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George Hart continues to rock Math Mondays on MAKE, up this week is the skewer hyperboloid!

Thirty two shish kabob skewers and 176 small rubber bands are all it takes to make a beautiful hyperbolid of revolution. This is an example of what is called a “ruled surface,” meaning even though it is curved, it is made of straight lines.

4 thoughts on “Beautiful Hyperboloid Made of Skewers

  1. I would love to make this around a glass container to place candles or flowers.
    Perfect for indoors or outdoor decor.

  2. Great post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thank you!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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