Zonohedrified dodecahedron

Ralph’s my name, windows are my game.

This one started as experimenting with Stella to generate interesting structures, and I liked the outcome, so here we are. 120 faces, 180 connectors. Not the most complex build, but challenging enough to make it fun.

About 11" diameter, easier to see scale in-hand.

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you are on quite a roll, my friend. very slight, very vague pun intended.

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Amazing…again!

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I’m always amazed at these things. What you refer to as not very complex makes my brain hurt trying to imagine how you figure these all out.

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I like Ralph. I have a very similar one from Stella printed at least the connectors, but never finished it. I like the open areas to see inside. Would make a great lamp!

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It’s actually not too complicated, really. It’s all about having the right software. I used Stella to explore various shapes, then exported to Sketchup to model actual materials (.12 thickness BB). I use either Stella or Sketchup to get the correct angles, then the rest is pretty simple. Import the shapes into Inkscape, align slots/holes, and go for it.

It starts with Stella like this:

Zonohedrified Dodeca

And you can see just how much of the heavy lifting is already done.

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well, it’s a craft you’re sure getting good at.

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Just wow!

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The foundations of an orbital habitat? A high tech soccer ball? Whatever it is I like it.

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Cool!!!

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