Some time ago I visited the Design Museum in London, it was inspirational.

I was fascinated by this animation and I returned home to experiment with my camera and the macro options. Have a browse through the flicker album, link via image.

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I painstakingly removed the individual parts by tweezer.

I laid them out separately and in groups in a bid to count the total number of parts.

I photographed the process to produce a set of images to stimulate mathematical discussions.

I hasten to add that I lost patience, perseverance and count!!

However  this idea has continued to develop over the years.