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706: (156/365) Finger Gyro

Posted by wonko on June 5, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, wtf |

A craze among the young kids at the moment is the “fidgit spinner“, that little toy that … spins, and … well, that is just about it: According to some fairly shady “research”, these toys improve concentration, and that may be correct for a limited number of kids with specific learning issues, but, yeah. Enterprising […]

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452: Smile!

Posted by wonko on August 27, 2013 in machine |

In the olden days children, photographs were taken with a specialised piece of equipment, usually by a professional, using FILM: In those days, you posed the shot, measured light levels, pulled focus and ensured the picture was worth taking before you wasted the plate – photography was expensive and much more of a science (some […]

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305: Melbourne Cup

Posted by wonko on November 1, 2011 in mammal |

I have had the privilege to fold many beautifully designed models over the course of this project – David Brill’s “Horse” is right up there with the best: Wonderful proportions, amazing use of material, lovely face and ears, fantastic body, legs and tail – everything that is needed to look horsey infact. Today apparently a […]

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159: Harbin’s Bat

Posted by wonko on June 8, 2011 in mammal |

Going batty here trying to decide what to fold, late after a QSITE meeting … so: I folded a Bat – quite a tidy model, plump little body and nice wing span Unusually made from an equilateral triangle, relatively few folds actually for a well proportioned bat

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81: Pelican

Posted by wonko on March 22, 2011 in bird |

What a wonderful bird is a Pelican, whose beak can hold more than it’s belly can: This elegant model by Ligia Montoya comes from “Secrets of Origami” by Robert Harbin. Relatively few folds, indicitave of form, nice and simple.

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