Tridecahedron Net

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Source

G4G13

Title

Tridecahedron Net

Creator

Contributor

Stacy Speyer

Subject

Puzzle
Art

Description

This net is similar to those in my 'Cubes and Things' 3D coloring books, where I use playful patterns to accent symmetries of polyhedra. By truncating one vertex of a dodecahedron, it becomes a tridecahedron. (Do you think truncating all the corners would reveal G4G twenty times?)

The theme of 13 is repeated in the sets of joined circles, which were inspired by this year's Gathering 4 Gardner Logo. There are 4 slightly different sets of 13 dots, each in its own color. 4 vertices have 3 circles of 3 different colors meeting. Those 2 sets of 4 vertices mark how 2 tetrahedra could fit into the shape or they can be seen as the 8 vertices of a cube. The 6 large colored areas were accented to also show the orientation of a cube in this shape.

Identifier

G13-033

Collection

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Citation

“Tridecahedron Net,” G4G Gift Exchange Archive, accessed July 24, 2024, https://g4gexchangearchive.omeka.net/items/show/1291.

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