THE MAGNETIC DOT ENCYCLOPEDIA

C60 Variant Like

by: eitantal777 Follow


This is a variant of the C60: This one uses an uncommon subunit called "Rhombic triacontahedron", commonly known as d30 if you're a gamer. There are 32 magnets in each sub-unit (although only 31 used), as opposed to my previous attempt, this one uses less than half the magnets, and is therefore much more rigid. The sub-unit was the common d12, being 60 magnets.

Original credit goes to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE3CjqhVaRk . It took me a while to figure it out!

Comments

  • Gustoph - 1 year 2 months ago
    Did you use MicroMagnets? They don't look like 5mm spheres in the video. Although I only used the size of your hand for comparison...
    Great job! It looks really complicated to figure out the steps to build it... And using small magnets to do it just makes it 1000 times harder to assemble! Great job!
  • eitantal777 - 1 year 2 months ago
    Hi Gustoph,
    Yes, These are micromagnets. they're exactly half the diameter = 2.5mm. I find them quite nice, actually. They're actually stronger than the 5mm ones, if you count the longest girder that doesn't break. (33 vs. 26)
    The other advantage micros have is that they're easier to separate. Separating a pair of 5mm zen magnets takes quite a lot of effort.

    But yes, it does take even more delicate motor skills to manipulate them, and no other colors are available as of now.