So I got some LED fidget spinners the other day after seeing some short videos about them, and I needed to order them for myself.
LED fidget spinners
In the below video, I unbox and show off some LED fidget spinners! I got five of these fidget spinners, one in each colour of yellow, blue, black, white and green. You can try some cool tricks with these things too. A while back when I made my previous fidget spinner videos, I ran a couple of experiments in trying to make an LED fidget spinner DIY, but I was fairly unsuccessful.
LED fidget spinners video
Luckily enough, you can buy these things quite cheap! These are also known as intelligent fidget spinners too, or by intelligent app control. In true IBNS fashion, we’re adding to the “Fun with fidget spinners” series with this video on LED fidget spinners (check out my YouTube channel for more details). I got some interesting feedback on the last fidget spinner unboxing too, so let’s keep it up!
In my experience with electronics, I was sure that they used hall effect sensors and magnets to detect the relative motion of the LED fidget spinner, and I investigate this in the video. You can see tiny magnets that actually trigger the lighting of the spinners.
Buy some LED fidget spinners
The spinners are fairly cheap, so you can grab some for yourself or as a gift here!
Fidget Spinner App
Basically, you download an Android app that you can use to put some text, images (only on-chip ones) and the speed of the spinner in what I assume to be revolutions per second. Unfortunately, there’s no iOS support for it, so you do need an android device to use it. You can put any text you like in it, and there are a few different effects you can apply. These would be great for custom names for birthdays, for example.