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Tomoko Fuse’s origami units

On the suggestion of an acquaintance, I got a book of Tomoko Fuse’s from the library.  She has some very nice modules.  I have mostly been experimenting with the one she calls “convex hexagonal ring solid” — if anything, it … Continue reading

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“Modular Origami Polyhedra” by Lewis Simon, Bennett Arnstein, and Rona Gurkewitz

Haven’t had an origami post in a while!  This book was as Christmas gift.  It consists of an assortment of instructions for modular origami: about ten different versions of the Sonobe unit, a variety of cube-based units they call the … Continue reading

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Coloring Sonobe origami, part 2: symmetric coloring

This is a follow-up to Coloring Sonobe origami, part 1: proper coloring. Symmetric Coloring The most natural first polyhedra to make from the Sonobe unit are, like the octahedron, regular solids. As a result, they have lots of symmetries.  Thus, … Continue reading

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Meta-origami

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Origami made from origami instructions: (The first two show a proper, symmetric 3-coloring of the octahedron with four units each of purple, teal and orange.)

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Coloring Sonobe origami, part 1: proper coloring

One thing that was on my mind while I was composing my Sonobe puzzlers [1, 2, 3] is the question of “properly coloring” a Sonobe construction: what does it mean, when is it possible, and in how many ways can … Continue reading

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