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64-Tetrahedron Cube Half-pack #color

by Creation Arts

64-Tetrahedron Cube Half-pack #color 3d printed
64-Tetrahedron Cube Half-pack #color 3d printed
64-Tetrahedron Cube Half-pack #color 3d printed

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About this Product


Help raise the funds needed to get Sankakkei factory produced. If the goal is met, you receive Sankakkei in high quality smooth plastic in a color series of your choosing completed with a corresponding box design.

The Sankakkei prototypes are printed in Strong and Flexible polished plastic, making it possible to produce this product in small quantities. But due to a recent price change by Shapeways, and the fact that printing multi-parts objects is absurdly expensive, I had to 'sprue' the loose parts in my models (like the vintage model-kits from back in the old days) to keep it all affordable. 

With your help, and other micro-investors like you, Sankakkei can be factory produced in high quality fine plastic in an unlimited range of colors, for way less production costs and without any 'sprue'. This will also give me the opportunity to produce a stylized corresponding box packaging for you to store your seeds and rods in.

About this model
40 seeds / 152 rods #color #M-size.

Use two packs to build your 2-Tone design. (this model is for colored plastic 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 Seed #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 #Color #M-series.
Size: ø 3 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.

More info at Creation-arts.com and Sankakkei.nl

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What's in the Box

64-Tetrahedron Cube Half-pack #color in Red Strong & Flexible Polished
Width Height Depth
7.632 cm 13.664 cm 3.71 cm
This model is 3D Printed in Red Strong & Flexible Polished: Pinkish red, richly colored nylon plastic with a smooth finish.
Model version 17 | Last updated on 05/11/2015

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