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Colonie Central High School Technology Teacher, Chuck Spangler, came up with a project for his Drawing and Design for Production class that really engaged his students this school year. According to Forbes Magazine the “Fidget Spinner” is the must have office toy for 2017.

“Having recently noticed a number of students in my Design & Drawing for Production class with this ‘must have’ device it was determined that it would make a good class project," Spangler said. "In accordance with the course objective we could use this as a vehicle for product research, sketching, 3d modeling and finally 3d printing.” Students did product research on the various types and designs of existing spinners. Then, they sketched out their ideas for their own spinner. Next, they applied their skills to make a 3d model of their design. The last step was to print them out on our 3d printer.

Spangler designed a version that could be fabricated quickly enough so that 100 “special editions” could be printed and assembled in time for Raiderfest 2017 this Saturday. They will be on sale for $5.