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696: (146/365) LED Display

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

Scratching around for something to fold, I stumbled across a 2-part modular that I had filed in the “must try” pile: LED displays are part of my past, little blocky symbols that were all the rage before screens went pixels and graphical.

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693: (143/365) Ladybird Wing Hinge

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

I was reading a paper on Ladybirds, and it turns out they have remarkable wings. What makes them truly remarkable is they fit beneath tiny cup-shaped hard wing covers. Until recently, scientists had no idea how that mechanism worked: When ladybirds are about to take off, they lift their wing covers and then inflate complicated […]

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679: (129/365) Scorpion

Posted by wonko on May 9, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Cruising through my copy of “Origamania” by Lionel Albertino, I came across a little creepy crawley I had not folded: This scorpion is pretty clever – remarkably (by other scorpion standards) simple really for the effect, it efficiently creates the legs and leaves a nice body that can be made into a tail.

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672: (122/365) Lang’s Butterfly

Posted by wonko on May 2, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Continuing on the theme of butterflies, I could not go past this one, designed by Robert Lang: Taken from “Origami Insects II”, it is one of a number of creepy crawlys that I have yet to fold from this book.

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653: (103/365) Stretching Cat

Posted by wonko on April 13, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

As any cat owner knows, cats seem to be able to tie themselves in knots, and this pose is fairly typical of a stretch pose: Well, I say cat “owners” but in reality, cats own and train us to serve them, it is in the nature of cats really.

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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.

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620: (70/365) Montroll’s One-Sheet Omega Star

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

Modular stars are a thing, there are many beautiful ones including multi-sheet omega stars (8 pointers), but this little beauty is crafted from a single uncut square: From a sunken waterbomb base we tease xyz planes then fashion points from their intersections – genius.

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605: (55/365) Starship

Posted by wonko on February 24, 2017 in 365-2017, scifi, vehicle |

Origami, the final frontier. These are the journeys of the paper folder “Wonko”, his ONE YEAR MISSION, to seek out new models and folding techniques, to boldly fold where he has not folded before: This cutie little Trek-inspired ship was hidden away in a Tanteidan convention book I have and all the annotations are in […]

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598: (48/360) Neal Elias’ “Rocking Horse”

Posted by wonko on February 17, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid, mammal |

This model is testament to the design genius of Neal Elias: Taking the bird base, and a colour change, we fashion a jockey (with the cutest little cap) atop a rocking horse. I love the detail here and will probably fold this again, only with a slightly bigger bit of paper. 

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