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Michael Rule of Providence, Rhode Island, printed the 12 pentagonal and 20 hexagonal modules of his Atomic Sun lamp on a MakerBot. I have to say, it looks more like a viral capsid to me, but I can see why one might want to avoid that as a name. The models are available on Thingiverse.

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. Shane Graber says:

    If I only had a MakerBot… :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is there actually Buckballs being used here? I don’t see any in the write-up.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is there actually Buckballs being used here? I don’t see any in the write-up.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Probably not.
      My guess would be that the design choice supplied the name, and it sounds allot more fun than truncated icosahedron.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truncated_icosahedron