"In geometry, an icosahedron is a regular polyhedron with 20 identical equilateral triangular faces, 30 edges and 12 vertices. It is one of the five Platonic solids." - Wikipedia
Why should I build an Icosahedron?
- To get inspiration. Trust me. Once you have started, a million creative ideas start to pop up in your head!
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Do it. It's really worth it.
Step 1: What You Need:
- More than 60 popsicle sticks. (100 for $1.02)
- Hot glue gun. ($ 5.00)
- Glue sticks. ($ 0.34 each)
- Tape. ($ 1.00)
Is that really too much?
Step 2: Sort The Sticks
Go through your pile of sticks, and take out sticks that look ugly.
Bent, broken, dirty, stained, rough, all those you put aside.
Step 3: Basic Setup
Have fun. Glue a bunch.
We'll need twenty of these. (Icos = twenty)
Do a few more. You really can have fun with these triangles.
Just make sure they are all alike. A flipped one won't look so good.
Step 4: Have Fun While You Can
Grab'em, stack'em, break'em... No. Don't break'em.
Have as much fun as you want.
Step 5: Starting The Construction
Now grab one more, tape it.
Do the same with two more triangles. You should come up with something like in the second picture.
Now flip it upside down, so the tape faces towards your working surface.
Step 6: Lift It Up!
Carefully lift up the center of the figure. The two "loose" corners should meet.
Tape under the two sticks that you matched together.
Make sure you put the structure on a flat surface. Then you can glue all the joints.