Monday, December 23, 2013

Papercraft M.C. Escher kaleidocycle

The Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher was absolutely obsessed by mathematical patterns, and they play an important part in many of his famous artworks;

Jill Briton might just be equally obsessed with mathematical patterns, and she even wrote a book about it: "Investigating Patterns, Polyhedra Pastimes" (ISBN 978-0769027821)

On her website, she uploaded a teaser for the book, namely a papercraft kaleidocycle (a polyhedra ring toy that you can infinitely turn in on itself!) based on M.C. Escher's Lizard/Fish/Bat tessellation:

Download + build your own papercraft M.C. Escher kaleidocycle (by Jill Briton):
(click the "B/W" or "Color" links near the bottom of the page)

If you need some extra help on how to assemble the kaleidocycle, have a look at this instructional video by Sylvia Nitsche (you can download that pattern too from her website: link )

Have fun! ;o)

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