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Our resident yo-yo expert and MAKE engineering intern Eric Chu showed me this video of what claims to be the world’s largest handheld yo-yo, fashioned out of two dog pools and some hardware, by none other than Dr. Yo-Yo. The challenge was finding a place to actually film the throw. What better location than the top level of the National Yo-Yo Museum’s parking garage in Chico, Calif.

Update:

Dr. Yo-Yo is at it again! He went back to the drawing board, reduced the gap, increased the weight, and came up with much more successful results. High five, Doctor!

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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