40 seeds / 152 rods #white #M-size
Use two packs for your 2-Tone design. (this model is for white only).
This beautiful dualistic structure consists of 38 (white) seeds / 144 (white) rods and 25 (black) seeds / 80 (black) rods. And is formed by merging the edges of eight 2-tone Star Tetrahedrons together into the 64-Tetrahedron Cube, revealing the new form 'Vector Equilibrium' in two scales, the inner core and outer edge.
The Vector Equilibrium, as its name describes, is the only geometric form wherein all of the vectors are of equal length and angular relationship (60° angles throughout). And it is the complete opposite of the Star Tetrahedron with 8 Tetrahedrons pointing inwards instead of outwards. From a physics standview it represents the ultimate and perfect condition wherein the movement of energy comes to a state of absolute equilibrium, and therefore absolute stillness and nothingness. As Buckminster Fuller states, because of this it is the zero-phase from which all other forms emerge.
The 64-Tetrahedron Cube has both sides of the spectrum, the 'absolute nothingness' (vector equilibrium) and the absolute expansion (star tetrahedron). It represents the total, the alpha and the omega, the inner and the outer. It also shows how to divide to infinity (in a scale of 8) within a finite boundry. And above all... it's a beautiful geometric sculpture to look at!
Sankakkei Star Tetrahedron Seeds #M-series.
Size: ø 12 mm with ø 3 mm holes - The ‘Star Tetrahedron’ seed enables you to build the Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Star Tetrahedron, Vector Equilibrium, Isotropic Vector Matrix and the 64-Tetrahedron Cube or any other structure with tetrahedronal angles and axis.
Sankakkei Rods #White #M-series.
Size: ø 3.1 mm with a length of 6.4 cm.
How to build
The best way to build this form is by starting with a Vector Equilibrium, once you have build this form, and it’s stable (make sure every rod is completely inserted), you can add 6 ‘pyramid’-corners on the 6 square sides of the Vector Equilibrium, creating a large Octahedron (Octahedron Matrix). If you got this form stable -you’ll notice sankakkei is a game of balance, precision and patience- you have a good basis to put a Tetrahedron Matrix on each of the 8 sides.
First start by building a Tetrahedron Matrix and adding them on the 4 sides creating a bigger Tetrahedron Matrix (Isotropic Vector Matrix), then add the other 4, creating a big Star Tetrahedron.
Now the only thing left to do, is to connect ’5-rod’-corners (like the corners of a Vector Equilibrium) around each of the 8 points, creating a large Vector Equilibrium at the outer edge.
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