Captivating Cardboard Corrugations


#1

I was playing with corrugated cardboard today gluing strips together to replace a chewed up cat scratcher. I noticed how cool it was to look through the corrugations of a strip and move it around. Then I wondered what it would look like to precisely alter the angle of pieces of cardboard in a stack.

So I made this: 3" circles with a 1/2" hole rotated 10 degrees between each one.

Slid all of those onto a half inch square tube and slowly rotated. It has a definite lava lamp quality.


#2

Very interesting trick! :sunglasses::+1:


#3

Is that a grill rotisserie rod? Mesmerizing!


#4

No, just steel tube. I did try using my rotisserie motor to spin it smoothly. But it was so slow it removed the magic.


#5

Your cat is one lucky pet!


#6

Really cool effect!


#7

let us know how the cat likes it. I might make a couple of these for ours :slight_smile: Great idea!


#8

I like it! Interesting possibilities!


#9

I love stumbling onto that kind of serendipity. :sunglasses:


#10

Man, that’s cool.
I love pretty things made on the Glowforge; but I also really like experiments… hey, what would this look like?
I love the inquisitive mind fed by a laser.
Well done, inquisitive mind.


#11

great, now my kitties want custom cat toys! lol
(adds it to the list)