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Ball of Whacks

Maker - Roger von Oech

Ball of Whacks

Maker Story

Mental Exercise

Have you ever had a mental block or wanted to de-stress by focusing on something else? Pick up a Ball of Whacks — you won’t be able to put it down.

This tactile creativity tool consists of 30 magnetic pieces that fit together to form a perfect 30-sided rhombic triacontahedron. You remember geometry, right? Suffice it to say, Ball of Whacks is a mathematically compelling solid shape. You can break it open and rearrange the smooth pyramid-shaped pieces -- but it’s not easy. Because magnets inside each piece attract and repel on different surfaces, manipulating them is challenging. Pieces shift and slide before clicking into place. Sometimes they even seem to have a mind of their own, connecting in different ways than you intended and presenting amazing new possibilities. Equally amazing is how the hand-eye activity will unclog your brain so creativity flows.

Ball of Whacks comes with a 96-page creativity guide full of tips and exercises written by its designer, Roger Von Oech. He’s an author and consultant who travels the world delivering seminars on stimulating creativity and innovation. Are you ready to brainstorm?

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Discovered 2/15/2011

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Maker Story

Mental Exercise

Have you ever had a mental block or wanted to de-stress by focusing on something else? Pick up a Ball of Whacks — you won’t be able to put it down.

This tactile creativity tool consists of 30 magnetic pieces that fit together to form a perfect 30-sided rhombic triacontahedron. You remember geometry, right? Suffice it to say, Ball of Whacks is a mathematically compelling solid shape. You can break it open and rearrange the smooth pyramid-shaped pieces -- but it’s not easy. Because magnets inside each piece attract and repel on different surfaces, manipulating them is challenging. Pieces shift and slide before clicking into place. Sometimes they even seem to have a mind of their own, connecting in different ways than you intended and presenting amazing new possibilities. Equally amazing is how the hand-eye activity will unclog your brain so creativity flows.

Ball of Whacks comes with a 96-page creativity guide full of tips and exercises written by its designer, Roger Von Oech. He’s an author and consultant who travels the world delivering seminars on stimulating creativity and innovation. Are you ready to brainstorm?