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I need ASP help making spidrohedrons

Postby tak30 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:13 pm

HI!
I am doing a project on spidrohedrons and I need help. My question is:

Can you make a three dimensional polyhedron based on spidrons, build one polyhedron with 6 spidrons, one with 7, and so on, and compare their properties. How are they similar? How are they different? How does their "stackable" nature change? See how many different ways you can tile a plane using spidrons.

I have searched all over the web/internet and found many websites about spidrons. Those websites were very helpful but none of them gave me any word or instructions about making polyhedra from spidrons (aka spidrohedrons)

I really need help and would appreciate any help you can offer. I need half of my project done by 12/6 and most of it done by 1/24/11.

Thanks,
Zoha
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Re: I need ASP help making spidrohedrons

Postby barretttomlinson » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:19 am

Hi,

Here is a discussion thread from last year that attempts to answer your question:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... =30&t=5731
Here is a translated paper by Daniel Erde’ly, the inventor of the spidron, that should help
http://matserv.pmmf.hu/hajtas/docs/2/Spidron_EN.pdf

You may also find this site useful:

http://www.spidron.hu/main.html

I hope this helps. This is certainly a fascinating project idea!

Good luck and have fun!!

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Re: I need ASP help making spidrohedrons

Postby tak30 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:23 pm

Thanks Alot for your help.
I'll do my best to find out how to make a polyhedra. The information you gave me will really help.
Thanks again,
zoha :)
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