Monday, September 29, 2008


Pretty interesting an artefact, this NeoCube, or should I say artefacts, since it is composed of 216 smaller magnets. Considering this could have been made already back in the 1930s it makes you wonder why such a product gets released only just now. It does have a little bit of a pseudo science-fiction flavour to it, and it's interesting that it seems to follow the simple but more and more ubiquitous idea of having many simple elements make up something more than the sum of its parts.

Seeing the NeoCube in action can be quite inspiring if you relate it to the way products could become reconfigurable by the end-user, or could be calmly self-reconfiguring based on how its user interacts with it.

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xiang said...

We supply Neocube magnetic balls (magnetic spheres) whose size is from 3mm~10mm. They are very powerful and amazing. There are 216pcs of magnetic spheres in one set.

NeoCube is composed of 216 individual high-energy NdFeB magnets. This allows you to create and recreate an outrageous number of shapes and patterns. NeoCube is literally a puzzle with billions of solutions. With all of these possible solutions, you will come up with numerous shapes and patterns for which there is no names, because you will be the first person in history to have created it.

Eric H.
Magbeads Beadwork co., ltd.

Anonymous said...

There's a Black Friday sale on NeoMinis starting today 11/28/08 and ending on Monday 12/01/08. Buy one get one Free!