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937: Diamond Bracelet

Posted by wonko on October 4, 2018 in geometry |

I hate throwing things out – having cut the biggest 2×1 rectangle possible from an A2 sheet, I was left with a lovely thin strip of scrap: I was playing with a corrugation, with the view to design a millipede, but stumbled across a molecule that I then tessellated along the length.

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910: (360/365) After Christmas Sales

Posted by wonko on December 26, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes, domestic |

Retailers really have a nerve when you think about it. Right up to Christmas they hike up their prices. We dutiful drones pay top dollar for loot which we wrap and give away. Come “Boxing Day” prices plummet in almost obscene ways and it can get hectic as people clamber for bargains: We went early, […]

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883: (333/365) Cake Tin Liners

Posted by wonko on December 3, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, seasonal |

…then my wife casually asked if I could line some cake tins: A simple fold, unequalled as a way of protecting a fruit cake from extended baking – the outer layer is 35cm square kraft paper, inner is 25cm greaseproof paper, they fit snugly in the tins. Later they will protect the maturing cake as […]

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881: (331/365) Nativity Scene

Posted by wonko on November 29, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid, seasonal |

People I work with know my OCD tendencies. When it was casually suggested that I might consider folding a Nativity scene for the end of year celebrations, it was a forgone conclusion that I would: The assembled figures (each nearly 30cm tall) form quite a striking display – hopefully one that works for the display […]

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880: (330/365) Seated Mother

Posted by wonko on November 29, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid, seasonal |

So the challenge to render a more feminine figure, seated, as if tending something was on: Using a variation of the generic judaian I managed to change the head, add knees and change the posture so sitting is suggested.

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879: (329/365) No Crib for a Bed

Posted by wonko on November 29, 2017 in 365-2017, furniture |

So, I needed some furniture, and thought of a feed trough, but had to invent one: Folded from a smallish square, this has trough and some rather nice legs, but does not look very comfortable.

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878: (328/365) Holy Infant

Posted by wonko on November 29, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid, seasonal |

So the next challenge was to render a babe, in swaddling clothes: Using principles garnered from an adult fold, I sort of MacGuivered a larger-proportion head, wrapped the body and presto.

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869: (319/365) Love is Love

Posted by wonko on November 15, 2017 in 365-2017, blarg, seasonal |

For what seems like an age, Australia has been torn apart by a divisive postal survey that the incumbent government decided was the best way to determine what the right thing to do was: Ignoring world trends, common decency and justice, we “voted” on whether 2 people who love each other should be allowed to […]

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662: (112/365) Spiral Corrugation

Posted by wonko on April 22, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, machine |

Origami seems to be the new Materials Engineering black, being considered a contemporary alternative approach to fabrication and structure: I was reading an article on deploying large solar arrays in space. This problem is not unique – everything taken into space must be small at launch so it can fit in a rocket.

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636: (86/365) Marking

Posted by wonko on March 27, 2017 in 365-2017, blarg, geometry, seasonal |

This time of year I add marks to student work: I want to pretend it is a life-giving activity for me, the teacher.

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