Math and...Cartography?

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by Illogical, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Illogical
    Illogical New Member
    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.

    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.
  2. SavIsSavvy
    SavIsSavvy New Member
    Whoa, these are beautiful! What great concepts for jewelry. The earth is my favorite :)

    Are you planning on doing these in any other metals?
  3. Illogical
    Illogical New Member
    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.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014
  4. Sloris
    Sloris Member
    I love the negative mobius. Great concept and it's beautifully executed.