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Build, balance, and behold the newest way to learn science: Octacog!

Elementary school science teacher Bill Burton created Octacog as a STEM education tool for both kids and adults. Users can connect rods and various weighted pieces to the octagon-shaped balance point to experiment with physics while creating endless building possibilities.

Designed for kids ages 7 and up, this modular balance toy acts as both an experimental construction set and a gravity-defying game. Players can take turns by adding or moving a piece, then giving the structure a spin. If Octacog stays balanced, the player is safe and it’s the next player’s turn. If the structure falls, the player is no longer a master of balance.

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Octacog is available to pre-order for $49.99 here. There is also an expansion pack available for $19.99. Players can combine multiple sets to expand their gameplay and building opportunities.