Dixie cup dodecahedron

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Dixie cup dodecahedron

This project (posted over a year ago), is old news by interweb standards, but I’d never seen it. And the results are gorgeous. I so want to make one and hang it from the clearstory in my office (though I think my ceiling fan might have something to say about that).

Dixie Cup Spherical Dodecahedron – Link


  • HOW TO – Make a dodecahedron from discarded CD’s – Link
  • Make a dodecahedral – 12 sided calendar – Link

2 thoughts on “Dixie cup dodecahedron

  1. screaminscott says:

    A neighborhood near me uses these for Christmas decorations every year.

    They use colored semi-clear plastic cups, and poke a miniature Christmas light through the bottom of each cup.

    Then they hang the huge glowing ornaments from trees all over the neighborhood.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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