Russian Mechanics Show Us How To Make A Car Version Of The Fidget Spinner
It doesn’t work that well, sure, but still, props for the effort, comrades!by Kirby Garlitos, on
In today’s news from the oddities of the auto industry, I present to you unusual yet entertaining video provided by YouTubers in Russia. With fidget spinners being the latest fad, some Russian mechanics took that craze to a new level by actually welding three cars together in the shape of those spinners. The goal it seems is to make them spin just like their small counterparts, and while credit is deserved for actually creating something similar, everything else that happens probably wasn’t the intended outcome.
So let’s stage the scene. Three run-down, front-wheel drive hatchbacks were cut in half. The front sections of all three cars were welded together in the now recognizable shape of these fidget spinners. Once that part of the project was done, three drivers got behind the wheel of the three cars and tried to simulate the furious spinning of these spinners. The only problem is the three cars distribute different levels of power, causing the whole creation to resemble something akin to an automotive version of “demolition derby meets tug-of-war.” Undaunted, two of the drivers decided to step out of their cars and let the one driver do the spinning. He managed to do a couple of spins, but nowhere near the furious spinning these fidget spinners are capable of. Ultimately, the ridiculous project wasn’t without its merits. Being able to create an auto version of a fidget spinner is fairly remarkable, and while it probably would’ve been better if it spun the way it was intended, you have to give points for effort.
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Good job, good effort!
These mechanics did create something akin to an auto version of a fidget spinner
There’s really not much to add, is there?
You can tell in the early part of the video that these mechanics actually worked hard to make this contraption. They probably lacked enough scientific information to make it actually work, but it is admirable to be committed to something that ultimately is nothing short of a fad. And for what it’s worth, these mechanics did create something akin to an auto version of a fidget spinner. That’s pretty remarkable. It probably would’ve been better if it spun the way it was intended, you have to give points for the effort.
Now as far as those actual fidget spinners are concerned, I’m pretty sure that there are just as many people out there who love the thing as there is who can’t stand the sight of them. I personally don’t see the appeal behind it, but I will admit to having used it from time to time. Who knows, maybe next time, we’ll see people from Top Gear or The Grand Tour take the idea that these Russian mechanics had and refine them to create something that actually works. Here’s to hoping that we see that day come before the fidget spinner fad fades away.