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Five-Legged-Bee Hive

George W. Hart

This 3D-printing sculpture is based on a four-dimensional polytope called the 120-cell, consisting of 120 dodecahedra. The geometry is a bit much to explain concisely here, but I have drafted a description of the algorithm.

The idea behind the title is that if bees had five legs, maybe their homes would have five sides.

copyright 2000, George W. Hart