Rings and Chain Fidget

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Introduction: Rings and Chain Fidget

This Instructables you will learn how to make a fidget tool. This tool will help people that have a hard time sitting still.

Step 1: Rings and Chain Fidget

What you will need

  1. Bike chain
  2. Two key Rings
  3. Chain breaking tool
  4. 2 to 4 Rainbow loom rubber band. (Personal prefers if and how many to use.)

Step 2: Breaking the Chain.

Using the chain break. Break bike chain into two, one outer link and one inner link.

Step 3:

Break the chain so you have 4 outers or inners that are the same. Outers/inners make the Fidget behave differently.

Step 4:

Take two of your outers/inners and put them on the outside of your link piece. Run the Keyring through the eye hole of all 3 link pieces(the 2 outers/inners and one link pieces)

Step 5:

Take the chain break and remove the pin. Back the chain break out slowly or the bushing will fall out. Rubber band links together then run keyring through eye hole.

Step 6:

Link all rings together. Overlap the rings by feeding one ring over the other and your done

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what is the size of the key rings?

I made several but only used 2 outers. What does the extra 2 outers do for it?

Maybe I miss understood. One of the pictures above shows 4 separate outer links in addition to the ones still attached to the inner links. Mine seem to work fine regardless.

I couldn't get mine to work... The links are too big... What size did you use...?

It's the chain for 1 - 3 speed bikes. As I understand it, chains for higher speed bikes have different sized links.

You probably have everything you need to make "the best fidget in the whole wide world"!! Mine is made of copper wire but you can also make it of keyrings!

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Is there any way to take the bike chains apart without special tools?

Use a nail and hammer to punch out the pin in the chain or a nail punch what ever fits in the pin hole

Thanks!

I know a few kids who will each want one. Thanks.