How to Make a Great Yoyo

Introduction: How to Make a Great Yoyo

About: Hi my name is Muchen and I'm a student at Imperial College.
Who needs to buy a yoyo when you can make your own?
I will show you how to make a great yoyo with things around the house or office, it is also very cheap and very easy to make.
here is a video on my yoyo.

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Step 1: You Will Need:

You will need scissors(its not in the picture, sorry!) glue gun with glue (superglue will work as well), 2 caps off crisp cans, string, and a small round thing (like a lego wheel)

Step 2: Step 1

Find 2 caps that are the same size and weight.

Step 3: Step 2

Glue the round thing onto the first cap!

Step 4: Step 3

now glue it onto the second cap!

Step 5: Step 4

Put a little bit of glue near the edge of the cap, this acts like the ball bearings in a real yoyo.

Step 6: Step 5

Do the same to the other side! Make sure the drops of glue on the first cap is parallel to the drops of glue on the second cap.

Step 7: Step 6

Tie the string onto the yoyo, wind about one metre of the string into the yoyo, the cut off the rest.

Step 8: Step 7

Tie a hoop at the end and you're done! easy!

Step 9: How to Use a Yoyo:

Put your finger into the hoop at the end of the string.
Grasp the yoyo as you also grab the string.
Let go of the yoyo.
when reaching the end of the string, a sudden twist of the wrist can send the yoyo back up again. 
you can see my video on the intro to see how i do it.

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    9 Discussions

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    NXTHacker
    NXTHacker

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Pls vote for me in the office contest and the hurricane contest!

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    jlxoxpanda
    jlxoxpanda

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    how do you vote that was a pretty good tutorial

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    xenonic
    xenonic

    7 years ago on Introduction

    awesome! i do professional yoyoing (with yoyo's from around the $50)! great idea if you're bored :D

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    NXTHacker
    NXTHacker

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    yoyo costs 50 dollars? wow! you must be good then!

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    xenonic
    xenonic

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    yeah search on youtube for "G5 by YoYoFactory" and click on the first video. This yoyo is made from airplane-like aluminum and cost €85,-

    I honestly wouldn't have thought that would work from the supplies you used. Bravo :D