let me introduce myself, my name is anggut from Indonesia and now i studying mechanical engineering for a diploma degree …
since i choose yoyoing as my serious hobby (btw, it’s about 5 year ago ) i already have a dream to have yoyo that made by my design…since that i started to studying other company design. And finally few month ago i starting to realize two of my design with my saving for two year…
here is the link to my first prototype…
and i really shocked with the final product, it’s not created with material that i asked first… i ask to made one yoyo with nylon and the other one with delrin but they made all of them with ebalta with excuse they are running out of nylon and delrin.
What makes me more disappointed is after i assembly all of them they are horribly wobble and the bearing cannot spin at all. Later after i check the dimension they are not turned like on my drawing dimension and tolerance.
Those all really make me upset. Then i complaining to the company and they agree to make me another for free (i made this chance to revise my design). But the process didn’t as easy as i think. Seems they underestimate the toy. They think yoyo didn’t need precession and I should check the dimension several times every time they “said/think” they already finished my product
Here is the second prototype
And now i tired complaining
they all play like i imagined although still wobble but at least the bearing can spin
so here is the summary of my problem :
- It hard to find a good machinist/machine shop in here
- I don’t have enough money to make prototype or produce it massively
- I’m afraid and hate if i found out someone publish a design that similar with mine
What should i do then?
I’m thinking about selling my design to a company/become freelance product designer. But i don’t know the price of my design.
Any suggestion would be welcome. ;D
and sorry for my bad English