30 pencil icosahedron

by MichielCornelissen
30 pencil icosahedron 3d printed Home decor Lighting icosahedron lampshade from colour pencils!
icosahedron lampshade from colour pencils!
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    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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Using 30 standard-sized pencils, and this kit, you can create an icosahedron-shaped object of about 38 cm or 15 inch in diameter. Use it as a cool lampshade, or just as fun and educational object to have around.
Fits standard hexagonal (colour) pencils of about 7.0 mm cross section - measured at the smallest diameter. Any length of the pencils will work, as long as they're all the same. Assembly may leave slight marks on pencils.

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If you have any feedback or questions on this product, please feel free to e-mail me directly at michiel(at)michielcornelissen(dot)com.


IN: 2.105 w x 6.878 d x 2.002 h
CM: 5.346 w x 17.47 d x 5.084 h


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Hadn't seen that one before- thanks for spotting. There is some similarity in the idea, but I think the execution and rationale are different enough to make this concept stand on its own.
March 8, 2010, 7:26 pm
I've seen this as a lighting concept before... http://www.yankodesign.com/2007/09/07/bucky-sustainable-lighting/
March 8, 2010, 5:57 pm
Thanks... I was looking for a way to create bigger objects, without making them prohibitively expensive (I sort of managed...), and went looking for things with worldwide availability. It took a bit of experimenting but now the pencils have a really snug fit.
February 18, 2010, 8:38 pm
Excellent idea! I like the combination of common objects and 3D printing!
February 18, 2010, 8:11 pm


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