At the Bridges 2012 conference
I led a group of participants in the assembly of this giant
cardboard construction, shown here hanging in the Fine Arts
Center at Towson University. It is the same design as my Do-Deck-ahedron
, but scaled
up and colored with a five-color pattern.
This photo gives a sense of how the
cards slide into each other with interlocking slots. But
the only way to really understand it is to watch the video of us
. And to understand that, you may want
to first watch the Do-Deck-ahedron video
which uses a deck of cards to make the same structure.
It doesn't look like much when
you've just started and it's lying flat on the floor.
This inside view may be helpful, if you are trying to figure
out if your joints are correct.
If you would like to make your own copy of it, here is the
template. Scale it to your desired size, make slots on the
four solid lines, and fold on the dotted diagonal.
Thank you everyone who helped,
especially Joe McHugh, who cut and painted the cardboard for
me, and Jim Paulsen and Christopher Bartlett, who hung it
up. And thank you Jim Paulsen and Jennifer Ahmed for