E-Fidget - Update 3

Yes, I know it’s been almost a full year since my last update. Sorry - I’ll try to not let that happen again! Hey everyone! My last post on the E-Fidget was a quick status update on version 1. Since then, I’ve gone through 2 other versions of the main E-Fidget and two versions of its little sibling, the E-Fidget Lite. Version 1 of the E-Fidget Lite Version 2 of the E-Fidget Lite The most recent version of the E-Fidget (The E-Fidget Lite V2, if you’re keeping count) is the most successful version so far!...

August 24, 2023 · 2 min

E-Fidget - Update 2

Hello there! I’m excited to announce that the E-Fidget’s schematic and layout are complete! I’ve sent the gerber files out to a PCB manufacturer, and I’ve ordered all the parts. I’ll have a full ordering tutorial soon! In the meantime, here’s a preview:

August 25, 2022 · 1 min

E-Fidget - Getting Started

The KiCad v6 source and gerbers can be found here. The board will run CircuitPython. Full instructions will be on this page soon!

August 24, 2022 · 1 min

E-Fidget - Update 1

Hi! I’ve been working a little on the schematic for the E-Fidget, and it’s going great! Here’s what I have: (For those wondering, this is KiCad 6 with the Dracula color scheme on macOS.) There are some changes that I have planned, like switching out the transistors for FETs (Thanks for suggesting that, you know who you are!). Cleaning up the schematic is also on my agenda. In the meantime, I’ve started on the layout, but I don’t think that’s ready to share quite yet (It’s ugly and not 10% done)....

August 6, 2022 · 1 min

E-Fidget - Intro

Hello again! Recently, I’ve been working on a project I’m calling the E-Fidget, a battery-powered fidget spinner for lazy people. Here’s the rundown: How it works Essentially, there’s going to be some vibration motors, arranged in a circle. In the center, there’ll be a button to make the motors turn on and off very rapidly, in a circular motion. The idea is that this will emulate a spinning motion, while still working in your pocket!...

July 25, 2022 · 1 min