What inspires the designs of your yo-yos?
What is the craziest idea you’ve had for a yo-yo?
- Inspiration comes in different ways depending on the project. Our basic guiding principle is we want to make cool things
- We have a drawing of yoyo that the two halves are different from each and the whole thing looks like a jet engine. We have a folder of designs called “Bad Ideas”.
Also, every yoyo starts out in the “bad ideas” folder. At some point we realized that if we took our business model to a bank and asked to borrow money to start up, they’d call security and have us thrown out of their building because on paper, everything we do is basically a bad idea.
Oh - I love the Bad Ideas folder. Hahahahaha.
So, should someone post a picture of the jet engine looking thing?
Could we get a peek at the Bad Ideas folder?
Here’s a yoyo cup that is a parabola. If you angle it just right you can use it to start fires with the sun! probably won’t make this one.
Here’s Mr Yoboto from 2013, I think the ship has sailed on this design…
Yikes. Mr. Roboto.
Here’s The Cowl, or the Pratt&Whitney, not sure yet. Not looking forward to building this one honestly. Inspired by a jet engine.