Tria-Tubes

Michelle Galemmo and Carlo H. Séquin
Proceedings of Bridges 2014: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2014)
Pages 373–376

Abstract

This is an extension of the modular building-block system LEGO®-Knots, described earlier in these proceedings, to geometrical sculptures based on sweep geometries with a constant, triangular cross-section. Many of the extensions and further developments of the original “Borsalino” shape by Henk van Putten, which inspired this work, can also be realized with this new cross section and also result in a variety of attractive sculptures. The prototype parts were designed to be easily manufacturable on low-end, fused-deposition-modeling (FDM) machines.

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