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494: Wolfram|Alpha Logo

Posted by wonko on March 5, 2015 in geometry |

I have a low tolerance of boredom, so slack time between busy times at work required me to keep my fingers busy:494Wolfram

This is an interesting module, made up of useful units – tiles of joined equilateral triangles with solid pockets and tabs.494WolframUnit

They lock together positively into interesting shapes. Clusters of 5 were used here, each joined twice to each adjoining cluster of 5 to make a rather lovely spikey ball.

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This is actually (if I folded it in all red) the Wolfram|Alpha logo. You too can fold this, go here to learn how.494WolframScale

A sturdy little ball that is kept together with paper tension – the designer is on the Wolfram|Alpha team and has done a great job. I realised (too late) that folding it this small made it VERY fiddly – the construction was painful as the tabs/pockets were so small. All in all I am happy with the result.

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