- Steven Glover
- Auburn, WA
- United States
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What shape is a bubble surrounded on all sides by other bubbles, all of equal size?
I'm not a trained mathematician, but the best guess I can think of is a pentagonal dodecahedron.
Soon I will purchase my first 3d printer, and I intend to print out structures which are light and strong.
Instead of attempting to reinvent the wheel, I'm of the opinion nature has solved most of our greatest engineering challenges. A bubble is the most efficient ratio between volume and surface area. Whatever shape a bubble will take when surrounded on all sides, should be the most efficient shape which could be reproduced in a lattice structure.