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Geometric Models

There are a number of modeling kits available for constructing polyhedra and other geometric shapes.

See also the similar list in David Eppstein's Geometry Junkyard.

This list of links is part of the ISAMA online Directory of the Arts, Mathematics and Architecture.

Please send suggestions for additional entries to the webmaster.


Polydron,
plastic polygons that click together along hinges.
Polymorf,
a similar, new polygon construction system, which even allows more than two polygons to be attached around a single edge.
Geofix geoshapes,
plastic polygons that click together along hinges.
Clixi,
plastic polygons that click together along hinges. (Website in German.)
TIKO,
Plastic polygons with hinges from Rantis in St.Petersburg. (Website in Russian.)
JOVO,
plastic polygons that click together along hinges.
Pedagoguery models,
die-cast metal Platonic and Archimedean polyedra
Zometool,
plastic struts that join in a 31-zone system, especially good for icosahedral symmetries. See also George Hart's Zometool book.
Glass Klein Bottles,
available from Village Games in London, or Acme Klein Bottles in Berkeley (run by Cliff Stoll).
Hoberman,
Expandagon kits, and Hoberman expanding spheres.
Fractiles,
magnetic tiles for 7-fold symmetric quasiperiodic tilings.
SpaceCubes,
a puzzle with six plastic U-shapes which hold each other in a cubical shape.
Astro-logix,
a new construction kit from Britain, with flexible tubes and four types of connectors, which should be available in late 2001.
TekKit
flexible hub and strut model system from TekStar.
Beevers Minature Models
crystallography models from the University of Edinburgh.
Foster Models
Conic surfaces, intersecting cylinders, etc., intended for calculus teaching.
MathArtFun
Robert Fathauer's store, with tessellations, polyhedra and lots more.
i-Gami
Folding plastic pieces inspired by origami.
itsphun
Interlocking Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, and Hexagons Using Notches.

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