Mobius Strips



The Mobius strip is probably the first interesting topological object most people learn about. It was named after the astronomer and mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius (1790-1868). The strip is one-sided and one-edged. If you want to know more you might like to check out the following links:

Just in case anyone's interested, here's the raw LDRAW .DAT file generated by my program for the big mobius band.

Beware - the .DAT file builds it out of 1x1 bricks. Actually constructing this out of larger bricks so that it holds together is a (non-trivial) exercise for the reader! (I had to modify the design a bit on the last two layers when I built mine)

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