected from either a red, blue, green or yellow.

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    Pledge AU$ 35 or more About $27

    With a $35 pledge you will be sent 4 x solid colour Slida’s

    QUADPACK - Share the challenge with your family and friends. Pack of 4 Slida balls in each solid colour (red, blue, green and yellow) from very first production run dedicated only to Kickstarter.

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $38

    With a $50 pledge you will be sent multi-coloured Slida in clear acrylic case

    SUPPORTER PACK - Enjoy the challenge with one multi-coloured Slida ball from the very first production run in clear acrylic display case and engraved Thank you from the Slida team.

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    Pledge AU$ 60 or more About $46

    With a $60 pledge you will be sent 1x multi-coloured Slida and T-shirt

    SUPPORTER PACK - Enjoy the challenge with one multi-coloured Slida ball from the very first production run with unique Slida T-shirt made from high quality cotton.
    Available T-shirt sizes: S - XL

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    Pledge AU$ 250 or more About $191

    With a $250 pledge you will be sent 1x unique and limited Slida and signed T-shirt

    SAVIOUR PACK - Enjoy the challenge with very limited Kickstarter's green and black Slida ball with engraved unique number of the ball. When you receive this special package you will find high quality cotton Slida T-shirt with personalized authentic Thank you and signature from Gianni - creator of Slida.
    Available T-shirt sizes: S - XL

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