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snap-together plates for making rhombic polyhedra [message #61650] Sat, 09 February 2013 03:46 UTC Go to previous message
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This is a proof-of-concept model. There are 12 rhombus plates attached by sprues. Once disassembled, these parts can be snapped together to make a variety of structures. The cool thing is that they snap together with c-clips on a pin (think lego hands), which gives the structure a dynamic hinge motion. You can create polyhedra that fold up! I'm using toothpicks as hinge pins in the picture, but I plan to replace with plastic white hinge pins. I plan on uploading a higher resolution picture soon.

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