Making Kaleidoscopes

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This Demonstration shows tetrahedral, octahedral, and icosahedral kaleidoscopes. Net templates to build models are also given.

Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (June 2016)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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To build a kaleidoscope, print the net template, glue it onto a metallic folio and fold the fundamental region. The net templates are the same as those for spherical models [1].

References

[1] M. J. Wenninger, Spherical Models, Mineola, NY: Dover, 1999.

[2] W. W. Rouse Ball and H. S. M. Coxeter, Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 13th ed., New York: Dover Publications, 1987 pp. 155–161.



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