Definition Edit

Amafirlian Square
Amafirlian square
TypeAmafirlian Alternative
Rods 4 × Geomag rod icon
Spheres 4 × Geomag ball icon
Author Amafirlian 22:04, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

An Amafirlian Square is an alternative way of joining Geomag rods by connecting 4 rods in a cross wise fashion.

Building Instructions Edit

  1. Take two rods and connect them at a 90° angle.
    • Make sure the polarity of the two rod ends that are closest together are opposite polarities.
  2. Continue to connect the other 2 rods to complete the model.

Properties Edit

  • The size can be varied slightly by changing the location where the rods connect, (as shown in the 2 cubes using Amafirlian Squares below).
    • If you make a larger version you need to change the orientation of the rods, again keeping the two rod ends that are closest together opposite polarities.
2 alt cubes

Varying the size of an Amafirlian Square

  • Another property of the Amafirlian Square is that it is flexible and can be bent so the 4 corners are not in one plane anymore.
Alt bent square

Bent Amafirlian Square in a Tetrahedron

As a result they can replace a rhombic face. An example can be seen in the Amafirlian Rhombic Dodecahedron.

Alt rhombic dodecahedron

Bent Amafirlian Square replacing rhombic faces

Examples Edit

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