Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Aluminum puck-woven cube

This cube was not made using an undip sequence. The working was crowded due to the need to pre-bend the springy aluminum sheet metal to approximately the final angle of its diagonal folds. It proved more practical to complete an all-central vertex at the "south pole," secure it on the outside with duct tape, add all possible extensions to that vertex (6 of them), and then weave in an equatorial belt of 3 puck weavers. That accounted for all 12 pucks. All that remained was an all-outboard vertex to be closed at the "north pole."

Increasing the radius at the rounded corners to about 0.5 cm helped in closing the outer flaps at the last vertex. 

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