Introduction: "Mad Chopstick Burr" 10 X Madder

I am selling kits to make small versions of this on ebay Canada.  Click here!

A while ago I saw this great instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Mad-Chopstick-Burr/ on how to make a hexastix which I'm pretty sure was invented by this George Hart who called his sculpture "72 pencils": http://www.georgehart.com/sculpture/pencils.html

Here is my version (which is, as of this writing, for sale on Etsy, under Geoburst) made into a pretty detailed video. I would love to see a lot of people make these into christmas ornaments and stuff.

There are 91 sticks of each colour: Blue, Green, Deep Red, and Deep Brown (Black in dim light).

You can find out more about me and what I make on http://geoburst.ca

Comments

makendo (author)2011-11-06

Great stuff - really clear and mildly hypnotic video. Planning any other George Hart builds? I've admired his work, but he's a bit of a magician - I tried to build his Chronosynclastic Infundibulum, but broke so many CDs I gave up (I still have over 100 in a box in my workshop!).

My next project is his tensegrity ball, and then I want to make it on a large scale.

backlash (author)2011-11-06

where did you get the colored sticks you used? i'm very interested in making one of these for decoration and can't find the sticks online. thanks in advance.

I colour them myself with RIT clothing dye. I sell coloured sticks on etsy too :)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/84922119/custom-hand-colored-and-cut-sticks-vivid

If that item doesn't fit what you want, private message me there or here or whatever and ask for what you want. I'd love to help you get your project going.

Alejandro

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