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635: (85/365) Earth Hour

Posted by wonko on March 26, 2017 in 365-2017, seasonal |

Last night (25th March) was Earth Hour. Between 8:30 and 9:30pm we turned off our lights:

I decided to try and fold something by torchlight … great plan Einstein. Read more…

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634: (84/365) 3D Cube Illusion

Posted by wonko on March 25, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Trolling around on the internet, as one does, I came across instructions for a 3D cube Illusion by Nick Robinson:

I needed something that was relatively quick (times are busy, it was late) so thought I would give it a try. Read more…

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633: (83/365) Froebel Star

Posted by wonko on March 24, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Currently, in Queensland, there is a project to weave one million stars:

This is a Froebel Star, one of the million forming around the state. Read more…

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632: (82/365) Spiral Snail

Posted by wonko on March 23, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Inspired by the work of Tomoko Fuse, I began experimenting with a square and using most of it to do a spiral. Initially I tried even divisions but found a more logarithmic progression from wide to narrow worked best:

Using alternating mountains and valleys, a lovely spiral emerged and there was enough paper to fashion a head, antennae and foot. Read more…

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631: (81/365) Four Cubes

Posted by wonko on March 22, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Sometimes a modular is deceptively complex, this 6-part modular from David Mitchell is no exception:

Four cubes, interwoven in evil ways has done my head in for days now, I simply could not (1) imagine the shape it was going to end up; and (2) make the modules connect in ways that made sense. Read more…

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630: (80/365) Eastern Dragon

Posted by wonko on March 21, 2017 in 365-2017, dinosaur, fantasy |

The dragon is a favourite subject for origami designers – most have tried their hand at one:

This is Joseph Wu’s “Eastern Dragon” – how can we tell it is anĀ eastern dragon? It has no wings and does not need them to fly. It is only us silly westerners that decided to rationalise the dragon morphology.

I have been meaning to fold this for ages – nothing like a 365 challenge to bring out the models on hold. Read more…

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629: (79/365) Artefact

Posted by wonko on March 20, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

I quite enjoy folding modulars – the way they combine to make a larger form can be fascinating and this module is no exception:

This is Dave Mitchell’s “Artefact” module, it can be put together in 2’s and 6’s. Read more…

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628: (78/365) Little Plane

Posted by wonko on March 19, 2017 in 365-2017, vehicle |

Another paper plane – this one a lot like a single propeller Cesna:

An interesting fold, thankfully executed with thin paper (a sheet of purple hand-made washi from Daiso) Read more…

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627: (77/365) Collapsible Cube

Posted by wonko on March 18, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Toys for people with ADHD are all the rage – people pay for things with switches, moving clicky bits and spinney things because, reasons:

This paper toy continues to be an enigma. Made of 4 modules, it is a twisty cube that also folds flat in a myriad of ways that break your brain. Read more…

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626: (76/365) Little Snail

Posted by wonko on March 17, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Spirals have most recently been explored by Tomoko Fuse, but lovely spiral shail shells have existed in traditional origami for a long while before that:

This is Eduardo Clemente’s snail, well, one of them. As a bi-colour model it cleverly manages the 2 colours ensuring the soft slippy bit of the snail is one colour and the rounded spiral of the shell is the reverse. Read more…

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