YspeopleExplore tab

How to: Make an LED fidget spinner for the teens


About Maxine

Ys editor-in-chief ... and campaigner of your causes.

If you have a problem that our Ys community should know about, or some heartwarming news that needs to be shared, I'm listening!

You can email me here.


Here's everything you need to build an LED fidget spinner - and become the coolest grandparent on the block.

Fidget spinners - they are the latest cult craze to hit the school grounds and teens everywhere love them. 

This simple project will see you becoming the coolest grandparent/parent on the block.

This simple project will see you becoming the coolest grandparent/parent on the block. Picture: YouTube

But there aren't too many who can boast of having a one-of-a-kind LED fidget spinner, one that lights up with crazy colours at night.

And they are so simple to make at home.

For example, all you need is:

  • A ball bearing
  • 3 plastic bottle lids
  • A soldering iron
  • 3 x two-pronged LED globes
  • A hot-glue gun
  • 3 x 3V lithium batteries (NOTE: lithium batteries are fatal if swallowed. So these spinners are not suitable for young children)
  • 3x plastic 3V battery housings 
  • An old toothbrush and some detergent.

Then, it's simply a case of following this nifty, but very simple, instructional video off YouTube.

 

How To Make A LED Hand Spinner - Fidget Toy


We think you'll agree, it's a project that for very little time and expense will be well worth it, thanks to the look on your favourite teen's face when they see what you've made.

And please, if you do decide to make your own LED fidget spinner, send in your photos or some video to share with us. We'll publish the best here on hotelnepal.

Until then, happy spinning!

Banner 2
| Your rating
1 members rated this article


Related stories

If you come up with any pearls, make sure you send them in! (Image: Shutterstock).

Else>>>ofound wisdom from the shower

In the third of this series, we take a look at some of the profound shower wisdsom sweeping the internet.

Community Humour Philosophy
Expand
8 months ago
(Pastimes)
I'm dying of laughter!.

These fabulous puns have groan on me

Everybody loves a good pun, don't they?

Expand
8 months ago
(Pastimes)
Off the chain.

Strap yourself in, hang on for the ride

Strap yourself in, hang on for the ride, dirt’s gonna fly, ground’s gonna shake tonight.

Auto Technology Hobbies
Expand
8 months ago
(Pastimes)
giggle at the cleverness of these one liners.

17 clever one-liners to lighten the mood

If you're ever chasing a good one-liner, just tell them one of these.

Culture Humour
Expand
8 months ago
(Pastimes)
It has GT looks but a cruiser feel.

Don't tell anyone this Lexus is not a performance car

Despite confirmation of its sports luxury aspirations from its refined chassis, the Lexus IS 300 is foremost a cruise and...

Auto Technology Hobbies
Expand
8 months ago
(Pastimes)
These quotes will have you rolling in positivity.

Because life itself is a quotation

Feed your mind, soul and funny bone with this thought-provoking collection of quotes.

Humour Philosophy
Expand
8 months ago
(Pastimes)
No slouch for a naked sports bike.

Once upon a time...

In a land far away, Italian bike brand Aprilia created the Shiver, a 750cc motorcycle with a 90-degree twin engine.

Auto Technology Hobbies
Expand
9 months ago
(Pastimes)
Time to let your mind run free.

Mindblowing wisdom from the shower

People are having so many ''lightbulb moments'' in the shower, that we've written a second post about them.

Community Humour Philosopophy
Expand
9 months ago
(Pastimes)
Cute in the automotive kind of way… the 2018 Peugeot 3008 GT.

Forget everything you know about this Pug

We're not talking about the cute doggy variety of Pug here, we're talking about the 3008 from French car maker Peugeot.

Auto Technology Hobbies
Expand
9 months ago
(Pastimes)
These subtle actions could make someone incredibly frustrated!.

Nine ways to subtly mess with people

Hilarious and subtle ways to mess with people's heads.

Relationships Humour
Expand
9 months ago
(Pastimes)

Message board

Derek, 4 months ago:
I am great
George, 4 months ago:
What's up Thomas?
George, 4 months ago:
Messages are now updated in real time on other browsers.
Thomas, 4 months ago:
Hello
Thomas, 5 months ago:
Great!
DJC, 5 months ago:
Groovy!
George, 5 months ago:
Message board active from June 2018

Have your say!

Your Great Australians

Trending stories
When it comes to great bloggers you can connect with, this list has you covered.

20 mature bloggers worth following

Looking for Australian...

(Entertainment & Culture) Over 1 year ago
Blue Moraine Lake in Banff, Canada.

Some stunning Earth porn to brighten your day

A reminder of how...

(Travel) 10 months ago
This one isn't for the faint-hearted (image uploaded to Reddit by u/JLD58).

Stunning travel photos from around the world

This best-of-the-web travel...

(Travel) 8 months ago
View From Mt.

Tasmania turns it on for these grey nomads

Dave and Ellen Smith get...

(Travel) 8 months ago
Child-sex abuse advocate Anthony Foster will be buried in a state funeral.

Vale Anthony Foster

Child-sex abuse victim...

(Headlines) Over 1 year ago
Weekly Poll
Photographic memories
Hizgg0vzzqvwc9xicknk
It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.