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By George Hart for the Museum of Mathematics

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Frabjous is a sculpture that consists of thirty identical parts which are assembled into a geometric star with twelve spiral vortices. A few years ago, a MAKE post showed how to make a cardboard version that requires many hours of hobby knife cutting. Should you prefer a cool-looking acrylic version, made from laser-cut components, there is now a kit sold by the Museum of Mathematics. It is a tricky puzzle to assemble, but when done, you’ll have a lovely, seven-inch diameter sculpture to enjoy.

Or if you want to spring for a fancy acrylic version with an iridescent coating that changes color as you move around, that is available, too.

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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 a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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