The attached SW12 zip has an assembly made from one part with several configurations. My goal is to minimize the number of configurations. There is undoubtedly a proof that would demonstrate the merits of this solution. I didn't do well in math. It took me a fair amount of CAD what-if fumbling to come up with this combination of pegs and holes. I found many that don't work.
What is the optimum set connector genders? Obviously, each of my configurations represents a tooling charge. So, for all of you math professors, here's a practical application for combinatorial logic.
Don't be shy about posting a better solution. Best model wins the grand prize!
The inspiration for this model came from a book "Amazing LED Projects" that I found on my iPad. My variation on his idea is to make a NodeBulb toy to compete with magnetic balls.
If you manufacture this idea, please send me one.
This is a faint analog for protien expression - each node manifests based on the conditional presence of neighbors. Those long strands of "unused" DNA are configuration selectors. Who knew SW was so like Mother Nature?