The High-Tech Dreidel
In a world of 3-D video games and surfing the Internet, kids may look
skeptically at dreidels - no color graphics, no electronic sounds and no
batteries needed. How could a toy like that possibly be fun?
Even thought the dreidel has been played with by children for thousands of
years, kids today may find this simple little top a bit "low-tech" for their
liking. For those modern day kids who think playing the dreidel game is soooo
bo-ring, here's a new spin on the way we look at this favorite Chanukah toy.
THE OFFICIAL DREIDEL OPERATORS MANUAL
You are now the proud owner of a high-quality, state of the art "Dreidel"
which can make you a winner! A multi-faceted, interactive educational and
entertainment micro-system, the versatile Dreidel utilizes maximum kinetic
transfer technology, putting years of wondrous experience at your fingertips.
Rapidly rotating on its axis, the Dreidel is driven by centrifugal forces
that defy gravitational pull. The Dreidel operates efficiently on renewable
energy sources at high, medium and low speeds. Velocity and RPM levels are
adjusted by the flick of a finger. Perfectly balanced and precision
engineered, the Dreidel is virtually maintenance free. It has no moving parts,
and no batteries or upgrades are required.
TO USE: Hold joystick-like handle in upright position, using thumb and
forefinger to accelerate. Best when operated on smooth surfaces with low
coefficient of friction. Device may appear stationary, but sound indicates
Dreidel is in use.
After completing its spinning mode, the Dreidel reaches its turning point and
begins to gyrate, displaying various conic sections as it decelerates. Dreidel
will then shut down automatically. Quick turnaround time allows Dreidel to be
used repeatedly. Follow instruction code indicated above and restart.
(from "Chabad News & Views," published by the Chabad Center of Passaic County, NJ)