Introduction: 3D Printed Yin-Yang Fidget Spinner

I first thought of the idea to make a Yin-Yang fidget spinner when I saw a decent rendition of one, though not exceptional by any standards I decided to make one. I call it the SpinTeck Zen. However, I do admit that mine is probably just as bad (or worse!) than the first one I saw, but I like it, and I hope you guys do too.

Step 1: Making Yin and Yang

I made the 3D model in AutoCad software sized to tightly fit a 22m bearing. The total diameter of both Yin and Yang together is 76 mm (Roughly 3 in.) I would recommend using a degreased skate bearing for the center, and metal weights for the outside.

Step 2: Printing the Parts

To bring Yin and Yang into the tangible and physical world, I used a Prusa 3D printer. The layer thickness does not really matter, because there are no vertical curves or complicated shapes.

If you have a dual extruder or multi-color print mode, then I would download the full Yin-Yang files, and if you don't, then it would be best to separately print each side of the spinner, and spray paint one white and one black.

*If you do not own a 3D printer, then you can get 3D printing services (like Shapeways) to print the parts for you.

Step 3: Files for Yin-Yang

Anyway, that's all I have for now. If you have questions/ ways to improve please comment, and I will do my best to fix any problems.

Enjoy!

Step 4: Yin-Yang Version 2- a Better Fit

I developed a Version 2 of my Yin-Yang Fidget Spinner after printing the first version, and seeing that the bearings were not centered where the black/white dots should have been. To solve the problem, I increased the diameter of the spinner from 76mm (Roughly 3 in.) to 100mm (Roughly 4 in.)

Enjoy!

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inconceivable1 made it! (author)2017-07-08

it would really help if you used diffrent colors but sweet

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I dont wanna go made it! (author)I dont wanna go2017-07-09

I decided to make two different left/right files so that if you don't have colorprint (like me) you could just spray paint either side and then glue it together. Thanks though!

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