Space Frame Dodecahedron to Download and Make

Tue, 11 Oct 2011

A space-frame dodecahedron for members to download and make. Download the file at the link and print out the two pages onto thin card. (230 gsm / 230 micron) Score along the dotted lines  – there are loads of them! Cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the two pieces.  

Pre-fold along all the dashed lines to ensure that the creases are crisp and sharp.


Glue together each half as shown above making a half sphere.


Join the two halves together.


Fold the flaps inwards and glue them together to make triangular section tubes. The result is a dodecahedron that is light but surprisingly strong. Print it onto coloured card to make an early Christmas decoration!

Comments (3)

  • aeleen October 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I’ve been making

    I've been making icosohedron Christmas ornaments since my teens. I'd love to see a pattern for a space frame version of that. 

    • robives October 16, 2011 at 8:10 am

      Something like this aeleen?

      Something like this aeleen? 🙂

      • aeleen October 16, 2011 at 11:27 pm

        Perfect!

        Perfect!

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