The honey top aims to introduce an element of drama into the experience of using a top.
The top comprises three sections Each operates together, as well as individually to create a unique experience for the user.
The top section uses a rip cord to act as a launcher for the lower section, which spins on a ball bearing.
The lower top is hollowed out to allow the smaller spinning top to fit inside. When the cord is pulled and the upper section is removed, both the bottom section and the top contained within are released to spin simultaneously.
This unique feature shifts the focus of the user from trying to achieve the longest spin, to admiring the spectacle created by the family of spinners.
Manufacture process shots of the Honey Pot during turning.
Tops 2017 - a project by Product Design Engineering at GSA. Video by Joe Mackechnie.