Dymaxion Map

The Dymaxion Map projection was designed by Buckminster Fuller and is intended to be a more accurate representation of the Earth’s surface on a 2D plane. A slight modification maps the surfaces onto the faces of an icosahedron so it can be folded up into a globe. Behold!

Cut out of Proofgrade maple and assembled using – get this – gaffer tape. (I spent way too long trying to use magnets, ended up giving up after the unassembled pieces lay in my workshop for a couple of months.)

The Flat Earth Society would be proud.

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That looks pretty rad. If tape works, it works. :slight_smile:

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Nice trick with the tape.

Previously:

https://community.glowforge.com/search?q=Dymaxion

I like how yours has no visible connectors. Good application for @geek2nurse’s icosahedron.

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That looks great! Sometimes the simplest solution is the right one!

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Glad you were able to complete your project! Looks good.

Some kind of Solid thing is on my list of projects for the Great Isolalation, and a globe like this is a cool idea. Love yours!

OMG, I’ll make an Isolation Isohedron. :open_mouth:
Trademarking that!!!

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Isolatohedron? :smiley:

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