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145: An Electric Monk

Posted by admin on May 25, 2011 in humanoid |

High on a rocky promontory sat an Electric Monk on a bored horse. From under its rough woven cowl the Monk gazed unblinkingly down into another valley …

And so begins one of my favorite books of all time “Dirk gently’s Hollistic Detective Agency” by Douglas Adams.

Today we remember DNA, and carry a TOWEL in his honour – may he rest in peace.

Whlst i could not find a “towel” origami (interestingly there IS a branch of origami that deals with folding towels for guest beds into exotic shapes) I thought I would go with the Monk – I decided against the bored horse – am convinced that this monk is more than willing to believe anythig it is programmed to believe in, as a service to it’s master … if you haven’t read the book – do so, it is fab!

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144: Carambola

Posted by admin on May 24, 2011 in flower, geometry |

I stumbled across this nice geometric “floral” design by accident but rather like it’s simplicity: It reminds me of an apple blossom, or a star fruit in cross section Unusually, it is made from a pentagon, and the pre-creasing means the shape is largely just a collapse Busy day, vicious earache, simple but lovely model – enjoy. You […]

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143: Moped

Posted by admin on May 23, 2011 in vehicle |

Now it is my brother-in-law’s Birthday today (Happy Birthday Robert!!!) and he loves all things Motorbike (especially high powered zoomy ones), so I thought I would make him a Moped: This is doubly hilarious because this little dinky model looks like it would be slower than walking Made with some simple (if compact and intense) […]

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142: Interlaced Tetrahedra

Posted by admin on May 22, 2011 in geometry |

Now I have never tried MODULAR origami – it is a huge and enthusiastic movement in the society of paper benders – making modules that lock together to make a compound shape. I found instructions for Francis Ow’s 60° Unit and thought I would give a tetrahedron (6 of these units) a go: I … […]

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365 Days of Origami

Posted by admin on January 6, 2011 in blarg |

So I decided to move this project to a blog, because it lets me index and be a little cleverer, sorry for any poor sod trying to actually follow this project as it has jumped around a bit. My aim – 365 models, one per day for a year. Ambitious and scary actually – no […]

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