This is Cool: Students Recreate the Hernando De Soto Bridge with Dominoes

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 15th 2013 2580 0

While other kids have spent the summer eating popsicles by the pool, students from the Collegiate School of Memphis have been recreating the Hernando de Soto Bridge with dominoes.

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The three-dimensional bridge was built out of 2420 black dominoes.

Project mastermind Lance Luttrell explains:

"The number is 2,420 equals 55 times 44. That means 44 sets of double nine dominoes (55 in each set). Using program written to use image processing and mathematical optimization, we determined the optimal way to use the dark black of the blank tiles and the bright white of the 9's to best portray an image of the Memphis Bridge.

The finished project is installed at the Given Garden at the corner of Given and Holmes.


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  1. JR Kamra says:

    math is cool!

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