Hypotrochoid Art Set

Math and art combines to vibrant effect in this colorful kit.

$9.00

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.

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

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

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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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UncommonGoodsHypotrochoid Art Set
 
4.4

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (34)
  • Creative (21)
  • Glides smoothly (14)
  • Good color variety (8)
  • Comfortable grip (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Fun with kids (32)
  • Art (26)
  • School (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (16), Artist (6), Budget shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (35), No (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (34)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6), Other (3)

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4.0

My kids love this!

By 

from Kansas

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun
  • Glides Smoothly
  • Good Color Variety

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Art
    • Fun With Kids
    • School

    Comments about UncommonGoods Hypotrochoid Art Set:

    Everyone in our house loves this including me. It's just like or better than what I remember from my childhood, and my kids think it's cool. They love making new designs. The only downside is that it can be hard to keep the main circle steady while moving the smaller circle.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    My nephew loved it! GREAT!

    By 

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Glides Smoothly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Art
      • Fun With Kids

      Comments about UncommonGoods Hypotrochoid Art Set:

      Absolutely great entertainment- he hasn't stopped playing with it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      lots of fun- quality made

      By 

      from Marco Island, Florida

      About Me Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun
      • Glides Smoothly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Art
        • Fun With Kids

        Comments about UncommonGoods Hypotrochoid Art Set:

        Really nice kit for those of us who miss our Spirographs from when we were kids. The gears are a bit small (I'd love to find ones that make designs about 6-9 inches across!), but there's three different sizes, plus two different templates, so there's no limit to the designs you can make. The gears are also made to work with a variety of pens and pencils. The best part is that they don't "slip" in the templates. I'm excited to play with these more.

        The price at Uncommon Goods is the best on the web.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Great shipping, excellent condition. I was very pleased :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        fun little set for the price

        By 

        from Kansas City, KS

        About Me Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fun With Kids

          Comments about UncommonGoods Hypotrochoid Art Set:

          Fun little set for a very good price. Kids and adults all played with it at Christmas.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          No Surprises Here

          By 

          from Wrentham, MA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun
          • Glides Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Art
            • Fun With Kids

            Comments about UncommonGoods Hypotrochoid Art Set:

            I had one of these as a kid and thought my daughter would love it. It is exactly what I espected it to be!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            4.0

            Old School!

            By 

            from San Francisco

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Arts and crafts
            • Creativity
            • Fun
            • Good Color Variety

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Art
              • Fun With Kids
              • Self-play

              Comments about UncommonGoods Hypotrochoid Art Set:

              n/a

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              I love this toy!

              By 

              from Cordova, TN

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Hypotrochoid Art Set:

              Bought this for my nephew for Christmas. Was looking for something to help with fine motor control while still giving a lot of fun. I had a toy like this as a child (mine was called Spirograph) and absolutely loved it! I hope he will love this one all the same!

              • I Am A:
              • Couple No Kids
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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