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New Zealand-based Weirdsky Industries offers these unusual three-legged calipers which express the golden ratio (Wikipedia), dividing the distance they span into two sections such that

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The golden ratio is ubiquitous in the natural world, and in art and architecture at least since ancient Greece.

The calipers are made from laser-cut stainless steel, hand-assembled using brass rivets, and are produced in three standard sizes, with custom sizes available on request.


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  1. Doctroid says:

    This statement:

    “The golden ratio is ubiquitous … in art and architecture at least since ancient Greece.”

    is highly questionable. See The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World’s Most Astonishing Number by Mario Livio.

    Basically you can find the Golden Ratio everywhere — if you cherry pick your data, and if you are not too fussy about how accurately your ratios approximate phi.

  2. Carnes says:

    Neato, very interesting.

  3. shelleynoble says:

    There’s something innately gorgeous about the harmonious proportions found in nature and in pleasing works of art. These steel beauties look a graceful and interesting thing to have in themselves. Well done!

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