Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stellated Dodecahedron

 I was messing around with shapes and created a dodecahedron (12 sided shape) I then put spike like things on it and asked Justin if it had a name.  He said it was type of stellated dodecahedron which is a dodecahedron with points coming off it although usually it has five points like the one I later made below.

After a little while I constructed a dodecahedron out of paper and figured out how to make paper spikes to go on it. 

Below is the finished dodecahedron. If you look you can see that it could be seen as consisting of 12 stars going through it not entirely sure how to type that but if you have any interest you can ask me in class some time and I will explain

In addition here are some links for anyone interested in learning more about stellation or stellated dodecahedrons :

1 comment:

  1. Tiger, have you heard of the Yoshimoto Cube? I think Justin showed him (his?) and Paul's video in class. (link anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZi5FhAwFgI)

    Well, anyways, a Yoshimoto cube is composed of two folding stellated dodecahedrons that sort of fit together. It also has the property of catching the attention of people en masse when you show it off due to its stellatedness as well as its shininess.

    I have a store bought version that I'll bring to class.

    Oh, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMpr8pA5lJw&feature=relmfu