Paper Model of the TetraDome
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The TetraDome is a tetrahedron with
its 6 midedges and 4 face center points projected onto the surface of
a sphere. To make the paper model 24 triangular bands are required, all
identical.
Do this by printing 6 copies of
page 2. For best results use thicker paper and different colors for the
left and right bands (colors opposite each other).
Cut out the 24 bands with a sharp
knife and crease them on a straight edge so that a triangle can be made.
The Escher patterns should be on the inside of the triangle if you want
them visible.
Note: Make sure you
cut out a small glue tab on one end of each band, and glue it on the outside
of the triangle band for best results.
When you have the 24 triangle bands
glued, assemble them by following this procedure:

Glue the short edges of opposite
bands together in groups of four to make a pyramid. You will have leftrightleftright.

Repeat for 6 similar pyramids of 4
bands each.

Glue opposite long edges together
and the TetraDome model will begin to show its geodesic shape. You might
leave off the bottom pyramid to show a closer depiction of the dome.
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