Do you ever find yourself fidgeting with some random object on your desk? Rolling a coin or a pencil? Clicking pen? Shuffling post-it notes? I personally spin and glide my iPhone on the desk (“air hokey” style) when I’m in a particular boring meeting at work…
Believe it or not there were some studies done that showed benefits of “fidgeting” such as better concentration on tasks and even some physical health benefits!
Well new craze is in town and it’s called EDC (Every Day Carry) Spinners. They are low tech devices that have a skate bearing (usually 608 type) in the middle and several more on the outer edges. Those outer bearings are just for weight and looks and I’ve seen others use metal balls or other weights instead. Some of these fidget toys have 3 arms (4 bearings), some have two and some have more. They are most commonly 3D printed, but some are milled from metal and wood.