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How to build a buckyball

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How to Build a Buckyball




how to build a buckyball step one pentagons



Step 1:  Create 12 pentagonal structures utilizing your trigonal or tribipyramidal atom centers specific to your kit as shown with the grey 27 mm bonds as noted.




how to build a buckyball


Step 2:  Connect 6 pentagons together to make 2 of  the following structure noted.






How to build a buckyball


Step 3:  Connect the surrounding pentagons together to make 5 hexagons (between the pentagon’s in #2) completing the 2 halves of the sphere as shown.


 


How to build a buckyball

Step 4:  Connect the 2 halves together as shown.  At this junction you should have one pentagon and one hexagon.

 

 

 

buckyball

 

 

Step 5:  Connect the remaining bonds to finish the Buckyball structure.

 

 


fuzzyball molecular model

(Optional)  for those with the Fuzzyball kit (tri-bipyramidal atom centers) you will now attach your 60 hydrogen atom centers as shown with the white 27 mm rigid bonds.  Expansion parts available.




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