August 17, 2017

Spherical & Cylindrical Mesh

Widely used in 3D graphics rendering, polygon mesh patterns serve as a basis for developing detailed models. We fabricate one such pattern on a sphere and a cylinder to illustrate the beauty in the symmetry of the meshes. Build these yourself! Spherical Mesh & Cylindrical Mesh We recently did a live printing presentation of the…

Dovetail Puzzle Box

The goal of the puzzle is simple: take apart the box to retrieve the contents inside. As simple as that sounds, the intricate inner design of the box makes this puzzle a tough one to crack. From the outside, the shape of the joints would make you believe that the task is impossible. However, rather…

August 8, 2017

Triply Periodic Polyhedral Surface

We fabricated a triply periodic polyhedral surface which can be realized as a closed Riemann surface, a hyperbolic surface, and a translation surface, and which is made out of octahedra. This is inspired by the beautiful paper of Dami Lee, and is part of the art project axiomatic.