Posted by wonko on October 25, 2012 in geometry
The “phizz” unit designed by Tom Hull is a basic building block that can be used for many modulars:
I thought I would start manageable, so devised a 30 unit ball, 6 faces each of 5 colours – total of 30 units. These are easy folding and have a positive locking mechanism so were a good choice.
The tricksey part was to ensure an even colour balance – making sure that no face has the same colour twice. that did my head in a little, and it seemd to take me ages to come up with a construction method where I could easily predict what colour next to use.
In the end, a lovely modular – I may try for something grander, we shall see.