How to make a pyramid out of buckyballs

How to make a pyramid out of supraballs

  • 1

    Form a single strand of balls.

  • 2

    Break off nine balls, and attach the two ends to form a ring.

  • 3

    Transform the ring into a triangle. Pinch three of the balls in the circle together with your thumb and forefinger, forming a point. The circle now looks like a teardrop. Holding the point in place, push the rounded end of the teardrop inward, forming two new points. This completes the triangle.

  • 4

    Repeat Steps 2 through 3 until you have 16 triangles total. This will not require the entire strand of balls.

  • 5

    Select four triangles, and snap them together to form a larger triangle. Do this by snapping three of the triangles together side-by-side in this pattern: pointed side up, pointed side down, pointed side up. This forms a base for the larger triangle. Snap the remaining triangle, pointed side up, above the middle triangle of the base.

  • 6

    Repeat Step 5 three more times for a total of four large triangles.

  • 7

    Snap the four triangles together to form one large triangle. Do this by snapping three triangles together side-by-side in the following pattern: pointed side up, pointed side down, pointed side up. Snap the remaining triangle, pointed side up, above the middle triangle of the base.

  • 8

    Bring the three points of the triangle together, by bringing them upward and inward, forming a three-dimensional figure. By snapping the points together, the sides will naturally snap together. When all the points and sides snaps together successfully, the result is a four-sided pyramid.

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