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March 17, 2016 AT 4:00 am

GE x Nico: Pi Day Centriphone #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Happy Pi Day! From wind turbines to CT scanners to jet engines, our brilliant scientists use pi to build badass machines and solve real problems every day. But you don’t have to be an expert engineer to innovate with pi. Which is why, this year, we’re partnering with pro skier and Centriphone Inventor, Nico Vuignier, to explore the real-world applications of pi – from the ski slopes to the research center.

What’s a Centriphone? It’s a simple smartphone mount that, when swung above your head, can capture awe-inspiring 360° video. Nico, being a pro freeskier and all, developed it for use on the slopes, but we have a feeling that’s just the beginning.

In celebration of Pi Day, we collaborated with Nico to create a limited-edition Centriphone, which means you too can hack 360° video with just your phone. So, give it a try, add your own design tweaks to the open source file and discover new, unexpected ways to use it. But act quick. The exclusive Pi Day design will self destruct in exactly 314 hours.

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