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[[Archimedean Solids|Archimedean solid]] containing 2 triangles and 2 squares in alternating sequence around each vertex ('''(3.4)<sup>2</sup>''').

[[Archimedean Solids|Archimedean solid]] containing 2 triangles and 2 squares in alternating sequence around each vertex ('''(3.4)<sup>2</sup>''').

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The cuboctahedron is the only uniform polyhedron where the side length is equal to the circumradius. As such, it can optionally be constructed with a sphere in the center and 12 rods connecting it to each vertex.

== Building Instructions ==

== Building Instructions ==

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* Keep the balls magnetically neutral by [[Balanced polarity|balancing the polarities around each vertex]] for maximum strength.

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* Keep the spheres magnetically neutral by [[Balanced polarity|balancing the polarities around each vertex]] for maximum strength.

Archimedean solid containing 2 triangles and 2 squares in alternating sequence around each vertex ((3.4)^{2}).

The cuboctahedron is the only uniform polyhedron where the side length is equal to the circumradius. As such, it can optionally be constructed with a sphere in the center and 12 rods connecting it to each vertex.