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Fidget Spinner Buttons

Fidget Spinner Buttons

Fidget spinner buttons, or caps as they're sometimes referred to as, are the often overlooked third ingredient to a successful fidget spinner recipe. The body gets all of the limelight, the bearings get the hardcore technical crowd's attention, but buttons can certainly break, though probably don't...

Exotic Metal Fidget Spinners

Exotic Metal Fidget Spinners

If you have been interested in Hand Spinners for even a short period of time, you will likely have come across the most common materials employed in their creation. Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass and various Plastic Composites form the core body and button/grip materials for just about any maker...

Bearing Basics: Steel vs Ceramic Hybrid vs. Full Ceramic Bearings

Bearing Basics: Steel vs Ceramic Hybrid vs. Full Ceramic Bearings

You really can't talk about spinners for long without coming on to the subject of bearings. These little pieces of refined engineering have been re-purposed by the Hand Spinner community into the heart of these funny little devices. As you might expect for a product that has long been an integral...

Buying Replacement Fidget Spinner Bearings

Buying Replacement Fidget Spinner Bearings

Where can I buy replacement bearings for my fidget spinner? We get asked this question a lot on Spinnermint. Maybe you're current bearing is warped or broken in some manner. Maybe you just want to upgrade your bearing. Luckily, with the rise of the fidget spinner industry, 608 and r188 bearings are...

Make Your Fidget Spinner Glow With Tritium Inserts

Make Your Fidget Spinner Glow With Tritium Inserts

The impending need to make cool things cooler has caught on in the spinner world in the form of tritium and glowing fidget spinners. Interested in how these miniature glow sticks are added to fidget spinners? This will serve as your guide to adding tritium inserts to your spinner. It's really not...

Common Fidget Spinner Metal's Densities

Common Fidget Spinner Metal's Densities

The density of metal plays a big role in the design and characteristics of fidget spinners. We only have so much room to build out a spinner body on the x, y and z axis with most spinners coming in at under 3 inches. So how do makers keep making the same spinner designs in different iterations without...

Bearing Exploded View

Bearing Basics: Parts of a Bearing Explained

Ball bearings, or fidget spinner engines, were a somewhat difficult concept for me to wrap my head around at first not coming from a background of activities where I came into contact with bearings of any sort. But if you're going to get deep into the fidget spinner industry, you're going to learn...

Bearing Basics: 608 vs. r188 Bearings

Bearing Basics: 608 vs. r188 Bearings

Which bearing is best for spinners? The most common bearings used in fidget spinners are the 608 bearing and the r188 bearing. We'll give a brief description of the 608 and r188 bearings, then we'll compare them in terms of the pros and cons of each bearing. We'll also give you some examples of which...

How To Spin A Fidget Spinner

How To Spin A Fidget Spinner

The good news is there is no wrong way to spin a fidget spinner. Whatever feels comfortable or natural to you is the best way to spin your fidget spinner. Sometimes different spinners dictate different approaches to spinning. Sometimes spinners are better for fidget spinning back and forth. Others...

How To Clean Your Fidget Spinner Bearing

How To Clean Your Fidget Spinner Bearing

How do you make your fidget spinner spin longer? Generally, cleaning it will help. Spinner bearings gather dust and debris from daily use and pockets. The friction this creates in your bearing can start to slow your spinner down making for shorter spins. The good news is that cleaning it is simple...