Penrose triangle

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Project by mtairymd posted 08-21-2014 09:15 PM 2029 views 4 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a modified version of the Penrose “Impossible” Triangle which is an interesting example of how the brain can be fooled. The main difference in this version is the use of hardware to simulate the triangle side connections. Watching the video is the easiest way to see how it works.

Note that this is a very simple project. It took about 10 minutes and was “free” since I used pallet wood and recycled bolts. I’ve included a drawing which is included in the video description.

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If you like these, please see my other wooden illusion projects.

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 09-04-2014 02:50 AM

I love things like this! I can spend all day inside science museums looking at these things. They’re like a playground for the brain!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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