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Double Sided Soap Bubble Vase

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Double Sided Soap Bubble Vase by thundermooo Apr 22, 2012
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Using the same logic that created the soap bubble chair, I created a double sided vase whose shape could be formed with soap bubbles. A soap bubble evenly distributes curvature throughout its shape, but at the same time equally distributes the structural forces as well. If you could harness this property for a structural system, you could use recycled materials and yield the same strength as high performance steel.

I recently posted a Kickstarter campaign to support plan to build a real chair that uses these concepts. Please enjoy the soap bubble chair model posted earlier to Thingiverse, and I would encourage everyone who can to pledge a contribution on Kickstarter. My goal is to get 250 people to pledge $40.

kickstarter.com/projects/1748240161/soap-bubble-chair

In the coming days and weeks I'll be posting more things that use these shaping techniques, so check back and enjoy. Or just follow me on Twitter at @mSurfaces for the announcements.

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The model will need support material to print correctly. I used support material based upon Luke Chilson's blog post explaining how to create an according style support that rips off very easily by hand after the print. http://www.protoparadigm.com/2012/01/printing-with-support-extreme-overhangs/

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