Saturday, July 12, 2008

Origami 001

Origami 001, originally uploaded by evens.john.

While in Boston we stopped in some cool shops along Beacon street, including a puzzle and game store. I picked up a book called 3-D Geometric Origami: Modular Polyhedra by Ron Gurkewitz and Bennett Arnstein.

I've managed some simple models that required fewer than 10 pieces, and that start with standard origami squares. Not sure if I'm ready to tackle the 20 piece Triangle Module Dodecahedron yet!


  1. looks pretty impressive. Did you manage it all by yourself?

  2. Yes, thank you. There's no cutting involved so I didn't need adult supervision. The difficult part is that the book contains no written instruction for the folding guides - just hand-drawn sketches. On occasion the arrows and dotted lines didn't make any sense at all, but after twisting and folding every conceivable way you eventually find a shape that looks like the next diagram! Previous origami experience comes in handy as certain types of classic fold come up whether you are making dodecahedrons or dinosaurs.