This Neat Knick-Knack Lets You Defy Gravity to Distract Yourself
Meet 'Moondrop,' a desk toy that employs the same free-fall physics as the Moon or Mars to give you something to fidget with.
They've done it: the near-weightless feeling of walking on the Moon is now something you can experience right here on Earth with Moondrop, a tiny, metal desk toy that mimics the effects of Lunar and Martian gravity. Using precise physics calculations, Kristoph Krisjans invented the device to "create a display that could show the Lunar gravity on any desktop."
"Originally Moondrop was more a scientific project to imitate the Lunar gravity. However since I am a fidgeter myself I decided to design it as a high quality fidget toy as well," Krisjans tells Creators. "The shape of Moondrop is very handy and the 'anti-gravity' slider makes it very satisfying to play with. You can flip it, slide it, spin it and fidget any way you like. I found fidgeting a great way to keep focus, not get distracted from meaningful works or just relax." Its top-of-the-line CNC machining in either aerospace-grade aluminum or copper—the copper option imitates the gravitational pull of Mars—ensures a satisfying metal-on-metal clink for every slide of your Moondrop.
Basically, it's complicated physics made simple and satisfying. Check out GIFs of Moondrop and a video below, and head over to the project's Kickstarter page to show your support.
Click here to check out Moondrop on Kickstarter.