Yeah… Nothing new here. YAFS (Yet Another Fidget Spinner). So feel free to skip if you have no interest. I’m mostly posting this for other noobs like me to see what the process looks like from another noob’s perspective.
My son Andy’s thing these days is “Daddy, I wanna make something.” He doesn’t have anything in mind. He just wants to make stuff. And I think that’s awesome. Partially because it helps me increase my laser skill. (I’m not usually the idea guy… I’m the guy who makes the ideas reality.) So last night was no exception. I asked him what he wanted to make, and after a minute of thought he said “I think we should try a fidget spinner.” So I DLed a simple spinner svg from Thingaverse. He said “No. I want mine to resemble a throwing star. I want it to actually be sharp.” So we went from scratch. He drew the cut himself! So it’s totally his design! We prototyped on cardboard (which was a first for us) and that worked great and we went through 3 designs before the final. Blew my mind how precise we can cut cardboard!
And here it is! Our first work with acrylic!
We didn’t get a chance to weld the acylics together yet, but get this… the bearing fits so nice and snug it’s not only holding itself in place, it holding both pieces of acrylic perfectly.
Anyway, again, I know this isn’t all that interesting to most. So, thanks for looking!