Hypotrochoid Art Set

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

$9.00

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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.

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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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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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)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (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)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Child (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6), Other (3)

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5.0

LOVE THIS fun travel set for being creative

By 

from catonsville MD

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative
  • Fun
  • Good For Travel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Art
    • Feeling Creative
    • Fun With Kids
    • Good for travel

    Comments about UncommonGoods Hypotrochoid Art Set:

    I loved Spirograph as a kid and this is a great mini-version that is easy to put in my purse to use for travel or just anywhere.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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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 UncommonGoods 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 UncommonGoods 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 UncommonGoods 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

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          (3 of 4 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 UncommonGoods 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

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          (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 UncommonGoods Hypotrochoid Art Set:

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

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was quite speedy.

            • 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

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            (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 UncommonGoods 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 UncommonGoods 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

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                (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 UncommonGoods 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

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                  from Madison, WI

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative
                  • Fun
                  • Glides Smoothly
                  • Pens Fit Perfectly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Art
                    • Fun With Kids

                    Comments about UncommonGoods 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

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