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The Thinket

A project in Seattle, WA by David Weinstock

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The Thinket is an engaging stress-reliever and boredom-eliminator that's really fun to play with, and it's made in the USA!
Backers: 711
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funded: $38,552 of $8,000
Dates: May 4th -> Jun 3rd (30 days)
Project By: David Weinstock
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Latest News

Okay, so here's one more update before morning!

June 3rd - via:
Well, I really wanted to show all of you what the 18Kt Rose-Gold plating looks likes to me when I am looking at it in the right light. What I'm referring to is the 18Kt Rose-Gold plating for The PreciousPink Thinket I announced earlier today, in... (Read More)

An ultra, super-secret stretch-goal was unlocked at 36K!

June 2nd - via:
Yes, that's right everyone: I've been holding out on you for a whole day or more! Seriously, I wanted to make sure that there were no issues with this final, extra-special, ultra, super-secret stretch-goal Reward offering. I have finally resolved the... (Read More)

A surprising testimonial ....

May 31st - via:
Hey all of you fantastic Kickstarter Backers, supporters, and curious visitors! Today's update comes as a surprise to me, because with only 65 hours or so left in my Thinket Kickstarter project, I had planned to do perhaps one more update between now... (Read More)

32K Stretch-Goal achieved today!

May 30th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The force necessary to release a Thinket plunger.

May 27th - via:
Hey Kickstarter! I'm still awaiting word on the 2nd Thinket belt-case prototype, but in the meantime, here's a video that a friend of mine made recently, regarding the burning question: "How much force does it take to release the Thinket plunger when... (Read More)

Supplemental Belt-Case Udate, some added pictures.

May 25th - via:
Hey all.... here are a few more pictures of the (first) Thinket Belt-Case prototype that I did not have late last night when I posted Update #19. I am hoping to have the new prototype with the marine-grade fabric in-hand sometime during the next few... (Read More)

Stretch-Goal for 32K!

May 25th - via:
Hey Kickstarter Backers! Well, I finally have a prototype for our 32K Stretch-Goal... a Thinket belt-case! It is still being tweaked a bit, and I will show you the next prototype as soon as I have it. It is simple and small, and is intended to be... (Read More)

Just a few Thinket "trick" ideas....

May 23rd - via:
Hey all of you Kickstarter Backers and supporters: A few folks have asked if I could show them some cool tricks with a Thinket. Though I'm not the best at it, I make a few suggestions on this next video. I invite you all to suggest some Thinket... (Read More)

Presenting, the Twirly-Cap Mechanical Drawings.

May 21st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Just an interim update....

May 19th - via:
Hi Kickstarter, This is just an interim update to let you all know that I am still in the process of making the necessary revisions to the award levels now that we have achieved the 24K Stretch-Funding level. I will be posting the new info soon, but... (Read More)

24K is a Thinket Stretch-Goal Milestone.

May 18th - via:
Well I must say, 24K is an extremely cool Stretch-Goal for us to have reached, for at least a couple of reasons. Its not just because of the type of boost that these much needed funds provide for a young enterprise like The Thinket; although of... (Read More)

Here's a Thinket, "Objects on Work-Table" Update!

May 17th - via:
Hey Kickstarter Backers, supporters, curiosity seekers, and everyone else as well! This video update is just for fun (well, as much fun as one can have simply sitting in place, looking at weird objects on a worktable). But first, before we get to all... (Read More)

Making Thinket Plungers

May 16th - via:
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Here's the newly rendered, Thinket "Twirly-Cap."

May 15th - via:
I will never cease to be amazed at my friend James Hoffman's ability to distill the most essential elements of our discussions about Thinket design, and then render them in the blink of an eye in a cad program. A case in point: He and I have been... (Read More)

Assembling the Thinket barrel (handle).

May 14th - via:
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Here's the reveal on Stretch-Goal #2 at 24K!

May 13th - via:
Hey all, please check out my video update for Stretch-Goal #2 at 24K.  (Read More)

How to tell you about the 24K stretch-goal....?

May 13th - via:
Hey Kickstarter, please check out my video for Update #9!  (Read More)


May 10th - via:
This afternoon I promised I would announce a stretch goal in the evening. This is that announcement, but my lips are temporarily sealed as to the nature of this SUPER-SECRET STRETCH-GOAL that will UNLOCK at 24K, except to say that it's good.... at... (Read More)

First-Ever Thinket Stretch-Goal Acheived! .... {:-)]

May 10th - via:
Hey everyone, all of you wonderful Thinket Kickstarter Backers and supporters, our Stretch-Goal #1 at $16K has been achieved after only six days! I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped so far to make this happen, and... (Read More)

Super-Secret Thinket Finally Revealed!

May 9th - via:
Okay, okay, so maybe I should have told you. But no matter, I will tell you here: Last night around midnight, a super-secret Thinket, one that I've been chomping at the bit to share with the world, was finally revealed (by me) early this morning when... (Read More)

My addition to Stretch Goal #1 at 16K!

May 8th - via:
Finally, a Bauble level stretch-goal at 16K that's simple, silvery, and free! Well, I've been working on this for a few hours now, and I believe that I've finally found a way to make it work. What am I talking about? Okay, here's the deal:     ... (Read More)

Stretch-Goal #1 in two parts, A & B !

May 7th - via:
Here's something I hope you'll be very glad to hear about: Stretch Goal #1 ! I'm finally able to announce a special stretch-goal regarding the "Thinket Spectrum" finish, as well as a plating upgrade for the ErgoPunk Thinket! So, this is Stretch Goal... (Read More)

It's cool to see so many people "clicking" with the Thinket!

May 7th - via:
So, a little while ago a buddy of mine told me to go get some sleep. "David" Mike said, "you've made your funding goal in less than three days and you've released two updates. Now, go unwind for awhile and get some rest already!" I told him that I... (Read More)

Unexpected Update: The first Thinket-type creature!

May 6th - via:
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Thank you, and welcome to my workshop!

May 5th - via:
Hey there all of you really cool, Kickstarter backers! And hey there also to those of you who are considering becoming backers. Your support so far, both financial and otherwise, has been quite fantastic since this project's launch yesterday... (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: The Thinket

May 5th - via:
David Weinstock, the creator of the great abstract strategy game Zoxso, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for something else entirely: the Thinket. So what is it? It’s a great little fidget toy you can keep on your desk or in your pocket, and it has a good bit of heft and a very satisfying bounce when you click it. It comes in two pieces, a small metal rod and a heavy tube. (For scale, the rod is about 2.5″ long, and the tube is 1.5″ long.)And what does it do? (Read More)

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