OK hard core Spirograph fans. Maybe you’ve looked at Wild Gears and relegated them to your wish list for Christmas because of price or bewilderment at the choices.
Then check out the Compact Gear Set. It’s under $50 and is a great introduction to the world of Wild Gears. Aaron Bleackley, the developer, has selected gear numbers that work well together and provided a great number of them in a 7″ x 7″ package.
This set does the really neat things that are unique to Wild Gears. Parallel lines (very cool). Wheel-within-a-wheel (my favourite). Many sizes of rings. Nice square and triangular wheels. It’s a complete set within itself that you can have a lot of fun with.
I’ve made a fairly lengthy “unboxing” video of my set in which I strip off the paper and start playing. Near the end, I show several pages of designs I made in the days after the unboxing. I plan to make lots more videos about Wild Gears.
Want one? Here’s a direct link to the Compact Gear Set order page. If you do order, please let Aaron know (Contact Designer link in sidebar). There is no affiliate link system, but he kindly supports my Wild Gears habit. Disclaimer: I may receive a benefit from your purchase.
Wild Gears are laser-cut on demand by Ponoko and can be shipped to various countries. See the bottom of the order page for details.
And now the video. I plan to make more videos exploring the various features of the Compact Gear Set.