0 Replies Latest reply on May 11, 2017 7:59 AM by Kevin Hjelstrom

    Trying to design mirror shape using hexagonal segments, but can't figure out angle to make them mesh together properly

    Kevin Hjelstrom

      I am currently working on making a model of the James Webb Space Telescope, and after designing the mirror segments as perfect hexagons, I realized that they would not mesh together properly when brought up at an angle. How do i figure out the side angles for the hexagons in the first ring around the center, as well as for the ones that will comprise the second ring?

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      This image shows the overlap at the end of the hexagons that I am trying the solve. The corners should be coincident

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      This is the side view of the mirror assembly.

      Side.PNG