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by: Damian Follow


Moon Ball

The tutorial is for the subunit of the cube, but the principle is the same for the icosahedron; the triangular central element is replaced by a square or pentagon as required to provide four or five spokes.
See "Sphere of Curved Struts" http://www.dotpedia.com/creations/view/967 for detail on how to make the curved struts


Strutty Ball


Sub-units
see the video on how to make the smallest one (with a 3ring in the centre). The subunit has polarity, but can be joined upside down and interlaced as well as the way shown. Each is shown unfolded and then folded (below). The extra ring on one of the spokes has the same number of spheres as the centre ring.


Here are two sorts of curved struts (one sort (bottom left) is used in "large icosohedron" shown below). They are shown in the flat state and the folded up curved state. To the left is an example of one way to join them up with the other subunit.
The curved strut on the top has a tighter curvature.
see also "Sphere of Curved Struts" http://www.dotpedia.com/creations/view/967 for detail on how to make the curved struts


Large icosahedron


This is actually a cube, albeit with curved sides.


Small icosahedron


cube, edge view


cube, side view


icosahedron


small icosahedron

Comments

  • Ashley - 4 years ago
    Beautiful photography and creations! The moon ball is my favorite.

    They are all worthy of their own posts btw :)
  • Balgore - 4 years ago
    That is such a sick subunit.
  • Damian - 4 years ago
    remember that it is just the one sub-unit shown, the one with the 3ring at the centre. You can also use 4rings or larger. I should put a a photo of that up
  • Damian - 4 years ago
    new photos of subunits added