Nicely done sir.
I figured it would have gone for more than that. Great job man, and congrats on winning.
woah people don't mess around when it comes to spinners eh? 125$ Just to spin something in your hand
LOL, shows how much I get on here, I just published plans for several spinners. Noticed them popping up in my youtube feed, and figured I'd give them a shot. Making my first batch this weekend. A lot of nice looking ones on here as well.
Let's see some pics!
All I have at the moment is my camotics preview. I'm amazed how hard it is to find bearings locally. But I found out we have a bearing outlet, so going by first thing tomorrow.
if you have a local Fastenal, they have them. Otherwise, check Ebay for ceramic skateboard bearings. Ceramic seems to be what everyone wants and the skateboard size is what is most common.
Sadly no, Looks like I'm going to have to order the online, Which is ok, I was just impatient and wanted to try them out. I think I found a temp solution though. May post some pics after I see if I can get it working.
If you are a dancer or hard-core raver, then these would be great. Definitely a niche to look into for folks making durable, rechargeable spinners.
You got a video or animated GIF @jdm?
Sorry, Zach. I don't and I've already shipped it out.
I can make another, though.
Ha! That's OK. I just realized after @TheoRetos posted how cool it must look on acceleration and deceleration.
I'm working on a new design for a centrifugal switch this weekend, so I'll be making another one of some shape to test with. I also have another cool one to post soon. Probably tomorrow. I'm setting up the Easel file as I type.
Congratulations @JDM you are the winner of the Fidget Spinner Contest! I will DM you with your prize.
These are the other two I made. The acrylic one has clips to hold 2" glow sticks.
I can't believe I missed all this! @JDM - I have been sweating over a centrifugal swith design for a couple weeks. If you have any ideas to share, I'd be very thankful.
I just used a thin strip of brass and built up some solder on the end to add some weight. I have a better design using a thin piece of wire inside of a clear acrylic tube that I need to solder up.
I bought a yo yo that lights up when it spins, but I have not cracked it open. At TOYS R US they have a candy holder that is a fan that has an ingenious tiny tilt switch that turns on LEDs. I lost mine but plant to go back and get a few. They were only a couple bucks. I was thinking about thin wire inside of a copper tube to make the connection... I wish there wsas more time in the day! Thanks for the response!