Category Archives: Collection

Collection Spotlight: Penrose Tiles

Penrose Tilings look somewhat like a mosaic, but are mathematically so much cooler!

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Collection Spotlight: Shapes of Constant Width

Shapes of constant width are more of a curiosity, and quite difficult to explain without demonstrating it physically, but I’ll take my best shot!

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Collection Spotlight: Diamagnetic Levitation Assembly

A single magnet between two sheets of graphite makes an intriguing demonstration of levitation.

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Collection Spotlight: Pythagoras Cup

Remember: do everything in moderation! That’s what the Pythagoras Cup teaches.

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Collection Spotlight: Yoshimoto Cube

The Yoshimoto cube is a little puzzle is really cool and surprisingly hard to come by.

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Collection Spotlight: Galileo Thermometer

Don’t let its looks deceive you. The Galileo Thermometer is a fairly accurate thermometer.

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Collection Spotlight: Rattleback

The Rattleback is an intriguing little toy that you can buy dirt-cheap. However, its behaviour is very hard to explain.

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Collection Spotlight: Toroflux

The Toroflux is an interesting object that is quite mesmerizing to play with.

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Collection Spotlight: Magnetic Sand Hourglass

A fun item to look at. Not particularly a mystery as to how it works (there’s a magnet), but I’ll find something to talk about!.

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Collection Spotlight: Kinder Aliens

The Kinder Aliens come with a nice metallic paint and are pretty hilarious.

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