Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Solvespace tutorial, the Fidget Spinner

Another Solvespace tutorial. 

In this tutorial I'm going to create a Fidget Spinner. For those who don’t know, a Fidget Spinner is a stress-relieving toy. A basic Fidget Spinner consists of a bearing in the center of a design made from any of a variety of materials. I got this idea from Paul Randall’s YouTube channel. Paul has a great channel with an increasing number of excellent OpenSCAD and FreeCAD tutorials. Last week Paul uploaded two video tutorials where he creates a Fidget Spinner, one in OpenSCAD and one in FreeCAD. I thought it was a good idea to add a Solvespace tutorial to this and leave it for the user to judge which of these open source 3D CAD programs is best for these kind of models.

The Fidget Spinner that we create in this tutorial can easily be 3D printed. However it may require some adjustments of the dimensions before it can be succesfully assembled into a working Fidget. When this is finished insert a bearing and three nuts and the Fidget is ready for use.

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