Whilst it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, the PentaOrbiform Mathematically Perfect Solid of Constant Width, which is funding over on Kickstarter right now, is likely to be the next essential addition to your workspace and will keep you mesmerised day in, day out with its eye-catching movement and display. It rolls like a ball without the smooth edges, this fantastically conceived object is the next iteration of Euler’s classic Orbiform.
The PentaOrbiform Mathematically Perfect Solid of Constant Width has certainly caught our eye here at Coolector HQ and if you consider yourself somewhat of a mathematics aficionado, chances are you’ll want one of these great little accessories on your workspace too. The second campaign from AltDynamic, whose first project, which a version of an Orbiform based off of a triangle, which was used by Leonardo da Vinci and Leonhard Euler and took Kickstarter by storm, are back and better than ever with a newly designed shape to keep you entertained.
What’s in a Name?
You might wonder how it acquired the moniker of the PentaOrbiform? Well, this is because this cracking construct is derived from a pentagon and no formal name existed. With polygons of many sides, the terminology “n-gon” is typically used, where “n” is the Greek prefix (tri, tetra, penta, hexa, hepta, octa…), so AltDynamic used this as the inspiration for coming up with the name PentaOrbiform.
The PentaOrbiform Mathematically Perfect Solid of Constant Width from AltDynamic on Kickstarter has a great price of just $31 for one during their early bird pricing and each one is precision CNC machined to deliver an impeccable quality finish that boasts a tangible sense of excellence to the touch. Each one is CNC machined from solid bars of stainless steel, copper and brass. AltDynamic will NOT be casting them because casting would not provide us with the batch consistency, surface finish and quality they strive to achieve and also would not be as dimensionally precise as machining.
Available in a number of different materials – namely, stainless steel, copper and brass – you can pick from a satin, mirror polish, or machine finish. The quality of the machine finish really is second to none and there is a very fine and consistent texture which, when witnessed in the right conditions, will catch the light and reflect some rainbow colours. This finish is the most robust available and is the best at hiding scratches and blemishes.
With this first class Kickstarter campaign, you’re not just getting the great mathematical object but also a superb display for it as well. Both single and triple stands are available to backers of this AltDynamic campaign and both sizes are available in carbon fibre and walnut wood to fit in effortlessly with your own workspace aesthetic.
If you’re the sort that likes to keep objects around your workspace that help keep you both entertained and let you focus when you need to, this PentaOrbiform Mathematically Perfect Solid of Constant Width from AltDynamic is certainly going to tick plenty of the right boxes. Available for a bargain early bird price, head on over to Kickstarter now to bag yours now.