Jacob's Ladder Image Flip

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Jacob’s Ladder Image Flip: this Curiosity Box Inq the Octopus themed toy flips between two famous aperiodic tilings- Penrose rhombs on one side and the recently discovered einstein hat on the other. The earliest description of the ribbon hinged “Jacob’s Ladder” mechanism that creates this kinetic illusion of cascading blocks dates back to a magazine article from Scientific American magazine in 1889. 

Jacob’s Ladder Image Flip

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The same ribbon hinge mechanism is used to make the "magic" wallet click here

Jacob’s Ladder Image Flip: with a twist of the wrist this reproduction flips back and forth between an image of Queen Victoria and that of Prince Albert with a satisfying click-clack sound. The earliest description of the ribbon hinge mechanism that creates this kinetic illusion of cascading blocks comes from a magazine article in Scientific American in 1889.

Jacob’s Ladder Magic

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The same ribbon hinge mechanism is used to make the "magic" wallet (Click here for magic wallet). 

Jacob’s Ladder Magic: disappearing coins demonstrate another non-intuitive aspect of the hinge mechanism of this classic toy. The earliest description of the ribbon hinge mechanism that creates the kinetic illusion of cascading blocks comes from a magazine article in Scientific American in 1889.