Buy It or Build It: The Fidget Spinner

If you don’t know what a fidget spinner is, you’re… well… like almost every other old guy. But this old guy does know and the new craze that is the fidget spinner a great way to exude nervous energy. For whatever reason, we all think we have ADHD these days. We don’t. We just like to fidget. And that’s OK.

Fidget spinners generally consist of a very smooth-spinning bearing in the center of some kind of housing small enough to spin between your thumb and another finger. They usually look like ninja throwing stars (am I saying that correctly?) or small fans and can be made out of just about any material—plastic, brass, metal, etc.

The “better” fidget spinners are those that are well-balanced and can spin for a minute or more with one finger flick.

Fidget spinners are oddly satisfying, which is the entire point. But instead of buying one for anywhere between $10-$30, you can build one quite easily using wood, a 3-D printer, or just plain ingenuity.

Dylan, over at one of our favorite YouTube channels, Woodbrew, shows us how it’s done, sourcing all of his materials from an old skateboard. The result is pretty cool. Take a look:

Also, here’s top 3 best seller Fidget Spinners on Amazon!

Bestseller No. 1
Fidget Spinner ( Hand Spinner )
  • The game perfectly worked out the physics of rotation
  • Perfectly repeats the work of the real spinner on the bearing
  • English (Publication Language)
Bestseller No. 2
GOHEYI 6 Pack Pop Fidget Spinners, Push Popits Fidget Spinner, Simple Dimple Fidget Toys, Fidget...
  • ✽【All-in-one Design】Pop Fidget Spinners with fun design with colorful pattern,...
  • ✽【Prefect Stress Reliever】Push Pop Fidget Spinners are available in a variety of...
  • ✽【Easy to Play】You can hold with one finger either side of the centre and then with...
  • ✽【Safe & Non Toxic】 Push Pop Fidget Spinners are made of high-quality ABS and...
  • ✽【Perfect Gifts】 Including 6 in a pack with nice box.Perfect Gifts for those who...
Bestseller No. 3
GOHEYI Popper it Fidget Spinner Toys 4 Pack, Simple Dimple Fidget Toy, Pops-It Fidget Pack-Push Pop...
  • ✽【 All-in-one Design 】 GOHEYI popper it fidget spinners toys have fun design with...
  • ✽【 Easy to Play 】 You can hold simple dimple fidget spinner popper with one finger...
  • ✽【 Prefect Stress Reliever 】 Push pop -its fidget spinners are available in a...
  • ✽【 Safe & High-quality Materials 】 Push popper its fidget spinners are made of...
  • ✽【 Favor Gift 】Push popping fidget spinners perfect for kids birthday present, kids...

Forty-something years later, Chad still doesn't' know what he wants to do if he grows up. Raised around cars and trained in diesel mechanics, Chad has owned a successful detail shop, developed and sold software, led a K-9 SAR team, ridden the dot-com wave as a marketing & PR executive, led digital strategy teams at both large and small agencies, and now this. He digs Jeeps, off-road racing, football, photography, writing, making EDM, cranking metal, PC gaming, and a plethora of other contradictory things.