Pokemon Go! Level 24

Thanks to my rather keen 5 year old, we’re still collecting Pokemon although we’ve slowed somewhat! Given than the Generation 2 addition gave a whole new batch of Pokemon to catch there’s going to be quite some time before we’ve caught them all!

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Pokemon Go! Level 20

Recent changes to the game has seen the “Streak” rules in which you get generously rewarded if you can log one Pokestop and/or one Catch per day over a 7 day streak. This has meant my progression from Level 19 to 20 was much quicker and I haven’t had to walk a ridiculous amount catching Weedles and Pidgeys just to get XP. I also managed to get a Wartortle by walking with my Squirtle and collecting candy so that rule has been a nice addition too. Finally I was walking to the shops on Friday and I actually saw (and caught) a Ninetales! My son was made up the next morning to see it!

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Pokemon Kaleidocycles

My wife found a great link the other day and I’ve been fascinated by how they work…

Red Ted Art published some great nets for making your own kaleidocycles and I couldn’t wait to try them! My first attempt was messed up completely as I had not really looked at the assembly video and messed up. My second attempt was torn when I used double-sided tape which was far too sticky for the final step. The third attempt sort of worked but normal (80gsm) paper was not sturdy enough (certainly for the Boy)

I used 160gsm paper for the one below and it worked really well! The Boy was over the moon this morning!

It got me thinking about the geometry involved and I found a page here (see “Closed Ring of Six pyramids”) which gave details of the geometry involved. I was considering creating a program to create these from a series of images but found a great online tool here to do it for me. I create a Pikachu/Raichu one for the Girl and she loves hers too!