"Face" Dimensions of Icehouse Pyramids

This was from a discussion that Eeyore (Elliott Evans) and I had on the Icehouse Mailing List. I hung it here because I think it might be useful to someone someday... See this for measurements in 32nds of an inch.

Subject: Re: Feats of Clay
To: eeyore+@humans-only.CMU.EDU (Elliott C. Evans)
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 14:14:11 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: icehouse@humans-only.andrew.cmu.edu, 
In-Reply-To: <>
 from "Elliott C. Evans" at Aug 6, 98 01:58:06 pm
From: zuckermn@humans-only.slip.net

Eeyore wrote:


> Another reminder: The Icehouse piece 
specs on the Wunderland
> web site are *specs*, not patterns. The triangles shown are
> *cross sections* of a piece, not a side of a piece. Do the
> math, or your pieces will come out a little small. If you
> draw the pieces in your favorite drawing software package,
> it's simple to derive the right numbers geometrically.
	I'm glad somebody told me this *NOW*.  Not
having any kind of CAD package, I'm going to do some
manual trigonometry:

3-pointers: 1" by 1 3/4"
SQRT(.5^2 + 1.75^2) = 1.82003

2-pointers: 25/32" by 1 3/8"
SQRT((25/64)^2 + 1.375^2) = 1.42941

1 pointers: 9/16" by 1"
SQRT((9/32)^2 + 1) = 1.03880

	Huh, doesn't look like *so* much, now that
I look at it.

	Still, I'm going to post this to
(unless one of the patentholders tells me to take it down)
to benefit all of the rest of the Blessed Piecemakers.

	These numbers were generated with (bad) Excel
on (worse) a Pentium, so feel free to check them!


> Join the club. Speaking of which, if there ever is a club, I have a
> motto for it: "Blessed are the piecemakers."
	I suppose the name will have to be "Pieceniks."   ;-D


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