Bamboo is an excellent construction material
The BambooCORPS will make available and promote the use of those smaller pieces of bamboo (often left in the field to decay or burned) for creative expression. Though we promote our pre-made kits for regular polyhedra, this bamboo and this method of construction lends itself to other creative uses. We will strive to make segments of bamboo available and provide instruction for effective use of it. We anticipate an application in kinetic sculpture, tensegrity modeling, architectural (geodesic etc.) studies, modeling of chemical compounds with accurate bond angles and distances etc. Use your imagination, then let us be your source for these wonderful, beautiful, surprisingly rigid and durable segments of wood that Mother Nature so conveniantly supplies with a hole pre-drilled down the middle!
Build your own set of 3-D spheroids known as polyhedra with one of our bamboo kits. The polyhedron models on the right are all made with natural bamboo. Bamboo models are far superior to paper models of polyhedra since they allow viewing of all sides. These durable models of the Platonic and Archimedean solids make great displays, especially as ceiling or wall hangings! The natural look of bamboo turns the contructions into elegant decorations that look stunning in any living space, office, or educational environment. The kits for building these models are on sale now!
Paper Models of Platonic and Archimediean Solids, or Polyhedra are Great, but Polyhedron Models made from bamboo are better. Paper nets of polyhedra folded and glued are readily available - here are links to where you can find them. Consider however elegant, artistic, durable strong and permanent construction with Bamboo and the FOCUS method, vs. fragile, cheap looking, opaque, (and so not "nestable") and less than unique (Every-body has done them) polyhedrons made with paper nets. Construction time is similar.
Are you interested in Platonic and Archimedean Solids?
Creation of Open* Regular† Polyhedral Solids(*open-face, open vertex, †all sides equal length)
Enrollees assemble stunning 3-D models of the regular polyhedra that are durable enough to be roughly handled and dropped! They will “join the bamboo” using nearly invisible yet almost indestructible instant (No “drying” time!) bonding between multiple sides. This uses the “FOCUS” method - Frame Only Construction Uniting Sides. The models have open faces which enables hands on ( better than computer simulated) visualization of the back as well as the front of the structure. The open corners, (or “vertices”) greatly facilitate nesting, building one polyhedron inside of another polyhedron. Nested polyhedra demonstrate inter-related properties between two or more polyhedra. These properties could not be realized with commonly performed cardboard or paper models of polyhedra. Most surprising is that the construction is easier and less time consuming* with greater durability and artistic appeal than with paper or cardboard models of polyhedra. Perfect for Science Fairs Project, Math or Geometry Project, Classroom Demos, Hands-on Children's Museum display, and adaptable for use in Architctural modeling for Geodesic construction, etc. etc!