- EqiSolidAnglePolyhedron.nb, 22 Nov 2011
- 9Feb11: Fixed the link (sorry!) and also updated the file to color the front and back of every face Pink or Blue
For the two-sided coloring, used (in the Graphics3D command):
And exported to .stl with
Export["Heptahedron.stl", g, "STL"]
Checked in blender: all works.
Density of Materials (Stephanie, 9 Feb 11)
Density of ABS Plastic: 1.04 g/cm^3
Liquid we float the ABS Plastic in must be more dense than 1.04 g/cm^3
Possible Substances Researched:
Milk 1.04-1.05 g/cm^3 (possibility)
Iodine 4.927 g/cm^3
Salt Water 1.025 + g/cm^3
Glycerin 1.261 g/cm^3 --> This is the final decision. We will float the objects in glycerin.
Objects we will 3D Print
Click on each image to see it full-size. Copy full-size with right-click Save Link As on the file name on that full-size page.
InSphere Center at the Center of Gravity
These images show that the faces of the polyhedron are tangent to the Chebyshev sphere (the largest enclosed sphere), and so equidistant from the sphere center (known as its incenter). For this example, we can argue from symmetry that the incenter is the same as the center of mass/gravity.
Also the bipyramids have the same property. See the page and image.
- This was suggested by a respondent to my StackExchange posting on the topic.