This tutorial will show you how to build a simple magnetic hand spinner fidget toy.

Step 1: Required Items

Making a magnetic fidget spinner requires three simple supplies and some sort of cutting tool.

Here are links to purchase the required items for a magnetic fidget spinner:

1.) Bearings: http://amzn.to/2opP42v
2.) Circular Magnet: http://bit.ly/2nUOHJl
3.) Magnetic Strip: http://amzn.to/2oYNhzf
4.) Cutting Tool: http://amzn.to/2nxP7dg

If you have a cutting tool of your own you will not need #4.

Step 2: Cut the Magnetic Strip

Cut 4 small pieces from the magnetic strip. These 4 pieces of the magnetic strip will act as a spacer between the bearing and the magnet.

Step 3: Assemble the Spinner

It is now time to assemble the magnetic hand spinner fidget toy.

1.) Insert the bearing into the middle of the magnet.

2.) Insert the magnetic strips so they are in the North, South, East and West position like a compass. Or if you prefer clock positions 12, 3, 6 and 9.

Step 4: Spin and Modify

Your magnetic fidget spinner is now complete and ready for you to play with!

You can customize your spinner with anything that is magnetic such as other magnets or nuts and bolts.


<p>Cool Fidget Spinner!</p>
<p>This is nice toy. All items are ready to put together. </p>
<p>Awesome Project. Continue doing it.</p>
<p>I love it. I found my son's old bearings but where can I find a circular magnet?</p>
ACE Hardware, and in fact, Harbor Freight actually has quite a few. They come as magnetic hooks alot. just take the magnet off the back.
<p>You can also find the in speakers</p>
<p>I do not recommend trying to take a microwave magnetron apart, as it could contain a very dangerous substance called beryllia. Speakers have the same magnets in them and are far safer to pry apart.</p>
<p>As long as you don't try to break up the ceramic insulators at end of the stem and around the base of the antenna, you'll be fine. It's only the dust that is dangerous, and these ceramics are pretty robust against wear and even impact. Plus, some are based on AlN rather than BeO. As you should whenever you are disassembling something, be sure to wear a face mask, gloves, and safety glasses; and carefully clean up after yourself and properly dispose of unwanted bits when you're done. There are plenty of diagrams and YouTube videos available to guide you in deconstructing a magnetron without disturbing the insulators as well, so no need to fly blind...</p>
<p>I would do it... just wet it first or do the whole thing under a pan of water. But it's important to know that there is at least a risk, especially if you're using an old microwave from the dump.</p>
<p>You can find them inside old broken microwave ovens. But you may need to use smaller bearings depending on the size of the hole in the magnet. You also need to use caution when removing them. There are some hazardous things in there. Especially the large capacitor and the creamic piece that goes through the magnets. try not to break that as you take the magnets off.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QovaMj9bkc0" width="500"></iframe></p>
<p>Hi mrsmerwin! I picked this one up at our local hardware store (Menards). If your local hardware store doesn't have one you can click the link I provided (click on circular magnet) and it will take you to an online store where you can purchase it.</p>
<p>Love it !!</p>
<p>Very interesting the way you made the bearing sit properly. It does not break the magnet - yet holds the object in great alignment. </p>
<p>This is one of the best fidget spinners I have ever saw! This is a very great idea, and if I would make any spinner, I would make this one.</p>
<p>What a fun idea! I've never thought to use a magnet before! </p>
It's super simple, looks cool and surprisingly spins for a long time!

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