Modular Origami
December 1, 2004 9:23 AM   Subscribe

Modular Origami is a very cool thing. Make a Buckyball with some PHiZZ units or make some polyhedra with the penultimate modules.
posted by dwordle (8 comments total)
Great post. Many thanks.
posted by Endymion at 9:52 AM on December 1, 2004

Fabirc origami plus Tomoko Fuse's excelent unit origami box design makes for some beautiful gift boxes. Plus it gives you an excuse to wander around the fabric store buying little bits of brightly colored broadcloth.
posted by aspo at 10:39 AM on December 1, 2004

Modular origami is fun. I've made the five intersecting tetrahedra piece, it's a very impressive design that looks somehow impossible even when you've got it in your hands. Everything fits together just right. Holds together very well too, unlike some of the more complex designs.
posted by lowlife at 10:40 AM on December 1, 2004

Do a google search for 'sonobe'. It is a different way of making modular origami.

Thanks dwordle, this has been a hobby of mine in times past.
posted by tayknight at 12:06 PM on December 1, 2004

My thanks as well, dwordle. These are delightful. It's a mod, mod, mod world, isn't it?
posted by jellybuzz at 12:58 PM on December 1, 2004

I've been making polyhedral ornaments for my solstice tree and as gifts for the last 5 years. Unit Origami by Tomoko Fuse is the book that got me started; it's a fun hobby for the winter months. I've also made beautiful polyhedral lamp shades using vellum paper.
posted by bochawa at 1:58 PM on December 1, 2004

i've been into polyhedra and origami since forever, but never combined like this. i've known about it for a while but was never inspired to go for it and build something big. well, as i read this post, i noticed that the massive stack of post-it notes by my desk are the perfect thing to make a buckyball with, and as of this afternoon, i'm almost half-way done. thanks for the post!
posted by garethspor at 3:53 PM on December 1, 2004 [1 favorite]

I'm partial to Origami Boulder.
posted by First Post at 5:04 PM on December 1, 2004

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