# Paleo Alphabet Bill Of Materials

This site contains all of the 3d slicer ready files needed to feed 3d printers in order to build classroom models for teaching the Paleo Alphabet.

## Introductory Models

These first 2 model sets are starting points for the larger models that follow.

### Student Models

This model set includes a box and a complete set of 3d printed alphabet letters. This is the basic set of letters that students must know before learning the Paleo Language.

These are colored to show shared vowels. The color selection is related to the manuscript verification system.

### Tiles

This model set contains 97 parts that show off all of the 2d shapes used across the entire system. 25 of the parts are the alphabet letters. The rest are matched to sit under each of the 3d design models.

These tiles show exactly how to correctly draw every 2d shape. This is especially important for learning the alphabet. It is also important when studying the other alphabet related 3d shapes.

## 3D Alphabet Related Models

Models shown below are found by projecting and pairing the 2d alphabet letters into 3d space. These models are discovered by repeatedly projecting new 2d shapes to create new 3d shapes. This process continues out from the basic alphabet 2d letter shapes UNTIL finding 2d shapes which are infinitely repeating.

This is the core set of models which must be generally understood in order to understand the drawn form of the Paleo Alphabet.

### Bones

This bones set is formed by folding the alphabet 2d shapes on themselves. The set of 3d parts that form this set assemble into the sower and reaper, see below. This is the most constrained set, and is the set needed for reconstruction from Phoenician.

Understanding this set is important to understanding the nature of the vowels in the Paleo language. This set provides the shapes for the normally unwritten vowel sounds. The pairing of vowel shapes across these models indicates which letters share the same vowel sounds.

### Tools

This tools set is found by folding each letter of the alphabet against itself. These models are usually of simple household or shop tools.

The tools in this set are the starting point for the letter definitions that give rise to word definitions in the Paleo language. Each tool in the set stands alone when learning the alphabet, they do not combine into pinnacle models.

### Pipes

This pipes set links between the bones set and an infinitely repeating star which is part of this set. That star can be thought of as the starting point for the entire system. These models assemble into the silo and well, see below.

This set is interesting to early learners as a proof of completeness. It also has advanced manuscript related uses.

### Flowers

This flowers set links from the tools set seen above. The 3d shapes included here form parts of flowers. Each 2d shape involved here is infinitely repeating, this marking the bottom of the 3d system.

These models compose into the 'harvest' set, see below. One of these models, the super-quad, shown in the middle, stands alone. It can be repackaged as the 'eagle' also available below.

The sequencing of these shapes into the life cycle of plants provides the foundational time sequencing of related letter pairs. This provides time ordered letter pairs for various stories in inspired text.

## Pinnacle Objects

Models that follow here are special in various ways. These are usually composed from the basic models shown above.

### Sower

This sower model is a composite of the bones models seen above. The hands, front grill and trailing parts are arranged for the use of a sower.

### Reaper

This reaper model is also a composite of the bones models seen above. Like the Sower, this model has hands, front grill, and trailing parts that are arranged for the use of a reaper.

### Silo

This silo model is a composite of the pipes models seen above. In this model the parts are arranged as a silo.

The model here is fixed, but it is possible to imagine a working version of the same thing. The upper window, impeller and front bucket would all be movable in this scenario. The frame would also need walls and a roof to be complete.

### Well

This silo model is a composite of the pipes models seen above. In this model the parts are arranged as a well.

The model here is fixed, to show off basic design. It is possible to imagine a working version of the same thing. The windress, crank, and bucket would all be movable in this scenario. It would need sides, a roof and a rope to become complete.

### Harvest

This harvest set of models are composed from the flower set above. In this set the harvest cycle of a crop is shown. It begins with a single seed and ends at harvest time with the seeds removed and the stalk remaining.

These plants are seen in pairs in various places in the text, so 2 sets might need to be printed. A second set here brings the total number of 3d models in the alphabet system to 100.

## Optional Models

If you print 2 sets of the harvest 3d model set shown above, there are 100 3d parts that make up the entire set to this point. All of these models are called out in the text with references to 100. This includes Isaac's 100 of barley, the 100 fold harvest of Matthew 13. These references are in passages dealing with this system.

The quad related model in the flower set is already built, but is included again here as an optional part. In this form it has a different holder and sits on a different base, the dot arrangement of this model is unchanged from above. It is just a copy.

### Eagle

This eagle model is the super quad from the flower set. This model sits apart here because it provides the light for the harvest cycle plants to grow.

It is referenced in parable form in the text as an eagle because it flies.

The shape of the holder is matched to the pen used throughout the 3d models. It is a simplified representation of Eden. The base height is set to the center of this model and is even with the stars atop the silo and well.

## Notes

All model related art on this site is interactive. Spin models around to get a better understanding of their designs. All download bundles include .png files instead.

First time visitors should read the Alphabet Theory article. It gives the history of the problem solved here.

This website is an annex to Paleo.In. Go there if you want much more.