THE MAGNETIC DOT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Palm Tree v3 Like

by: tend2it Follow


Three variations:

(@900) - Palm Tree v3-a - Colored version = Neoballs Green(654); Copper (246)

(@888) - Palm Tree v3-b - Chrome version = Zen Magnets Leaves(654); Trunk(234)

(@888) - Palm Tree v3-c - Hybrid Chrome/Color version = 1/2 Zen Magnets; 1/2 Neoballs - Leaves(654); Trunk(234)

It is made up of 4 layers of palm leaves stacked using structural underside support to allow the single layer palm leaves to radiate out from a central core. Alternating offset stacked leaf layers allow the leaves to bend naturally with weight while avoiding magnetic field attraction to stick to one another. The length of the leaves progressively get shorter towards the top, giving the illusion of a full 3D explosion ball of leaves. The trunk is a hollow ring of tubes with a double layer at the base. Leaf section = 654; Tree trunk = 234-246; This design is very top-heavy. A little more than 4 sets of 216.

More shots here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tend2it/sets/72157627785381972/












Comments

  • SoCalGal - 2 years 2 months ago
    Love the colored palm tree. All very cool.
  • Ashley - 2 years 2 months ago
    Took me a while to comment. Likely because it's -20 oC and 2 feet of snow here. Love the creation though :)

    This technique could even make a cool fireworks explosion. That would be super cool with glow in the dark dots.
  • Gustoph - 2 years 1 month ago
    I have glow in the dark dots! OMG I'm gonna try that right now! Also red and blue to accent the fireworks... Now how do I make them float?
  • tend2it - 2 years 1 month ago
    @SoCalGal, Ashley ... thanks ... fireworks would work too ...

    @Gustoph ... can't wait to see them ... U could try using thin fishing line to suspend them.
  • Gustoph - 2 years 1 month ago
    That's such a good idea! I just got my daughter to bed too- Finally some time for dad! I'll post pictures in the morning! Thanks again for the creative insight! I absolutely love Dotpedia and the community that it represents!