Watch an artist create designs with enormous spirograph style cogs she made

As artist Mary Wagner makes her piece Joost Up Color, it's very satisfying to see the geometric patterns and layers form. Read the rest

Spirograph in a tin, just like you remember

I gave my daughter a spirograph for Valentine's Day.

I spent hours doodling with a spirograph as a kid. My set came in a tin pretty much just like this one.

It is tempting to wallpaper her room with individual spirograph doodles.

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LEGO automatic drawing machine

Jason Allemann built a neat LEGO Drawing Machine, inspired by a Spirograph and a 1950s toy called the Hoot Nanny or Magic Designer.

It can create many different patterns by changing the configuration of the model," Allemann writes. "You can also draw multiple patterns on the same piece of paper to create even more complex designs."

He's posted the building instructions on his site JKBrickworks.com.

(via Laughing Squid)

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