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## Tube map Platonic solids, pt. 3

In 2012, I folded all the Platonic solids from tube maps. The dodecahedron I made was a little dissapointing:

After my talk at Electromegnetic Field 2014, I was shown the following better method to fold a dodecahedron.

### Making the modules

First, take a tube map, cut apart all the pages and cut each page in half.

Next, take one of the parts and fold it into four

then lay it flat.

Next, fold the bottom left corner upwards

and the top right corner downwards.

Finally, fold along the line shown below.

You have now made a module which will make up one edge of the dodecahedron. You will need 30 of these to make the full solid.

Once many modules have been made, then can be put together. To do this, tuck one of the corners you folded over into the final fold of another module.

Three of the modules attached like this will make a vertex of the dodecahedron.

By continuing to attach modules, you will get the shell of a dodecahedron.

To make the dodecahedron look more complete, fold some more almost-squares of tube map to be just larger than the holes and tuck them into the modules.

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