Math Monday: 3D Hilbert curve in steel pipe

Math Monday: 3D Hilbert curve in steel pipe

By George Hart for the Museum of Mathematics


Back in March, this column showed a 3D Hilbert curve made of 64 PVC plumbing elbows arranged in a 4x4x4 cube. Chaim Goodman-Strauss has since outdone himself with an 8x8x8 cube of 512 steel elbows that he made with Eugene Sargent:


It is springy, but strong enough to stand on, as Chaim demonstrates in this video:

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2 thoughts on “Math Monday: 3D Hilbert curve in steel pipe

  1. dichtung says:

    Art is always that, what feels somebody as an art. Unfortunately, I dont like and I dont look at it also as an art.

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