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Bowers Circle Packing Ornament - 40 Circles 3d printed

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Bowers Circle Packing Ornament - 40 Circles 3d printed
Bowers Circle Packing Ornament - 40 Circles 3d printed

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Bowers Circle Packing Ornament - 40 Circles

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3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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This elegant ornament features 40 circles of different sizes, perfectly packed around a sphere. A circle packing is a pattern of circles drawn in such a way that neighboring circles are tangent and each "gap" between circles is next to exactly three circles. 

The circle packing for this ornament was created by John Bowers from the Ars Geometrica Lab in the Department of Computer Science at James Madison Unviersity, who wrote a library called Koebe-Lib for representing constructions in the inversive geometry of circles. This enabled him to generate a random circle packing that exactly covers the sphere of this ornament. The resulting circle data was then used in OpenSCAD to create the final design.

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This design is available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes; use the dropdown menu to select your size before ordering. 
What's in the box:
6.33 x 6.76 x 7 cm
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2.49 x 2.66 x 2.76 inches
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