Is it possible to 3D print an impossible cube ? Here is a way to do it… After all, it’s all about perspective!
Source: Wolfram Community
As you maybe know, I am an expert in optical illusions… So, I would like to show you one of my oldest illusions I created in the 90s. In the picture you may see ghost-like dark radial beams. This illusion is a variant of the Herman’s scintillating grid illusion. I designed this illusion just by turning 45 degrees the Herman grid and then by applying a polar transformation.
In a polygon, an exterior angle is formed by a side and an extension of an adjacent side. The sum of exterior angles in any convex polygon always adds up to 360 degrees, as shown in the 2 visual proofs below. Therefore, for all equiangular polygons, the measure of one exterior angle is equal to 360 divided by the number of sides in the polygon.
Source: https://twitter.com/panlepan/status/1138686590216298497?s=20 by @panlepan
Perpetual Escher’s waterfall
Take 6 points on a circle such that every second edge (green chords) has length equal to the radius of the circle. Then the midpoints of the other three sides of the cyclic hexagon form an equilateral triangle.
A 3D regular hexahedron solid (cube) passing through a 2D plane:
For 20 years, Archimedes Lab has created visual puzzles for the association RMT (Rallye Mathématique Transalpin). You can use them for your personal projects or for your math class. Enjoy!
Depuis plus de 20 ans, Archimedes Lab crée des puzzles – qui sont utilisés comme des attestations – pour l’association RMT (Rallye Mathématique Transalpin). Merci de respecter les copyrights. Amusez-vous bien!
Association RMT: http://www.armtint.org
Can you alter this figure-eight-shaped pastry in order to thread the stick into the second loop? Obviously, you cannot unthread the stick from the pastry nor cut the pastry in any way!
The trick is explained in my book: “Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes” available on Amazon: https://amazon.com/dp/0486493512/?tag=archimelabpuz-20
Two moving tangent circles can trace ellipses