Six Intersecting Pentagons
Six intersecting pentagons
TypeIntersecting structure
Rods 60 × Geomag rod icon
Spheres 30 × Geomag ball icon
Author Amafirlian 8 Feb 2007

Six intersecting pentagons.

Building Instructions Edit

  1. Start by creating a icosidodecahedron. Notice that it can be seen as consisting of 6 decagons running along the surface.
    Icosidodecahedron a4


    • Make sure that the polarity of the rods in each of the decagons are oriented in the same way!
    • Notice that each sphere in the icosidodecahedron has two decagons running thorugh them.
  2. Now focus on one of the decagons. Number the rods of that decagon (in your mind) from 1 to 10.
    1. Disconnect rods 1 and 2 from the sphere between them. Then reconnect them directly rod to rod on the inside of the other hexagon that is running through that sphere.
      • You end up with a nonagon with one side consisting of two rods.
    2. Repeat this procedure with rods 3 and 4, with rods 5 and 6, with rods 7 and 8, and with rods 9 and 10.
      • You end up with a pentagon with sides consisting of two rods.
  3. Repeat the procedure of transforming decagons to a pentagons for the other decagons.

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