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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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804: (254/365) Daniela Caboni’s Yin and Yang

Posted by wonko on September 11, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

The principle of Yin and Yang is a fundamental concept in Chinese philosophy and culture in general dating from the third century BCE or even earlier. This principle is that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for example female-male, dark-light and old-young: Right now I am trying to balance rest with exhaustion due […]

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801: (251/365) Oxi Moron

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

So when invigilating, you cannot mark or do anything that productively uses the time, so sometimes I choose a simple but repetitive fold that I can do without looking anywhere but in the direction of students being examined: This is Michal Kosmulski’s “Oxi” module – an interesting variation of Tom Hull’s “Phiz” unit.

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793: (243/365) Jun Maekawa’s Tetra tetra

Posted by wonko on August 31, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Looking for today’s fold, I returned to a collection of bookmarked models from my growing collection of Tanteidan magazines: Made of 4 tetrahedral modules, each with deep tabs along a pair of adjacent sides, you then fold a pair of interlocking preliminary bases as the core.

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792: (242/365) Fractal Folding

Posted by wonko on August 30, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, geometry |

Speaking of fractals, as I was (well, kinda sorta) I realised I had never tried the Fujimoto Hydrangea fold before: This is an interesting thing, with each iteration folded inside the previous – in theory you can keep folding this infinitely. In reality the tryanny of paper thickness and fat clumsy fingers stops you.

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791: (241/365) Flower Tessellation

Posted by wonko on August 29, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, flower, geometry |

Browsing a MiniNeo eZine that I follow, I noticed a rather interesting looking hexagonal flower and thought it worth a try: You triangle grid a hexagon into 16ths, then put a hex twist in the middle, then add the swing-back on petals and tidy up the tessellation to make a swirl.

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790: (240/365) Monica’s Bunch

Posted by wonko on August 28, 2017 in 365-2017, flower, geometry |

Asked by a colleague whether I still do rose folding commissions, I lied and said “sure”, realising this was the opportunity to learn something new: Working my way through Naomiki Sato’s book “Rose”, I had never tried his “Simple Rose” until this point.

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