Dv30 Asteroid

Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
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Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games Dyed and photographed by George Bell.
Dv30 Asteroid 3d printed Puzzles Games Dyed and photographed by George Bell.
Dyed and photographed by George Bell.

The goal of this puzzle is to assemble the six identical "rib" pieces shown in the first picture into the cage-like structure shown in the others. This is based on the 120-cell, one of the six regular polytopes in four-dimensional space. When assembled the puzzle is a part of the stereographic projection of the radial projection of the 120-cell to the three-sphere.

Each of the ribs is made from five dodecahedral (D) cells in the vertex (v) centered projection of the 120-cell to Euclidean space, and there are 6 ribs each of 5 dodecahedra (6x5=30). giving the puzzle its name.

Further description here: http://www.segerman.org/Dv30_Asteroid.pdf.

This is joint work with Saul Schleimer.

Tags:
Puzzles, Games
cm: 4.942 w x 9.306 d x 1.382 h
in: 1.946 w x 3.664 d x 0.544 h

Comments

 
@gibell Right, this one comes from the vertex centered projection, whereas Quintessence is from the cell centered projection. So they are completely incompatible!
February 2, 2014, 8:26 pm
Whew! Finally got my copy together. I didn't realize this puzzle is separate anything in "Quintessence" (unlike the 30-Cell puzzle). The assembled puzzle fits nicely in a golf ball case.
February 2, 2014, 8:14 pm
Whoa, six pieces. Somehow, I was expecting five after the 30-cell puzzle!
July 1, 2013, 2:18 pm
 
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