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Everything is better with rockets, even fidget spinners

June 2, 2017

This enlarged, custom-made aluminum spinner reaches speeds of 5,294 RPM.

Fidget spinners are some of the most popular, and perplexing, toys on the shelves today. Marketed as a treatment for ADHD and beloved by kids across the country, these simplistic spinners do little more than, well, spin. Sounds a little boring, right? If you want to make these children’s toys more exciting, all you need to do is add a few rockets. That’s what YouTuber The Backyard Scientist did, and his enlarged, custom-made aluminum spinner reached speeds of 5,294 RPM with the help of three E-sized rockets. It should go without saying, but don’t try this at home.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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