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 Post subject: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:13 am 
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This is the most complex uniform polyhedra I know. In the Wenninger Catalog is has the numer 119.

Is was extrem difficult to design. Because every axis or cut destroy the patterns of the shape I built it as an 2x2x2 mod.

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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:52 pm 
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Fantastic work. I think you should sticker all sides though-

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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:55 pm 
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Love it! I'm glad I'm not the only one who looks up these extreme shapes and wishes they were puzzles...

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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:11 pm 
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I absolutely love all of these stellated and non-convex polyhedra you've been making lately. Can you comment on how you're designing the base solid? Are you using Mathematica or POV-Ray or some other math-based geometry tool and then importing it to another tool like Solidworks?

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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:26 pm 
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Claus, you need to open a museum. I would love to come a drool of all your marvelous creations/ collection!

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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
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I love this puzzle a lot because its a star puzzle and because it doesn't have a lot of gap age in like the ones before(no offense taken I hope to the makers of them).

May we see it in mid turn and fully stickered. I have no idea on how this moves.

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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
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Wow what a fantastic polyhedron! It's beautiful, Claus.

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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
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Amazing shape, I don't know how you would even begin when creating something like this it must be very difficult and confusing.

I would also like to see it "fully" stickered like Tony's Suggestion.

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I have no idea on how this moves.

clauswe wrote:
I built it as an 2x2x2 mod.


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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:14 am 
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Spectacular!

Wenicker implements Wenninger. :shock:
clauswe wrote:
Is was extrem difficult to design. Because every axis or cut destroy the patterns of the shape I built it as an 2x2x2 mod.
Pattern of the shape? What do you mean?
If you wanted a non-shape-changing puzzle you could have used a skewb as core.


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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:12 pm 
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Thank you very much for all your positive response.

Bmenrigh: I don't use any mathematical programm.
There are a lot of web sides with all mesurements you need to design the solids. Very helpful are the books a Wenninger. The author explain very detailed how you can build paper models. I designed the polyhedras with Autocad.

Andreas: Every cut splitted the face in more small pieces. This destroyed the look and feel of the shapes.


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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:23 pm 
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Here's your next challenge-


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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
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Side note: I actualy tried to make the origami version pictured there. I folded all 900 modules then it collapsed.

Non-side note: That's pretty cool, and I like the spikes. I also think that twisty puzzles are the best way to learn about geometry-if I played with your puzzle, for example, I would better understand the geometry of the Great dirhombicosidodecahedron

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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
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Claus, that is an awesome puzzle! I'm really impressed that you have Wenninger's book! We definitely need more stellated puzzles (and maybe special puzzling safety goggles and gloves 8-) )!

For exploring stellated polyhedra, I like the software GreatStella.

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 Post subject: Re: Great dirhombicosi dodecahedron (Wenninger No. 119)
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I haven't posted for a long time, but I'll say this this caught my eye enough to force me to post something.

I absolutely adore uniform, stellated puzzles. This is the kind of aesthetic beauty that keeps me interested in puzzles. Thank you for bringing this to life.

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