Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map

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This Demonstration is an attempt to draw Fuller's gnomic Dymaxion map. The Dymaxion map is a projection of the globe onto the surface of an icosahedron, which can be flattened in two dimensions. Dymaxion—extracted from the words dynamic, maximum, and tension—was a term that Fuller used often in his work.

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Parameters , , and are distances of points 1, 2, and 3 from the North Pole.

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Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (November 2015)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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