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Four Intersecting Triangles
Four intersecting triangles
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TypeIntersecting Structure
Rods 24+3 × Geomag rod icon
Spheres 12 × Geomag ball icon
Author Amafirlian 09:58, 20 May 2007 (UTC)


Four intersecting triangles.

Building Instructions Edit

  1. Start by creating a cuboctahedron. Notice that it can be seen as consisting of 4 hexagons (2 red and 2 yellow) running along the surface.
    Cuboctahedron

    Cuboctahedron

    • Make sure that the polarity of the rods in each of the hexagons are oriented in the same way!
    • Notice that each sphere in the cuboctahedron has two hexagons running thorugh them.
  2. Now focus on one of the hexagons. Number the rods of that hexagon (in your mind) from 1 to 6.
    1. Disconnect rods 1 and 2 from the sphere between them. Then reconnect them directly rod to rod on the inside of the other hexagon that is running through that sphere.
      • You end up with a pentagon with one side consisting of two rods.
    2. Repeat this procedure with rods 3 and 4, and with rods 5 and 6.
      • You end up with a triangle with sides consisting of two rods.
  3. Repeat the procedure of transforming hexagons to a triangles for the other hexagons.
  4. Optionally fix three rods in a triangle to three of the triangles to fix the spheres in the position of the original cuboctahedron (see photo).

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