Summary of the technology
Interconnected reconfigurable flexible stripes attached by integrated joints that can be composed as to build Möbius bands and other geometrical objects. Potential applications are exhibits for mathematical museums, 3D-puzzles, Lego-style building bricks, jewelry (decomposable bracelets).
– Flexible material that allows multiple configurations
– Integrated joints that are not visible in a finished configuration
– Children safe: It is virtually impossible to detach the joints from the stripes
TECHNOLOGY AND IP STATUS
An experimental setup was designed to find the optimal joint configuration
This is a possible alternative to the Chinese Patent CN202897141U, who proposes to attach Möbius stripes with zips. This is also different from the current versions of Flexible Lego Tape and Flexo building bricks
The realized prototype proved to be effective in demonstrating the feasibility of the invention.
University of Luxembourg
Research & Technology Organization