My latest polyhedral is a Deltoidal Hexecontahedron. 2 layers with the top being cedar, and the bottom birch. Biggest one I’ve created so far, measuring at about 14 inches in diameter. I made a 3D printed stand for this, as well as a plan to add a LED light globe for the inside. I need to rewire the light so the switch and charging port are accessible. I think I’m done with polyhedrals for a while.
In geometry, a deltoidal hexecontahedron (also sometimes called a trapezoidal hexecontahedron, a strombic hexecontahedron, or a tetragonal hexacontahedron) is a Catalan solid which is the dual polyhedron of the rhombicosidodecahedron, an Archimedean solid. It is one of six Catalan solids to not have a Hamiltonian path among its vertices. The 60 faces are deltoids or kites. The dihedral angle between all faces is 154.12°.
Faces: 60 (120 since it’s multi-layered)
Stand Offs: 480
3D Internal Connectors: 62 (12+20+30)
3D Print Time: 32 hours 16 minutes
Total Parts: 902
Nice nice nice.
This would be a fun project for a Fusion360 newbie like me to play with.
You have a favorite supplier for your hardware or (like me) do you just grab stuff as you pass it in the aisle of wherever you are?
I order everything online. I have limited mobility these days due to having MS, so I take full advantage of having things shipped directly to me. For wood, I’ve used Owyn’s, Ocooch, inventables, and johnson’s plastic. The cedar for this build came from Johnson’s plastic. The screws are not cheap either, so I buy bulk from the boltdepot.com.