Rhombic Hexecontahedron as d12

Rhombic Hexecontahedron as d12 3d printed Games Dice From www.dicecollector.com
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Rhombic Hexecontahedron as d12 3d printed Games Dice From www.dicecollector.com
Rhombic Hexecontahedron as d12 3d printed Games Dice From www.dicecollector.com
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Rhombic Hexecontahedron as d12 3d printed Games Dice Full Color Sandstone
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The rhombic hexecontahedron is a pretty shape; it's used as the symbol for Wolfram Alpha. It's also non-convex, so it can't be used as a die... or can it? Since it's a facetting of the regular dodecahedron, it essentially lands on five vertices which are the corners of one face of the enclosing regular dodecahedron. So with a little creative labelling, it can certainly be used as an ordinary d12.

I got my print of this, and I think my expectations were a little too high for sandstone printing. The points are so sharp and fine that the colors actually "bleed" across to other faces a little, here and there. The numbers are a little too bold and dark. The points are too pointy for using as a die, but that's really my fault. It might be a little fragile for making out of full-color sandstone, as dice need to be pretty rugged if they're being used.

Note that this print is from a long time ago, and Shapeways has improved their full-color printing once or twice since then, so later prints might turn out better.

Dimensions

IN: 1.276 w x 1.215 d x 1.033 h
CM: 3.242 w x 3.086 d x 2.624 h
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August 31, 2010, 12:54 am
Yeah, I realized I hadn't kept to that convention; mostly I was pleased enough that I got the thing to work AT ALL that I didn't pay worry about fixing that. Something else to fix on this one.
August 23, 2010, 9:40 pm
I received mine today .. this is an amazing die ... one suggestion thought ... you may want to make opposing sides add to 13 ... as most other dice do ... ie 1 opposes 12 ... 2 opposes 11 etc
August 23, 2010, 9:14 pm
 
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