Morph is composed of 155 touch sensitive and illuminated modules, connected by a flexible and expandable surface. Each module is completely reconfigurable and features six individually addressable LEDs to illuminate the six edges of the hexagonal surfaces.

Here's a much larger and more menacing version 2:

If you're like me, your first thought was, "wait, how did they tile a sphere with hexagons?" And then you notice the pentagons. I think it's actually a Golderg icosahedron, which is the dual of a geodesic sphere. (And which, incidentally, would have made the Well World map way less stupid.)

It kind of feels like my "Splodesic" screen saver came to life!

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6 Responses:

  1. Leonardo Herrera says:

    Old football (soccer) balls used octagons and pentagons too. Many people (and several websites cites this as a fact) actually believe Buckminster Fuller himself designed this model, but sadly that's a myth.

    • Dude says:

      For both soccer balls and the displays above, it's a trip to actually notice the pentagons when your eyes actually focus on them. (From 2018:)

  2. Jef Poskanzer says:

    It will hatch soon.

  3. Dan says:

    Props for the Well World reference. I loved those books, haven't thought about them in years.

    • jwz says:

      They're, uh..... not as good as you remember.

      And apparently the reason there's no online map or 3D model is because his map was bullshit.

      • Dan says:

        I'm sure they're exactly as good as I remember, as I don't have very good taste. The Four Lords of the Diamond? The Dancing Gods? Loved them! And he has so many books I never read...

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