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Development => PC, Mac & Vintage Computers => Topic started by: Ivoah on May 12, 2015, 12:10:11 AM

Title: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Ivoah on May 12, 2015, 12:10:11 AM
(I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this topic, feel free to move it mods)
A few years ago I started to work on building a Menger Sponge entirely out of business cards.

(https://codewalr.us/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F2pwKKJb.jpg&hash=99767d4606eed43f7b459f099c8e7e105409c702) (http://imgur.com/2pwKKJb)
(https://codewalr.us/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FYmgYmQN.jpg&hash=fd7bbcb987979958b589fdf221a7447cb55f71ae) (http://imgur.com/YmgYmQN)
(https://codewalr.us/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FRbHbmRc.jpg&hash=cda3cc120290484c6755dd8be3430fa90686310b) (http://imgur.com/RbHbmRc)
(https://codewalr.us/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FrM0r3VF.jpg&hash=c2674a6cd602918e7bc0225757dcb118c79d25c8) (http://imgur.com/rM0r3VF)

If people bug me enough I might get around to finishing it some time.
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Yuki on May 12, 2015, 12:18:01 AM
Sounds pretty fun.
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: alexgt on May 12, 2015, 12:20:07 AM
Whoa... How long did that take?! I had to look it up and I would be amazed to see it finished *bug bug bug* :)

Also what are Internets? I gave you one but I don't know what they are.
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Ivoah on May 12, 2015, 12:23:06 AM
Quote from: alexgt on May 12, 2015, 12:20:07 AM
Whoa... How long did that take?! I had to look it up and I would be amazed to see it finished *bug bug bug* :)

Also what are Internets? I gave you one but I don't know what they are.

Well, I haven't been working on it straight through, all together I would say that took around maybe 10 - 15 hours of straight work.

Also, an Internet is just points, like the ++ points on #cemetech. They don't really mean anything.
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Snektron on May 12, 2015, 08:40:15 AM
Awesome :D anyone ever thought about how a menger sponge has infininte area yet no volume? O.O
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 12, 2015, 12:26:55 PM
Now imagine if you had the blocks in different colors. It would look like Minecraft! O.O

This looks quite cool by the way. I am unsure actually in which forum section this would go, but I'll see with the moderators later I guess.
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Duke "Tape" Eiyeron on May 12, 2015, 03:33:40 PM
I dunno, we don't have such craft&art subforums and they wouldn't be too big neither. i would put it in Drawing/Animation and rename it to something like "Global Art-ing"
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 14, 2015, 05:00:06 AM
Quote from: Ivoah on May 12, 2015, 12:23:06 AM
Quote from: alexgt on May 12, 2015, 12:20:07 AM
Whoa... How long did that take?! I had to look it up and I would be amazed to see it finished *bug bug bug* :)

Also what are Internets? I gave you one but I don't know what they are.

Well, I haven't been working on it straight through, all together I would say that took around maybe 10 - 15 hours of straight work.

Also, an Internet is just points, like the ++ points on #cemetech. They don't really mean anything.
I remember when I ran Omni that I had disabled the img tag for Internets links in 2011 because their server was atrociously slow and caused OmnomIRC to fail (back then, Javascript didn't load in browsers until the entire page, including all off-site images, were done loading). It has been solved ever since, thankfully. :P I was pretty high in the Internetometer list for a while too but that was back when even the top 100 only had like 50 internets IIRC. :P

As for the first post, Target had Minecraft origami kits over here while they were closing down but when they became 60% off (regular price $17) they were gone. I wish that they had sold packages of blocks that you have to build yourself. It would have been interesting to do something like you did with them. But I bet it would still have been expensive.
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Snektron on May 14, 2015, 08:33:28 AM
A while back i made a papercraft minecraft cave (a small one though) as present for the kid of friends of my parents :)
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Ivoah on May 14, 2015, 01:55:29 PM
Quote from: Cumred_Snektron on May 14, 2015, 08:33:28 AM
A while back i made a papercraft minecraft cave (a small one though) as present for the kid of friends of my parents :)

With stuff like that, though, I'm sure you had to use glue. This is made out of just business cards, nothing else at all. There's a fancy interlocking method used to hold them together, and the folding for it is ridiculously easy. Here's instructions if anyone's interested: http://theiff.org/images/menger/sponge%20cube%20instructions.pdf
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Unicorn on May 15, 2015, 12:24:42 AM
That's awesome looking Ivoah! Out of buisness card no less :P
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 15, 2015, 06:56:25 AM
Woah that's a nice trick Ivoah O.O. I didn't really think about it. If I can get my hand on a large amount of business cards or something else that can let me do something similar, then I might give this a try.
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Snektron on May 15, 2015, 09:13:19 AM
Make a papercraft walrii O.O That would be amazing :D
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Ivoah on May 15, 2015, 11:54:01 AM
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on May 15, 2015, 06:56:25 AM
Woah that's a nice trick Ivoah O.O. I didn't really think about it. If I can get my hand on a large amount of business cards or something else that can let me do something similar, then I might give this a try.

To make a level 3 menger sponge (which is what I'm making) without the nice paneling you need 6*20*20 = 2400 business cards, and more if you want the nice smooth tiling. I got most of my cards from my dad, he worked for a printing company for ~20 years, so we got a lot of paper rejects.
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 16, 2015, 06:10:08 AM
Darn that's a lot! O.O I thought it was less. I guess I can forget about my business card-based 3D :walrii: then <_<
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Snektron on May 16, 2015, 10:17:06 AM
We need a 3D :3= anyway :P
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 21, 2015, 06:58:33 AM
It would probably require some creativity to add relief to him. I guess maybe it would be easier than I think, but it definitively won't be made of business cards I think. Imagine how many would be needed for a 24x24x24 (not entirely cubic, though) thing.
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Snektron on May 21, 2015, 07:40:01 AM
Yeah, you'd be busy with that for a while...
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Ivoah on May 21, 2015, 12:09:33 PM
Each cube takes 6 business cards so its however_many_cubes*6
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Snektron on May 21, 2015, 12:53:04 PM
That would be 82944 for a 24^3 cube O.O
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 23, 2015, 06:17:25 AM
Quote from: Cumred_Snektron on May 21, 2015, 12:53:04 PM
That would be 82944 for a 24^3 cube O.O
I think if I ever do a business card cube-based thing I'll have to stick to the 4x3 contest theme... <_<
Title: Re: Business card Menger Sponge
Post by: Ivoah on May 23, 2015, 08:07:27 PM
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on May 23, 2015, 06:17:25 AM
Quote from: Cumred_Snektron on May 21, 2015, 12:53:04 PM
That would be 82944 for a 24^3 cube O.O
I think if I ever do a business card cube-based thing I'll have to stick to the 4x3 contest theme... <_<


Haha