3-axis shadow-casting MIT block

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Thingiverse user tshannon was inspired by the cover of Douglas Hofstadter’s famous book Gödel, Escher, Bach (Wikipedia) to create this one-piece letter-block that casts shadows in the shapes of the letters M, I, and T when illuminated along all three perpendicular axes.

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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