My Super Mario Möbius Strip has arrived!

Well, it actually arrived a couple of weeks ago, but it’s been so hectic recently with all the goings on at Bethnal Green Ventures, I’ve only just gotten round to taking some photos 🙂

So, what is a Super Mario Möbius Strip you say? It’s the first level of the original Super Mario Brothers NES game, mapped onto the surface of a Möbius strip, and printed using the 3D printer at Shapeways.

As a mathematician of a certain age (who grew up with Mario Bros), it is one of the coolest things I own. In fact, it’s impossible to pick up without “playing through” the level, and recreating that iconic music.

Here are some photos:

If you’re interested in how it was made, checkout this video by the creator:

Next up I’ll post about the Acme Klein Bottle that sits on my desk…