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Magic Square Simulated Artifact 3d printed

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Magic Square Simulated Artifact 3d printed
Magic Square Simulated Artifact 3d printed

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Magic Square Simulated Artifact 3d printed
Magic Square Simulated Artifact 3d printed

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Magic Square Simulated Artifact 3d printed
Magic Square Simulated Artifact 3d printed

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Magic Square Simulated Artifact

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  • 3D printed in Stainless Steel: Bronze-infused stainless steel with visible print lines and rough feel.
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I created this simulation of a 13th century tablet from a photograph I took in Xian, China. It's a 3D print of a 6x6 magic square made with bronze infused steel (I printed it in PLA at home first to see what it would be like, then I sent the model off to Shapeways). Interestingly, the numerals are Hindu-Arabic. This was probably the peak of mathematical technology at the time. They found it buried at the base of a palace - probably as a magical of talisman. I used photoshop to increase the contrast, clean up the noise, and rectify the image. Then exported that as a jpg, and sent it to a website that transformed it into a vector file (.svg). Then I imported it into tinkercad and extruded it and added a bottom plate, chamfered the edges and exported it as a .stl file. The .stl file is what you use to print it. I've put it on the store with an $14-18 markup - just for fun - happy to share. $120 isn't cheap - but it is nifty. You can figure out the numerals - using a little math - each row and column and diagonal adds to 111. Hint, count how many of each numeral occurs in the numbers 1-36... Also note that the V is not five... It was an iron plate, but I printed it as polished bronze infused steel and was very pleased with the result. Might try just steel though.

What's in the Box
INCM
Magic Square Simulated Artifact
Stainless Steel
Width
7.5 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Depth
7.5 cm

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