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Cycloidal Scribbling-Engine Starter Set Buy now › USD $ 99.00
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This is exactly like the toy you remember, only bigger and with more options. Each plate is cut from 3mm clear acrylic, is 7" (18cm) across, and includes a variety of rings and gears in several sizes. The individual plates work as self-contained sets, or they can be combined with each other to make an ever-increasing number of different patterns.

The laser-cut plates will be shipped directly from Ponoko to you, which means that you'll need to provide your own pins, pin-board (I recommend foamcore), and pens. NOTE! This drawing tool uses pins with sharp points. It is not recommended that you give it to a small child (or foolish grown-up person) who might eat the pins. Eating pins is pretty much always a bad idea.

There's a slightly longer discussion of pins and pens on my page of notes, which also addresses the problem of pen-skid: http://polychroma.com/spiro-info.html

This listing is for three plates: 150, 144, and 84. However, if you'd like a different set of three (or even three all the same), please send me a message. There are a lot of possible patterns once you combine the parts from all three plates. I've made a printable PDF of inside patterns, which may be found here: http://polychroma.com/spiro/patternguide.pdf

Material options and prices (All prices are in US$ and exclude shipping costs):

This item is available in the following options:

Clear Acrylic

Made from 3mm clear acrylic.

$99.00 Buy this option

Shipping costs:

The designer will ship to the following destinations:
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$10.00

Anywhere in the US

$10.00

Canada

$10.00

New Zealand

$12.00

Australia

$15.00

Mexico

$15.00

Anywhere in the EU

Reviews of Cycloidal Scribbling-Engine Starter Set

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WoodMarvels says:

You can really make some very quick and beautiful artwork with these! I think they'd be a perfect gift for just about anybody!

Jon

Added almost 4 years ago.
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PERjRWuH says:

This is great, I really would love to buy this. But $99? Is it possible to make it out of a cheaper material or somehow lower the price?

Added over 3 years ago.
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ROPZTXrD says:

amazing and perfect ! you will really need the plate 75 and 80 to complete the set. no regret at all.

Added about 1 month ago.
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