This objet has been built with a classic IsoAxis grid (6 pairs of strips, 60 isosceles right-angled triangles)
The study of this dynamic system shows that the ideal motion of the model is not possible without a slightly deformation. To learn more about this strange object visit J.A. Gutierrez' page (label "Zaragoza" on the globe, in Spanish); he has provided the data used for this animation.
Here is a small video from J.A. Gutierrez (0:21 - 0.4 Mb) which shows the object in motion.
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