Polyhedra - Hinged Nets and Snap Tiles


UPDATE: The modular snap-tiles in this model have now been updated to a more consistent Customizer design where you can modify size, number of snaps, and tolerances; see http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:208591.

This set of models includes hinged nets for all five Platonic solids:

Tetrahedron Cube Octahedron Dodecahedron Icosahedron

As well as hinged nets for these other polyhedra:

Square Pyramid Hexagonal Prism Rectangular Rhombohedron

The downloadable files also include models of individual snap tiles for semi-regular and other combination polyhedra:

Triangle tiles with snaps in 223, 332, 222, and 333 configurations Square tiles with snaps in 2323 and 2233 configurations Pentagon tiles with snaps in 23233 and 32322 configurations Hexagon tiles with snaps in 232323, 233233, and 322322 configurations

Mix and match snap tiles as you like or follow these suggestions for the pictured modular polyhedra:

Cuboctahedron - 6 of the 2323 squares, 2 of the 222 triangles, and 6 of the 332 triangles Truncated Octahedron - 6 of the 2323 squares and 8 of the 232323 hexagons Stellated Octahedraon - 12 of the 223 triangles and 12 of the 332 triangles Icosidodecaheron - 20 of the 332 triangles and 12 of the 32322 pentagons

Or, make a 3D-printed soccer ball or even larger Buckyballs using the pentagon and hexagon snap tiles! For a standard soccer ball we suggest this print job:

Truncated icosahedron - 6 of the 23233 pentagons and 6 of the 32322 pentagons, plus 12 of the 232323 hexagons, 4 of the 233233 hexagons, and 4 of the 322322 hexagons

Two assembly videos:

http://makerhome.blogspot.com (days 80-91)InstructionsMakerWare .3mm/low with standard settings. If you want to modify any model just grab an editable copy at Tinkercad: https://tinkercad.com/users/c4... .


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