Fidget Widgets (hand-held mechanisms to keep restless hands occupied) seem to be getting REALLY popular lately.
New Designer Pocket Tops and Spinners are increasing on Instagram and The Fidget Cube is on track to raise 6 million on kickstarter!?
On YouTube a few days ago I found a video of a design that consists of 2 Split Rings, 4 Bike chain links, and 2 rubber bands.
A simple design like that could benefit from some Quality Materials, So I designed a Brass and Hardwood version in Carbide Create.
Stainless M3x6 x4
Stainless M3x4 x4
38MM (1.5") Split Rings.
1/16th square (#111)
The M3x6 hold the hardwood to the Brass, the M3x4 are decorative at this point.
The Carbide Create File is separated into Hardwood and Brass toolpaths.
FiDG8WiDG8.c2d (580.9 KB)
No Fixturing wax was used this time, just a thin skin kept the brass secured.
If the part did come free, the sidewall would have been damaged, but I measured exactly and flew very close to the sun on this one. Next time I will use the blue fixturing wax for peace of mind.
The Work holding on the Wenge was the same as the Brass.
Clamps with the Threaded table and a sacrificial sheet of ".125 acrylic below.
The Trick to the infinite rolling motion of the toy is achieved in the final step: by looping one ring through the other!
This design brilliantly simple!
Heres the Challenge:
Make a FiDG8 WiDG8 with a “cool material” and your “personal design touch” on it!
Your going to want to make these for Friends and Family, they are addictive and really easy to make.
Jorge has volunteered to be a Judge on this Contest, so lets impress him.
Post your build in this thread.
2 Weeks should give every one that wants to participate time to get materials together.
Deadline is October 23rd, Monday the 24th Winners will be announced.
Heres a Video on the build and how the #FiDG8WiDG8 works: