Twitter user πend creates mesmerizing mechanisms called kaleidocycles, which twist and torque and spin in an endless loop. Some of them are quite imaginative:
πend also likes rhombic dodecahedron, kinetic art, geometric toys, 3D printers, laser cutters, as well as "beer and sashimi and cat and guitar."
Kids and kids at heart can make a real kaleidocycle with a simple paper pattern:
• Kaleidocycles (Twitter / end_tt)
Check out this collection of 30 PDF templates for cut-and-fold paper mechanisms and 3D optical illusions. Some of these will be familiar to readers of pop-up books, but many look like new innovations. [via @kellianderson]
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