Precision Spinning Tops

Spinny-Doo is a precision rendition of the world's oldest toy, the spinning top. Spinning Tops are mesmerizing, fun, and educational. Not just enjoyed by kids, adults too find spinning tops to be a great ornamental desk toy, a stress-relief outlet, and enjoy spinning them while on the phone, thinking, or relaxing.

Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops are designed for the spinning top connoisseur who demands high performance and long spin time, but they are also elegant with smooth proportional curves, and give a very satisfactory sense of high quality.

Precision Means Performance

Being a precision made product, the Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Top production proceses is strictly controlled to ensure every Spinny-Doo meets our high standards. You can expect your Spinny-Doo Precision spinning top to give you long spin times easily up to seven minutes, and with a practiced spin, spin times can be well over seven minutes. The current world record for a Spinny-Doo spinning top is 9 minutes 55 seconds!

We claim Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops will Spin Around the Seven Minute Mark. Our packaging says up to seven minutes, but evidence shows over seven minutes. As you can see from customer contributed videos, our performance is proven. Our tops aren't designed to merely look good, they are designed to perform exceptionally well. Who wants a top that just looks good? Why not get one that looks good and actually spins well! You can have both with Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops.

Quality Precision Spinning Tops

We take pride and care to ensure every precision spinning top meets our strict quality standards. Each precision spinning top you receive is evaluated for both performance and asthetic qualities. We would rather scrap a spinning top than sell an inferior product.

Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops are World-Famous

We have been providing Spinny-Doo brand precision spinning tops to customers all over the world for nearly six years and have a substantial following of extremely happy customers. We frequently get emails from our customers telling us just how much they love their new spinning tops, and and very often get new customers who heard about us by word of mouth.

Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops For Your Desk - Executive Desk Toys

Spinny-Doo is visually very elegant and proportionally designed - an excellent ornamental addition to your elegant pen, lamp, and ornamental picture frame. Our customers tell us how the Spinny-Doo on their desk never sits still. People are always coming by to give it a spin and see how long it goes.

Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops For Fidgeting

While not strictly a fidget toy, Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops are for fidgeters. There's nothing more satisfying than spinning a Spinny-Doo while on the phone, thinking, or relaxing. Your colleagues will start showing up at your desk more often just to get a chance to play with your precision spinning top. Don't be surprised if you don't get your Spinny-Doo back again!

Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops Are Toys For All Ages

Yes, Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops are Toys. But that doesn't mean it must be for kids! We find that men between the ages of 18 ~ 55 find Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops incredible to watch and play with because they appreciate the underlying physics of spinning tops and know that beyond the simple exterior lies complex mathematics that explain how the gyroscopic effect of spinning tops defies gravity and stabilizes them during their spins. Kids learn the principles of gyroscopic motion and precession all the while having fun seeing who can spin theirs the longest.

Spinny-Doo Spinning Tops Are Made in Canada

Spinny-Doo Spinning Tops are Proudly and Exclusively Made in Canada. Spinny-Doo is a small private family owned business run by one man, yet "we" still speak in the general plural corporate entity sense because it sounds better for marketing ;-) Here, "we" design, manaufacture, package, ship, market, draw, and dream about Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Tops. We do all this right here in Canada, and we're very proud to say our products are "Made in Canada"

Spinny-Doo Spinning Tops Make Perfect Gifts for Men. Gifts for Him

Buy a Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Top Online Today and give the gift of spinny-doo precision spinning tops to a friend, loved one, colleague, or give them out as prizes or tokens of appreciation from an employer to an employee. They also can be marked with a corporate logo or slogan and given out as a marketing tool or marketing gift. Spinny-Doo precision spinning tops are high-quality, elegant products that make gift-giving so easy.

Spinny-Doo Spinning Tops are Great Christmas Gifts Ideas

Christmas is just around the corner! Buy a Spinny-Doo Precision Spinning Top Online Today as a Christmas Gift (even a belated Christmas Gift)

Lens Surface Samples - Take a Look and Comment Please!

Over the weekend, I received two shipments of optical lenses that I am sampling for the purpose of introducing a Spinny-Doo Spinning Station, consisting of a base in which sits a slightly concave glass surface on which one spins a Spinny-Doo top.

The purpose of this post is to get feedback from customers who would consider purchasing a spinning station. I would like to know your preference for the following two lens types: a higher-quality/higher-cost lens, or, a lower quality/lower cost lens.

Both of these lenses are bi-concave surfaces. As you will see, one is a very high-quality lens that could potentially be used alone, the other is a low cost lens that would require enclosing in some sort of base to protect the edges. I will break down the pros and cons in a table later, then ask you to comment.

This first example is a glass lens that I would sell for approximately $40 standalone, or $50 with a machined base (not yet designed and therefore not shown.) It is 4" in diameter, high-quality scratch-resistant BK7 borosilicate glass, with a very shallow 1000mm radius of curvature. The edges are ground smooth and clean and it has almost no bevel meaning the surface goes right to the edge.

Quality BK7 double-concave lens, 100mm x 1000mm ROC

Quality BK7 double-concave lens diameter

Quality BK7 lens, thickness


Then, we have the low-cost lens. This lens is made from float glass (soda-lime - or standard window glass - which gives the green tint), and has very rough-beveled edges. Useable area is 86mm diameter, and has a 300mm radius of curvature meaning the Spinny-Doo will spiral more as the top settles. Because of the ground edges, this lens will require a base that encloses the rough edges to prevent the Spinny-Doo from riding over and getting damaged.

This lens is less scratch resistant, would require more care to protect the surface, and it would be less resilient in the face of dropping the top onto its surface during hard spins. Still, I've used window glass and provided you take care not to damage the surface, it will still give a quality spin.

This lens, including an enclosure (again, not yet designed and so not shown) would run at $20 or thereabouts. Less than half the price of the quality lens.

Float glass lens, angled view

Float glass lens, side view

Float glass lens, top view


Pros and Cons

Lens Attribute Lens #1 (BK7) Lens #2 (Float)
Diameter 4" / 101mm 3.4" / 86.5mm (~$20)
Radius of Curvature





Thickness 7/16" / 11mm 3/8" / 9.8mm
Cost High $40~$50 Low (~$20)
Scratch Resistance High Low
Glass Material BK7 (Borosilicate) Float (soda-lime)
Tolerances High Low
Use standalone? Yes No, edges would damage tip


I will take videos of Spinny-Doo on each surface and post the results here for your viewing pleasure, as well as any other factors I think about.

Please comment and give me feedback on your thoughts/preferences.

Until next time, keep spinning.



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