idea of a colour and form toy

idea of a colour and form toy

the main purpose is to replace the handheld computer with a nondigital
creativity booster selfeducational toy set
also thought of as a cigarette alternative and a diet aid
like whenever i feel the urge to have a cig or eat sweets ( because i am bored, need to wait, having a stressy situation, am revolving too mutch around the same fruitless thought circles /problems )
in all this situations i take out my

little wonderland toolbox

or the

customizable palm universe

small mighty toolbox

a toy as big as a cigarette box, with single pieces out of it one can build triangles circles hexadron cubes octogons
materials are little prism shaped glas or plexiglas sticks 3 millimeterthick and long plus either all or some of it magnetized
perhaps at the end a thin layer of manetized metall to let them stick to the little magnet balls that come with it as same as the quadrats and triangle metsll pieces
think of a rainbow generating magnetic jewellery set

something like the qi gong balls needs to come in, one can play with the spontaneously created balls and cubes
a meditative or calming or mind stimulating game in ones palm
juggling possible
mini boccia boules
hand palm billiard ?

also thinkable are very small plastik balls inflatable with a telescope roehrli
deflated takes little space, inflated it can serve as a construction aid for the
magnets and the prisms and other little  ( wood ) items

little tubes with coloured sand
filled to several degrees also magnetically connectable with the prisms and the full metal magnets

little tubes/balls/cubes with coloured water partly filled
sizes 5 to 9 mm
also some items filled with an oil/ water mix
other items with several coloured very small pieces floating in the oil/water mix

possible also a customization option like with a  little injection needle one can fill empty little prisms(?) with oil and or water and the tiny coloured sand/plasticks

add to all that the possibility of constructing lego like with this liquidfilled items glas prisms partly magneticly behaving in-and deflatable
flexible items
little houses spaceships playfigures like fairies elves angels animals
perhaps with little textiles for the fairies and elves ?
what opens a whole lot of new ideas like thin layers of magnetizable nanomeshed metal/textile so the outfit of the fairies can be changed without glueing or druckknopf
altough with that too being a viable option i mean the druckknopf system
for attaching hats and wings to the figures

add to that the idea of a hand reflexzone stimulating thing like the one plastik bowl with spikes one can roll with both hands
with the option of a metal fingerring
inside what is flexible so it can be rolled up and down to stimulate each finger for a few seconds

add to that the idea of a motion generating electricity to power an led bulb or a little tiny miny fan
with a little dynamo ? and some string pulling mechanism ?
or like the mechanism where a weight gets shaked up and down in a tube to generate the electricity, just much more miniaturized

and from here on we open up the field of mini biologic botanic production

like with a 1 cm microalgae bioreactor tube with a 2 mm semipermeable opening not letting fluid out or in but allowing co2 intake and o2 output
the toy built with these microalgae minibioreactor tubes the toy gets either moved by magnetic motion like pendulum style or being laid into a 2 cm lightpermeatable transparent waterbowl connected with a miniature pump pumping water up to let it fall in a tiny waterfall style or drop style down into the waterbowl what brings the much needed motion for the floating mini microalgae bioreactor tube

when the algae have grown up, some of it get harvested into a bigger container like 5 cm where it can be separated from water and processed into a kind of rawmaterial to be used for the textiles and plastics

think of it, how about a miniature
mixer where i can melange my old hair with the harvested microalgae or some dry gras / hay leafs as a base for it to be further processed with a miniature spinnrad into garn
and then woven with a miniature webrahmen loom

or how about a cigarette packet big 3 dimensional printer allowing to build sheets of bioplastic what one can
schweissen together to build bigger structures
to 3d print all kind of forms up to a size of 3 cm
like to use some of the microalgae to be harvested for ripening in a biogas collector where it can be fuelling a mini flame torch thrower or an electric soldering iron can be used to hotmelt several plastic pieces together

the idea behind this all would be that it empowers the common layman to start producing instead of compensational consuming
also it triggers the imagination and educates oneself when having the tools literally at hand
instead of a desktop 3 d printer to have a 10 cm portable 3d printer
plus all the 10 to twenty other modular miniature tools fitting all into a case the size of a netbook or laptop

using the laptop sized case as a construction frame where for example i can set up an array of mobilee style
microalgae bioreactor tubes being moved either by a fan or by some mechanical touch push input

think of the mobile lab being laptop sized than the size of the 3d printer might be 15 cm big like filling half the lab space  


several news items fit very well to the idea. reading about this recent devellopments reminded me of the idea i am thinking of since many years
just a short while ago i found a little something of it with a rubber ball filled with a soapy liquid and particles shining pink and turquoise
another one had a smaller ball inside it plus the particles


Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one
May 17, 2010 16:55
Author: Kristi Bernick

Here at Inhabitat we’re huge fans of double duty designs that let you get more bang for your buck, and the latest example of an awesome multifunctional object that has us buzzing is this spectacular “Crystal Light” LED lamp by Taiwan-based QisDESIGN, which does triple duty as a toy, puzzle and objet-d’art! We spotted this radiant puzzle/lamp/toy at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC, and it immediately drew us in, like moths to a flame, with its mesmerizing glow and playful design. Upon further inspection (i.e. playing with it for hours) we were amazed by the clever modular design that can be snapped together to form different and unique shapes using magnets!




Engineered Metamaterials Could Recreate the Birth of Extra-Dimensional Universes in the Lab
May 11, 2010 6:23
Using metamaterials, physicist Igor Smolyaninov at the University of Maryland in College Park thinks we can create analogies for some of the most interesting cosmological occurences like multiverses and even the birth of universes. In the same way gravity bends light, metamaterials can bend electrical and magnetic fields to create a metamaterial version of relativity. We can, he says, create metamaterials with electromagnetic spaces that possess compactified dimensions. We could create metamaterials in which the number of dimensions and compactified dimensions changes from region to region, with wormholes transiting from space to space. We might even be able to witness the birth of photons in these metamaterials, the transition of which would in some ways represent the spawning of a new universe within the metamaterial itself. We could even create a metamaterial multiverse in which different universes have different properties, or wherein different physical laws apply, and witness our own tiny Big Bang by engineering an optical “photon blockade” device in which topological transitions within the metamaterial resemble the birth of a universe. (Source:


One Response

  1. handyschpileohnistrom
    ( in der hand spielen ohne strom )

    eine box aus plastik/holz/filz zum aufklappen in der groesse einer zigarettenschachtel oder smartphone

    mit form farbe und bewegung spielen als alternative zum handy spielen oder zigarette rauchen, um damit eine meditative oder entspannende wirkung zu erzielen oder auch eine erhoehte konzentration bzw. eine problemloesung zu ermoeglichen durch eine verlagung der aufmerksamkeit auf eine spielerische ebene
    wichtig scheint dabei zu sein, dass die spiele ueberall gespielt werden koennen, beim stehen im bus, beim laufen

    durchsichtige plastik kuegelchen und staebchen mit farbigem sand und andere kuegelchen und staebchen mit magnetisiertem eisenstaub, runde, viereckige, staebchen magnete
    plastikteilchen die biegbar mieinander verknuepft werden koennen

    moegliche spiele
    sachen bauen, rutschbahnen fuer kuegelchen, minirollercoaster,
    miniwindrad bauen zum dranpusten

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