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Math and...Cartography? [message #91188] Wed, 04 June 2014 06:11 UTC Go to next message
avatar Illogical  is currently offline Illogical
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I just received a bunch of new products for my shop but the two I'm most excited about are the Waterman Globe and the Negative Mobius.

The Waterman Globe is a pendant based off the unique Waterman butterfly projection, a special map of the earth designed to minimize distortions using sphere-packing algorithms. The projection imagines the earth as a truncated octahedron which is unfolded flat into a map. But what would it look like if you folded it back into a globe? Now you can have the answer and some style at the same time.
https://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1745767_3017087_1401860627.jpg


The Negative Mobius is another pendant. By cutting a specially curved slot through a torus, a Mobius strip is formed in the negative space. There are plenty of Mobius strips here on Shapeways, but how many of them are nonexistant? Well, one now.
https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1733538_3017049_1401860573.jpg
Re: Math and...Cartography? [message #91207 is a reply to message #91188 ] Wed, 04 June 2014 14:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar SavIsSavvy  is currently offline SavIsSavvy
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Whoa, these are beautiful! What great concepts for jewelry. The earth is my favorite :)

Are you planning on doing these in any other metals?


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Re: Math and...Cartography? [message #91256 is a reply to message #91207 ] Wed, 04 June 2014 20:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Illogical  is currently offline Illogical
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I would love to get them printed in precious and semi-precious metals, and plan to some time in the future. For now, though, I have a bunch of products that are still unlisted and I'd like to get at least one test print of each one so I can make them available to the public.

They are available in precious and semi-precious metals, at least all of the ones I can be confident will print correctly.

[Updated on: Wed, 04 June 2014 20:48 UTC]

Re: Math and...Cartography? [message #92091 is a reply to message #91256 ] Tue, 17 June 2014 08:45 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Sloris  is currently offline Sloris
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I love the negative mobius. Great concept and it's beautifully executed.


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