WATCH: Helicone toy transforms from helix to pine cone


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Doesn’t ship to Germany. :sob:


Fucking helicones, how do they work?


But, but, but, the pine cone IS a helix. It’s just not obvious at a casual glance.

Same for some evergreen trees’ branches.


Such a satisfying sound as it snaps into place!

Pity we can’t hear it in a goddam animated gif.


The Helicone was created by the Stanford artist/mechanical engineer John Edmark, whose website is a trove of wonderful things. (Also check his Vimeo:


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