Ball Bearing Fidget Spinner
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I have just uploaded a second model which uses 1/2" (12.7mm) ball bearings instead of the 5/8" (15.875mm) ones if you prefer lighter weight or can't find the 5/8" ones.
Also, both models now require no super glue and instead everything just snaps in and is secure.
I stumbled upon Jim Skelton's videos on fidget spinners on youtube but I was definitely not paying $500 for a machined one, and I didnt really like the design of any of the ones I saw on here, they just didnt look very ergonomic to me. Now I'm not saying mine is, and I suppose you cant do all the tricks you could do with others, but I hadn't seen any designs like this and decided to give it a go. This is my first thing so I would appreciate any feedback, and if the demand is there I could attempt to make it customizable for different size bearings or different lengths. Thanks for the download and good luck!
Please post photos if you made one! P.S. I would suggest printing this in brighter colors because when it spins it creates some cool patterns that aren't as pronounced when printed in black.
Geeetech G2S Pro
Would suggest printing with a brim due to the small size of the ends, I had issues with warping without a brim. Although my printer is basically a fancy looking piece of garbage so you may not have this issue.
- "Skate" Bearing
- 2 5/8" Ball bearings
- 2 1/2" Ball bearings
The bearing will press fit snugly inside the housing, and the ball bearings just snap in.
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