Octahedron in a Cube
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Octahedron (Geomag Pro, scale 2)
inside a Cube (Geomag Kids, scale 1)
Type Category:Intersecting Structure
Rods 0 × Geomag rod icon.gif
Spheres 0 × Geomag ball icon.gif
Author PolyClare 3:08, 01 February 2010

I recently purchased some of the new Geomag Kids pieces, and was fooling around with them. One thing I found is that the large holes in the Geomag Kids panels can allow for some interesting combinations of constructions. This one illustrates the mathematical idea that the dual of the cube is the octahedron. I found that an octahedron made from (classic) Geomag Pro rods (scale 2) would just poke through the openings in the large panels of a cube made from Geomag Kids rods.

Oct in Cube 9683 Med .jpg
Original construction
Oct in Cube OPEN 9724 Med .jpg
One panel removed
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