Check out Kuma Films‘ awesome video of a Slinky fan and Slinky trick master demonstrating his impressive skills. Most of us just let our Slinkies walk down the stairs when we were kids. And they wouldn’t always do it successfully all of the time.
A year ago Creatables came up with a miniature inclined Slinky treadmill. Sadly, it appears the toy never made it into production. But one of our favorite woodworkers Matthias Wandel came up with a DIY and hand-powered alternative.
If you’ve spent your limited time here on this planet watching that video of a Slinky on a treadmill, Creatables Labs has just the thing for you. They call it Project NESM, short for Never Ending Slinky Machine, and it’s a desktop version of that viral video.
Back when I was growing up, Slinkies were actually made from metal. I got up to more than a little mischief with my Slinky, after discovering if you threw that spring at your little brother just right, it would wrap around his head and get stuck.
If I had a million bucks to spare, I’d probably open up a business, or invest it in something that could make the money grow. Then I’d eventually donate a percentage to charity, set aside some money for a vacation with my family, get a whole new wardrobe, and probably get a lot of more stuff that I normally wouldn’t.
Ah, there’s nothing quite like a truly unuseless invention. The Slink-O-Matic does one thing, and one thing only – it keeps a Slinky going indefinitely.
Created by Jim Sellers, the machine just gradually shifts said Slinky from side to side without need for such pesky annoyances as a pair of human hands or a staircase to walk down.