Infinity Mirror Pentagon Shape

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This tutorial is about making a little shape that creates a lot of reflections inside. With holes on every angle for light and a little window to see through, you can watch this infinity proces in your hand! The idea came from watching infinity mirror video's and trying to think of any variation on them. Hope you like it! :)

Step 1: Make or Order the 3mm Lasercut Acrylic Mirror Parts

i made a vector drawing and made an order online to lasercut these shapes from 3mm acrylic sheet mirror. Once received, we can start! :)

Step 2: Make a Simple Paper Strip With Double Sided Tape to Construct the Infinity Polygon Shape

the assembling is pretty easy this way. I made a 2cm strip of thick paper and scored this strip. A path of 2mm wide needed to be scored in the middle. apply double sided tape on the other side and make the folds.

Step 3: Assembling Time!

cut the paper strip to lengths of the pentagon side and work your way trough. Keep the 3 with the viewing hole side for last. It’s fun to see the reflections increasing with every element you assemble :)

Once the job is done, look inside and enjoy!

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FullOArts

Question 6 weeks ago on Step 3

Should the thickness be 1/8 or 1/16th of an inch?

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judas79

3 months ago

A human size meditation room like this, would be awesome. Very cool.

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JoopB1judas79

Reply 2 months ago

wow!! that would be mind bending! you know the infinity room of Yayoi Kosama? you would love it! :)

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JoopB1craftyv

Answer 3 months ago

template is in the project! with the correct amount of pieces :)

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jeanniel1

4 months ago

I love how you did this in 3 easy steps! Thanks for sharing - and be sure that the mirrored acrylic are not laminated mirrored surfaces - as I've found even with lasercutting the mirrored laminate peels off. Best to get a high quality mirrored acrylic.

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JoopB1jeanniel1

Reply 4 months ago

thank you for your comment! :) I haven’t experienced the peeling off yet, but i can imagine that more 'budget friendly’ type of mirrors wouldn’t really appreciate the heat from the laser. Thanks for the tip!

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JoopB1herojig

Reply 4 months ago

oh my god, you go deeeeeeep into theory behind this visual proces. I never dived in to this, more a practical trial and error kind a person but thank you for the links! :)

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AshishT62

4 months ago

Beautiful !!!
I always wanted to make something like this. The mirrors you used are First Surface Mirrors right?

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JoopB1AshishT62

Reply 4 months ago

nice to hear that you want to make one! I used 3mm thick acrylic mirror, not first surface mirrors although the effect would be extra amazing in that case! I noticed that with the acrylic, the bigger you make the pentagons, the better the visual experience will be :)

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Salamyman

4 months ago

I like it! It's like a legal drug. Drink a beer and look through this - it'll have the desired effect.

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JoopB1Salamyman

Reply 4 months ago

hihi i got lost in the visual effect quite some times :D

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CarlJ50

4 months ago

Wow, fantastic project, thank you for the time you took to document and share it. The Eye of Providence was a nice touch in the video.

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JoopB1CarlJ50

Reply 4 months ago

Haha! Amazing! i didn’t even realised it! :P Thank you!

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Gadisha

4 months ago

Wow, cool, very nice effect!
Not very hard to make either once you have the mirror parts.

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JoopB1Gadisha

Reply 4 months ago

Thank you very much! :) it is a very easy DIY project indeed! :)