Don't you hate when you buy a product and it's almost what you want? Well this is us making a product better!
The SpinIt supports all of it's weight on the motor directly and as you can purchase it, only supports a few cups. Our aim is to allow it to support ALL cups and give it's motor a longer life by taking some stress off with an idler arm.
This kit comes with parts modeled specifically around the shape of the SpinIt, and tested for a tight tollerence fit! The kit includes new back feet mounts, front feet mounts, an idler arm and our hugely successful adjustable size inserts, that now accept 5/16th threaded rod!
Lets go over some design features:
- Back feet:
- The back feet have been modeled around the SpinIt base and fit around the factory injection molding lines to add support. To allow the least parts, it's printed as a single piece that stretches over the top and hooks on.
- With screw holes as well as a flat bottom, it can be secured with either screws or double sided tape.
- Modeled to the same height as the front feet to keep your cups level!
- Front Feet:
- Allows the same mounting style as the rear feet for a secure connection to any surface.
- Slots over factory design elements and secures to our idler arm for a very solid, from factory feeling!
- Idler Arm:
- keeps your rod perfectly level, no sag introduced with heavy cups/tumblers from the single motor mount or stock wire insert
- Extend the life of your motor by taking stress off of the motor shaft
- Uses a single 608 bearing to ensure smooth operation for extended periods of time!
- Adjustable Cup Inserts:
- Adjustable size cup inserts mean you won't need to use a foam football or the stock wire insert anymore! You can adjust the size and print to fit almost any cup you have!
Non printed hardware:
608 Bearing: 1
5/16" Threaded Rod: 1
M3 x15 socket head screw: 2
M3 Hexnut: 2
M3 x5 button head screw: 1
Double sided tape or Wood screws
After printing all your parts(follow printing instructions below), you'll want to get things put together! First you'll put on the rear feet. Turn over your SpinIt and take a look at the underside of the turner. The model has a plus shape in the top that will slot over the plus shape directly under the turner motor. Match the small square side of the plus to the side next to the nubs that protrude. Carefully align the piece, hold around the screw holes with index fingers while your thumbs are in the middle of the foot. Bend the part slightly so it will fit over the edges of the SpinIt base. Careful not to bend too much as you can crack the part(depending on what plastic you printed in). You can also slightly warm up the part if you're worried about cracking. It'll satisfyingly slide over and pull back into shape.
The front feet will just slide into the bottom of the base. It's tight fit so if you printed it well you may get a little 'click' when it pops into place.
The front arm will need non-printed part assembly before being added. On the inside of the legs you'll see two small rectangle holes. These are for your M3 hexnuts. You'll want to be sure to insert your hexnut making sure the flat sides match the flat sides of the rectangle hole. Use a small screwdriver to push them in so they align with the screw hole in the model. You can test with a screw if you're not sure. Insert your 608 bearing into the bearing hole at the top of the arm and press it into place. Once it's in place use your M3x5 screw in the hole below the bearing to secure it in place.
Once you have the hexnuts inserted, put the arm on top of the front feet, as seen in the assembled pictures. Use one of your M3x15 screws to go through the bottom hole and into the arm where you just installed the hexnuts. Repeat on the other side/hole. Tighten so that there is a secure bond between the SpinIt, front feet and idler arm.
At this point you're done with the printed part assembly! You can now cut your 5/16" threaded rod to any length you'd like and screw it into the SpinIt as you would with the stock attachment. Your threaded inserts will screw onto the other end as needed!
By changing where the cup sits we are changing the center of gravity and need to secure the SpinIt before use! Use the Double sided tape or wood screws to secure the SpinIt where you'll be using it.