Cuboctahedron | |
The cuboctahedron using red and yellow rods highlighting the 4 hexagons. | |
Type | Archimedean solid |
Panels | 8 × 6 × |
Rods | 24 × |
Spheres | 12 × |
Author | Amafirlian 9 February 2007 |
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.
Building Instructions Edit
- Keep the spheres magnetically neutral by balancing the polarities around each vertex for maximum strength.