Yet another stellated icosahedron

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Peter Kane
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Yet another stellated icosahedron

Post by Peter Kane » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:44 pm

My daughter found a picture of Magnus Wenninger and his model of this polhedron on the internet. I thought I'd have a go, and here's the result:
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The photo was taken looking down on one of the larger spikes; you can see the five little pyramids surrounding it. In fact, these small pyramids are the vertices of a compound of five tetrahedra (one of my favourites). The large spikes in isolation form another stellation of the isocahedron (the 9th, I think).

Its quite easy to make this, once you've generated the nets using Stella.

So what have you all been up to recently ? Not wasting your time watching telly, I hope !

Cheers,

Pete K [/img]

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