Ages 9+
Ages 9+

Glowing Pendulum

$24.954.5

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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!

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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

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Reviews

4.5

18 reviews

Erin
Aug 5 2020

My 9 year old is having so much fun exploring ways to use this project. I do wish it were a bit more sturdy.

Jeffrey
Mar 27 2020

The pendulum was awesome to assemble and my daughter had a blast watching it drop and swoop to make chaotic patterns.

Michelle
Mar 4 2020

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.