Tiny High-Speed Spinner Toy!

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Introduction: Tiny High-Speed Spinner Toy!

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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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    56 Discussions

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    rgovindaraman

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

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    Kasm279
    Kasm279

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Kryptonite
    Kryptonite

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Cheezpaper
    Cheezpaper

    9 years ago on Step 2

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

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    Kipkay
    Kipkay

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

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

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    HeyJD
    HeyJD

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    PyroManiac96
    PyroManiac96

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    no offense, but your supposed to search for what you are gonna make to see if its already here

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    ReCreate
    ReCreate

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    So does that mean that every other similar instructable has to be violently accused?

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    MamiCyn
    MamiCyn

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    THANK you pyro22!!! The other Instructable has step-by-step pictures that let me actually DO the craft! The pics on the other project are not really clear, but at least I can get the general idea of how to get it done. THX again!

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    112251919112
    112251919112

    12 years ago on Introduction

    not very good instuctions, but great toy!(if oly i could figure it out) <:(

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    ReCreate
    ReCreate

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    send that to time warp...y'know the show in the discovery channel