Show Us Your Tactile/Fidget Items!!

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  1. SRVCTEC

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    It seems there is no thread for stuff like this, so here we go! I'd like to see what you EDC that would be considered a "fidget" item, like begleri beads (worry beads), worry stones, challenge coins, tops, etc. My favorite I've seen so far is from SCAM Design (check out his Facebook group), the Torqbar. Here is a video by the maker.



    I *really* want one but there is no way I'd pay that much for one (unless I won the lottery), so I'm going to make something similar for myself. I don't really have any fidget items except my Brian Coffey pry bar since I'll find myself messing around with it when bored or have nothing to occupy my hands with.
     
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    The ball bearings for my spinning fidget item just arrived. Got an 8-pack for $20 from eBay.

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    I'll post more pics later, buy I carry a copper 1oz eagle coin and have a homemade paracord monkeyfist begleri, spinning top I made, and some more coins. I do like the copper one the most! Also flicking my flipper blade, spinning my bullet pen, etc all are fidgety stuff as well.

     
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    That is AWESOME!! Let me know how the build goes!
     
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    Still in the planning stages for material and design but I'll post it here and in my thread once it's done.

    Another EDC fidget item I want and might try to make for myself.

    http://www.chessmate.com/thinket.html
     
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    I've got one! A thinket, that is. Every time I play with it, someone asks me what it does.
     
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    Do you have any pics of it? If so, post some! :)
     
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    Once I get back, I'll post it right up!
     
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    I've been carrying these around.

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    These just arrived today.

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    This one is going in my pocket for now. It's going to have a patina on it soon. :)

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    On a side note, here's a teaser for my poor man's Torqbar. Ceramic bearing, carbon fiber and 52100 chrome steel ball bearing balls are what it will be made of. Stay tuned. :) Have to wait for it to warm up here so I can shape the carbon fiber outside- nasty, dangerous stuff goes flying when grinding and shaping it.
     
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    Forgot about these. I still have an unopened package. Got them at Harbor Freight years ago. I keep the oval set on the fridge and mess with them every once in a while. They make a unique sound when contacting each other.

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    Got the prototype done for my spinning fidget toy. See my thread in my sig for more details (have to use browser to see sig).

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    I have similar ones gifted to me by my sister on a trip she took a few years back. Use to carry them everywhere and they have the scratches as proof.

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    Here is my other fiddle item, my 1oz copper Eagle head coin

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    Just got back, here is my thinket!
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    Where did you order them from? Thanks.

    Sent from the Bayou Bunker Command Center, Portable Unit #33, FEMA Region 6.
     
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    From eBay user copperbullionmart. I got 2 of each to save a few bucks. You can mix and match to get price break.
     
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    Sorry to ask, what is it, how to use it?

    Edited wording.

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    Website for it.
    http://www.chessmate.com/thinket.html


    See it in action here:
     
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    Yep, @SRVCTEC is correct! Great info in his response there. I got the basic one to see how I'd like it. It's great to absentmindedly handle.
     
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