I use a traditional prayer wheel but I like making quirky, personal, recycled art, DIY homebrew geeky stuff. There’s an Internet prayer wheel setup as a memorial to internet pioneer Jon Postel. This is another digital prayer wheel. Inspired? Try building your own.
Being a nerd, I make prayer wheels out of empty round Altoids tins. This YouTube video shows how I do it. I use keychain parts and a bolt for the counterweight. The mantra is printed out, cut into strips, and glued into one long strip. The strip is coiled up and placed inside of a round Altoids tin. A replacement garage door roller is glued on as a rotating handle.
The parts include a replacement garage door roller, an empty Altoids tin, and misc. hardware.
The mantra is printed and then cut into strips which are glued end to end.
A third hand helps with the final assembly.