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33.5: 5 Ring Construction – Winners Announced

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 by in No Limit, Results Posted

1st Place: David

Contest 33 winner

Eye catching, when reduced to a small icons. This object was “made entirely with 3 pentagon rings put into a triangles, then made into octahedrons using 8 triangles. Each octahedron is then attached to another on the vertex and then layered with a few more in-complete octahedrons to give it more of a flat face.” A grand object, though quality at full resolution suggests a handheld shot. More angles of this object can be seen on David’s Flickr profile. $75 awarded.

2nd Place: KylarF

Contest 33 2nd Place

Titled: “Caged Dodecahedron.” An impressive example of the versatility of the simple 5 ring subunit. The uniquely patterned dodecahedron is held within 5 ring tunnels. The Mandala box serves as a fine pedestal. The image had the additional advantage of fitting very well in the cropped hexagon, as presented during voting. $55 Zen Credits awarded.

3rd Place: BenjaminGoosen

BenjaminGoosen 3rd Place Contest 33

The “Full Moon”, is a desktop background worth piece of work. So well prepped, shot and processed that it nearly computer generated. BenjaminGoosen is well aware that highly reflective magnet spheres are like scenery tofu; every magnet reflects the flavor of the surrounding scene. In this case, a backlit sky box with a strong dash of blue, balanced with a tangerine foreground reflection. Satisfying to look at in full resolution. $40 of Zen won, usable on and

4th Place: Mathnetism

Mathnetism 4th Place, contest 34

“5-ring helix.” Another simple but alluring piece of art by Mathnetism. The magnets are beautifully represented in this photograph. The reflections at full resolution are actually quite curious, as though placed inside of a full sealed lightbox, side lit, with only a small hole for the camera. Great clarity. $25 won.

5th Place: Cheesus93

Cheesus93 5th Place Contest 33

A strong and frame structure mostly relies on compression of rings of 5 for stability. Made only of C60 spheres and cylinders, and looks almost akin to molecular modeling. Titled: “Large Trussed Pyramid V2”. $15 prize awarded.

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 14 Entries for the October 5 Ring Subunit contest.

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1st Place: $75 Zen Credit, usable on or

2nd Place: $55 Zen Credit

3rd Place: $40 Zen Credit

4th Place: $25 Zen Credit

5th Place: $15 Zen Credit

Judges, remember that this contest is a photography contest just as much as it is a magnet sculpture contest, overall aesthetic does matter. Voting deadline is 10/31

Decide your favorite entries, and

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