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Figure8Knot And Sliding Torus 6 11 2015 3d printed

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Figure8Knot And Sliding Torus 6 11 2015 3d printed
Figure8Knot And Sliding Torus 6 11 2015 3d printed

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Figure8Knot And Sliding Torus 6 11 2015

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A friend suggested that my Figure Eight Knot could also be the basis for a Desktop toy like the kids toy where shapes are pushed along a wire in space. This was my first attempt, putting just one torus around a Figure Eight Knot with a circular cross section. I printed one, and it came out quite well, except that at one place the moving torus bumped into an adjacent part of the knot surface. A slight flexing of the knot allowed the torus to pass, but one would not want that to happen at all. So I made a second attempt, with more tori, each slightly smaller than this first one. The modified design was uploaded on July 12, 2015, and it being analyzed by the Shapeways computers for printability.
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