3d-Printed Apollonian Gasket
I was at my dad's place last night, and had a chance to check out his new makerbot. "What should we print?" he asked. Apollonian Gaskets were still on my mind due to my most recent video, and I thought doodling one out of plastic would be awesome! To take advantage of the 3d-ness of 3d printing technology, I decided each circle should be a hemispherical crater into a cylinder. George whipped up an .stl file for exactly that, and then we hit print!
This 3d printer is a robot that spits out plastic layer by layer. In the first photo it's about 3/4 of the way up. The second photo shows the finished piece. I think it's super awesome to be able to think of, design, and then print out a 3-dimensional mathematical sculpture during the course of dessert!