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Self Assembly Dodecahedron - 4D Printing

by nickpullen, published

Self Assembly Dodecahedron - 4D Printing by nickpullen May 2, 2013

Description

Here are the parts for 3 dodecahedrons, that once magnet are installed in the recesses will self assemble into complete objects. Due to the spacing and polarity of the magnets, only parts of the same will fit together.

There is a video of the original idea that inspired me to design these: vimeo.com/44291046#at=0

And the Researchers' site: bioselfassembly.net/

Have fun.

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Instructions

When installing the magnets, make sure all the left hole magnets are orientated the same polarity, and then the right hand hole make sure the polarity is reversed. I have used 3x1mm neo magnets off ebay, N35 they were called....

The SCAD is partly parametric, but have a play, I have commented on what the components are...
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