# Making the Polyhedra

Introduction --
Making the Modules --
Making the Polyhedra --
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These are notes on some of the polyhedra that you can make with the basic
modules (triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon). The ones
with octagons and decagons can be made with similar modules, but they're
pretty flimsy, so I haven't include them. Each module is an edge
of the polyhedron. The notation is as follows --- if it says
``sq--tr'', then it means to fold a module with a 90-degree angle on
one side, and a 60-degree angle on the other. That edge will be used
for places on the polyhedron where a triangle meets a square. For
example, on the cuboctahedron, all edges are like this.
Coloring is a matter of taste. I have made most of these polyhedra,
and some colorings to look much better than others (at least to me).
In general, I've found that it's best to make sure that all three edges
of any triangle are not the same color. Two are fine. Three tend to blur
the fact that it's a triangle.

## Instructions and notes on coloring for each polyhedron

Tetrahedron
Octahedron
Icosahedron
Cube
Dodecahedron

Truncated Tetrahedron
Truncated Octahedron
Truncated Icosahedron

Cuboctahedron
Rhombicuboctahedron
Icosidodecahedron
Rhombicosidodecahedron

Snub Cube
Snub Dodecahedron

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