Yoyo CAD & Prototyping Adventures

({John15}) #144

It surprises me every time I have a session with it. Such a chill yoyo. It even hits that ASMR button for me; when I do an extra snappy bind, the noise it makes is this delightfully hollow-crispy snap!

Good times. Gooood times

(Ettore Ferro) #145

Love most of them.
Some don’t work.
Some are too light on the string.
Some turn to quick on the string.
But I really appriciate your works dude.

(Spinworthy Glen) #146

I retract my statement that response bumps kill the feel of a yoyo. That isn’t necessarily true. It’s much more about the overall design.

I do feel the response bumps in your design are a bit too aggressive, though.


Who? What?

(Mk1 Yoyos) #148

Yeah, no doubt. Thanks for all the feedback, it’s helping me to refine my design thoughts.

(Ethan Evans) #149

does anyone know how bi-metals are made, in terms of how the metals are bonded together?


Press fit
Edit: my guess would be .005 over for the rings would be ideal

(Ethan Evans) #151

we’ve got more colors now!

more updates on instagram



(shubham) #153

Wow great. Well designed.

(shubham) #154

The middle one is inspired from bell.

(Mk1 Yoyos) #155

Do you have a photo of inside the cup?

(Ethan Evans) #156

(Alex) #157

Hey Mark! Do these guts work for size C bearings?

(Mk1 Yoyos) #158

They do! Feel free to use them!


Just curious, what CAD software does everyone use that is best for yo-yo design. I’m looking for something free and easy to use for someone just wanting to try it out. Thanks!

(Alex) #160

Thanks! Got confused because the file is named “Yoyo D Bearing” :stuck_out_tongue:
One more thing: given that I am a total noob and just now started going down this rabbit hole, if I were to adapt these guts to a 10mm axle, I just need to increase the hole to the desired 4.92mm (as per Zach’s video), right?

(Mk1 Yoyos) #161

I may have uploaded the wrong one by accident - here’s one for C: https://a360.co/2AVo28Y

I’m using Fusion 360. It has plenty of online tutorials to get you through the basics - drawing lines & circular arcs, rotating around an axis to create a 3d body, applying materials and appearances, mirroring bodies, and rendering.

(Mk1 Yoyos) #162

A group of portland throwers designed their own yoyo recently and had a small run made for their yoyo club to try out:

Love seeing this sort of thing pop up!


Yeah I bought one when I saw they were available. Love the ano. (Hasn’t arrived yet though.)