Brunnian Circles

by Magic
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The Brunnian Circles are made of 3 interlocked rings.
Brunnian means that even though the 3 circles are interlocked, no two of them are linked (in other words, remove just one of them and the two other ones will fall apart).

The red circle in on top of the blue one, the blue one on top of the green one and the paradox is that the green circle is on top of the red one.
This is possible because they are pseudo-circles: in reality they do not stand in a plane but are "waved".

Their diameter is 4cm and they thickness 5mm.

More informatons in this post.


IN: 2.559 w x 2.557 d x 0.433 h
CM: 6.5 w x 6.496 d x 1.1 h


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September 13, 2009, 8:06 pm
Yes, your Borromean Hexagons are very interesting. Actually, even if a little bit different, their structure is closer to my Brunnians Links (ellipses instead of hexagons) than to my Brunnian Circles.
September 12, 2009, 8:02 pm
Take a look at my Borromean Hexagons models. Same idea, but with hexagonal rings and a different name. Plus a bit of flourish in the styling. No wave needed in the hexagons though - they sit together as a nice ball. Surprisingly robust too.
April 23, 2009, 9:49 pm


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