Specs for making a yoyo


#1

So a buddy and I want to make a yoyo. We have enough cash to start up a company, buy the software and carry out a few prototype runs before doing at least 2 production runs. I am familiar with 3D design software and took some courses. My question is…is there anywhere I can find the specs for the response groove, bearing seat and post? I have a digital micrometer but I’ve only worked on larger parts that were to be machined like faucets and light fixtures…nothing this small before really.

any help or suggestions would be appreciated.


#2

I can help with that. what software are you using?


#3

seriously? that would be awesome!

I’ve been using 3D Studio Max, Blender and Alibre for school but was hoping to pick up Solidworks for this project.


#4

hooray blender :smiley: (I love it)
I think that I should actually send you a file of the grooves that are inside a typical one drop yoyo I think. I use auto cad. can It import .dwg or .dxf files? if not, what file does it normally open?


#5

yeah, blender is one sweet program. a lot of my classmates hate it and I just don’t get why. as far as I know solidworks does import dwg files so that would work.

i can pm you my email address.
:slight_smile:


#6

I will email you a .dwg file that should include only the groove area.


#7

Good luck to your new company. Maybe one day, it will end up on YoYoExpert and be everyone’s favorite company!


(Nautilus) #8

I will take the job as product test send them my 888 yoyo lane but any way good luck


#9

Hm…On the YYN boards One Drop had a whole thread about all these dimensions, they had the required dimensions for the bearing seat, the width of the walls, even the CAD file for the original Project. It’s a shame YYN just shut down. All i remember, though, is that you gotta give the bearing seat a little room for anodizing.