Truncated Octahedra
Two useful structural systems are the cubic and octet.
The truncated octahedra has hexagonal as well as square faces.
The hexagons could fit to the triangular faces of the octet,
and the squares to the square faces of cubical blocks.
This block is a bridge between the octet and cubic systems.
Using these blocks my octet structures could be linked to structures made with Legos(TM).

Red - octet, yellow - truncated octahedra, blue - cubes

Hop's Pages:

Hop's Escher Like Tiles

Tessellating Blocks Toys that tessellate have the power to approximate any shape.

Delta Blocks (Inspired by Escher) This page discusses my toy which was inspired by M.C. Escher's print Flatworms.  Flatwormsshows a structure made from the octahedron/tetrahedron tessellation. The octahedron, tetrahedron structure was also promoted by Buckminster Fuller.

Ram's Horn. A ram's horn spiral plus some spiral tessellations.

Buckminster Fuller's Octetruss This page briefly discusses Buckminster Fuller's invention based on the octahedron/tetrahedron tessellation. For more on Fuller please go to the Links to Other Folks Pages page.

Other Escher Ideas
Escher Perspective Study This page discusses perspective, also features one of my drawings - "Crab".

Escher Dyson Sphere To me this print by Escher looks like a Dyson Sphere! I wonder what he would have thought of this bizarre interpretation.

Curl-Ups as Robots? I asked a Dutch friend to translate the Escher print "Curl Ups". His comments suggest Curl Ups as robots. His translation and comments are on this page.

Fractals from Kepler's Solids This page discusses a fractal idea I had, plus illustrations.

Double Tetrahedron Fractal. A three dimensional  version of the double triangle fractal. This model is incomplete and not very well done. However, I think it suggests an likable family of fractals. This family has an interesting connection with the golden mean

Some thoughts on Christianity

Links To Other Folk's Pages This is an indeed motley assortment of pages. Lots of good stuff!

Hop's Personal Page A page about me.

Ajo Copper News. Our business, a weekly newspaper

Gabrielle's page My sister's page

My Daughter Nellie's Page