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Make a Cube / Hexahedron: Vertex and Edge, Platonic Solid

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Make a Cube / Hexahedron with Vertices and Edges

With the cube model, I have designed vertex-edge models for all 5 Platonic solids.

The cube is certainly easy to make in a 3D design environment. However, a vertex-edge model is slightly challenging because of the angles. I extruded a base square toward the center of the Cube to create the edges and vertices.

It takes 8 vertices and 12 edges to make a cube. A resolution of 0.2mm worked well for me. Please print one pair to test the tension, increasing the resolution (say, 0.15mm) for loose connections. For tight connections, consider a drop of school glue, cement, or super glue. When it gets difficult to snap an edge into its vertices, feel free to use some pliers.

Please Do Not Mix

Please do not mix the cube vertices and edges with those for other Platonic solids. The angles are different.


  • 3D model format: STL



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STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.

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