What you get
Build out this pendulum kit to explore chaotic motion. Watch patterns emerge on your glow board with the UV light.
Includes a step-by-step video tutorial link, illustrated blueprint instructions, all the materials, and a special-edition Tinker Zine magazine for more fun!
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“We wanted to create a project that investigated the beautiful, chaotic motion of a double pendulum. Adding a light at the tip of the pendulum and some glow paper underneath was the perfect combo to bring it to life!”- The KiwiCo Product Design team
By the numbers
Pendulums tested: 8
Glow paper prototypes: 7
Largest audience crammed in a dark bathroom to watch a prototype: 15
My 9 year old is having so much fun exploring ways to use this project. I do wish it were a bit more sturdy.
The pendulum was awesome to assemble and my daughter had a blast watching it drop and swoop to make chaotic patterns.
My son really wanted to make a double pendulum so he was so excited about this crate. It contained everything he needed and the directions were easy for him to follow.