The _IQ Light_ system of interlocking r

The "IQ Light" system of interlocking rhombi, to make rhombic polyh...
Tim HuttonTim Hutton - 2011-08-17 12:27:07+0000 - Updated: 2011-08-19 16:09:54+0000
The "IQ Light" system of interlocking rhombi, to make rhombic polyhedra. Make your own lampshades.


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Tim Hutton - 2011-08-17 12:28:14+0000 - Updated: 2011-08-17 12:28:23+0000

I'd be interested to see Nick Sayers' playing card cutting plan. You can see from this photo how he's using the playing cards as rhombi:
Tim Hutton - 2011-08-18 11:44:44+0000
Yes, I saw that cutting plan. It's not the same as the one Nick Sayers is using though: if you look at his spheres the cards are arranged differently to the makezine sphere. Still very cool though!
Tim Hutton - 2011-08-22 11:45:03+0000
George Hart's webpage is brilliant for this sort of construction:
Especially his pages on the 'slide-togethers' which is the approach Nick Sayers is using to approximate the IQ light system.
Tim Hutton - 2011-08-22 11:48:31+0000 - Updated: 2011-08-22 12:04:50+0000
And of course now I learn that George Hart is Vi Hart's father. This makes complete sense.
Tim Hutton - 2011-08-22 12:02:58+0000
The comments here give lots of instructions for other designs:

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