Kaleidoscope toys
March 4, 2008 9:53 PM   Subscribe

Two toys for your general amusement: posted by boo_radley (13 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
cool thanks
posted by Rubbstone at 9:59 PM on March 4, 2008

Woah. Cool. I'm generally amused.
posted by not_on_display at 10:00 PM on March 4, 2008

This is fun. Thanks
posted by mattoxic at 10:04 PM on March 4, 2008

Amused for 27 seconds.
posted by clearly at 10:05 PM on March 4, 2008

Whoa. I don't know if you ever had a kaleidosketch... but that was some serious shit for a kid. Little plastic guides with 8,000 holes, pins to hold that shit down, colored pens to sketch out each iteration. It took HOURS to make one good "sketch." Now, I see the online version and I am torn between excitement and utter disgust. Sure, it's great to be able to type in some modifiers and get a cool result, but...all those years...trying to figure out HOW...HOW...to stick those pins into a formica table, while using half dried up pens, while using 3-4 guides per figure...it was an art all to itself..and now, I can just type......it.....in.....

posted by The Light Fantastic at 10:14 PM on March 4, 2008 [1 favorite]

Oooh. Pretty. That MyOats is like the world's best snowflake maker.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:38 PM on March 4, 2008

Flagged for the examples shown at myoats not being possible without, you know, actually skill or artistic ability. Wait, I think I just flagged myself.
posted by maxwelton at 10:43 PM on March 4, 2008


(sorry. it was cool.)
posted by localhuman at 10:44 PM on March 4, 2008

And two more kaleidoscope toys, to keep you amused for 27 more seconds:

Convert any online jpeg into a kaleidoscope:

Krazydad Kaleido Maker

Convert your webcam image into a kaleidoscope:

Amazing Kaleido Cam
posted by jbum at 10:47 PM on March 4, 2008

I wish they had the functionality of an actual kaleidoscope - shifting, blossoming, combining.

Neat to see what others have done. I'm not nearly as talented as most, so that seems less frustrating.
posted by batmonkey at 12:07 AM on March 5, 2008

Try jbums first link with a face: like this


Instant flashback material.
posted by lalochezia at 12:20 AM on March 5, 2008

If you like the kaleidosketch thing, you'll probably like Kali, which has a wide choice of symmetries.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:45 AM on March 5, 2008

Cool beans. I think the MyOats generator is best. Thanks!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 12:11 PM on March 5, 2008

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