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FAQeFAQs  What is Ball Space?
What is Ball Space?

When a space is filled with various shapes, there will be occasions when the gaps between the items can not be filled. By testing a given volume with random fills, you can calculate how much of a space is filled and how much of that space is empty.
If you reduce the problem to 2 dimensions using tile patterns you will see a simplified version. Fitting tiles together without gaps or overlaps is called tessellation. If all of your tiles have 6 sides and are the same size, they will tessellate. A circle will not tessellate.
Now go to 3D and use balls. You can not fit balls together without having gaps between them. Ball Space is the space in a given volume that can be occupied by balls.
Here are a few links that tell more:
Amy C. Edmondson's Site regarding R. Buckminster Fuller ballgeometry.
How many balls fit inside a Chevy Trailblazer?





