- Hoberman Original Sphere
Hoberman Original Sphere
It's the original Hoberman toy and it's now a classic and a favorite of kids and adults everywhere. This expanding and contracting ball cleverly combines mathematics and geometry to create a surprising motion that fascinates everyone who sees it. Simply grab a link at each side of the Sphere, pull outwards and it grows from 23cm in diameter to a whopping 77cm! Give it a slight push and it will contract back to its original size. Great for simple machine discussions. It comes with a pulley, hardware and instructions to hang it as kinetic mobile.
Age: 4 +
What you get
An Hoberman Original Sphere (rainbow colour)
A pulley, cord and instructions
Activity Sheet (21 Cool Things To Do)
Educational fact sheet
How does it work?
Each ring is made up of lots of small plastic links joined together in pairs which fold and unfold in a scissor-like motion. This patented method of folding was discovered by Chuck Hoberman, an inventor with degrees in art and mechanical engineering. This is not only a fascinating toy, it is wonderful to engage children in learning about pulley, levers, pivot points etc in science of toys or simple machines unit. It also comes with a comprehensive educational booklet about the geometry of the Sphere, and an activity sheet detailing some 21 fun tricks you can do with it.
- Simple machines - levers and pivots
- Science of toys
- Geometry and shapes
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Age Group||5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.