Press Release

CHAOS MAKER: New Double Pendulum Toy with Precision Bearings

See it at International Tokyo Toy Show 2019

Chaos Maker, a newly developed double pendulum novelty, uses NSK precision bearings to uniquely exhibit the physical phenomenon of "chaotic motion." Chaos Maker will be on display at International Tokyo Toy Show 2019, and on sale later this year in September (planned). The novelty can be used as fidget/relaxation toy or even to create art when paired with long-exposure photography.

Chaos Maker

Chaos Maker Design Concept

As the name implies, a double pendulum has not one but two rotating joints. Swinging Chaos Maker's double pendulum with multiple shafts attached gives rise to a mysterious and highly irregular motion unlike anything you would expect, hence the name "chaotic motion." Japan-made NSK precision bearings are used for the joints, thereby achieving a silky-smooth motion with minimal friction.

You can customize the layout of shafts and joints, changing the length and weight, adding LED lights, and more to create a nearly endless variety of visual displays. Use your smartphone or camera and experiment with long-exposure photography to create vibrant and chaotic images-perfect for social media.

Long-exposure photography of LEDs on the Chaos Maker
Long-exposure photography of LEDs on the Chaos Maker

The Chaos Maker is the newest entry in a series of novelties and toys by NSK Micro Precision and partners. Previous products include the Saturn Spinner , Premium Gyroscope , and Bearing Spin Top .

Chaos Maker Product Details

Available September 2019 (tentative)
Price 9,000 yen (tentative, not including tax)
Vendor Spin Gear Yo-yo Shop New Window


Planning and Manufacturing

Planning Mitsumi Factory Limited Company New Window
Soloham Co., Ltd. New Window
Manufacturing Mitsumi Factory Limited Company
Planning support,
Bearing Manufacturing
NSK Micro Precision (ISC)
Sales Soloham Co., Ltd.

Chaos Maker was developed in cooperation with Mitsumi Factory Limited Company and former yo-yo world champion, Takehiko Hasegawa, who also worked with the company on the wildly popular NSK fidget spinner ("Saturn Spinner") in 2017 and the Premium Gyro in 2018.

About NSK Micro Precision Co., Ltd.

NSK Micro Precision (Brand name: ISC) is an NSK group company that specializes in the development, production, and sale of NSK's range of miniature ball bearings (deep groove and angular contact). Many products contribute to improving the performance of computers, medical devices (such as dental equipment), boats, fishing gear, and more.

The company employed its expertise in bearings to develop fidget spinners, yo-yos, and spinning tops as its independent contribution to the "Cool Japan" initiative promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The company also supports the World Yo-yo Contest and the Japan Open Yo-yo Championship (JOYC).

Company NSK Micro Precision Co., Ltd.
Founded April 1, 1949
Location Kanda Nishikichou, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
President Toshikazu Ishii
Website New Window

About NSK

NSK started its journey manufacturing the first bearings in Japan in 1916, and has since developed into a global organization researching, designing, and manufacturing Motion & ControlTM solutions supporting essential mobility and industry applications.

NSK is currently the top supplier of bearings in Japan, and is the third largest supplier in the world by market share. We are also a world leader in electric power steering and ball screw manufacturing and technology.

Our responsive products and technologies, including a diverse range of solutions for precision machining, are used to enhance automotive performance and industrial productivity while reducing energy consumption to unprecedented low levels.

In the early 1960s we set our sights outside Japan, and to date, have established business sites across 30 countries.