It took a long time for me to finally decide on what I wanted to make for the upcycle project, but once I found what I wanted it was a fairly smooth process to complete. I decided to make something called a fidget spinner. They are typically made out of a bearing housed in either metal or a 3D Printed casing. Since I had plenty of skateboard bearings laying around, that was not an issue to find. The issue was how I was going to secure the bearings. I had originally thought of gluing them together, but I wanted to put these back into my wheels when I was done with project. I thought about making a wood casing but I didn’t have any extra available for use. I tried using duct tape and string, but I couldn’t keep the bearing secure enough. I then found some zip ties and that ended up working perfectly for this.
After making my spinner, I decided I like it so much that I am going to continue making design iterations for it, but probably not for this project. I want to make a 3D printed casing and well as milling one out of metal using a possibly better bearing.