New Tri-Spinner Design
The good news:
The 3D design I discussed in the last update (click here if you missed it) is now with my machinist …and is soon to be prototyped.
The less-good news:
My machinist is ultra-busy right now and so it’s taking a little longer than I had hoped (I will keep you updated though!)
Now, here’s something else for you..
Even though I’m focusing on getting this first spinner design produced – I’m still doing a little experimenting with other designs in 3D (I’ve done this previously and so you can click here if you’re new and want to see the previous “Launch List” update).
Here’s a new design I did just to continue learning this 3D CAD software. This spinner design is based on a real titanium prototype I did – so I might actually produce it at some point…
I started by building the “framework” for the overall shape:
Subtract to create shape:
Extrude shape to create 3D part:
Remove the “framework” to leave 3D part:
Draw 2D lines to cut away material:
Subtract material on the other three arms:
Add a bunch of beveling (this is actually easier that looks):
Create profile for button:
“Revolve” the button profile to create 3D button part:
Add button to body of spinner and also render it a little so it looks better (i.e. so it looks like titanium!):
…and that’s pretty much it done!
Now, truthfully, this is similar to a rough prototype I made a week or so ago …and, hand-on-heart, the above spinner design will perform really, REALLY well. And by this I mean comfort in your hand, ways to flick it, repeatability (or flicks), and so on.
It is likely I will produce something like this and offer it for sale soon. However, in the meantime, I am going to continue to focus and develop and offer the original titanium spinner – that’s this one here:
One last thing:
Just to re-iterate what I said at the start… the above spinner is now with my machinist who will be cnc-machining it very soon. Once I have this done I will know a price and timeframe for it being available. Thank you for your patience!