University of Luxembourg

GoFlex Reconfigurable flexible stripes to create Möbius Bands

Posted by Lidia from University of LuxembourgResponsive · Innovative Products and Technologies · Luxembourg

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).

University of Luxembourg

ADVANTAGES

– 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.

Technology Owner

University of Luxembourg

Research & Technology Organization

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  • mathematical museums
  • lego

About University of Luxembourg

Research & Technology Organization from Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg, founded in 2003, is a European research university with a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character. It is a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, close to European institutions, innovative companies and the financial place.

With nearly 6,200 students and about 1,700 employees from all over the globe, the University offers a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses. The University has three faculties and three interdisciplinary centers:

• The Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC)
• The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF)
• The Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE)
• The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)
• The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
• Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH)

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