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These Magic Gears Will Mesmerize You

by Conner Flynn
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Who knew that watching gears move could be so soothing? These “Magic Gears” created by puzzle designer Oskar van Deventer will hypnotize and mesmerize you.

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Magic Gears Grid is a plaything made of a number of unusual looking gears. What is so magical about it? Well, gears aren’t supposed to work in a triangular configuration. Here’s an explanation from its maker:

Adjacent gears are supposed to turn in an opposite direction, and gears should be gridlocked when meshed in a triangular grid. However, it works for magic gears. Magic Gear Grid has a total of 19 magic gears in a triangular grid, one of which has a crank. When the crank is turned, then magic gears with the green side up turn clockwise, those with the red side up turn counter-clockwise (anti-clockwise). Surprising, isn’t it?

That’s pretty cool. Watching these gears move is so relaxing. I don’t know about you, but I could watch this all day. If you’re dying to have one for yourself, you can order one from Oskar’s i.materialize shop, but it will set you back a whopping $305(USD).

[via Nerd Approved via Neatorama]

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