Today Microsoft released four free, downloadable designs for people to make their own playable yoyos! We have no idea how playable they actually are, but for a three-piece plastic they probably work about as well as a Duncan Imperial or Duncan Butterfly.
Plus, started from a digital file means they should be fairly easy to alter so you can use these as a jumping-off point and potentially come up with something way better! 3D printing is still in its infancy, and other than Fluid Print Dynamics and the Plasticuda musings of Rafael Matsunaga, we haven’t seen much yoyo-related come from this technology yet. Hats off to Microsoft for the free files that should, hopefully, kickstart someone’s creativity.
Head over to the Microsoft Thingverse store to download all four designs for free.