In this Instructable, I made a spinning toy from 6 steel soda cans.
- 6 Steel Soda cans
- 2 x nuts
- Neodymium magnet
- Hot glue and permanent markers
- Glass surface like a table or mirror for spinning the toy
Step 1: Cut Out the Bottoms
Cut out the bottoms from all the cans.
Step 2: Make a Disk Nr1
Put 1 or 2 neodymium magnets in the disc and close it with hot glue.
You can use a permanent marker to colour the disk for easy identification.
Step 3: Make a Disk Nr2
Glue a nut in the centre.
Turn the plate with a nut around and make a dent in the centre.
Glue it together and colour it.
Step 4: Make a Disk Nr3
Third disk is exactly the same as the last one, but without a dent.
Step 5: Time to Play
For the best result, spin the disk on a glass surface.
You can spin a single disk or join them together for different effects.
My favourite combination is a magnetic disk+disk with a dent.
For different effects, try to change disk sides.