A decorative toy based on stick slip motion. The wooden snowflake is attached by a spring to a wooden sleeve, which rides on a metal rod. Slide the snowflake to the top of the rod, and with a flick of the finger, the snowflake takes a surprisingly long time to bounce its way down the metal rod.
Vector drawing software (I used CorelDRAW)
Laser cutter (my TechShop has a Trotec Speedy 300)
Drill with appropriately sized bit (matches spring diameter)
5 Minute epoxy
3" x 8" x 1/4" poplar board
14" long 1/8" diameter stainless steel rod
Spring from a retractable pen
This instructable assumes some basic familiarity with CorelDRAW and a laser cutter.