• Supramagnets: How to make a cube with bucky balls?

    Supramagnets: How to make a cube with bucky balls?

    a ball of buckyballs magnets
    get a line
    get the line
    Pull all 216 of your Buckyballs into a straight line.
    fold it
    Count 36 ball in and fold so that each ball lines up perfectly with it’s neighbor.
    Now turn the chain the other way and zip it down again. Do it 3 more times, and the shape you’re left with is a sheet of Buckyballs 6 x 36.
    Count six balls in and fold the sheet, lining up the balls just like you did when it was a chain you were folding.
    Now fold the other way. Three more folds and you’ll have made the cube. There’s not a trick to it really, but be careful; one wrong move and you could be starting over. Buckyballs are like that.
  • 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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