Indulge Your Inner Child and Lose a Few Hours To This Online Spirograph

We've got computer graphics software that's so powerful it can generate images that make it seem like dinosaurs are back. But they still can't compare to the simple satisfaction you get from making a really complex hypotrochoid or epitrochoid with a marker and some perforated gears. So Nathan Friend was kind enough to… » 12/18/14 3:27pm 12/18/14 3:27pm

A Spirograph Pancake Machine Makes Breakfast Beautiful

Believe it or not, pancake art has become a trendy way to spice up breakfast, with talented chefs showing off their golden brown creations online. But none can match the intricacy of Nathan Shields' batter-spewing spirograph machine known as the Pangraph. It's a work of engineering art unto itself, but the pancakes it… » 8/12/14 10:04am 8/12/14 10:04am

Lazy Lego Spirograph Does All the Work For You

There's something hypnotically satisfying about drawing the endless circular patterns with a Spirograph machine—unless you're hopelessly lazy. Then it's just another form of work you're trying to avoid, and you'll probably love PG52's latest creation. It's an autonomous Lego Spirograph machine powered by a single… » 4/16/13 11:20am 4/16/13 11:20am