By George Hart for the Museum of Mathematics

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Here’s a challenge for you. Make the coolest thing you can from a bucket of old golf balls. It might be hard to beat this Sierpinski triangle and Sierpinski tetrahedron!

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These are both made by Dale Seymour. And in case you are wondering if is is solid golf balls all the way through, here is a picture of Dale gluing them together:

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Send me a photo if you make something cool (or post it to the MAKE Flickr pool and leave a comment/link below).

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • theophrastus

    dang…that tetrahedron is *solid* (goldballs). let’see… 1, 2, 3,… i count 5984 golfballs there.

  • Eric

    d20 obviously

  • jim l.

    Every now and then I’ll find a golf ball thats been cut or damaged. I just finish the cut and recover the rubberband inside. It goes perfectly with one of my (too) many hobbies as the rubber motor for small flying models.

    Jim L.