Geometric Model, Skeleton of a Rhombic Dodecahedron Produced by a 3D Printer

Geometric Model, Skeleton of a Rhombic Dodecahedron Produced by a 3D Printer

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This blue-gray skeleton model of a rhombic dodecahedron has, as the name suggests, twelve sides that are rhombi. It was given out at a workshop on 3D printing at the MathFest meeting in Washington, D.C., in August, 2015. Laura Taalman of James Madison University gave a paper describing the models was entitled "Printed Catalan Wireframes: Designing with Mathematica, MeshLab, and TopMod." Objects 2015.3169.04 and 2015.3169.05 were collected at the same session.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
2015
maker
Taalman, Laura
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.2 cm x 3.5 cm x 4.2 cm; 1 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 21/32 in
ID Number
2015.3169.04
nonaccession number
2015.3169
catalog number
2015.3169.04
Credit Line
Collected-for-the-Museum
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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