I am putting up plans for maths and maths related construction projects in various places. Here are the collected links.
Sculpture system 5
a joint project with Richard Grimes.
- Original sculpture in Iceland
- Sculpture made at Maker Faire Newcastle
- Myers Polyhex (Will tile but only in complicated way)
- Mann notched Polyhex (won’t tile, but only in complicated way)
- Socolar Taylor Aperiodic tile (more details here)
Hexayurt and dome Models
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Hi. Can you tell me where the black and white graphic comes from at the top of your Maxwell’s Demon site? I would appreciate it – thanks much.
Okay – I found the answer in your first blog entry. So what is the blue and white graphic derived from?
I am not sure what you mean by the black and white, or blue and white graphics. On the left is a brown flowsnake. The background is an image that I initially put as a competition. It was still open, though one person did get the key to it. It is based on the Kolakoski sequence: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolakoski_sequence
Can you tell the rules beyond that?
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I’ve been a fan and builder domes and hexayurts for years. Thanks for your work, which I will spend more time with later.
In the meantime, I would like to offer a correction to your assertion that Vinay Gupta was the first to address the issue with geodesic domes that you state in your pdf about Nearodesic domes:
“The problem is it requires a fair amount of skill to build and if the faces are made with sheet material, takes quite a bit of waste.”
Buckminster Fuller himself designed the simple and waste-free Self-Strutting Geodesic Plydome, later perfected by Steve Miller. See http://www.sover.net/~triorbtl for details. If you want full technical instructions from his Back Home articles, email me.
Also, Chuck Henderson observed and solved the same problem 40 years ago–and received Fuller’s blessing in person–with his http://conicshelter.com, also a geodesic structure.
There is nothing new under the sun.
Thanks for your comments, those are lovely examples. I had not come accross Chuck’s work before and it is beautiful.
Of course, saying anything was the first is a dangerous statement, however in this case I would stand by my words for the moment. I was talking about the issue of making domes from sheet materials, and say that Vinay was the first to address this problem “directly”, both of the examples you quote go after the problem indirectly, not using sheet material, or not using domes.
So while I agree that I am probably wrong (there are some attempts also in Dome Book 2) I am still waiting the evidence to convince me 😉
Dear Edmund, I don’t know the meaning of this, but it’s so beautiful!