30-Part Puzzle

George W. Hart

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This puzzle is composed of thirty identical components, which snap together in an interesting way. It is much harder than it may appear. The parts lie in the planes of a rhombic triacontahedron.  The above view looks along a 5-fold axis.  Below it is seen along a 3-fold axis.

The parts are nylon, made by selective laser sintering and the whole thing is about 5 inches in diameter. Thank you to Jim Quinn who provided access to the SLS machine.