Ego Spinner – Update 6
A couple of cool things for you today…
Oh, wait, there have been some questions in the comments about shipping. Most of the comments are something along the lines of this question:
Q: “Hi Magnus, Are we still on track to ship in November?”
A: Yes. Still on track for November shipping.
Now, remember that double-bearing upgrade I mentioned in the last update? Well, after a load of testing I can confirm if works exactly as I had hoped.
Once I confirmed the double-bearing was working – we went into production mode (well, the first stage of production at least).
We make “discs” first …and then machine the actual Ego shape in the next stage.
Here are some of the “disc” blanks:
Now, here’s the second thing…
On the pre-order page the buttons were held in with o-rings. I also mentioned that I had another idea for button retention …but wasn’t sure if it would work.
Well, I’ve been testing like a madman and the new button retention method is working perfectly. Here is how the internal side of the buttons will look:
It is a simple friction-fit of the titanium pressing against the internal diameter of the bearings.
In the next update I should have some of the first finished Ego spinners to show you (well, finished the cnc-machining stage, but still to be tumbled).
Fire away with any comments or questions!