Nowadays, in almost any country in the world, it is difficult to find a young person who has never played with, seen, or heard of the most famous toy in 2017: the fidget spinner. According to Wikipedia: “The fidget spinner is a toy that consists of a ball-bearing in the center of a multi-lobed flat structure made from metal or plastic designed to spin along its axis with little effort.” Articles on educational proposals related to fidget spinners have been presented recently. Naturally, an issue arises from this polemic context: can fidget spinners be used to illustrate or explain physics concepts such as moment of inertia, torque, and angular momentum? This paper presents a simpler, cheaper, and easier experimental setup to obtain moments of inertia of the fidget spinner by using the free software Tracker for video analysis. A consistency test with an aluminum cylindrical shell ensures the reliability of the experimental setup.

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