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…
So this is fun. For the past few months, "illustrator, math teacher, and professional dad" Nathan Shields has been perfecting the design on a pan-mounted apparatus that lets his family make spirographic pancakes (aka "spirocakes").
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…
Above is one in a series of world maps created by artist Rachel Evans using nothing more than a spirograph, the mesmerizing geometric drawing tool of your childhood.
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…
Oh Universe, you will never cease to amaze me, with all your galaxies and your pulsars and supernovas and your planets and your alien civilizations that never show up and all that starstuff we love so much. You know, like the fact that you draw perfect spirographs in the sky all the time.
The Spirograph completely revolutionized doodling as we know it, and Narcélio Grud hopes it can do the same for street art which is commonly looked at as nothing more than graffiti. His machine lets anyone who's unskilled with a can of spraypaint make complex patterns with a spin of its wheel.
I'm no artist. I couldn't draw a stick figure to save my life. But even I would be able to make a kick-ass sketch using this insanely cool, 9-feet tall, room-sized Spirograph by artist Eske Rex. (It takes up 380-square-freaking-feet.)
If you're like me, you looked at this picture and the name "Three-Pendulum Rotary Harmonograph" and felt confused and a little bit threatened. But fear not! Turns out it's one of those fun spirograph-like things you see at science museums.