OpenSCAD Klein Bottle

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OpenSCAD Klein Bottle by MakerBlock Oct 11, 2011
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Yes, I realize I declared this challenge and am entering it myself. ( http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2011/10/11/openscad-challenge-klein-bottle/ ) I didn't start designing this until well after I had already posted it. Since there are no real prizes, I figure you'll forgive me claiming the "first to upload", "fewest number of facets" and "most resembles either Kelsorj’s Klein Bottle ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5217 ) or RotoScan’s Klein Bottle ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11976 )"

The bottle could be rendered with even fewer facets by just reducing the number of faces on the cylinders in the OpenSCAD file.

Also, I hereby claim 9000 internet points! Mu-ah-ha-ha!

Also, a shout-out to CloudSCAD is in order for letting me draft this up from my browser.


  1. Slice and print
  2. Fill
  3. Enjoy a tasty beverage by drinking it from the outside of your bottle

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I figure the minimum number of facets is 12, maybe a new challenge? ;)

hhhmmmmm.... 12x9000 internet points if you do it with 12 :-P

I cannot imagine it in less than... .... .... 26?

(are you taking in account the faces inside of the bottle?)

maybe 23... I don't know...

I was talking about 0 thickness facets, not inside and outside, so thinking about it again, and SCAD counts intersected facets as multiples, so I'll need to revise my figure... DONT_KNOW

Done with just 11 :-D

Just 9000? Not 9001? Or 9000.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001