Mesmer Cube (Spinner)
Whether you need a small distraction or a bit of focus, weave some magic every time you activate this cube.
This metal cube spinner measures 1 inch (2.5 cm) on all sides when connected and weighs about 2 oz (60 g) weight comparison note: a chessex brand 16mm plastic d20 weighs 0.1 oz (3 g). Cube is a black aluminum with a very slight texture, almost perfectly smooth to the touch. On one corner is a white printed d20 seal - outline of a d20 and braille letter T (signifying number 20 on our braille dice). Two opposing corners are connected by a strong magnet through a ball bearing ring at the center of the cube. If these corners are held between a finger and thumb, the rest of the cube can be spun to rotate around those corners. The corners can also be spun on their own, holding the center of the cube stationary. When removed, one of the corners measures 1.5 inches (4 cm) has a post and can be used to spin that corner like a top.
Note: clicking noise in the video is a fingernail hitting the cube to start the spin. When properly lubricated and secured, this item is silent.
Over time, this item may require additional care. Follow these guidelines for possible situations or contact us with any additional questions:
Spinner Making Noise
- separate the two corners to get to the silver ball bearing in the middle of the cube.
- identify the side that can be opened - one side of the ball bearing will have a higher raised ring with two cut outs across from each other on the ring.
- the ball bearing ring may be loose; tighten the ring and reassemble spinner, see if that reduced the noise.
- if noise is still present, it may be time to add additional lubrication to the ball bearing. We recommend a liquid like WD-40 instead of a grease. Remove the ball bearing from cube and spray lightly, or carefully insert a few drops into the ball bearing while inside the cube.
Corners Not Staying Connected
In rare cases, the magnets holding the corners together through the cube may separate. All items have gone through an intensive QC before being listed for sale, with some being repaired in house. If yours ends up with a problem after purchase, we were able to do the following *we recommend any individuals who are visually impaired or have difficulty with fine motor skills get assistance on this repair* :
- identify if the magnet is missing from the corner with post, or the inside of the other corner. the corner with post will either have a second magnet on the top, or have an empty hole where the magnet should be.
- standard crazy glue works well to put the magnets back in place, just a small amount goes a long way.
- If you removed the magnet, make sure to test the polarity is correct so it matches the remaining magnet.
- if the magnet is removed from the post, add a small amount of crazy glue (filling the small inner divot and only slightly overflowing to the magnet crevice) and connect the two corners, not through the cube center. Putting them through the cube center will make them harder to separate.
- if the magnet is removed from the corner with no post, leave the extra magnet on the post and add a small amount of crazy glue to the back. Connect the two corners, not through the cube center. Putting them through the cube center will make them harder to separate.
- depending on the amount of time your glue takes to dry, separate the two posts before it is completely dry. You want to be able to pull the corners apart but leave the magnets where they belong, and need the glue to be able to hold on to it just enough to break the connection. If you let the glue dry, you may have fused them together with any overflow from the glue. You may need to insert something in the gap between the corners to twist them apart, we used the rod of a screwdriver and rocked it side to side between the corners.
- with the corners separated and magnets in their rightful place, leave all pieces separated to dry.
- use sandpaper if necessary to sand off excess glue.