Game Spinner

A photo of a brightly coloured game spinner featuring a tray around the outside which can hold game pieces.

Description of the model

A game spinner with 8 sections for the pointer to land in.

There is an optional outer ring which can be added to hold game pieces or tokens etc

The spinner can either be built to run freely or to click when spinning using the cog and cog spring parts which require to be glued in place.

This model was designed and tested as part of the 3D4VIP project.

Printing instructions and tips

The spinner has been designed to print in one run, using colour change layers to highlight the different elements.

The outer ring splits into 4 joining parts which will print in 2 runs of 2 pieces.

The amount of ‘wobble’ in the spinner arrow can be adjusted by gently sanding the point of the central pin on the spinner base. Be careful not to sand this too far as the spinner arrow will begin to drag.

If you wish the spinner to click whilst spinning the cog should be glued to the underside of the spinner arrow with the raised circle on the cog fitting into the hole on the bottom of the spinner arrow. The cog spring can be glued to any of the protrusions on the inside edge of the spinner base – see photos below.

The spinner was printed with a layer height of 0.1 and a fill density of 15%.

The ‘Game Spinner and Ring Demo’ file is for demonstration only and does not need to be printed as part of the set.


Source files can be found here:



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  • Rotate with the left mouse button.
  • Zoom with the scroll button.
  • Adjust camera position with the right mouse button.
  • Double-click to enter the fullscreen mode.
  • On mobile devices swipe to rotate.
  • On mobile devices pinch two fingers together or apart to adjust zoom.
  • On mobile devices 3 finger horizontal swipe performs panning.

Additional Models

  • Spinner.stl
  • Spinner-Ring-Pieces-1-2.stl
  • Spinner-Ring-Pieces-3-4.stl