In this Instructable, I made a spinning toy from 6 steel soda cans.

What's needed:

  • 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.

<p>And is it necessary that neodymium magnet is used? can any magnet be used?</p>
<p>I have a physics project to make a toy. i am planning to make this one. it would very helpgul if anyone could provide me a note on this. like the science behind it?</p>
<p>Funny! Thanks for sharing!</p>
I have never seen a steel soda can, only aluminum.
<p>I think Coca-Cola (in EU) is experimenting with steel. You can't really tell the difference, other than it attracts to the magnet.</p>
<p>Redbull cans used to be steel, circa 2001. We used one to set off old gunpowder. The aluminium top melted in neat little drops down the side.</p><p>I'm planning on taking a magnet to the store with me next time to find some steel cans.</p>
<p>nckenergy its does not need to be steel to work thats the point of the steel nut and the magnet..................</p>
very cool.... very inventive!
<p>I have to make this..</p>
<p>Awesome build .. Thanks for sharing</p>
<p>Thank You!</p>

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