What I’ve Got: Balancing Bird

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The balancing bird is a culmination of not only aesthetically pleasing design but also thoughtful artistry. The balancing bird conceals the Physics’ concepts such as rotational inertia and center of gravity with its external casing. This gadget can balance on nearly any object if rested on its tip and will preserve its orientation if rotated around the object. These features lend itself to the clever design of the makers who melded these physics ideas into an interactive toy that appeals to young students. I am particularly attracted to this design because it conveys concepts and lessons that are dramatically different from what its aesthetics suggests.

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