### #Snap Circles, Oloid Base Model
This design is an extension of a previous oloid base model. Connecting two circles, we get an oloid. What if we add more snapping cuts to a circle? Now, we have a circle that grows in space—essentially a fractal.
I played with the design and found three connectors, 120 degrees from each other, work well. Indeed, one can connect 8 circles for a wheel-like structure that is quite interesting (see the figures).
Each circle is 50 mm in diameter, with some tolerance that allows each to touch the center of another.
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