Jun 072022

The origami buckyball is the representation of the Buckminster Fullerene molecule – a stable form of carbon. The other 2 are, of course, diamond and graphite. Some interesting facts about the buckyball: The buckyball family is an allotrope (different forms of an element – here, carbon) of carbon, very different from diamond and graphite. The buckyball is made from 60 atoms of carbon (C60) The shape resembles a football – 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons [Continued..]

Jul 072021
Ninja Star Cube

Here is the final cube from the book ‘Modular Origami Polyhedra’. The Ninja Star Cube is also made from 12 modules. The one I tried is the second cube. This one is a bit more ornate than the original ninja star cube. It has got a couple more folds which gives a little variety to the folds. Each face of the cube has the shape of the star in the middle. The star is clearer [Continued..]

Modular Cube – Again!

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Jun 262021
Modular Cube - Again!

Before trying the Ninja Star Modular Cube, I tried out one last cube. This is again from the book ‘Modular Origami Polyhedra’. As before, this is from the chapter on Decoration Box System. Almost all the cubes have the same heading, namely, ‘Modular Cube‘, so I am also using the same name To be more specific, this is the 8th cube in this chapter. The design is by Lewis Simon. When I looked at this [Continued..]

Sonobe Cube from Decoration Box Modules

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Jun 232021
Sonobe Cube from Decoration Box Modules

Since making my last cube, I have made a few more cubes from 12 sheets of paper. All are from the book ‘Modular Origami Polyhedra‘ . This one is a Sonobe Cube formed from Decoration Box modules. We start off folding as for the decoration box module and then add a few more folds to get the final module. I first tried this model from 2-inch squares. Quite a tough job!! Folding these thin creases [Continued..]

Modular Cube Variation

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Jun 202021
Modular Cube Variation

As I had mentioned yesterday, I tried out the modular cube variation, this one in orange. The assembly is the same as the modular cube. The only change, in fact, is the way the initial fold is done, so that the reverse of the paper becomes visible. So it is a good idea to use paper coloured on both sides, in contrasting colours. I preferred using single-sided orange coloured paper. I think it has turned [Continued..]