Design of the Week: Super Mario Mobius Strip

By on August 19th, 2013 in Design

Tags: ,

This week’s selection is the Super Mario Mobius Strip, by Shapeways creator Joaquin Baldwin. 
While endless, one-sided Mobius strips are fascinating unto themselves, Baldwin has made this one even more interesting by infusing Super Mario culture on its surface. The entire level 1 scenario is included on the strip. He says: 
All the elements from the level are there: every mushroom, turtle, cloud and star. They are all carved out of the surface at different heights, which looks fantastic when you have a light coming from the side, and each block casts a shadow.
The best part: “The whole level is wrapped around itself in a single surface, and poor Mario begins and ends at the same spot every time”.
Available at Shapeways for purchase only in full color sandstone, obviously, for USD$24. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!