SpinningTops

Came across this neat project on Kickstarter in an email from the iBox 3D Printer people (who 3D printed one of these little tops):

[youtube width=”800″ height=”547″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKf-eqShujM[/youtube]

Manufacturing the Foreverspin Top on a CNC Lathe

[youtube width=”800″ height=”547″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuMILgJIUV4[/youtube]

Optional Forever Base…

The best ideas are often the simplest.  They’re easily grasped and can resonate with a large audience.  By CNC’ing a Toy Spinning Top, Foreverspin has created a successful Kickstarter project.  There is something so beguiling about the look of finished CNC parts.  I think the reason is that ordinary people come into contact with them so seldom because theye’re expensive to make compared to injection molding some plastic, cast, or stamped metal.  To most people’s eyes, they’re things of wonder, even for something as simple as a child’s toy spinning top.

I’ll have to try making one on my Tormach CNC Lathe one of these days.  Seems like a great gift idea for Christmas too.

 

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