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Travel Bug Dog Tag Faber Optimé - Crusta Niveum

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Friday, March 7, 2008
North Island, New Zealand
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To meet as many interesting people as possible and to spend not less than one month/12 geocaches in each country/territory.

About This Item

Snowflake Twiddlestix

About Hoberman Twiddlestix

Twiddlestix™ are kinetic keychains that change shape continuously as you turn a small knob on the side.

It's a keychain-size Hoberman invention, using Chuck Hoberman's patented unfolding technology!

About Chuck Hoberman

Chuck Hoberman is the inventor of “Unfolding Structures” – objects that transform their size and shape. His unique folding methods have been developed for uses ranging from miniature surgical tools to retractable stadium roofs.

His work has been exhibited all over the world: The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Museo Interactive Mirador in Santiago (Chile), on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ The Explorer of the Seas (currently one of the world’s largest cruise ships), and at the futuristic Mycal Otaru Bay center in northern Japan. Recent projects include a retractable dome for the World’s Fair EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany, a 40 foot high expanding helicoid at Discovery World, Pier Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and the Hoberman Arch, a 70 foot diameter unfurling “curtain” for the Olympic Medals Plaza for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The Olympic Arch is Hoberman’s highest-profile project to date.

Hoberman’s other recent and ongoing projects include the design and production of toys – including the award-winning Hoberman Sphere® and Gro-bots construction sets – and tents, emergency shelters, folding houses, and portable theatres, all of which unfold and expand according to his patented technology.

With a Bachelor’s degree in sculpture from Cooper Union and a Master’s degree in Engineering from Columbia University, Hoberman’s background has helped him combine artistic and scientific considerations into his work in a most unique way. A Hoberman object is at once both a structure and a mechanism; both a beautiful sculpture and a demonstration of complex geometric principles.

Hoberman won the Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design in 1997, and last year was a Product Design Finalist for the Smithsonian National Design Award.

For more information about Chuck Hoberman and/or his fantastic creations, please see


Travel Bugs need maintenance from time to time (as do we all?!). If this one looks in need (or if you would like to know how to make your own capsule), please take a look at the Faber Optimé Travel Bug Maintenance Manual.

A PDF file of the custom stash note for this travel bug can be obtained here.

About Faber Optimé

Faber Optimé We aim to deliver excellence, in all of our activities - such as bringing to you curious, interesting and innovative geocaches and geocache items, like this one.

Keep your eyes peeled for more of the Faber Optimé Travel Bugs!

We're always happy to help fellow geocachers! :-) Please do feel free to get in touch with us on the following contact details.

GeoUser:  FaberOptimé
Mobile:  +64 21 184 6246
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Tracking History (11100.8mi) View Map

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 9/8/2010 crewcurtis grabbed it   Visit Log

Hope I am doing all of this properly as this is the first time I have taken a travel bug. Will place it before the week is out somewhere special.

Retrieve It from a Cache 8/2/2009 Rocktopus retrieved it from Evil Empire California   Visit Log

What a cool travelbug! Thanks for teaching us!

Dropped Off 7/30/2009 Team Kringle placed it in Evil Empire California - 1,938.32 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 7/14/2009 Team Kringle retrieved it from Exit-66 Travel Bug Haven Michigan   Visit Log

Out collecting TBs to take out west.

Discovered It 7/11/2009 tbly discovered it   Visit Log

nice TB--spotted in michigan today, thanks for sharing.

Dropped Off 7/2/2009 Outback Caching placed it in Exit-66 Travel Bug Haven Michigan - 5.05 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 6/23/2009 Outback Caching retrieved it from Hoshel Canoe Park Michigan   Visit Log

Grabbed your trackable today. We will be moving it along towards its next great adventure soon. Good luck on your journey through the caching World.

Dropped Off 6/22/2009 pairomedicchick placed it in Hoshel Canoe Park Michigan - 22.7 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 6/20/2009 pairomedicchick retrieved it from MiGO SW Chapter June Breakfast Club Event Michigan   Visit Log

This is a very cool bug. Thanks for sharing

Discovered It 6/19/2009 shamrock bones discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered @ MIGO Breakfast Event.

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