Thursday, May 5, 2011

This is what I do for fun

Starry Dodecahedron

But really, the finished product (or, actually, draft), is nothing if not accompanied by this.

Math for fun

I was attempting to make the biggest pentagon possible on my tracing paper.  In the middle of the night.  While my child was crying.  Yes, this was the distraction/relaxation I chose when Peter Potamus was going through a rough sleeping patch and I sent his father in so I could take a little break.

Eleven tracing paper pentagons, some wire, fishing line, and complicated glue stick maneuvering, and we have a starry dodecahedron lantern.  It doesn’t light up because I haven’t found my paper lantern cord, and I think a second draft is probably in order.  But I’m still pretty happy.  Especially because I got to whip out SOH-CAH-TOA.


  1. LOL!! Thank you for a laugh at the end of a rough day. =)

  2. You know I only do it for entertainment. Not because I'm a geek or anything...