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Hoberman Spheres

The Seating Area is one of the first thing you see when you visit Dundee Science Centre, and if you look up, you'll see these colourful balls hanging from the ceiling. This feature is more than just decoration, turn the handles on the black discs and see the Hoberman Spheres above change size as they expand and contract!

Hoberman Sphere in the Seating Area

Hoberman Spheres are designed using the science of geometry to create fascinating dynamic objects, their scissor-like joints allow them to fold and transform down to a fraction of their fully extended size.

Have you ever played with a Hoberman Sphere toy before?

Hoberman Sphere in the Seating Area

Investigate next time you visit and see if you can match the handles to which Hoberman Sphere it controls.

Also see more postings at in Exhibits.

Hoberman Spheres Seating Area
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Hoberman Spheres