How to Make Wavathi

Now it's time to learn how to build yet another star polychoron. First we would need to obtain access to a four dimensional world and get the poster board, 4-D scissors, coloring pencils, glue, and other useful 4-D items - I'll let you figure that one out :). Wavathi is one of the sphenoverts, it consists of quit sissids, gaddids, and ids.
Wavathi Piece Set Wavathi Combo Set

Above are the four piece types of wavathi, followed by the three combos, they were created using Stella4D. We could name the pieces and combos as follows:

the Four Piece Types

Rhomball - magenta rhombic 30 - comes from the centers of the gaddid cells, 120 needed.

Cap - yellow piece - comes from corners of the id cells, 3600 needed.

Tripod - cyan piece - comes from the trigonic regions of the quit sissid cells, 2400 needed.

Crown - magenta crown shaped piece - comes from the 5-fold regions of the gaddid cells, 1440 needed.

the Three Combos

Dish - composed of one rhomball surrounded by thirty caps, folded inwards and glued together, the caps are folded 90 degrees from the rhomball which acts as the base of a dish - magenta base, yellow walls, 120 needed.

Axis - composed of four tripods folded inwards and glued together - cyan, 600 needed.

Bicrown - composed of two crown, folded inwards - magenta, 720 needed.

Building Wavathi

Put concave tabs between the caps of the dish, so they will glue togehter - the caps act as short walls that petrude 90 degrees from the giant base (rhomball), also put convex tabs on all of the rhombus faces of the caps. After making the 120 dishes, start with the other two combos. Put a concave tab in the three gaps of the axis and put convex tabs on all the trapezoid faces of the axis. Place convex tabs on the triangle faces of the bicrown, but some of these will need to be removed which can be solved as you create the model. The five rhombus sections of the bicrown connect to the 5-fold sections of the dish, the three-rhombus sectors of the axis also connect to the dish at the 3-fold regions. The trapezoids of the bicrown and of the axis connect to each other. The triangles of the bicrown connect to other bicrowns, forming a ring of three at each pair of triangles. The model is now complete. Toss it in the air and "wav" back and forth before catching it.

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