How to Make CD Spinning Tops

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This is a cool spinning top that will allow you to use some of those old CDs or DVDs you have collecting dust.

Just use a strong glue to connect everything or it can break apart.

Have fun playing.

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    2 years ago

    how fast have you made it spin, have you managed to measure the speeds and varied the mechanisms you use to spin it, I have an idea for a lab equipment application.


    3 years ago

    Cool project.

    Somewhere on the internet is a 'how to' showing how to make a top similar to this but with the added feature of a painted top surface. The ides is that as the top spins the colors combine visually to a form other colors, such as red & blue combine to make purple, etc. This would be a great a teaching aid for children & adults to learn what happens when colors are mix.

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    4 years ago on Introduction


    I once made something like this, but I was very little and did not know about instructables yet. ;)

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, that's a great looking top! Using a marble is a very clever idea.

    Your description looks to be all gibberish though, you might want to clean that up. :)

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you
    I am not sure what happened in the description, but it should be fixed now. Thank you for telling me, I did not know.