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Travel Bug Dog Tag Faber Optimé - Triangulum

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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

Triangle 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 (323.3mi) View Map

Dropped Off 2/18/2011 GenCuster placed it in Mangaweka Scenic (Manawatu-Wanganui) North Island, New Zealand - 214.83 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 2/11/2011 GenCuster retrieved it from Lake View (Rotorua) North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

Very cool TB! Have been playing with it every day....

Write note 2/11/2011 GenCuster posted a note for it   Visit Log

Retrieved from Lake View, Rotorua. Waiting for it to be logged into cache before I retrieve it...

Dropped Off 2/2/2011 dameblanche placed it in Lake View (Rotorua) North Island, New Zealand - 129.85 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 1/27/2011 dameblanche retrieved it from Pukematekeo Summit (Auckland) North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

Nice TB, we will drop it soon

Dropped Off 1/20/2011 larflots placed it in Pukematekeo Summit (Auckland) North Island, New Zealand - 14.35 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 1/14/2011 larflots retrieved it from Wise or Wild, you decide? (Auckland) North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

off to the beach.

Dropped Off 2/6/2010 Gadget-tron placed it in Wise or Wild, you decide? (Auckland) North Island, New Zealand - 13.49 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 2/6/2010 rosmar discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at the Gannet Campout Event

Retrieve It from a Cache 1/9/2010 Gadget-tron retrieved it from Chief, It's a cache (Auckland) North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log


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