Playing with 3d printed knots from Mathematica

Yesterday I learned that Mathematica has a wide variety of knots that you can 3d print. We’ve done a few knot projects in the past. Here are 3 of them: Playing with some 3d printed knots Dave Richeson’s knotted bubbles project Exploring Colin Adams’s “Why Knot?” I thought that actually being able to hold the … Continue reading Playing with 3d printed knots from Mathematica

Playing with some 3d printed knots

Today we looked at some 3d printed knots designed by Laura Taalman and Henry Segerman. Two are versions of Taalman’s “rocking knot” which we found here: Laura Taalman’s Makerhome blog: Day 110 – the Rocking Knot The second is the Torus knot from Segerman’s new book Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing. We started the project … Continue reading Playing with some 3d printed knots

Sharing Sam Hansen’s “Knotty Helix” podcast with kids

The latest Relatively Prime podcast is fantastic: The short description from the podcast’s website is: “Sure DNA is important, some might even claim it is absolutely integral to life itself, but does it contain any interesting math? Samuel is joined by UC-Davis Professor of Mathematics, Microbiology, and Molecular Genetics Mariel Vazquez for a discussion proves … Continue reading Sharing Sam Hansen’s “Knotty Helix” podcast with kids

*Ten 3D Printing math projects to help students explore math

Yesterday I was able to watch the Global Math Project presentations (well, most of them) via the Facebook Live feed. Hopefully those videos will be preserved here: The Global Math Project’s Facebook page One tank that caught my eye was given by Henry Segerman. I’d guess that his work and Laura Taalman’s work account for … Continue reading *Ten 3D Printing math projects to help students explore math

Dave Richeson’s Knotted bubbles project

Saw this tweet from Dave Richeson last week which basically “had me at hello”: here’s the video in cast the twitter link doesn’t work: We’ve done a few bubble projects in the past, so the boys were already familiar with the basic concept: Zometool and Minimal Surfaces Trying out 4 dimensional bubbles More Zome Bubbles … Continue reading Dave Richeson’s Knotted bubbles project