Kikkerland Magnetic Decision Maker-Be Careful What You Wish For!

May 23, 2015 - Comment

Be careful what you wish for – this thing really works. Swing the pendulum and let the decision maker determine your fate. Decision maker will instruct you yes, maybe, definitely, no way, try again or ask a friend. Product Features of The Kikkerland Magnetic Decision Maker Let the decision maker determine your fate Move the

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Be careful what you wish for – this thing really works. Swing the pendulum and let the decision maker determine your fate. Decision maker will instruct you yes, maybe, definitely, no way, try again or ask a friend.

Product Features of The Kikkerland Magnetic Decision Maker

  • Let the decision maker determine your fate
  • Move the ball and release
  • The ball will come to a stop above the right answer
  • Answers include yes, maybe, definitely, no way, try again and ask a friend
  • Measures 5.25 by 9.5 by 4-Inch

Comments

Dr. Bojan Tunguz says:

A fun, amusing desk toy This is an amusing desk/office toy that actually illustrates some very intriguing and nontrivial physics principles. The toy is made out of a pendulum and a stand. The pendulum is metallic/magnetic, and inside the stand are several magnets that modify the motion of the swinging pendulum. The motion of the pendulum is modified in an erratic, unpredictable way that in principle cannot be easily predicted form the way the pendulum is originally moved. This is characteristic of chaotic motion, and this toy is a very neat and inexpensive instrument that can be used to introduce someone to the ideas behind the chaos theory. Eventually, the pendulum settles at some point above the rim of the stand. Various parts of the rim are inscribed with several words that can be used as a sort of “decision” for one’s actions. I found that certain words come up more often than others, but other than that the pendulum worked fairly well. The build of this toy is fairly solid, although it should be handled…

J. Throckmorton says:

This is how I get work done now. So I set this thing up on my desk and now people can not stop playing with it. I’m a huge fan of the item and the toy does exactly what I want.The one thing I was not certain on is how uncertain it would be. Until the magnet finally rests you have absolutely no idea where it will stop. I have seen it wavering around one side and completely flip to the other side at the last moment.The item can take up to a minute to rest if you really swing the ball high but can take as little as 15 seconds to rest if you give it less of an arc to start.If you are looking for a fun toy to make decisions, this is a winner!

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