Then maybe you’re ready for Wild Gears.
Wild Gears are more expensive than Spirograph because they are not mass produced. They’re designed by Aaron Bleackley and laser cut on demand by an interesting company called Ponoko. They’re cut out of acrylic sheets.
Wild Gears give you lots more options. Each gear also has a ring with the same number of teeth. This gives you way more combinations, sizes and versatility.
Laser cutting is very precise, which makes for crisp smoothness to the gear teeth. The holes align precisely with the teeth, and the pieces stay flat – no warping as with the newer Spirograph pieces.
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Since 2013, Aaron Bleackley has taken the product through two design cycles and Kickstarter campaigns. There are large sets – the Enormous Gear Set has gears and rings as big as 12 inches – and smaller sets – like the Compact Gear Set (see my Unboxing video) which you can absolutely use with each other.
Since the second Kickstarter in 2015, he has set up some nice bundles that you might like to check out – see them here.
If you let him know that you came from this website – or that Heather sent you – I may get a reward to support my loopy habit – and the making of more videos and articles.
If you live in a country not mentioned, contact Aaron about shipping – see the “Contact Designer” link in the side column of the catalog page.
Check out the whole Wild Gears section on this site for lots more videos and images.