Take and Make: Mini Unit Circle

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We made a little video of the mini unit circle with Radian piece and it got some interest on our twitter feed.  We tidied up and updated the file as much as possible and made a Corel File in Version 18 and also an SVG Format.  You are welcome to take these files to your school or other makerspace and just make your own.   We used 1/8″ baltic birch plywood and an epilog laser.  Green lines are for light vector etching and black lines are vector cuts.  Use settings that work on your machine with your materials  We are using the Common License that says “feel free to use these”.


Very shortly we’ll have them in production with our local maker coop (link to order form coming soon) and you can order kit versions for some $ for materials, laser time and shipping – you will still have glueing and assembly required.  We glued the coordinate ring to the quadrant ring back to back and radians to degrees, but it’s up to you.  Match triangles so they are two sided or keep as separate pieces.  Binder clips make great clamps.


Send us an email and we’ll make and send you one when we can – no guarantees on timing.

Note:  The original design was created by MathHappens intern Payton Crawley at request of Glenn Larson at Louisiana Tech in 2016.  Dr. Larson’s group has since created a larger version with some additional features along with a suite of lessons for use in the classroom.  Those will be available soon.  We went the opposite direction from that original idea and created this simple mini for use in sample kits, on document cameras, or for an individual.  Final size is 6″ x 6″.


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