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Desktop Atom

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Desktop Atom
Yes, your desktop is made of atoms (you, too) but this is a 7" dia chrome and black model of an atomic structure (Boronish, Paul says) that keeps on turning via the magic of electromagnetics, at least until the 9V battery you put in it wears out. Stands approx 9" tall on its base.  Ignore that "perpetual motion" on the box, unless you have a perpetual battery. Minimal assembly required, but a maximum person like you won't have a problem with it.
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Swingin' Desk Toy
Newtonian demonstrator for science teachers. Mindless play for the rest of us. These are shiny, nicely balanced, high-performance examples of the classic Newton's Cradle - a ball on one end of a row of (5) suspended, barely touching balls swings into the others, and the ball at the opposite end reacts to the collision. The 11/16" dia balls in the small version (all-metal frame 6-1/2" high x 4" x 4-1/4") will collide about 30 times. The 7/8" dia balls in the large version (metal frame 5-1/4" high x 4" x 6", with a wooden base) will collide about 100 times. Awesome. Even more awesome that we paid someone to count the bounces just for you! (Unpacking note: Less awesome if you just yank it out by the suspension lines and pull a couple of balls loose. Be gentle.)
$19.95 EACH
Interesting wire contraption that we played with as a child. A series of (4) tiers of overlapping and intertwined brass wire semicircular hoops are anchored at the open end to a pair of full circles. The whole can be shaped into a tube, double balls, a flower petal, etc, depending upon what areas are opened, which closed. A variety of colored beads on the hoops add a decorative touch. Fun, intriguing and decorative all at the same time.
$4.50 EACH
Here’s a new way to wake up. The Bedol Water Clock™ is a digital alarm clock that uses only water to ionize and power itself. Shaped like a cross between a Manta ray, Stealth Bomber and a plastic pita bread, the 3-5/8" X 1-1/4" console is cobalt blue and silver with an LCD display featuring time, date, and alarm functions. Measures 9-3/4" x 6-1/4" x 2-5/8" overall and the mfg claims it’ll run a half-a-year on a single fill. CJ warns that if you have dirty water or live near a fracking zone, use bottled water--and he’s not kidding.
$14.50 EACH
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