# What is the purpose of a Hoberman Sphere?

## What is the purpose of a Hoberman Sphere?

The breathing ball (also known as the Hoberman Sphere) is a favourite prop of many teachers. When introduced as a tool for calming and connecting to the breath, rather than just a nifty toy, the breathing ball captivates kids attention.

## How do you lock the Hoberman Sphere?

Answer: To my knowledge, there isn’t a way to lock it. If you place it on one of the small triangle spaces, it stays expanded until touched.

When was the Hoberman Sphere invented?

1990
Hoberman, who holds 22 patents, received the patent for his Sphere in 1990.

Who invented Hoberman Sphere?

Chuck Hoberman
A curious hybrid of math professor and poet, Chuck Hoberman considers himself an accidental toy maker. ”I didn’t set out to make toys,” says Hoberman, a lanky 42-year-old known in the play business as the erudite inventor of the Hoberman Sphere, a collapsible, skeletal ball made of brightly colored plastic.

### Who invented the switch pitch?

Chuck Hoberman
Hoberman (right) speaking with MIT design professor Neri Oxman
Born 1956
Occupation Artist, engineer, architect, and inventor of folding toys
Known for Hoberman sphere Hoberman Arch

What is a Hoberman switch pitch ball?

Pair of Hoberman Switch Pitch Balls Toss the ball in the air and watch the colors magically flip! Toss the ball in the air and watch the colors magically flip! These fascinating balls transform back and forth between two colors.

How do you use a switch pitch ball?

How does it work? It’s simple! Gently toss a Switch Pitch Ball into the air without a spin and notice no change. Repeat with increasing energy until a change occurs.

## How do you play with an expandable ball?

Teach your kids to relax with this fun expanding ball. Hold in front of your belly. Take deep breath in while contracting the ball. Exhale slowly while expanding the sphere. Repeat the steps 1-3 until your fully relaxed and rejuvenated.