This is a construction set for building polyhedra and other surfaces. Each piece is a flat polyhedron that can join to any other piece along each edge.
Obviously you can print pieces as needed, but I recommend as a starter set:
- 40 triangles
- 24 squares
- 12 pentagons
This allows construction of all five Platonic solids as well as a variety of Archimedean, Johnson, or other solids.
Individual pieces print quickly, so I recommend printing a large collection on a single plate. The hinges involve narrow protrusions and mild overhangs, so bed adhesion can be a problem; perhaps one time in four a plate will have a problem. Although other plastics are stronger, I find PLA is easy to print, feels nice, and is strong enough.
This object was designed in SpildPython, a python library that allows easy construction of OpenSCAD files. If you want to change any parameters, I strongly recommend going back to the Jupyter notebook I used to generate the objects.