If you find your focus is improved with something in hand to play with, you may be interested in a new kinetic pocket focus toy called the Tide designed by Joshua Young. Equipped with ceramic balls located on top of springs and fitted with them R188 bearing the Tide Coin can be clicked and rotated to help you focus.
Now available to back via Kickstarter early bird pledges are available from $25 or roughly £20 and worldwide shipping is expected to take place during March 2019. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the unique device.
“The Tide Coin has 2 main functions of motion. First, its main purpose is to click. Think of a socket wrench. Inside the Tide are 4 ceramic balls held in place by small springs. These springs push the balls down into a machined groove. As the top rotates, these balls hit sections in the groove that are wide enough for the ball to travel downward, making a slight clicking noise. You can also slightly feel when that happens. While that alone was a good design, it wasn’t very balanced.
The top of the coin wouldn’t rotate easily and would get offset. To solve this problem and add an additional feature, I added a R188 bearing to it. This not only gave the coin the stability it needed, but it also allowed it to be a spinner. If you remove the balls and springs from the inside of the unit, it will then be able to spin freely.”
For more details jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.
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