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Gatorade Bottle Project: From Icosahedron to Dodecahedron, Platonic Duals

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####Gatorade Bottle Project: From Icosahedron to Dodecahedron, Platonic Duals

Starting with an icosahedron and 20 Gatorade or similar bottles, we could create a huge dodecahedron model, showing the duality between the icosahedron and the dodecahedron. If you want to start with a dodecahedron and 12 bottles, please refer to

The icosahedron, with 20 equilateral triangular faces, is close to a sphere. To accommodate a Gatorade bottle, it has to be big. Even at 0.2mm and 2% infill, it takes about 18 hours and 90 meters of filament. However, it leads to an impressive structure. So, if you really want to make it, make sure you get the most of the cost: Make, Have Fun, and Share.


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