2016-097 – Geodesic Sphere Mandala

Geodesic Sphere by dantran on instructables.com
Geodesic Sphere by dantran on instructables.com

This week’s MotD theme: DIY

Creative maker of things and member of Instructables.com, dantran, put together this clever DIY geodesic sphere using straws, a sheet of plastic and some scissors. If you happen to have a laser cutter, he provides the file so it can cut the sphere hubs for you. Otherwise he provides a pdf template file to help you cut the plastic hubs with scissors.

While he had another more direct image of the sphere, I chose this one because along with the sphere itself being a mandala, the shadow created from the sphere makes for a fascinating, more complex and more interesting one as well.

On his member page, he also posted instructables for an icosahedron and a dodecahedron, both made from straws.

Inspiration for Today

Dantran’s image of his geodesic sphere encourages us to allow our shadow selves to come to the surface once in a while. It probably has a very interesting, complex, and fascinating story to tell.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.


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