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Friday, October 14, 2005

Fun with magnets

I recently borrowed a friends GEOMAG™ set. You get a set of plastic rods with magnets embedded and some ball bearings. This allows you to build interesting stuff! Woo hoo!

A truncated dodecehdron, collapsed.

A pyramid, almost complete.

A stable truncated dodecahedron, using inward pointing supports on each pentagon face.

A six sided tower.


  • dodecahedron

    Did you know what word before you bought the magnets?

    By Blogger Rori, At 12:42 AM, October 17, 2005  

  • Yep. Its one of the regular solids. I learnt it from an Open University show. (Not in school, oddly enough.)

    A dodecahdron is made up of 12 pentagons. A "truncated" solid is where the corners have been flattened, in this case with triangles.

    By Blogger Bill P. Godfrey, At 8:14 AM, October 17, 2005  

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