The ornament described herein is a tesseract or 3-d representation of a 4-d object.

The ultimate in Geek ornamentation.

I was trying to achieve the look of the one pictured at this link, but was having difficulties with the tools and supplies I had.

## Step 1: Tools, equipment, supplies and componants

For the Big outer box, I used an almost cube shaped baseball or trinket display case I bought at a craft supply store.

For the smaller box, I could not find something suitable, so I made one using he corners cut out of a clear rectangular box (cuboid) and clear glued back together.

Other thing the boxes and glue, I used:

One 9v battery clip,
one 110 ohm resistor,
one small on/off switch,
2 lengths of magnet (coil) wire,
3 LEDs (one was a self blinking type)
hot glue (and so a hot glue gun is appropriate also),
a soldering iron and some solder,
some conductive glue (although you can also run the magnet wire along edges and paint      a gold color to hide it)
A compass (no, not the kind that points north, the kind used to draw arcs and circles),
OR a protractor,
The formula for figuring out the length of the "connecting legs"
and a LOT of patience.  Of course, if you have worked with hot glue before, you probably

The formula is courtesy of BrittLiv and Kelseymh.   It depicts the square root of 3 divided by 2 * (b - a)

Or as explained by Kelseymh:

sqrt(3)
-------     * (b - a)
2

Nice project! Only one minor comment, which you may want to fix on the graphical version of Step 1: The formula is sqrt(3)/2 * (b - a). You've got a and b inside the radicals, which isn't right.
Did I correct it correctly ?
Yes, but it's really hard to read (lots of surrounding whitespace made the characters really small. You might just want to write it as<br><pre><br> sqrt(3)<br> ------- (b - a)<br> 2<br></pre><br>which is pretty standard mathematical notation.
Ok, added that to my notes, so it is written out, and as you have it displayed.
Thank you for that catch. I misread her formula.
Neat! Gotta love an ornament that requires a mathematical formula to make it.
Yes, an altimate geek ornament LOL
Now, if only I could watch the LED's move about as the people and objects&nbsp;did in&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube_2:_Hypercube"> Cube<strong><sup>2</sup></strong> Hypercube</a>.&nbsp;
I saw Cube, but I didn't realize there was a sequel. I should check it out.
I didn't get to see Cube, but saw the sequal LOL I hated the very end of the sequel too.
it is very scientific <br> <br><a href="http://www.mornlaser.com/">laser engraving machine</a> ,
Thank you. I DO wish I could have made it LOOK a lot better though.
<br> Interesting, do you think you could scale-up to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAMPy_AhEns">this</a>?<br> <br> L<br>
I WAS thinking about adding sound to the thing, but I was running out of time as it was, and I wasn't sure exactly where to &quot;hide&quot; the speaker(s), seeing the box was mostly clear. &nbsp;<br> <br> It was hard enough concealing magnet wires to make the LED's appear to float (as you can see, I did not achieve the effect with the Red flasher).<br>