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By George Hart for the Museum of Mathematics

Math Monday banner02 600px Math Monday: Large Stars

Here is a simple way to make the small stellated dodecahedron on a large scale. Jim Watters suggests weaving together thirty dowels, so you can make it fairly large if you want.

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The connectors are made from short lengths of rubber tubing that have been sewn together at the tip. This makes it easy to assemble, disassemble, transport, store, and reassemble

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What other star polyhedra can you make with this technique?

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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.


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