Le sigh. Less than a week since backing the PowerUp remote controlled paper airplane on Kickstarter, I was compelled to back yet another project on Kickstarter – this time the Precision Machined Spinning Top.
There seems to be a trend of taking fun toys from our childhood and remaking them with a modern-day design aesthetic to appeal to adults (or rather, the kid still inside the adults). What grabbed my attention in particular about this spinning top – aside from the beautiful, metallic look – was the focus on optimizing the spin time. According to the creator, the tops spin for a minimum of 2 minutes, and so far up to a maximum of 6 minutes. To prove her point, she successfully broke the Guinness World Record for the most unassisted (fingers only, no string) twirling tops spinning at one time.
From Kickstarter: Precision Machined Spinning Tops