I’ve been working on a video series about the design of a bimetal yoyo from scratch. I intend to take this yoyo through prototyping and production (if it’s good) and release it as a main line Mk1 yoyo.
This yoyo (as a digital object) is currently called the Spyglass, a cool name that @EOS44 came up with in the team chat.
I already talked about this yoyo a bit in the CAD & Prototyping Adventures thread, but making a new thread just for this yoyo seemed like a good idea since it’s a bigger project now, and I love hearing community feedback about my work.
There were a couple big driving factors behind this design. The biggest is that I wanted to revisit the cup that was in the first Mk1 design, the Diffraction 1/2. It’s special to me specifically because it was my first, and I’ve somehow managed to make 4 yoyos afterwards where none of them had that cup. So, this yoyo rectifies that.
Second, this yoyo has profile-fit steel rings. It’s an interesting feature to work with and allows a nice broad-looking and comfortable ring on this shape of yoyo.
Third, this yoyo is smaller than usual, especially for an Mk1. The current file has the dimensions 53x44mm. I hope the design I made for it still retains some of the good playfeel that larger yoyos have.
So far I’m really happy with how it looks, aesthetically.
I’m currently fretting over the “final” CAD file and getting ready to send it off for prototyping. Little tweaks here and there.
Videos so far: