Alexander Graham Bell. Genius. Father of the telephone. Hardcore Tetrahedron nut. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of his best pyramid-shaped wonders.
Bell Flying a Fractal Kite
This 64 cell kite could be considered fractal, decades before the word meant anything, since the structure repeats its geometry and different scales. In other words, it is self similar, looking something like a Sierpinski triangle.
Bell’s tetrahedral beach hut
At his Novia Scotia estate.
The Cygnet I, Bell’s first attempt at a tetrahedral aeroplane
Bell Cygnet II, a collosal kite aeroplane
The Cygnet II was the largest tetrahedral plane Bell constructed, but it never flew under its own power.
Bell Cygnet III, Altitude 1 foot
The last of Bells quixotic attempts at tetrahedral flying machines manager to reach an altitude of around 1 feet in 1912.
Cockpit of Bell’s tetrahedral plane at his laboratory in Nova Scotia
Bell’s Frost King Tetrahedral Kite
When this kite accidentally hoisted someone into the air it inspired Bell to develop tetrahedral flying machines.
Model of Bells 80 ft high tetrahedral observation tower
Bell kissing his wife through a – tetrahedron!
Alexander Graham Bell seated on experimental tetrahedral truss boat
This wasn’t Bells only aquatic foray – he created a much faster world speed record boat. But this one has tetrahedrons!