Spinner Final Design

After a lot of thinking, designing and more thinking (oh, and a whole load of testing)…

I pretty much have the design for the titanium spinner done.

(NOTE: If you’re new to the “Launch List” and missed the last update, then you can view it here)

You’re on this page because you signed-up to my “Launch List” – so you’re getting a first look at this before anyone else (appreciate if you keep this page to yourself).

On the last re-design I took screenshots as I went through – and I will share that process with you now…

 

Create overall shape in 2D:

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Cut 19mm radius circles in each side (after some testing this seems the optimal radius for “flicking”):

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Extrude to create 3D shape:

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“Hide” body and draw lines so we can revolve and cut-away some of the body:

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Areas cut-away to leave a more stream-lined shape:

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Do the same for the under-side:

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Added a button (but it’s just temporary and not the final design):

 

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Add aggressive bevel to the 19mm radius:

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Pull-in the ends to give a more angled look:

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Cut aggressive 45-degree bevel on each corner:

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Starting to look a bit like what I’m after…

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Cut-away to accept button:

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Cut-away again to accept bearing:

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Add temporary button and that’s the final design pretty much done:

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I know what you’re thinking…

You’re thinking, “Magnus, are you SERIOUS about that low-profile button?”

Well, um, yes. I am serious.

I’m not sure if it will work …but it’s going to be interesting finding out. If the button is not sticking out enough then no big deal …I’ll make the button stick out more.

Here’s the thing:

I design things with what I specifically want …my “ideal”. If it’s not physically possible, or it’s not practical in everyday use, then I make changes …but I always start with the ideal.

That’s all I have for you today …comments/questions welcome as always (but I apologies if I can’t reply to each one …it’s just starting to become unmanageable because of the explosive interest …which is a good thing I suppose).

 

Oh, one last thing…

This is probably the first spinner in the world to designed first and foremost with “fidgetability” in mind. And by this I mean it’s not too heavy, not too light, it can be flicked easily and effortlessly with any finger combination and holding position, and a whole load of others things.

The stream-lined, futuristic and somewhat sleek look is partially a result of me making design tweaks …but the overall shape is the result of dozen of hours of testing and tweaking the size, shape and angles.

I’ll go more into the design of this in a later update (there is a TON of “little things” most people would not realise are there).

  • Jason says:

    Thanks for sharing – all extremely exciting! 🙂

  • justin says:

    Can you make sure that you raise the button just enough so that it can do table spins?

    • Romeo Fuqua says:

      I love the idea of the recessed button, but understand that a select few would want table spins. Perhaps you could simply create a different button option that has one side that sticks out which could be used like a precision top for table spins.

      • Jdawg says:

        I like the idea of the button recessed on one side and if you flip it over it would be sticking out more to allow table spins. Hope is not going to be priced too high. This is a design I’d love to own

  • Jack Kernan says:

    How expensive will it be?

  • Jose Ignacio Leivar says:

    You are a serious genius. Love your spinner, indeed Its the one I want the most. Keep things this way, as we all love your job! 😉

  • Ron says:

    Looking great Magnus

    Do you have a projected price point yet? Plus the shipping to the UK?

  • Jamie says:

    Loving the looks. Worried a bit on the low profile, but trusting your instincts! I too am curious on price. I plan to buy my first ‘good’ spinner before my birthday on 21 March, and this is def in the running!

  • Samuel Winikor says:

    Can’t wait for final touches. it’s already beautiful.

  • Thai Dinh says:

    Love the design and thank you for sharing. I’m sold so let get it out there ?

  • Dylan James Balderston says:

    GREAT!!! Keep up the good job, I can’t wait to get my hands on one !!!!

  • Alberto says:

    Will it have a ceramic bearing?
    The spinner would have shipping to Spain, and we are waiting to see the final design.
    Good job!!

  • Koreanswag says:

    Looks awesome can’t wait to see the final

  • Justin says:

    Looks awesome but I think I’m waiting for the tri spinner

  • Blane says:

    I can’t wait Bud!!! Just a simply Gorgeous design!

  • Andrew says:

    This is gonna be great can’t wait to get my hand on one of these good thing I live in nz

  • DroneSkinz says:

    I like the progress on this piece Magnus. Any ideas on the price? Thanks for sharing too.

  • Jake says:

    Amazing can’t wait to get my hands on one.

  • Blaz says:

    Can’t wait to give it a spin 😀

  • aditya krishnan says:

    awesome bro tho i would love to see some levels of customisabily on the button to make it personal 🙂

  • Jay says:

    love the low profile button I hope it works looks awesome so far

  • Max Jakobsson says:

    How expensive will it be ?

  • Andrew Smith says:

    Hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng

    This is the most exciting development in spinners since the torqbar store launch.

    I really hope that low profile button works out!

  • Robert Ferguson says:

    Magnus, It’s looking better. I bought 3 of “The Pen”, one in each finish. I prefer the semi-polished, but the “stealth” would be okay. I am not fond of the matte finish. Consider how titanium feels in the hand. When I pick up your original Pry-Mal, I find it hard to put down because of the way it feels. A spinner should have that same feel. If you could produce these with a high polish finish, I would buy one in a nanosecond.

  • Benjamin andreas nøttveit Aamodt says:

    Dude, this is getting interesting. Will it be possible to get the 3d cad so you culd make your own? Or buy the 3d cad after you got the copy protection of course

  • Beta says:

    I love how it looks in every way! It just looks so elegant~! <3

  • Kara says:

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to see the final product and hopefully score one! Nice work!!

  • Karl says:

    Ceramic bearing(s) and cost of interest to me, both stated before in this forum.

  • Stephen Stayton says:

    Magnus, it looks great. I can’t wait to snag one of these.

  • Chevy says:

    How much $

  • Damon says:

    Don’t be afraid to make the button ‘taller” than you think. Most spinners when they first come out the button is too small! Look on ebay, there are people that sell larger buttons made for other people’s spinners. If it clears the spinner it can be a top by spinning on a flat surface, not holding it!!

  • Phoebe says:

    Looks great. Thank you for the update!

  • Todd says:

    Looks perfect. Agree with a couple of higher up comments and making the button customizable (i.e. Different color or finish). Can already see in in my hand.

  • Lyndon says:

    Although some people would like a more prominent button for a “table spinning” I very much appreciate the recessed design not just for it’s sleek design and EDC use but more so for those wanting it for anxiety and ADHD/ADD purposes that want an item that will help with fidgeting that doesn’t attract too much attention to it. Love the current design but also understand if changes need to be made.

  • Harjas Singh says:

    Thanks for keeping us updated! It’s looking amazing, can’t wait!

  • Alex says:

    Yes I agree able the table spinning aspect.

  • Robert says:

    While I do like the idea of it being streamlined, buttons that are slightly taller provide a few benefits. First is the idea of a table spin. The second function is that the raised button can provide a little more clearance for the spinner so it doesn’t hit part of your hand.

    I would suggest releasing two versions once this launches, one with raised buttons and one with streamlined buttons. You could also have the buttons be an add on.

  • Dean says:

    I cant wait to get my hands on this .. as looks amazing #veryexcitedcantwait …

    Is there a price for this yet if so how much and what would the delivery be to the uk magnus …

    Keep up the good work mate

  • Ed says:

    Magnus – Simplicity at it’s best !! and the perfection that you live by. Only concern is if the button is too low profile, thumb and pointer fingers might interfere with the spinner. Don’t care about table spinning !.. I want and need this in my life.

  • Marcus says:

    Look great i am so excited!!!!

  • Richard says:

    I already own a number of nice metal spinners, some of which table spin nicely and some of which do not. I am much more interested in the “ideal” version with the low profile button because it is unlike anything I have! This is sleek and sexy looking, I hope that the button design works out!

  • Jacob says:

    I think the buttons should stick out personally, easier to use and you can do tablespins, however you test everything so I’m
    Sure you will figure out what is best cheers, also it would be cool if you could make different buttons for the spinner so we can choose the best ones for us

  • Matéo says:

    Very nice

  • Sukh says:

    Love it..! Can’t wait to get one..!

  • Lennon says:

    Great design, loved it, hope to see you make more of this stuff

  • Eric Sasson says:

    I work closely with factories in china that can produce these for you. Let me know if you would interested.

    Thanks

  • Joshua says:

    This is so cool! Thank you so much for sharing and happy valentines day everyone!

  • Alan says:

    I like this one and it’s small size, however I thought you were maybe going to be making the Tri-Spinner. Will you possibly be making that one too? Just curious and curious about the price for either. Thanks.

  • John Law says:

    Any idea of spin time for a table spin?

  • Jackie De Los Santos says:

    Looks great, nice job! Would love to both fidget and table spin, as I do both.

  • Larry says:

    Looks really cool, and can’t wait to put my nubs on it and take it for a spin!

  • Bob says:

    I did not read all the previous comments, but will you consider making a companion pedestal to place the spinner on (while spinning and for display)? Nice work Magnus!

  • Aden says:

    How much will these cost?

  • Chris says:

    Build it and they will buy it…… I want one

  • Joshua says:

    How much do these cost? They look so cool? If they don’t cost more than one hundred than I’m probably going to buy one. They look so cool!

  • matt says:

    Love it love love it, sleek as, cant wait to get my grubby paws on one.

  • Danny Ly says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on one! But one question, it’s it going to be shiny polished or are we going to have an option for either having it shiny or the dull grey looking finish?

  • koji says:

    Is this an R188 bearing?
    In my country R188 bearings are hard to obtain
    If possible, please make a 608 bearing version that makes the bearing interchangeable

  • David Starshadow says:

    Loving the design, unlike most I’m not concerned with table spinning. The ability to slip into pocket, smooth lines and fidgeting ability is what’s important to me. As a medical professional and reviewer “yes i usually spinning in one hand off camera or behind back when dealing with patients” comfort and stealth is important and I think have a winner here.

    Dave

  • Rene says:

    Loving the sleekness of this thing so much its going to be the Ferrari of hand spinners I’m in.

  • Rob says:

    Any info on the price?

  • Matt says:

    I like the flat button, but I also like the option to table spin. What about the option to simply have a stand? You could put grooves or a small hole into the one or both sides of the button that would allow it to rest on a small desktop base. With my current, cheap spinner I can just take the plastic buttons off and spin it in hand, but then one of the buttons can act as a kickstand for tabletop spinning: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dzsysu6j4dy453c/Screenshot%202017-02-15%2011.17.22.png?dl=0

  • Sal says:

    I love the design Magnus!, I can’t believe how hyped I’m to see this design of your come to fruition. I was thinking maybe you could have more than 1 button, one that sticks out and this slick flat one. I know this goes against your line of thinking but it would seat well with everybody to have both options you know? You could have the option to choose a button at check out… Anyways, I say this because I love the design of the flat one, but Im almost certain it wont work for me all the time.

  • Basile Van Negen says:

    how mutch will it cost?

  • Jan Gerber says:

    Looks really cool! Can’t wait to get to have one in my hands!
    Ps: Please make it so you can do tablespins.

  • Vincent says:

    Looking Good with all your work sounds expensive. Any chance getting an about price?

  • Lawrie Crowley says:

    Magnus, can U ask about the bearings you will use? Will you be going for Ceramic like high end folding knives use???

    Thx.
    Lawrie

  • Michael says:

    OMG! really really hype on this marvelous project!
    Thank god I’ve just got to know spinners recently, and haven’t bought any of it.

    This spinner is so beautiful, and will be my first spinner.
    Great job!

  • Maurice says:

    The smooth look of the surface looks great! I was really digging the extra tapers of your most recent prototype. Resembled a crystal, lol I kept calling is a rupy like in Zelda :p. Anyway here’s hoping! Coming along nicely.

  • RJ says:

    Love the recessed button design (no interest in table spinning). Hope it works and can’t wait to get one in my hands!

  • Will says:

    How much will it cost

  • Oscar says:

    Great work on the design.

  • D Young says:

    😮
    Absolutely Amazing!!

    Thanks.

  • Zander says:

    Can’t believe it’s almost here hopefully will have the money to buy and sign up for it 😀 very excited great work

  • I trust that the final product will be to the highest quality and detail possible at the time it is finalized. Table spin option or integration would be ideal but either way excited to be on your early access list. Thanks for all your amazing work and time!

  • David/Blob says:

    Awesome fidget spinner dude can’t wait!! 😀

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