These 3D Printed Fibonacci Sequence Sculptures Come Alive Once They Start To Spin

Check out this 3D printed sculpture that spins when put under a strobe light.  The method and appendages imitates the same process pinecones and sunflowers go through. Here’s what’s going on, according to Pier 9, “the rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.”



For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.


John Edmark is the man behind the invention… He also teaches design at Stanford University. If you thought that was cool, don’t forget to drop a comment and share it with your friends!