Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rhombic Triacontahedron What?



better known as the IQ Light or Infinity Lights, this geometric form is the brainchild of
 Danish designer Holger Strøm in 9772.
Holger Strøm

Constructed using interlocking quadrilaterals, (Hence his name for the light, IQ lights)  you can make all sorts of variation on polyhedra- (multi faced 3-d geometric forms.)

I first discovered this from a fellow art teachers blog, Art in the Big Green Room.  She had a link to an Instructable that had a template. I grabbed the template and duplicated it in Paint to get 6 per sheet.  Walmart trip to pick up cardstock, and had Central Office copy, enough so each student could get 30 pieces.
Here is the revised template.

Students cut, then build the model.








Just for fun, I went to Wikipedia and found this rotating model.  Interesingly, each face is a rhombus with sides  based on the golden ratio!


Very helpful for me and students it to check out instructional videos on YouTube like this one...

Happy Rhombic Triacontahedron!


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