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A sculpture of the Klein Quartic

A sculpture of the Klein Quartic

My first successful Shapeways print came in the mail today, and I think it turned out really nice!  Here are some quick pics from my phone.

It is based on the main figure from Klein's original paper (see p320):

The dual {7,3} and {3,7} tilings are raised to different heights to bring them into relief, and it's easy to see all 336 symmetry triangles.

For more about this object, see:, by John Baez