Monthly Archives: August 2017

A Twisted Expansion of the Truncated Octahedron

I made this variant of the truncated octahedron using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator. You may try this program for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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An Expanded Snub Dodecahedron

To make this polyhedron, I started with a snub dodecahedron. Next, I augmented all triangular faces of it with prisms, then took the convex hull of the result. Finally, I used Stella 4d‘s “try to make faces regular” function on … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump, Please Get Some Sleep

Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health. It helps us heal when we need healing. I went to bed very early last night, and got all the sleep I need to do well at work today. I wish … Continue reading

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The T-Shirt from the Future: A Short Short Story

Someone nudged my shoulder, stirring me from deep sleep. “Wake up, grandpa,” said an unfamiliar voice. Grandpa? Who’s that? I opened my eyes to see a young woman, dressed in black, looking back at me. Her face was brown, and her eyes … Continue reading

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The 43rd Stellation of the Snub Dodecahedron, and Related Polyhedra, Part Two

Just like I did in the first part of this two-part post, I’m starting with the snub dodecahedron’s 43rd stellation. This time, though, this polyhedral exploration is going in another direction. In the image below, the yellow kites seen above … Continue reading

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The 43rd Stellation of the Snub Dodecahedron, and Related Polyhedra, Part One

If you stellate the snub dodecahedron 43 times, this is the result. The yellow faces are kites, not rhombi. Like the snub dodecahedron itself, this polyhedron is chiral. Here is the mirror-image of the polyhedron shown above. Any chiral polyhedron … Continue reading

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