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The new Times Square Ball, viewed by a billion people in the early seconds of 2008, is a level-1 geodesic of the buckyball or soccerball or truncated icosahedron. It uses 9,567 LED bulbs, and requires the power equivalent of 10 toasters. Geodesate can be used on many other solids; some of them are shown in this Demonstration. If a bottom portion is sliced off, a geodesic dome results.

Contributed by: Ed Pegg Jr (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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