I found a page from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerene

And it is indeed a truncated icosahedron! The same as a soccerball (if the soccer ball had flat surfaces).

]]>Making the full icosahedron is O.K. by the method you describe.... it is quite an ingenious method.... Thanks.

However, I want to make a truncated icosahedron which is made up of pentagons and hexagons.... I have read about it being described as a 'Buckyball'.

But thanks for replying.

soapy

]]>I did it for a biology project. We were making a T4 bacteriophage virus, which has the head of an icosahedron.

]]>I am making wooden models of various shapes and need to be in a position to accurately work out the angles between the planes.

I have previously constructed hardboard models from 'nets' then roughly measured the angles .... now I would like to know a little more precisely the angles.

Soapy

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