A Clever New Fidget for the Sophisticated Fidgeter
- Print in 30 minutes or less.
- As little as 6 grams of filament.
- Fidget with your left hand, right hand, or both.
- Just the right size and shape to spin satisfyingly in your hand, unlike those other big, heavy spinners that can be frustratingly difficult to use.
- Fits in any pocket.
- Finish it smooth or rough it up, you decide.
- Infinite color combination options.
- Print lots of them at once.
- No bearings
- No moving parts.
- No rafts.
- No supports.
- No infill (some infill is recommended to give it a little more heft, but its not necessary in order to print it.)
Added Bonus - Fidget Stone/Worry Stone combo
If you choose the "Download All Files" button today, you'll not only get the amazing fidget stone, but you'll also receive the worry stone at absolutely no extra charge.
Sand down any rough edges. I like to give the whole thing a good sanding to get it nice and smooth. Then you can hit it with a heat gun, vapor wash, or your favorite epoxy coating if you desire. I personally prefer it with a little bit of a roughed up texture.
Don't Forget to Post Your Makes!
I've always been a fidgeter. Certain objects I will just pick up and naturally fidget with. A pen for example, I will pick it up and spin the cap around endlessly.
But my go-to fidget is when I take a small object, like a USB drive for example, place it between my thumb and middle finger, and spin it with my ring and index finger. This is the purpose for which I have designed this fidget. The indentations in the middle keep it firmly in place, even when spinning at blazing speeds upwards of 3 to 4 rotations per second.
I tried some of the fidget spinners out there and I just didn't find them satisfying. They didn't scratch the fidget itch for me, so to speak. I went through roughly a dozen prototypes, honing the size and shape of this fidget to meet my particular fidgeting style.
This fidget may not work for you, but for less than 6 grams of filament and 30 minutes of your time,what have you got to lose?
I wanted this fidget to have an organic feel, like a piece of stone or wood. I like to change filaments during the print to create the look of laminated wood.
After creating the original, it was suggested by a fellow fidgeter that a 'worry stone' style would be useful. The worry stone has a thumb shaped indentation favorable to rubbing rather than spinning.