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Parametric Monolith From 2001: A Space Odyssey

by theron Jan 11, 2011
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Not to be rude but this stuff used to get featured.

Great minds think alike... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4321http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... The OpenSCAD thing is pretty cool.

Monolith from 2001

That's right! I forgot about your version, too.

Arthur C. Clark writes of the monolith (I'm paraphrasing here) that the alien intelligence created them having the perfect geometric form (1:4:9)... apparently, multidimensionally, that ratio continues... sidenote: since we now believe extra dimensions are really small maybe it should be (0.09:0.25:1:4:9) lol

Anyways... he was probably onto something, I bet this is a really strong shape... next time I need to make something out of panels, I might try this ratio instead of the big square ones we normally design with...