Units (24)

Variable | Basic | Complex | Chain Hoop

Variable
(1)
NameFamily/SubMinimum ARWorkable AR RangeSampleNote
Mobius Ball
(M.A.I.L.)
Spiral2.0*3.0+ 14 The basis of many weaves from the Spiral "family". Variable by AR and total number of rings. *Minimum AR considers a 3-ring Mobius Ball. Tutorial.
Basic
(13)
NameFamily/SubMinimum ARWorkable AR RangeSampleNote
Tao 3
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese, Orbital, Reinforced  -(4.2, 5.5)+ 4.2, 5.5 8 ring unit. Tutorial, 2.
Not Tao 3 (NT3)
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese, Reinforced  -(4.2, 5.5)+ 4.2, 5.5 8 ring unit. 6-cell 2-1C hoop with reinforced rings on each side. Repeats into NT3Web. Tutorial.
Hourglass Unit
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese, Orbital 6.66.6 - 8.1+ 6.6
7.0
7.5
8.1
8 ring unit. Folds inside out with large AR. Contraction of OHCWeb, Hourglass Hex, OSC. Tutorial.
Orbital Hex Cage Unit (OHCU)Japanese, Orbital single: 6.0(4.8, 3.7, 5.3)+ 4.8, 3.7, 5.3
6.0
12 ring unit. Contraction of OHC. Captivates as COHCU. Medium corner, small inner, large orbital rings.
Captive Orbital Hex Cage Unit (COHCU)Japanese, Captive, Orbital  (6.4, 4.3, 6.4)+ 6.4, 4.3, 6.4 13 ring unit. Contraction of COHC. Large corner, small cage + captive, large orbital rings.
Orbital Square Cage Unit (OSCU)Japanese, Orbital single: 6.5single: 6.5+ 6.5 16 ring unit. Contraction of OSC, OSCWeb. Captivates as COSCU.
Captive Orbital Square Cage Unit (COSCU)Japanese, Captive, Orbital 7.0, ~9.8(7.0, -9.9)+ 7.0, 9.9 17 ring unit. Contraction of COSC, COSCWeb. Large captive ring.
Inverted Oriental Scale (IOS)
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese, Orbital 3.0, 6.43.0, 6.4+ 3.0, 6.4 11 ring unit. Contraction of JDS. Not completely stable: small rings flip to either side. Tutorial.
Oriental Scale (OS)
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese, Orbital 2.7, 5.9(2.7, 5.9) - (3.3, 6.6)+ 3.0, 6.4
(five units)
10 ring unit. Contraction of JDS. OrbitTR(O1) base unit. Tutorial.
Oriental Scale 4 (OS4)Japanese, Orbital  -(2.8, 7.9, 5.1)+ 2.8, 7.9, 5.1
(five units)
13 ring unit. 4-sided OS. Contraction of JDS4. QOrbitTR(O1) base unit.
Oriental Scale 5 (OS5)Japanese, Orbital -(2.8, 9.9, 4.3)+ 2.8, 9.9, 4.3 16 ring unit. 5-sided OS.
Inverted Aura
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese 3.0, >5.6(3.0, 6.0)+ 3.0, 6.0 11 ring unit. Contraction of Borealis, Helm Chain Web.
Aura Unit
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese    3.0, 5.6 13 ring unit. Contraction of Borealis, CWeb. Completely unstable as a standalone: collapses inward.
Complex
(5)
NameFamily/SubMinimum ARWorkable AR RangeSampleNote
Hourglass HexJapanese, Orbital 7.17.2 - ~7.5 7.3 6*7=42 ring unit. Contraction of OHCWeb. Contains Hourglass Units. AR-sensitive.
B
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese, European >4.4-4.7+ 4.7 3*8=32 ring unit. Repeats into B Web.
B+1
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese, European 4.44.4 4.4 4*8+1=33 ring unit. B unit with an extra ring in the middle for structure. Ideal for chess kings. Tutorial.
Triumvirate
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese N/AN/A 2WD
2WD
29 ring unit. Built off J3-1. Uses 3 ring sizes in most cases, ideally in multiple WDs. Sample: .062" aluminum 1/8", 1/4", .080" copper 1/4". Tutorial.
Triumvirate 2Japanese N/AN/A 2WD 50 ring unit. Built off J6-2. 5 ring sizes used in sample: .062" 3/16", 7/32", 1/4", and .080" 13/32", 5/16". Bright aluminum.
Chain Hoop
(5)
NameFamily/SubMinimum ARWorkable AR RangeSampleNote
Celtic Circle 3 (CC3)
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese  -(3.3, 8.3)+
2WD
3.3, 8.3 3*7=21 ring unit. 3-cell Celtic hoop. Contraction of Borealis. a.k.a. "Borealis Unit".
Celtic Circle 4 (CC4)Japanese 3.0, >5.1-(3.1, 5.5)+ 3.1, 5.5 4*7=28 ring unit. 4-cell Celtic hoop.
Celtic Circle 5 (CC5)Japanese  -(3.1, 5.1)+ 3.1, 5.1 5*7=35 ring unit. 5-cell Celtic hoop.
Celtic Visions Circle 4 (CVC4)
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese 3.0, 6.1(3.0, 6.1) - (3.3, 6.6) 3.3, 6.3 4*8=32 ring unit. 4-cell CV hoop.
Celtic Visions Circle 5 (CVC5)
(M.A.I.L.)
Japanese  (3.0, 5.5) - (3.3, 6.0)+ 3.0, 5.5 5*8=40 ring unit. 5-cell CV hoop. Adding corner rings produces CVC5Star.


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