|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
- 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.
- Continue to connect the other 2 rods to complete the model.
- 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.
- 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.
As a result they can replace a rhombic face. An example can be seen in the Amafirlian Rhombic Dodecahedron.
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