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Curvahedra

Curvahedra

I'm now a backer of this new kickstarter by Edmund Harriss.

I got to see an earlier incarnation of this project a few years ago at the JMM. What I probably like most about it is that it can be used to easily create surfaces of positive, zero, or negative curvature.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2100742888/curvahedra-a-new-way-to-make-beautiful-geometry

Mathologer MagicTile Videos

Mathologer MagicTile Videos

Burkard Polster, aka Mathologer, has been working on videos about MagicTile and posted them today! He made one for a general audience and a second to dig in more.

Primary video:
https://youtu.be/DvZnh7-nslo

Supporting video:
https://youtu.be/iOla7WPfCvA

He includes a challenge to solve one of the Klein Bottle puzzles, arguably THE Klein Bottle Rubik's Cube, with a special hall-of-fame for solvers.

This is a great new resource for the MagicTile program. My wife saw it and her response was... "Wow, this is so helpful in understanding what your program is actually about!" :D

Check out the video, grab the latest MagicTile, and jump on the Mathologer challenge! Even I am going to go for it.

https://youtu.be/DvZnh7-nslo