I would like to show you what I made for my boyfriend for Christmas. We are both fans of Disney's "Tron" movie and he mentioned one time that he would like a Bit of his own. If you don't know it, the Bit is a character from the movie that can only answer yes and no and changes shapes. You can see it quite good in this short youtube clip.
So, I made a Bit! It's made from simple cotton fabric in three colors and can be turned inside out to reveal all three states.
The states are all geometric shapes, the yellow "Yes" is a simple Octahedron, the red "No" is the second stellation of the Icosahedron (I never heard of it before either ) and the blue neutral state is a compound of dodecahedron and icosahedron. I think it's not blue but white in the movie and it's just the blue lighting, but it seems more recognizable in blue. Alas, I didn't get the right shade of blue fabric, the one I used is too dark.
I found plans online for the blue and yellow forms, the red one I made myself. It consists of 32 individual spikes and took some time to figure out, draw and put together. Only just yesterday I found plans for papermodels of all three states (here if you're interested). Now I feel a little like an idiot because I did an extensive search and did not come across them but I'm also a little proud that I was able to do it on my own.
I made templates for each shape, drew them onto Vlieseline (fusible interfacing) and then started to stitch along each and every edge. It took some time, especially the red part, but I finished the whole thing just before Christmas. Aside from the time pressure it was a lot of fun sewing something so geometric. Maybe it's just the math nerd in me
The blue one has two openings where the red and yellow parts are attached. This way it can be turned to each state while the other two are hidden inside. The spikes are quite wrinkly from stuffing them inside but I don't know how I could iron this thing.