Wolfram… 3-D Printed Math Solids

Nov 3, 2007 by

I stopped by the Wolfram booth to say hi and see what they are up to… of course, you know that I love using the FREE Wolfram Demonstrations in my classes and my online lesson videos. If you are unfamiliar with the Wolfram Demonstrations, they are interactive activities that are math based. So there are pure math, science, statistics, and computer science demonstrations. They usually have slider bars so that the parameters of the equations can be altered and the physical shapes, graphs, etc. change. I am really not doing it justice in this description… I’m getting pretty mentally exhausted!

Anyways, if you haven’t seen it, check it out. As of today there were 2,034 Demonstrations available on their site.


Here I am at the Wolfram booth holding one of these cool 3-D mathematical solids.

These were printed using a 3-D printer… no kidding… welcome to the year 2007! If you can create a 3-D object using Mathmatica, I guess there is some place on their website where you can submit your 3-D file and you can pay Mathematica to print it 3-D for you. Perhaps Wolfram can comment on how you can do this if this is something you want to do.

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