Four-Dimensional Zoetropes

The original *thing* of this thing no longer exists:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:82691   (But, check out the Thingiverse’s Httpd 404: Not Found page — It is listed among the awesome Httpd 404: Not Found pages on the Internet)

The header comments of the OpenSCAD file for this thing are as follows:

/*
Nick Pullen, May 2013
Description:

Here are the parts for 3 dodecahedrons, that once magnet are installed in the recesses will self assemble into complete objects. Due to the spacing and polarity of the magnets, only parts of the same will fit together.

There is a video of the original idea that inspired me to design these: http://vimeo.com/44291046#at=0

And the Researchers’ site: http://bioselfassembly.net/

Instructions:

When installing the magnets, make sure all the left hole magnets are orientated the same polarity, and then the right hand hole make sure the polarity is reversed. I have used 3x1mm neo magnets off ebay, N35 they were called….

The SCAD is partly parametric, but have a play, I have commented on what the components are…

*/

My builds are here:

http://www.thingiverse.com/make:80306

They were done on PP3DP's and a LulzBot TAZ at the C-U Community Fab Lab

They got the attention of Skylar Tibbits of the MIT Self-Assembly Lab, who contacted me through the Thingiverse to remind me that

Arthur Olson, holds the patent on self-assembling polyhedra (of which your dodecahedron falls under). I’m guessing it is fine to print for your own interests or educational purposes, as long as it isn’t for profit or a business. google.com/patents/US8507778?cl=en

The last two pictures show the pieces loose in the box and then the box after closing up and shaking.  Order from chaos.   It appears to violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics.   Take that, Dean L. Overman!

Hypersphere and hyperCosta’s Surface in 3D computer graphics and color 3D printing

cross-connect:

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Braille reads: the slope of your spine the arch of your back the curve of your hip

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trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

A Wooden simulation of a water droplet as it impacts a body of water.

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twicr:

Researchers in Canada are running an experiment to see if people will stop and give their hitchBOT a lift across the country. But what happens if it meets one of Google’s self-driving cars along the way? (Answer: Robopocalypse!)
You can follow hitchBOT’s journey on the web, Instagram, and Twitter. 

twicr:

Researchers in Canada are running an experiment to see if people will stop and give their hitchBOT a lift across the country. But what happens if it meets one of Google’s self-driving cars along the way? (Answer: Robopocalypse!)

You can follow hitchBOT’s journey on the web, Instagram, and Twitter

hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy:

Someone needs to give this robot a towel, then strags (non-hitchhikers) will think it is a really together robot and will happily offer it anything it needs.

proofmathisbeautiful:

I’m not even kidding guys…I already ordered 2!
A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair
Andrew Liszewski
A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt—and that part’s not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It manages to replicate the functionality of quite a few tools, but will all but disappear when used to keep your bangs at bay.
It can serve as a flat-head screwdriver, even for fixing those tiny screws on your glasses. It’s got a 5/16 wrench for tackling the occasional bolt, and there’s a serrated edge for hacking through rope, but hopefully not hacking through your hair when worn. It could very well be the smallest multi-tool you can buy for just $10, trumped only by the Q-Tip when it comes to cost versus functionality.

proofmathisbeautiful:

I’m not even kidding guys…I already ordered 2!

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Andrew Liszewski

A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt—and that part’s not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It manages to replicate the functionality of quite a few tools, but will all but disappear when used to keep your bangs at bay.

It can serve as a flat-head screwdriver, even for fixing those tiny screws on your glasses. It’s got a 5/16 wrench for tackling the occasional bolt, and there’s a serrated edge for hacking through rope, but hopefully not hacking through your hair when worn. It could very well be the smallest multi-tool you can buy for just $10, trumped only by the Q-Tip when it comes to cost versus functionality.