Tuesday, July 10, 2007

3-Dimensional Tetral Dodecahedron

...or something like that?

Devon decided he wanted to try making something three dimensional out of construction paper a few weeks ago... so he found some basic (cryptic) plans, sat down to figure things out, and came up with this amazing shape:

I'm not sure how to describe it except that it is the shape which fits inside a dodecahedron... and it's made of 5 separate pyramids interlocked together. No tape, no glue - all folding. The more you look at it, the more you wonder how (okay, and why) he did that. Pretty amazing.

And here's its wacky creator!

1 comment:

Richard Lee said...

That's pretty awesome :)

I'm a little too lazy to cut and fold construction paper... instead i invest in GeoMags!!

I got a little obsessed with trying to build a buckyball without internal supports... but it didn't quite work out.

It's probably easier to do with paper, given the proper instructions.