Introduction: DIY Hand-Spinner for Kids and Adults With ADHD:
**PLEASE SUBMIT PICS OF YOUR FINISHED SPINNER IN COMMENTS BELOW!!!**
Over the past 6 months, hand-spinners have been coming more and more popular with people with ADHD like myself, who feel the need to fidget when in the classroom or in their everyday lives. If you go online and search "Torqbar" you will come across something very similar to what I'm about to teach you how to build that range in prices from $150-$200 and don't even get me started on the customs, which start at $400. To build this, all that you will need are the following:
- 1 3D-Printer (With filament)
- A computer- to download the printer layout for the hand-spinner
- 4 skateboard bearings (doesn't matter what type or size they are)
- 1 paper-clip (straightened out into a line)
- An OLD toothbrush that you **DON'T CARE ABOUT**
- Paper towels
- Common Sense ?
Step 1: Preparing the Bearings:
Personally, I like a long, and loud spin for my hand-spinner, so I always choose my best skateboard bearing (the one that spins the longest) and remove the shield, that is covering the balls (*haha be mature please*) with your paper-clip. After doing this, you will want to take your old toothbrush and put some soap and some water onto it and scrub until the balls are squeaky clean. After this, you will want to rinse off your bearing and old toothbrush with warm water and scrub again, this time without soap. Then rinse and thoroughly dry with your paper towels.
**MAKE SURE THAT BEARING IS BONE-DRY BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT IT TO RUST BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE VERY BAD!!!**
Step 2: Cleaning the Other Bearings:
Now, you are going to thoroughly wipe down your other 3 skateboard bearings with some paper towels, until they are shining and really clean.
**MAKE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT REMOVE THE SHIELD OF YOUR BEARINGS THIS TIME LIKE YOU DID IN THE PREVIOUS STEP BECAUSE YOU WANT ALL OF THE WEIGHT THAT YOU CAN GET ON THESE 3 BEARINGS, BECAUSE THEY WILL PROVIDE MOMENTUM, ALLOWING YOUR HAND-SPINNER TO SPIN FOR A REALLY LONG TIME!!!**
Step 3: 3-D Printing Time!!!
Now, you are going to want to download this pdf from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1816684
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Step 4: ENJOY!!!
I hope that you have enjoyed this project and I really hope that it helps you focus with your ADHD in your everyday life!!!