Ready for a Spirograph challenge?
I didn’t get into the two-rack designs as a kid. Maybe I tried it once and found it too difficult; I don’t remember. But a request for some videos about them prompted me to sit down and give it a try.
The result is four videos (below), each one dealing with a different design.
The first video shows me first attaching the racks with “Spiro putty” (poster putty). Normally I prefer the putty, but I decided to use pins in this case as they make it easier to position the racks correctly. Note that I’m using a corkboard with the pins.
Not all the new sets (by Kahootz Toys) come with two racks. The Deluxe set has only one; the Tin set has one; the Die-cast set has none. However, the new Super Spirograph has two racks, as do the old Kenner Spirograph and Super Spirograph. See a detailed chart of what’s included in some of the sets here.
These designs are more complex and require a lot of concentration. However, I am now quite curious about experimenting with this method and creating some new designs!
If you try this technique yourself, feel free to share your experience in the comments below.
I’ve put my four videos in a playlist so you can watch them all together.