Tetrahedron, the perfect form

Posted by
Richard Stover on Mar 11, 2002 at 21:47

It has been long asserted that the sphere is the perfect form, but I contend that it's the tetrahedron because you can build on it from all four sides into an icosahedron (20 sided solid). I made my own model. If you keep building on the icosahedron with more tetrahedrons, theoretically, there is no limit to what size you can reach. (it's possible that you can create another many sided form, but when I tried it with my home made tetrahedron models, the accumulated tolarances ate me up

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