Truncated Icosidodecahedron(DIY KIT)
Please read this instruction page carefully for reference and cautions.
* Small parts in this product, not suitable for children under 6.
* Avoid dropping. Avoid squeezing with excessive force.
* Follow steps in this instruction carefully to ensure an expected result.
* Most moving parts were designed to assemble only once, appropriate cautions and carefulness is highly recommended.
2. STEPS OF ASSEMBLING
The whole procedure is divided into 5 sections: core parts preparation, core assembling, moving parts preparation, moving parts assembling, stickering.
STEP 1. Preparing core parts: a typical core part contains screw, center base, shell part, spring and nut in top-bottom order.
1.1Quadrilateral core part
1.2Hexagonal core part
1.3Decagonal core part
STEP 2. Assembling core.
Key tip: 1. all core parts are orientation free. Every side of every core part can be adjoined with every other core part with snap-in clips. 2. Snap-in clips are designed to be used only once.
The relative position of core parts is illustrated in picture below.
STEP 3. Preparation of moving parts
CAUTION: The base parts involved in this step is fragile. Recommended assemble method: put base on flat table with pins upward then press cap down after alignment of pin & holes. It is highly not recommended to assemble with both parts in hand as it is extremely likely to break the pins under this circumstance. The fitting of these two parts could be tight, alignment of pin & hole is necessary.
3.1 Quad-hex edge. Contains cap and base. The fitting of these two parts could be tight, alignment of pin & hole is necessary.
3.2Hex-dec edge. Consists of cap and base. The fitting of these two parts could be tight, alignment of pin & hole is necessary.
3.3 Quad-dec edge. Consists of cap and base. The fitting of these two parts could be tight, alignment of pin & hole is necessary.
3.4 Left corner. Consists of cap and base. The fitting of these two parts could be tight, alignment of pin & hole is necessary. There are marks on base and cap, distinguishing left corner from right corner.
3.5 Right corner. Consists of cap and base. The fitting of these two parts could be tight, alignment of pin & hole is necessary.
STEP 4. Assembling moving parts
Moving parts are easily fallen during assembling, taps or other adhesive papers that don't leave mark on parts when peeled off, are recommended during this step.
4.1 Starting from a quadrilateral face. Follow indications in picture below to form a correct quadrilateral face.
All center base(not core shell part) is oriented. Please observe in pictures the correct relative orientations.
Observation of quadrilateral center is difficult to observe and has been explained in the picture below.
4.2 Form another quadrilateral face and fill in a hex-dec edge between two faces.
4.3 Further extensions
The whole assembly consists of 30 of the quadrilateral face in blue circle in above picture together with 60 hex-dec edges filling the gaps between faces.
STEP 5. Assembling center caps
Put all caps on. Do not use excessive force.
3. Applying stickers
1. Color scheme
We have provided more than 62 unique color sticker set. You can have plenty choices of color scheme before applying stickers.
2. Applying stickers
Use blade or transition tape while stickering. Dusts or oil mist on parts needs be removed inprior.
1. Estimated assembling time: 2-5 hours including stickering. Carefully check each step and keep sufficient patience.
2. Check the turning of every face on finished assembly. Special attention needs be paid to quadrilateral faces since a single incorrect quadrilateral center will cause a local or global bad turning.