The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell (23 pics)




If Alexander Graham Bell is known mainly for his work on the invention of the telephone, this scientist and engineer of Scottish origin was also passionate about aerodynamics as evidenced by his amazing geometric kites! The kites of  Alexander Graham Bell , built between 1907 and 1912, were designed around a simple tetrahedron pattern, or cells, that could add up to create giant flying structures. His biggest kites were even capable of carrying people! Simply fascinating.

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell

The amazing geometric kites of Alexander Graham Bell




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