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Ball made with sphere magnets

Step-by-step instructions for a ball made of magnetic spheres
Author: D.G., Bauma, Switzerland
Online since: 08/04/2013, Number of visits: 368447

Creating a ball from magnetic spheres

I have owned a set of magnetic spheres for some time now and used it to build several sculptures and structures. Here, I would like to show how you can build a magnetic sphere (i.e. a ball) from triangles. You will need either:

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Step-by-step instructions

  1. Shape 6 spheres into a circle.
  2. Grasp the circle in two places and squeeze to create a triangle.
  3. Put together 20 of these triangles.
  4. Combine 10 of these triangles as depicted and repeat with the remaining triangles.
  5. Connect the two formations.
  6. Carefully shape everything into a ball (see video).