5-28-2022

Hexastix Designs

Figure 63: Hexastix.

There are an infinite number of hexastix designs that can be modeled and combined to make unique arrangements (figures 63-72). The possible options in coloration, pattern, end treatment, material, and shape offer many opportunities for creativity and play.

Figures 64-67 : Hexastix designs.

Figure 68: Hexastix designs on a 2-D grid.

Exploring different patterns with hexastix can be an enjoyable way to create art and build spatial intuition. A few simple polygons and symbols are shown (figures 64-67) to highlight the variety of shapes that can be used to construct a symmetric hexastix arrangement. The patterns in figures 64-67 repeat on each axis and are shown simplified on a 2-dimensional grid in figure 68.

Figure 69: Hexastix rectangle and rhombus group.

Figure 70: Hexastix group.

Figure 71: Hexastix flat.

Figure 72: Hexastix 72 pencils x 4.

Now that a few designs have been illustrated, in the next blog post will look at how to combine hexastix to create larger structures.

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