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Polyhedra Building Tiles [message #27548] Sun, 15 May 2011 05:43 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Robotguy  is currently offline Robotguy
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Well, it took a bit longer than expected, but it was worth the wait!

Here's 3 of the 4 tiles I ordered in TD (I have misplaced the triangle tile already):
http://robotguy.net/puzzles/tn_actual_tiles.jpg

The detail is OK, but I think the tiny nubs intended to lock the hinges were too small for the resolution of the TD. I may make a few modifications, make the nubs and dimples larger, add some clearance for the pins, and reprint in FUD.

I used these master parts to make two molds from "Platinum Silicone":
http://robotguy.net/puzzles/tn_molds.jpg

I mix up only 40 ml of urethane to fill both molds. Here's a few squares and triangles waiting for some cleanup sanding right out of the mold:
http://robotguy.net/puzzles/tn_waiting.jpg

And last but certainly not least, here's my first polyhedron, with 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons, a truncated icosahedron:
http://robotguy.net/puzzles/tn_trunc_ico_build.jpg

[Updated on: Sun, 15 May 2011 16:29 UTC]

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