Geomag Wiki
Advertisement
Rhombicosidodecahedron
Rhombicosidodecahedron.jpg
'
Type Archimedean Solid
Panels 20 × Geomag triangle panel icon.gif
30 × Geomag square panel icon.gif
12 × Geomag pentagon panel icon.gif
Rods 120 × Geomag rod icon.gif
Spheres 60 × Geomag ball icon.gif
Author Amafirlian 4 Jan 2007


Archimedean solid containing a triangle, a square, a pentagon and another square in alternating sequence around each vertex (3.4.5.4).


Building Instructions[]


Related Links[]


Chunky no-panels version[]

Rhombicosidodecahedron
Geomag rhombicosidodecahedron with chunky vertices.jpg
'
Type Augmented Geomag
Rods 300 × Geomag rod icon.gif
Spheres 60+42 × Geomag ball icon.gif
Author Karl Horton 23:14, 17 July 2007 (UTC)


Built before the advent of panels, this is a satisfying model. All of the internal supporting pyramids make solid contact with their outer shell spheres, and you can easily handle the model when complete.

For the Geomag purist, there is a cheat here: the main vertices are built with 5/8" spheres so that the rods can sit squarely on the nodes. (from a precursor to Geomag called Roger's Connection). The regular Geomag balls are only 1/2" diameter, so this model looks chunky, and feels like a cannonball.

Vital statistics: 60 large vertices, 42 inner vertices, 300 geomag bars in these colors: 120 yellow bars for the outer shell, 120 silver bars for square pyramids, 60 red bars for pentagonal support.