TruBlu MFG Stainless Steel Mini Fidget Spinner
The SS Mini Fidget Spinner was designed to be a more discreet spinner that looks and feels high end with out the high end cost.
About this project
The reason for the design of the SS Mini Spinner was to create a spinner that was more concealable and less distracting to the people around you. I work in an office environment and was always fidgeting with larger spinners in meetings. I noticed that it caught the attention of many of the people around me and it bothered me that I felt like I was a distraction. I wanted to create a much smaller spinner that had a classy look and feel but also had the appearance of a high end desk toy. The SS Mini is the result!
Diameter – 1.365in/ 34.67mm
Width – .58in/ 14.73mm
Weight – 24.3oz/ 68.8g
Spinner – Machined 303 Stainless Steel (Finishes – Machined, Polished, Gold, Black Oxide)
Bearing Caps – Machined 6061 Aluminum (Colors – Raw, Blue, Red, Black)
The bearing caps are recessed into the body of the spinner to help prevent dust and dirt from getting into the bearing and slowing down spin time.
The bearing caps have a nice smooth feeling concave which is easy on the fingers.
Spin times are breaking the 8 minute mark after the bearing is broke in.
Risks and challenges
One of the biggest challenges is time. Making spinners is something I do as a hobby. I work a full time job and have two children. I usually get up at 4 o’clock in the morning and go down to the shop to get as much work done as I can on spinners before the kids get up and I have to go to work. If this Kickstarter were to really take off it would be overwhelming for sure, but I love a challenge. I have been making spinners for almost 6 months now so much of the processes are in place to be ready for a high production run.