Make A nice and cheap paperclip top
12 Steps
This instructable shows how to make a top with a paperclip easy to make and really cheap
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## Step 1: Materials

This is my first instructable so i hope you like it

The materials:
1 big paperclip (I strongly recomend use colred ones they look nicer)

Tools:
1 permanent marker or sharpie
Long nose pliers
Something to make the paperclip round (i used a wide and broad marker)
naruto31719 says: Oct 10, 2009. 6:51 AM
punkrules this is very easy to make jus look carefully
Coolboyme says: Aug 13, 2009. 4:54 AM
u mean bend
lora_raines(: says: May 14, 2009. 2:29 PM
cool idea
LilPurpleCow says: Apr 11, 2009. 10:31 AM
Ya the pics are pretty blurry... But nice idea!
punkrules says: Feb 16, 2009. 2:23 AM
this is a cool instructable but your pictures are blurry which means i can't get the full idea of how the paperclips are to look like. i tried just now to make the top and it came out all messed up cause i don't know exactly what to do. it's a bit confusing. can you post clearer pictures?
phoenixthegenius says: Jan 1, 2009. 5:35 PM
is this the one on kipkay? if it is then it is the only instrctions that ive found
vog says: Dec 21, 2008. 4:12 PM
this is cool dude
acaz93 (author) says: Dec 21, 2008. 10:55 PM
thx
vog says: Dec 21, 2008. 4:09 PM
this is cool dude
mashedpotato13 says: Aug 18, 2008. 7:11 PM
but using colored paper clips are more flimsier, and you want stiff ones.
llamadood88 says: Oct 12, 2008. 10:00 PM
These kind of paperclips are metal, they just have colored material on the outside
hippyland2 says: Nov 13, 2008. 6:40 PM
camras blury
geeklord says: Oct 5, 2008. 6:11 PM
any1 know how to make one of those tops that spins on top of an electromagnet or somethin and will spin for just about ever?
firefighter1333 says: Jun 30, 2008. 3:56 AM
i made ones like these before i saw this instructable on school when i was bored (happens a lot during school) and evry one liked them!
ccpizza77 says: Jun 12, 2008. 8:44 PM
can u make steps 7-10 clearer in ur next instructable
I MAKE STUFF says: Sep 2, 2007. 7:59 AM
can u make it with solder wire
pocketwatch says: Nov 15, 2007. 2:18 PM
you don't have a paperclip?
I MAKE STUFF says: Apr 15, 2008. 2:09 PM
i do but im just asking
Soileau says: Feb 15, 2008. 8:30 PM
That's really cool. Neat idea!
humangravitron says: Nov 13, 2007. 4:42 PM
couldnt you just use it as a normal paper clip though?
Gonzo Physicist says: Sep 25, 2007. 1:23 PM
Takao Sakai, professor of mechanical engineering at the
Fukushima Technology Center in Kohriyama-City in Japan came up with this top.
I wrote mt thesis on them:
http://people.ucsc.edu/~jfrieder/Thesis.pdf
iKill says: Apr 19, 2007. 4:53 AM
this is from kipkay on metacafe
pooboy says: Mar 6, 2007. 4:16 PM
did u get this from kipkay from metacafe?
randName says: Dec 9, 2006. 9:12 PM
There is a better top at http://www.grand-illusions.com/articles/paper_clip_top/
It even has a video, history, and a diagram.
bic_man says: Nov 6, 2006. 9:45 AM
its well good
Ian01 says: Sep 27, 2006. 8:22 PM
The COG looks off center.
acaz93 (author) says: Sep 18, 2006. 8:14 PM
Im The dude who did this Thanks for the comments the blue one its one of the worst tops i did this will help me improving for the next instructable Thanks
Neodudeman says: Sep 18, 2006. 1:16 PM
I Like it!
theRIAA says: Sep 17, 2006. 9:18 PM
actualy they might not be...
Fireinthedisco says: Sep 17, 2006. 9:11 PM
its lopsided though D: