Category Archives: Origami

Origami Wall Art

I recently made this cool origami wall art for our living room. It's built using Sonobe origami modules, assembled in a sheet. I used scrapbooking cardstock for the paper, so each sheet was 12 inches x 12 inches - so these modules are pretty big!

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Assorted Origami Models

I've been making lots more origami lately, but have only now got around to posting some pictures of it. So here are some of my more recent models.

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Origami – More Misc. Models

A couple of additional models - a set of four interlocking triangular prisms (made from penultimate modules), and an icosidodecahedron made using the 'snapology' technique. The final picture is a shot of my desk at work. As you can see, my collection is getting pretty large. I've been getting lots of complements and questions about for the past few weeks.

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Origami – Misc. Models

Here are a few one-off models made from modules that probably wouldn't work for any other shapes that these. From left to right, they are a dodecahedron, an icosahedron, and another dodecahedron.

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Origami – Sonobes

Another pair of models made with Sonobe units. On the left is a 48-unit small rhombicuboctahedron, and on the right is a 180-unit small rhombicosidodecahedron.

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Origami – Inside-Out Sonobes

Here are a pair of models made with Sonobe units, but with a twist. They are assembled "inside out", with all the tabs and pockets on the inside. That completely changes the look of the model. Actually, I usually prefer the inside-out look of these models - the colors break up along cleaner lines. But they are a bear to assemble - especially the last couple of modules. On the left is a 30-unit isocahedron, and on the right is a 120-unit icosidodecahedron. For the icosidodecahedron, I used the pink and green to try to make it look like pink flowers on a field of green grass. It stands out more in person - in the photo, you really only get to see one face, and can't move it around in your hands to get the full effect.

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Origami – More Penultimate Models

Here are a few more models made from Robert Neale's Penultimate unit. From left to right are an 18-unit truncated tetrahedron, a 24-unit cuboctahedron, and a 72-unit cuboctahedron with the square faces extruded into square prisms.

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Origami – Penultimate Modules

Here are some models made with another type of unit - Robert Neale's Penultimate unit. I've made both the standard 30-unit dodecahedron, and something of my own design - a dodecahedron with each face extruded into a pentagonal prism, which required 150 units.

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Origami – More Sonobes

Here are some more modular origami models I've made with sonobe units lately: a 60-unit spiked pentakis dodecahedron, a 72-unit level-1 Menger sponge, and a 90-unit dodecahedral.

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Modular Origami

I've been getting into modular origami lately, as a hobby I can do while watching TV, or in a meeting, or while code is compiling - or any time I've got some down time where I'm sitting down and my hands aren't busy. Modular origami involves folding multiple copies of a single module, and then assembling all of the modules into a geometric form. Here are a few pics of some I made a few weeks ago. I've since made a lot more - and more complicated ones as well. I plan to get pics of those together soon, but in the meantime, here's a sample. From left to right they are: three copies of one type of module called a 'sonobe', a 3-unit model called "Tokahama's Jewel", a 6 unit cube, a 12-unit octahedral, and a 30-unit icosahedral.

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