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The Oloid: a mathematically perfect piece of art 3d printed

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The Oloid: a mathematically perfect piece of art 3d printed
The Oloid: a mathematically perfect piece of art 3d printed

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The Oloid: a mathematically perfect piece of art 3d printed
The Oloid: a mathematically perfect piece of art 3d printed

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The Oloid: a mathematically perfect piece of art

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3D printed in bright orange, richly colored nylon plastic with a smooth finish.
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Product Description
A desk sculpture that merges science & art into one solid piece made of metal*.

The oloid is an intriguing and widely unknown geometric shape with amazing mathematical and aesthetic properties. It was discovered in 1929 by German sculptor, inventor and mathematician Paul Schatz.

A desktop sculpture that brings art, science, beauty and technology together in a single piece of solid metal. Perfect for thinkers, makers, visionaries, learners, teachers, children.

Its hypnotic motion and flawless-smooth texture make it a great tool for stress-relief and concentration. A unique object that unleashes creative thinking and mindfulness.

What is so special about the oloid?
  •     Although its shape is curved, it moves in a perfect straight line.
  •     Although its shape is not round, it rolls.
  •     It has sharp edges, but its motion is gentle and smooth.
  •     While it rolls, every single point of its surface touches the ground.
  •     Its surface area is identical to a sphere of the same radius.
  •     It's surface is developable, meaning it can constructed from a flat sheet.
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What's in the box:
oloid
Dimensions:
5.25 x 3.46 x 3.46 cm
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2.07 x 1.36 x 1.36 inches
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Mature audiences only.
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