Anyone tried making a spirograph?


(Tito) #1

Just wondering how it worked out. Seems like a logical thing to try. Maybe even making a premium set from aluminum or brass? If only there were more time til Christmas…


(William Adams) #2

I considered it, being inspired by tools such as:

and similarly:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=68730&cat=1,42936,50298

though I must admit I wound up buying:


(Tito) #3

Now that’s pretty cool. 'Course it’s always cooler when it comes out of a workshop :slight_smile:


(Carl Hilinski) #4

This is all we need: http://www.mexicanviking.com/JavaScript/Spirograph/


(William Adams) #5

There are a couple of those — found one which was interactive based on touch ages ago — not this one:

(though it’s quite cool)


(William Adams) #6

Maybe this one?

Thought it was more interactive than that (touch, suitable for a tablet)


(Carl Hilinski) #7

The mexicanviking one outputs gcode. So that’s a plus. It probably would need a bunch of editing, but still…


(William Adams) #8

Yes, just noted that it goes straight to G-code — very cool!

And for those who want a more hands-on approach:


(Jude Marleau) #9

Check this out, big spirograph set only 11 $'s
https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Sidewalk-Chalk-Design-Kit-Outdoor-Driveway-Craft-Art-Wheels-Spirals-Spirograph/468021674?goog_pla=1&variation_id=296398523&gpid=76983190021&keyword=&goog_pla=1&pos=1o2&ad_type=pla&gclid=CjwKCAiApo3SBRA4EiwAty8i-np0RsJlIYGJQg8Xwb-NOB4_2I4VDquTEwgHeQ-G0JDfNsgo0dSXFhoCGsQQAvD_BwE