Fidget spinner assembly tool

Team colorFabb

The craze has not died yet and we still see fidget spinners everywhere. We recently made one with woodFill and copperFill. You can read the original post here.

Two weeks ago we held an open house for family and friends who were curious about our new building. We did not want to let them go home empty handed and decided to print a whole bunch of fidget spinners. The idea was to print the body of the spinners with PLA/PHA and nGen and create added weight by printing with copperFill. The copperFill parts needed to be firmly placed in the body and with over a hundred fidget spinners to be made, we decided to make a small assembly tool:

Design by colorFabb

The tool is printed on the Lulzbot Mini with corkFill and woodFill. We used a 0.38mm layer height to give it a nice coarse look.

The assembly tool is made up of a top and bottom halve, held together by two M3 screws screwing directly into the print.

A spinner can be slid in from the side and the copperFill weights (or bearings) can be positioned from above. They can then be tapped in to place with a hammer using corkFill cylinders as a driver.

woodFill was launched in November 2013 during the London 3D Print Show and was our first special filament. Other natural filled special filaments have followed, like bambooFill (which we recently discontinued) and more recently corkFill. Our woodFill has been a hit from day one due to easy processing and its fantastic looks. Added bonus is that your print room smells like a wood shop when printing with woodFill.

 

The Lulzbot Mini is available at colorFabb. As Lulzbot’s official reseller we ship from stock. We offer free shipping in Europe and two free spools of filament!

The LulzBot Mini was built to work out of the box, with no complicated assembly process getting in the way of you creating. Operating the Mini is the same- straightforward software, easy to read documentation and an army of LulzBot enthusiasts eager to help out people getting started. This printer is not only easy. you will still find flexible, industrial strength capacity from this machine.

Read Make Magazine’s review of the Lulzbot Mini here.

The Lulzbot Mini is now available in our webshop at € 1.573 including VAT / € 1.300 excluding VAT.

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