We have long been fans of George Hart’s amazing geometric sculptures. One in particular, the Frabjous, was talked about in the Maker community, including an excellent explanation by Evil Mad Scientist Labs on why the pieces fit together the way they do.
Naturally, when we got our first laser cutter, we had to make a Frabjous. When George made his, he sanded the edges and glued the pieces together. While I have a lot of patience, that seemed like a lot of work! But at the time, we happened to be exploring the use of finger joints for assembling boxes and thought perhaps it could be applied here. Sure enough, it could!
After a lot of refinement, we approached George about licensing the design for production. He was in the process of putting together content for the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) opening in NYC in 2012, and agreed that we could produce it for MoMath. We are ramping up production so soon you will see it at a museum gift shop near you. In the meantime, you can purchase it through our Etsy shop. MoMath receives a portion of each sale.