A video response to these photos by Amir Gazit. Thanks to Daniel Piker for this setup: Also thanks to Andy Payne and Jason K Johnson for including the Reactivision stuff in the latest FireFly. It's a lot of fun!
When you bend a thin strip of an elastic material you get a beautifully shaped curve. What geometry does this curve follow? Please help unravel this mystery by commenting these posts!
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Type of bending
I'm looking at the type of bending that is elastic (not plastic), meaning the material will spring back to its original shape when the force is released. Most materials break or deform permanently before they can reach an 'elastic and beautiful curve', but I think all 'elastic deformation' follow the same principals and therefore the same geometry.
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