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841: (291/365) Shuriken

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

Now I am pretty sure that “ninja stars” were not really a thing, but – meh: This rather charming woven six-pointed star is an interesting exercise in re-working a square into a windmill-like hexagonal base.

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833: (283/365) Porous

Posted by wonko on October 10, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

It is interesting how things sometimes just work themselves out: Here was me, panicking because I had nothing ready or in mind for today’s fold, came home and the latest Tanteidan Magazine was in my mailbox.

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832: (282/365) “Love You Longtime”

Posted by wonko on October 9, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Apparently there is an Origami Olympiad – an annual internet competition where folders are pitted against a collection of challenging folds for points: This model is the first one from the IVth International Origami Internet Olympiad, a publication that contains other things I will try also.

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829: (279/365) Kablang!

Posted by wonko on October 6, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Leafing through my copy of Drawing Origami Tome 2, I noticed a spectacular modular designed by Francesco Mancini that I knew I had to try: Modules folded from 2×1 rectangles lock together really nicely, creating clusters of 3 and 5, forcing the megastructure to curve gently into a spikey ball.

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825: (275/365) Happy Irrelevant Monarch’s Birthday

Posted by wonko on October 2, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, seasonal |

For some reason the republic of Australia still has ties to a monarchy that is completely irrelevant to us but somehow, ultimately, still controls aspects of our government: I decided to celebrate the public holiday (yay, I accept the holiday, just reject the reason) by folding a crown.

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817: (267/365) Double Helix

Posted by wonko on September 26, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, nature |

Being a bit of a closet Biology nerd, when you see a design that combines love of folding with something biologically interesting you jump at the chance to fold it: This modular is made up of a bunch of bent arrow-shaped modules that slip together in 2 strands that then, rather satisfyingly, intertwine in much […]

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814: (264/365) Complementary Modular Octahedron

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

Having recently realised I had forgotten to re-subscribe to JOAS, I hurriedly did so then went on holidays, fully expecting the back-issues of Tanteidan to not arrive for weeks: Due to the miracles of Australia post (or was that Japanese post and a courier?) they arrived while I was away, fortunately kept dry in my […]

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809: (259/365) Un Tergo Del Cubo

Posted by wonko on September 19, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

I am constantly amazed by the variety of techniques on display in Jun Maekawa’s designs, and this cube is no different: Based, in principle at least, on an acute windmill base, folded asymmetrically, it locks into a geometry that confuses the eye.

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807: (257/365) Won’t you come and fly ….

Posted by wonko on September 14, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, vehicle |

…in my beautiful balloon: This is an 18 section balloon made from 6 modules that overlap and interleave, edge locks that secure the geometry, no glue, no cuts etc. I can see it decorating a small kid’s bedroom, surrounded by planes and rocket ships. Who wants it?

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805: (255/365) Further Fractal Folding

Posted by wonko on September 12, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Time is scarce but this was folded while kids were doing a really hard test, figured I should try something hard also: This is a level 6 fractal fold of the previously folded Shuzo Fujimoto Hydrangea, and a beauty to behold.

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