Non-Euclidian Playground Structures
Now properly called:
"Euclidian and Non-Euclidian Playground Structures for Guinea-Pigs and Toddlers". Below are the prototypes, followed by the "post-types".
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Prototype Stage III
Not so large - but then I realize that this is modular!
1+3 triangles = 1 larger triangle
1+3+5 triangles = even bigger!
These are only 18" on a side, but triangles are modular, so the next size up is a yard, then 4'6" on a side, which starts to sound much more explorable.
Also notably restricted by being on a plane surface (i.e. my floor!) - it is clear that given full freedom from a flat plane these...
Prototype 8 - 3 Views
An equator reaching its own north pole!
On this surface I can draw two parallel lines, one of which is perpendicular, moving towards and away from its partner. This explains the "Non-Euclidian" tag, huh? . . . . . also spats! Prototypes 8 & 9
Just as I was resolved to using dye instead of paint it starts to seem important that there is a front, colorful surface and a drab back surface.
I look forward to sitting in a tetrahedral cave!
Much snapping of fiber-glass, popping of grommets and tearing of canvas, but the principle is established!
n.b. I thought the tension would be evenly distributed, but it appears it was sent to the poles.
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