An animation of plate 143 in Mandelbrot's "The Fractal Geometry of Nature". Each tetrahedron is replaced with 4 small tetrahedrons in each vertex.

The idea is old a plate in "Polyhedra" by Peter R. Cromwell has an example from 1568.

To avoid a complex figure taking too long to draw the highest level is 4. Rotations are best done on levels 1 or 2.

A correspondent tells me that my fractal tetrahedron is called the Sierpinski gasket.

Sierpinski gaskets with 16 cells make excellent kites.

a really good set of plans to make a Sierpinski kite with drinking straws
,It works I have tried it.

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