By George Hart for the Museum of Mathematics

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What cool things have you made with magnets lately? Anything like the above dodecahedral construction?

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These geometric sculptures are the creations that resulted from Robert Hodgin playing with thousands of small magnetic spheres and cylinders.

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I especially like his geometric forms which remind me of Ernst Haeckel’s radiolaria drawings.

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The possibilities for making beautiful geometric constructions are unlimited.

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