Tiny High-Speed Spinner Toy!

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Introduction: Tiny High-Speed Spinner Toy!

This is a fun toy made out of a paperclip. Really fast spinner and easy to make. Kids love 'em! Video demonstration included!


Step 1: All You Need...

A Paperclip and a pair of needle nose pliers. I used the plastic covered paperclips because they are better looking.

Step 2: How to Do It...

Using a regular paper clip, the height b and the radius of the circle c are about 1cm or .4 inch. Bend the angle a to about 50 degrees
The spinner will run well even if the curvature of the circle is not perfect. With a well made top, you will see the circle and the shaft very clearly, while the rapidly revolving spokes will be invisible. When you spin the top with your fingers, it spins very fast, with speeds possible up to several thousand rpm.

The final trick - shown in the video - uses a tiny Neodymium magnet placed on the axis of the top, trying not to mess with the balance. The top will then be attracted to another metallic object, in this case another paper clip bent into a curved shape. The spinning top clings on to the curved shape and spins around its edge.

Step 3: Here Is the Video...

Give it a try and have fun!!



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    I think one of the highest compliments you can give a person here is:
    "that gives me an idea!" And yours did.

    Hey, kipkay is alive! Good to see another neat 'ible from you after so long! (or was the subscription system just glitching on here...)

    Sadly just a subscription glitch, this ones a little old now!

    Can you give the appox. dimensions for a jumbo sized paperclip?

    Guess I had not seen it. Thanks for watching anyway.

    I guess your too used to youtube.... You said thanks for watching....