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Mathematician or Artist?

Create an endless array of colorful, swirling shapes with this fun kit that combines math and art.

Yes, you heard right, math and art. A hypotrochoid is the mathematical term for a line traced by a fixed point in a circle (your pen) rolling around a bigger circle. Fascinating and beautiful, these precise patterns are easy to make and can vary wildly by just moving your pen to a different point in the circle.

Includes: 2 hypotrochoid templates, each with three gears, plus red, green and blue pens. Made in China.

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Item ID
18290
Made from
plastic, tin
Measurements
8" L x 3" W x 1" H
Notes
Ages 6 and up.

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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HYPOTROCHOID ART SET
 
4.4

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (33)
  • Creative (20)
  • Glides smoothly (14)
  • Good color variety (8)
  • Comfortable grip (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Fun with kids (31)
  • Art (25)
  • School (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (16), Artist (6), Budget shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (35), No (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (33)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Child (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6)

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5.0

Excellent portable gift, not just for kids!

By 

from IL

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative
  • Fun
  • Glides Smoothly
  • Good Color Variety

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Art

    Comments about HYPOTROCHOID ART SET:

    Was a spur of the moment gift for a colleague who doodles on the edges of her meeting papers. She got a kick out of it and it was fun to give.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Great gift for kids and adults

    By 

    from Clinton, LA

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creative
    • Fun
    • Glides Smoothly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Art
      • Fun With Kids
      • School

      Comments about HYPOTROCHOID ART SET:

      My sister and I had these when we were kids. I purchased two. One for my 28 year old sister and the other to keep at the house for those last minute gifts.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      4.0

      What a gift!

      By 

      from South Carolina

      About Me Educator

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Grip
      • Creative
      • Fun
      • Glides Smoothly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Art
        • Fun With Kids

        Comments about HYPOTROCHOID ART SET:

        The two sets I got were for brothers who regularly fly across the country with their parents to visit family. They are a great size for travel entertainment, and the options for finished products are almost endless especially if you add an extra differently colored pen or two.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed in quality

        By 

        from Takoma Park, MD

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Pros

        • Fun

        Cons

        • Poor Color Variety
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Fun With Kids

        Comments about HYPOTROCHOID ART SET:

        Two of the three colored pens were broken right out of the box and are so shabbily made that the ink will not stay in the pen's plastic holder. Pens we have around the house do not appear to have a long enough tip to replace them. That leaves my daughter with one color to use for designs. Cute idea, flawed and cheap execution.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        As good as Spirograph

        By 

        from Toms River, NJ

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Art
          • Fun With Kids
          • School

          Comments about HYPOTROCHOID ART SET:

          All the fun and nostalgia of Spirograph in a compact package.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect gift!

          By 

          from Cary nc

          About Me Educator

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Challenging
          • Fun

          Cons

          • Not One

          Best Uses

            Comments about HYPOTROCHOID ART SET:

            We bought this for our daughters to give their uncle. He is an engineer and loves puzzles. As do our girls. Perfect gift for him/them to enjoy together!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Artsy Fartsy

            By 

            from Manhattan, KS

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creative
            • Fun
            • Good Color Variety

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Art
              • Fun With Kids

              Comments about HYPOTROCHOID ART SET:

              Bought this for my five-year-old. It'll take some practice for her to get the movements coordinated but she liked what she saw. The pens work well and the tin box is sized and built to be lugged around.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My 10 year old niece loved these!

              By 

              from OKC, OK

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative
              • Fun
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Art
                • Fun With Kids
                • School
                • Travel

                Comments about HYPOTROCHOID ART SET:

                My niece loved these stencils! I bought her all three sets with the Elements Notebook. Great for school, home or in the car!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child

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                5.0

                Nostalgia

                By 

                from Madison, WI

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creative
                • Fun
                • Glides Smoothly
                • Pens Fit Perfectly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Art
                  • Fun With Kids

                  Comments about HYPOTROCHOID ART SET:

                  In a Thanksgiving conversation about old toys, we couldn't remember the name of this set, but it was fondly remembered and very popular with those 40 years old and older. No one had seen them in years so imagine my excitement to see this product just days later on www.uncommongoods.com. I purchased a set to be a part of our family gift exchange. I imagine there will be a bit of fighting over it!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Hard to say.

                  By 

                  from Dallas TX

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative
                  • Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Art
                    • Fun With Kids

                    Comments about HYPOTROCHOID ART SET:

                    This product is intended for my grandchild. I would like to review it after it has been opened and put into use.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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