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!

SaleBestseller No. 1
Rainbow Anti-Anxiety Fidget Spinner [Metal Fidget Spinner] Figit Hand Toy for Relieving Boredom...
  • COOLEST NEW SPIN TOY – flaunt the coolest new spin toy in the market and keep calm all...
  • COLORFUL, RAINBOW EFFECT – how about ditching those common fidget spinners everyone else...
  • 3-5 MINUTE SPIN – if you’ve used fidget spinners before, then you definitely know that...
  • STAY SHARP! – want to put stress, anxiety, ADD or ADHD at bay so you have a better day...
  • YOUR SATISFACTION GUARANTEED – you get a stylish, colorful and longer spinning fidget...
Bestseller No. 2
Gigilli Fidget Spinners 2 Pack, LED Light Up Fidget Toys for Kids and Adult, Christmas Stocking...
  • 【How to Light Up】There is a switch button on the each leaf of the fidget spinners, you...
  • 【Durable and Safety Material】The crystal light up fidget spinner is made of...
  • 【Sensory Toys for Kids】The playing methods of rotation and light up can bring pleasure...
  • 【Novelty Fidget Toys】It's a perfect glow in the dark fidget toys for kids. It’s not...
  • 【Portable Pocket Size】The fidget toys can be put in the pocket or bags, which is very...
SaleBestseller No. 3
SCIONE Fidget Spinners Toys 5 Pack,Sensory Hand Fidget Pack Bulk,Anxiety Toys Stress Relief...
  • SCIONE FIDGET SPINNER TOYS PACK- 5 Fidget spinner toys came with a protected individual...
  • SAFETY SENSORY FIDGETS TOYS for KIDS and ADULTS-Great for fidget, anxiety, focus, ADHD,...
  • HIGH SPEED HYBRID CERAMIC BALL in the center to ensure the smoothest rotation and...
  • EASY TO USE-Spinner the adhd fidget toys simply hold with one finger either side of the...
  • AMAZING GIFT CHOICE for KIDS and ADULTS-SCIONE fidget spinner toys make top party favor...

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.