If you have an original Spirograph, you will probably be interested in our Original Spirograph Pen Refills Your source for official Spirograph pen cartridges and Spirograph pens including red, blue, green and black ink.
If you are interested in acquiring one of the wonderful vintage versions of the original Spirograph, then your best bet would be to find one used on a website such as eBay.
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The following 3 modern versions of the Spirograph are produced by Kahootz Toys. They are actually pretty good. The gears are slightly larger than the original and the holes in the gears are slightly larger to accomodate the larger, modern-style ballpoint pen tips. Also, instead of little green pins to hold down the wheels, they provide “Spiro-Puddy.” Pretty cool.
The following list is not in any particular order.
Cycloidal Scribbling-Engine $35.00 US. This is exactly like the Original Spirograph toy you remember, only bigger, MUCH higher quality, and with more options. The teeth on the gears are proportionately much deeper than on the original Spriograph. This helps prevent slipping and makes it easier to draw smoothly. Each plate is cut from 3mm clear acrylic, is 7″ (18cm) across, and includes a variety of rings and gears in several sizes. The individual plates work as self -contained sets, or they can be combined with each other to make an ever-increasing number of different patterns. You’ll need to provide your own pins, baseboard, and pens.
Quercetti’s Spirogiro MandalaPatterns by turning the various gears inside the central board – Includes 6 gears, 1 template, 12 markers, 12 sheets and a manual.
Hasbro’sDeluxe Spirograph This is the product that I was excited to share with my son. I was hoping that it was even BETTER than the one form the 1960s and you would think by its name that that would be the case. But unfortunately, this product is pretty lame compared to the original. I think it is because they had to get rid of all the tiny little parts due to lawsuits, and what is left is very limited.
Set the parameters and watch with amazement how these online Spirographs will draw your intricate spirals all by themselves. Most of them are free Spirographs. VERY cool.
Online Spirographs (Immediate access with a browser)
Spirography by Anu Garg
Spirograph by Ben Joffe
Spirogen 2 by Gerry Levens
Java Spirograph by David Little
Spirograph inside Spirograph by Eduardo Virueña Silva
Lynn’s SpiroGraph Applet by Lynn J. Gasch
Spirograph Demo by Jim Bumgardner
Spirograph Software (Download and run on your computer)
Free Spirograph Download by Michael Husted
Spiro by Red “e” Technologies
SpiroAnim by Jos van den Oever
Spirograph & Lissajous animations in 3D by Robert Inventor