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748: (198/365) Brill’s Square Silver Star

Posted by wonko on July 17, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Busy times indeed – perfect for folding a 12 piece modular: Fairly simple modules that sit over one, inside another adjacent module, locking fairly positively into swirls of 4 “petals”, you get a shape that describes a cube when you look just at the points.

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649: (99/365) Brill’s Double Cube

Posted by wonko on April 9, 2017 in 365-2017 |

I am such a fan of David Brill’s work: His command of seemingly impossible geometry is complimented by the works of Francis Ow, the designer of the other “Double Cube” I have folded – a torturous skeletal structure.

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524: Happy Valentines Day

Posted by wonko on February 14, 2016 in blarg, boxes, flower, geometry, seasonal |

I find it fascinating that there are so many models and folding techniques I have yet to try. The “Magic Rose Cube” is a case in point – I am amazed I have never folded it: Such a beautiful little modular, 3 pieces the flower, 3 slightly different pieces the leaves, slots together into a […]

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504: Coxless Four

Posted by wonko on September 5, 2015 in humanoid, vehicle |

Rowing is huge at my school – a veritable machine that hundreds of kids get very passionate about, a gear-fest like few others: Seems the purpose of the sport is to put boys in lycra, sitting atop tiny fiberglass shells, armed with a paddle rowing furiously backwards across vast distances of water. The competitive nature […]

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431: Brill’s Woven Dodecahedron

Posted by wonko on January 31, 2013 in geometry |

As a teacher, I look for activities, particularly in the establishment phase of a year, to engage. Nothing says engagement like a hands-on physical activity and, as my wont is origami, I went for a modular project: The themes for this were many, the metaphors a plenty – “many hands make light work” and “the […]

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401: Double-Star Flexi-Cube

Posted by wonko on October 20, 2012 in geometry |

It took me ages to even understand what this model was: An ingenious design by David Brill, modular in construction composed of 3 different types of modules, clustered in threes, hinged together, it is a most perplexing construction. A seemingly plain cube opens up to show a star, which fits wholly within the cube and is removable. […]

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386: Dimple Ball

Posted by wonko on March 31, 2012 in geometry |

Looking for a neat, colourful use for a batch of poor quality origami paper I had, I stumbled across a modular dimpled sphere: The paper cracked and spilt in ugly ways, so I had a good wrestle to actually construct this. Interestingly, when complete it became quite rigid and strong but prior to the last […]

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381: Rodin’s Reader

Posted by wonko on March 5, 2012 in humanoid |

It is little known (partially because it is blatantly not true) that Rodin, prior to sculpting his masterpiece “The Thinker” had an altogether different idea: Our school library is celebrating the National Year of reading by exploring a different theme each month – March is “think” so I put 2 and 2 together and got […]

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377: Balthazaar Quercus

Posted by wonko on February 15, 2012 in humanoid |

So, it emerges that Dweezil has a little brother. Ladies and Gentleffolk, if I may introduce Master Balthazaar Quercus, aged 6¾: I was asked to liberate this cute little chap from the flat sheet of lithography paper he was trapped in as a parting gift for a colleague. Aware this may create precedent, this is […]

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360: Masu

Posted by wonko on December 26, 2011 in boxes |

It is Boxing Day, and I thought it appropriate to try a box I have had in my “must try” pile – David Brill’s Masu: A Masu is a traditional Japanese timber box that used to be used to measure rice or beans, these days it is used for sipping sake out of. This ingenious construction is […]

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