Platonic solid in Euclidean geometry / Platonische Koerper

by nischi Dec 14, 2012
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These are wonderful, thanks for modeling and sharing them!

im looking for someone to make me th following:
4 tetrahedrons [type 3 pyramids, th 1st platonic solid]
6 type 4 pyramids. a type 4 pyramid is 1/2 of an octahedron [th 3rd platonic solid]
all th edges must be th same length for all 10 objects. i dont have a 3D printer but will pay a reasonable price.
let me know if you are interested.

There is a bug in the Dodecahedron of this Thing, so I created a new one to fix this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:261258http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

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thanks. that was one area which was not exactly leveled.
interesting: http://www.ichdruck3d.de/platonische-koerper/http://www.ichdruck3d.de/plato...

best wishes,


Any chance we will see a 10 sided solid added to the collection?

No, sorry! There is abolutly no chance for a platonic solid with 10 faces!

Here you can see the definition:
In Euclidean geometry, a Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron with congruent faces of regular polygons and the same number of faces meeting at each vertex. Five solids meet those criteria, and each is named after its number of faces.

Thx for the link. Now I am clear on the term. surprised myself for not knowing this.
Now for the return trivia, since it is only fair. As far as many of us old folks go, we recognize these first as D4, D6, D8, D12, and D20 dice for Dungeons and Dragons. So the only missing die is D10. :) Though I suspect this isn't new trivia for you. It more illustrates what went through my head when I saw the images. :) I am nerd that way.