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One of the things that struck me when we first began learning about Kaleidocycles back in 2016 was that these linkages were part of a history of human discovery, and we were late-comers to the party.
As you may know, we offer free access to the technical sections from both of our first books online here on our web site, and we plan to continue that into the future as we release the new books. Cycles in particular seem like something that interest us all; they cross many fields and some of the more interesting linkages also morph into flexagons and surfaces, which have many applications in materials science.
Recently we posted a sneak peek here on this page at the introduction to our new in-process open-source Cycles technical chapter, and we got some fantastic feedback. We’ll be back in this space (and in a fresh post) with an augmented and edited copy for an early release.
In the meantime, we are finishing up the edit process with all of the magnificent other things in the full Cycles chapter. We’ll have a great deal more content to share as we go along in the next few weeks and plan our approach to printing and shipping. It’s an exciting time.