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What am I watching this time?

January 26, 2015

This cool, little video is described as follows:

These 3-D printed sculptures, called aniforms, are designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.

For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.

Read more and credits here.

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2 comments

  1. Those are pretty cool. It occurs to me that you could make them if you wanted to, and giant porcelain elephants with flat table top hoodaws if you wanted.


    • Oh, the huge manatee!



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