are a super cool building toy made by my friend Mike Woods and his company E&M Labs. We made these nifty things from them at my birthday party. What will you make?
My friend Zach Abel has come up with an impressive assortment of binder clip sculptures. I love the idea of taking everyday objects and turning them into amazing things, so I felt compelled to try making some of my own.
seems like just the thing that I should like – seeing as I clearly very much like origami and knots. For exhibit here is an origami cubeoctahedron out of business cards that has been wrapped by a strand of red cord. The cord wraps around several times with four strand braids occurring every time four strands overlay. The resulting shape outlined by a cord is tetrahedral. I made this on the plane to G4GX. While there, I also worked on making a business card tetrahedron wrapped with octahedral knotwork, which, unfortunately, seems to have been misplaced.
in Brockton, MA is hosting an origami exhibit featuring the work of MIT affiliated origami artists – including myself! The exhibit details can be found here. I went to the opening – here are some photos of the stuff that I have on exhibit.
Zometool is a building system consisting of a variety or rods that can be slotted into balls at a variety of angles. It provides much more construction flexibility than the building toys you may have encountered as a child. For example, the structure in the first image is a projection onto three dimensions of a truncated 600-cell. I helped build these models in January 2004.