Spirographs


I was just noodling around and I came upon this image.  I spent HOURS with a Spirograph when I was a girl…

Spirograph images 

Barbies were so boring, card games were ok, but this cool thing, well, I loved it!  What about you?  What were your favorite childhood toys?

Spirograph from the USSR

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Comments (4)

  1. Kris says:

    I loved’em too but was too young to understand the math behind it

  2. llangit says:

    I was too young at that time as well!  Alan Kay (XO, etc..) postulates that math / science understanding can come first visually and then conceptually and then procedurally and I agree – do you?

  3. Fred M. says:

    I had one too when I was a kid, probably something my parents gave me as opposed to something I thought up on my own.  Like the earlier comment, just loved to use it without worrying about the math behind it.

    I suspect it probably helped prepare me (unknowingly) for computer programming since it occupied my time going around in circles and ending up in the same place I started. 🙂

  4. Jyll says:

    I too spent hours trying my own combinations and trying to emulate what was in the booklet. This was one of my favorite toys!