Mathematical shapes and forms.

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by virtox, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    There are many beautiful, simple and complex, mathematical shapes which lend themselves for 3d printing, so I thought it nice to have an open topic to post and discuss variations.

    Inspired by the Klein (Eight) discussion, that seems like a good start:

    As mentioned in the other topic, for now I only have the basic version of the Klein Eight but am hoping to find something more interesting hidden in it.

    http://www.shapeways.com/model/337239/klein_eight.html?gid=s g4834
     
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  2. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
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  3. henryseg
    henryseg Well-Known Member
  4. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    :) The fun thing I find about these shapes is, you hardly need math, imagination is usually enough.
    (hmm Imathination anyone?)

    While I like to challenge myself and do them mathematically, the formula used in the end basically comes down to:
    A figure eight going round a circle and doing a 180

    @henryseg, thanks, very insightful, there goes my lazy sunday afternoon ;)

    Woah! The actual double Klein bottle in that paper DOES rock my boat :)



     
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