Math Monday: Magnet Constructions
APRIL 12, 2010

by George Hart

magnets-1What cool things have you made with magnets lately? Anything like the above dodecahedral construction?
magnets-2These geometric sculptures are the creations that resulted from Robert Hodgin playing with thousands of small magnetic spheres and cylinders.
magnets-3I especially like his geometric forms which remind me of Ernst Haeckel’s radiolaria drawings.
magnets-4The possibilities for making beautiful geometric constructions are unlimited.

This article first appeared on Make: Online, April 12, 2010.

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