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:
Cut 19mm radius circles in each side (after some testing this seems the optimal radius for “flicking”):
Extrude to create 3D shape:
“Hide” body and draw lines so we can revolve and cut-away some of the body:
Areas cut-away to leave a more stream-lined shape:
Do the same for the under-side:
Added a button (but it’s just temporary and not the final design):
Add aggressive bevel to the 19mm radius:
Pull-in the ends to give a more angled look:
Cut aggressive 45-degree bevel on each corner:
Starting to look a bit like what I’m after…
Cut-away to accept button:
Cut-away again to accept bearing:
Add temporary button and that’s the final design pretty much done:
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).