NeoCube

Saturday 3 May 2008

The NeoCube is an astonishing toy made of 216 high-strength magnetic ball bearings. The movie shows an array of surprising transformations:

I'm mesmerized by the shifts from one form to another, especially when it pops from a flat net to a Platonic solid all by itself.

Seems like a fun toy to have around, except for the part where those little ball bearings could zap your disks or credit cards if they get too close...

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Al 6:51 AM on 4 May 2008

I think I need to add that to my toy collection for my desk at work, that is completely awesome!

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andrew 7:03 AM on 7 May 2008

The "Neo Cube" blew my mind when I saw it so I went to the website and it costs quite amount of money.....well ok at least 50$ plus it takes 8 weeks to deliver to you I could wait that long but I need something else to pass my time

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Paul Downs 3:26 PM on 7 May 2008

Why don't they fall into a cubic close packing arrangement?

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Robert 2:14 AM on 9 Jun 2008

The polarity is probably set so they arrange in a specific linear pattern.

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rich 4:56 PM on 11 Jun 2008

I saw it was sold on ebay. try searching "neocube"
its pretty amazing thin - i want to buy one.

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Nora 12:27 AM on 19 Jul 2008

It is awsome, there's a guy who sells the magnets from Poland on ebay (they're down to about $35 now plus s/h, evenly priced w/ the real neocube), it's not brand name, but the magnets are just as high quality and it doesn't take months to get, I got mine to the US east coast in less than a week. It's especially fun if you like experimenting to see what type of mathmatical models and shapes you can create from units of a certain shape. Each sphere has N/S polarity like any other magnet, so you can take a random clump and pull out a long string.

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Bert 2:15 AM on 5 Aug 2008

The neocube is awesome. I bought mine on ebay. It has a 24kt Gold plating. Addictive toy.

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Ray 7:14 AM on 11 Aug 2008

I found a website (EdwinScience.com) where you can the the 216 for $32 including shiping. And they even sell up to a 10 by 10 by 10 cube!

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Brad 8:47 PM on 24 Aug 2008

I got my cubes from www.edwinscience.com it was only $28 per cube and a flat $3.00 shipping, and I got mine in three days. They need a warning they are so addictive! I can't put mine down.

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Eric 4:03 AM on 20 Oct 2008

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.

Regards,
Eric H.
Magbeads Beadwork co., ltd.
Http://www.neo-cube.cn
neocube@live.cn sales@neo-cube.cn

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Dailymag 9:35 AM on 21 Nov 2008

We supply QQMAG (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.


The magnetic fields of magnetic balls are concentrated more at the poles than
disc or block magnets. These balls are great for experimentation and magic tricks
and are just plain fascinating to play with.

QQMAG (NeoCube) is consisted of hundreds of individual strong neodymium balls.

You can create huge number of shapes and models according to your imagination by this amazing QQMAG (NeoCube).

QQMAG (NeoCube) is wonderfully suitable for experiments and combining with other magnets.

No one who comes into contact with these magnets ever wants to give them back. These small but very powerful QQMAG (NeoCube) inevitably arouse a sense of play.

The more, the better.

http://www.iqmagtoy.com/qqmag
sales@cndailymag.com

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Sherry 3:29 AM on 5 Dec 2008

Fly Sporting Goods Co., Ltd can supply Neocube magnetic balls (magnetic spheres) in different sizes of 3mm-10mm. There are 216pcs of magnetic spheres in one set. You can create huge number of shapes and models according to your imagination by this NeoCube.


Http://www.fly-motor.com
email:sales@fly-motor.com msn:fly-motor@hotmail.com

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Andy 1:50 AM on 4 Feb 2009

Magnetic Spheres are high power neodymium magnets manufactured in a perfect sphere shape.
They are magnetised straight across their diameters which means that they attract each other and can be formed into intricate patterns and mindblowing 3 dimensional objects.
In their simplest form you can make single file chains which can be joined to make bracelets and necklaces that stay securely held together ONLY by the power of magnetism, the chain of beads can be split at any point and instantly rejoined.

They can also be used individually to hold papers on steel notice boards without rolling down the board.

They are exciting, fascinating and will amaze everyone that you show them to!

Contact: Mr.Andy

UNIVERSAL (NINGBO) MAGNETECH CO., LTD
Add: No.99 , Baining Street, Jiangdong, Ningbo, China
Tel: 86-574-81127612
Fax: 86-574-87888234
Skype:cnunimag

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Strong Force Inc 12:08 PM on 13 Apr 2009

The NeoCube can be found at www.TheNeoCube.com, avoid impostors, we answer e-mail quickly, and have a much more user friendly site than Chinese knock-offs.

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Nicholas 10:09 AM on 29 Apr 2009

You can get a Cube called the 7x7 Creation Cube that has a wopping 343 Spheres for 30 bucks! I just bought one a week ago and looking to buy a few others. They have different sizes. All very cost effective. Check the site at http://www.TheCyberCube.com. TheCyberCube.com

- Gadget Master

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neocube 4:45 AM on 6 May 2009

neocube directly from China manufacturer you can buy here


neocube manufacturer

info@216neocube.com

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Strong Force Inc 1:11 PM on 5 Jun 2009

The original NeoCube is of the highest quality, with fast shipping and great customer service.

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Edwin 3:01 PM on 5 Jun 2009

Get fast shipping from the U.S. at http://www.EdwinScience.com
I don’t charge you for fancy packaging, and you don't need promo codes to get the best price. The 4.7mm cube is $24.99. I sell cubes made from 4.76mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm diameter spheres. Plus you can choose from Nickel or Real 24K gold plating. These are top quality magnets!
Thanks
Edwin

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B Mclaughlin 11:14 AM on 2 Oct 2009

I need 1, 2, and 3 mm neodnyium magnetic spheres coated in gold. Does anyone sell these?

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neocube 1:46 AM on 27 Oct 2009

NeoCube is great magnet toy. Some instruction how to make simple shapes you can found here on this page
http://www.neocube.org/neo-cube-instructions
sometime it is difficulty to create larger shape, just remember everything need the time

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tom king 12:04 PM on 20 Dec 2009

Dear Sir,

We are the original magnet material and magnetic products(NEOCUBE) manufactory from china.
Wecan produce like 4.8mm,5mm,6mm, 7mm and 8mm size or as your request.
our NEOCUBE has follows advantage:
1)Tolerance=+/-0.03mm of each magnet ball,and 50um coating thickness,high quality ni-cu-ni coating treatment.
2)Use standard N35 grade neodymium magnet,the magnet force more than 5000guass.
3)SGS(ROSH)certification approved,not harmful your health.
4)Fast delivery time:1000sets within 5days after receiving your payment.
5)Special carton box can protect the metal gift box.
email me and visit our website www.verymagnetic.com to get best price from us.
Tom king
Dongyang Wanli magnetic material co.,ltd
Hengdian Industrial Area Dongyang Zhejiang
TEL:0086-579-86598333
FAX:0086-579-86598116
Skype ID: wlmagnetic
E-mail: verymagnetic@126.com
Website:www.verymagnetic.com
Alibaba website:http://verymagnetic.en.alibaba.com

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gary chen 11:29 AM on 30 Jun 2010

Hello,We are the neocube factory from china.
We can do almost all the sizes of the neocube.
We can supply the best quality neocube with competitive price.
Pls don't hesitate to contact with us,we will reply to you imediately.
Our site is :http://www.hualemagnet.cn
E-mail:chenhuazhong@gmail.com

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neocube 2:19 PM on 4 Jan 2011

Yes, agree with Gary, what I would ad is major manufacturer and exporter in China, you can build billions of models with Neocube.

One of the main attractions of your NeoCube is its ability to form so many solutions. Certainly the cube of six is one of these, but it is by no means the only one.

If you don?t know how to start make some shape have a look on this page http://www.neomagnet.org/neo-cube-instructions there are some simple neocube instruction to make chain, triangle, hexagon. Neocube is great magnet gadget.

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Michel 3:23 PM on 4 Jan 2011

This is realy a great toy, you have hours of fun and available in 13 colors. See all colors and many more products for Neocubes at: www.originalneocube.nl

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John 9:03 AM on 11 Jan 2011

I bought mine a couple of weeks ago and still can't stop playing with it!!
Mine is a "Tetramag" from http://www.tetramag.com but it's the same product

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Max 12:37 PM on 17 Jan 2011

Neocube Germany

In my opinion, the Neocube is a "must have". The people from Germany can buy it by http://www.poozle.de/neocube/

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neocube 11:59 PM on 31 Jan 2011

Buy neocube from China directly is better then buy it from some local reseller in U.S.

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