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.
An old amazing topological trick…
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
Doesn’t fit? Reconstruct!
Curiously enough, the cubes don’t move, only the background color changes…
Here is our tutorial to create an amazing autokinetic animation.