How to Make a Tristix!
Figure 95: Tristix.
Tristix is a non-intersecting chiral arrangement of cylinders on the body-centered cubic lattice. Tristix arrangements can be made out of a variety of materials (post 5). Pencils will be used in this example, but any uniform rod or stick can be used. The pattern that is followed will direct the geometry and create a symmetric arrangement. Only the compression from rubber bands and the friction of the rods will be used to make this beautiful and complex mathematical model.
Materials: 12 uniform sticks, 8 rubber bands, glue (optional).
Figure 96: Tristix materials.
Figure 97: Tristix steps 1-9.
Congratulations! You now know how to make a simple tristix model. These basic principles can be expanded upon and used to make even more complicated structures and an infinite array of novel designs.
Figure98 : Tristix.
More tristix patterns and modeling examples coming in the next blog posts.
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