|Designed by Tom Hull|
I took 2 inch : 6 inch paper size.
Color printer paper used.
Not an easy one.Can get confusing.
Step 1: Cut the papers in 1:3 ratio. 5 colors. 6 pieces in each color. 5 * 6 = 30 pieces totally
Step 2: Fold the papers
v=4pAsrMd78Us by Adkit2
Step 3: Assemble
Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aT2UHxA4uRY by Jo Nakashima
2 intersecting tetrahedra:
3 intersecting tetrahedra:
4 intersecting tetrahedra:
Finally 5 intersecting tetrahedra:
- First time I tried by taking all white sheets. I could assemble 3 tetrahedra easily. 4th one was slightly confusing. I messed up with 5th one. Do not take all white sheets if you are doing for the first time.
- First time I took bigger piece, 3 inch: 9 inch. It was easy to connect due to the bigger size. Better start with bigger ratio and keep reducing once it is clear.
- Second time I took 5 different colored sheets and paper size 2 inch : 6 inch. I was able to figure out easily. It came out neat and perfect. I was very happy to hold it in the end.
- To assemble first time it took me 3-4 days. Gave me lot of trouble mainly because of all white color sheets.
- Second time I took 2 days to do. First day to cut papers and make units - 2-3 hours. Second day to assemble, time taken = around 2 hours.
Some interesting facts about tetrahedra/Mathematics behind it:
In a regular dodecahedra, if we join 4 mutually equidistant corners, a tetrahedra is formed. Similarly we can form 4 more tetrahedra. Totally 5 intersecting tetrahedra as shown. Explained beautifully in the above link.
Some more links that inspired me to make this model (other than above two links by adkit2 and jonakashima):