Things from Rings

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From the Museum of Mathematics The Math Mondays Experimental Making Labs recently received numerous binder rings in its Incoming Raw Materials box. You know — the little circles that clip closed, used to hold a sheaf of hole-punched paper together.  According to the donor: “Here’s an office supply item that... Read more »

DIY Tensegrity

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In honor of a recent visit to Kenneth Snelson's workshop, and as a continued tribute to Math Craft, which has a nice gallery of tensegrity projects, here's a detailed, step-by-step illustration of how to make a tensegrity structure that you may not find in a lot of other places --... Read more »

Tribute to Math Craft

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It's good to know there's room in the world for two blogs devoted to the myriad of really cool things that you can make using or illustrating the wonders of mathematics. Everyone who reads and likes Math Mondays should know about the occasional series Math Craft. I thought I'd devote... Read more »

Math Monday: Sonobe Some More

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For the Museum of Mathematics Last column, we saw some of the basics of modular origami with the Sonobe unit.  Today’s post is mostly a gallery of a few of the limitless cool things you can do with this unit.  But first, a note about chirality. A three-dimensional object is... Read more »

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