The Bucky ball is really fun to play with, inviting all sorts of geometric manipulation. Here we have three types of Bucky cages (for lack of a better name). The diameter is about 100 mm. Please consider using a raft for printing. The first one is one half with a flat bottom. Two halves can be glued together for a Bucky ball. The third one is almost a sphere, whose bottom is flattened just a little bit. The triangle wires are 2 mm thick by default; they are 4 mm wide in the thicker versions. Have fun!
STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.
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