Gosh it has been ages since I have seen this forum. I hope everyone is doing well.
I am now a senior in High school in Los Angeles and for a senior project, I was planning on designing a yoyo using free web based CAD software and then printing it out with a 3D printer. I also found out that my school has a metal lathe and a lot of spare aluminum that nobody uses. I have learned a lot of physics behind yo-yoing in AP physics, and I am already starting designs. I just thought that would be something interesting to share. I don’t know how well the 3D printer will work (it is additive, accurate to .01mm i think) but I look forward to engineering some of my ideas.
Also, if anyone has any ideas that they already created a CAD blueprint, send it to me and with your permission I will print it out (more or less as a test). It will be plastic though, so it will probably weigh very little.
Furthermore, I will update with news of my designs (maybe pictures). If anyone has any ideas, I am all ears.
And on an unrelated note, does anyone live in Cleveland, OH? I am moving to Oberlin College next year, so it would be interesting to be introduced to the yoyo crew out there.