31 Jul

Polyhedral Loops

Here’s a closeup of some snub dodecahedra that students built as part of a group construction I led at The College of New Jersey in July of 2017. They are each approximately 80cm in diameter.

And here are five of them connected by pentagonal faces into a “V” configuration.

If we’d had time to build three more, they would hvae closed into a loop, just like these dodecahedra:

Here’s another loop, this time of icosahedra, that the students made along the way. (Platonic ideal alert: I am not sure that this loop is mathematically precise, as I haven’t had the time to check; I have a suspicion it’s not.)

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