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Curl Paddle Wheel

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3D model description

The Curl Paddle Wheel helps demonstrate how the curl of a vector field is a measure of how good the represented forces are at causing rotations. It is also useful in explaining circulation and Stokes' Theorem.

For 20 years I had wanted a model of this after fumbling with whiteboard markers and other random props laying around my classroom. This was one of the earliest items I designed and 3D printed and I have used it every semester since.

Designed in Mathematica.

3D printing settings

Approximately 111 x 111 x 196 mm. Printed with supports.

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Last update: 2020/07/21 at 00:25
  • Publication date: 2019/11/16 at 22:55



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I am a high school math teacher and 3D printing hobbyist. I have been 3D printing since 2017 and enjoy making things for my classes and my own children and home in San Diego, California, USA.

I have a 3D printing sub-site See my video on YouTube and my user story written and published by Simplify3D. I design with Mathematica, CorelDRAW, Fusion 360, and Tinkercad. I love my MakerGear M3-ID and my Palette 2S Pro. I have a Monoprice Mini as well.



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