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scottie
« on: June 11, 2008 10:24:14 PM »

So, I've been lurking around here on Craftster for a long while now, and finally got around to posting some of my projects, and being that I've been in school I haven't really had much time for crafting. So I thought I share some of my origami school projects.
The first one is one I did for an algebra class two years ago. I forget what I was studying, but I had fun doing the project. It's pretty simple, just a bunch of triangles folded together. One of my classmates wanted to use it as a soccer ball...he's lucky he didn't!
So here it is:


And my second one is one I did for my biology class last year. We were studying viruses and bacteria, so for extra credit I decided to make a model of a polyhedral shaped virus, observe certain patterns in the paper and its colors, and tell how my evidence supported the theory of intelligent design (creation/evolution controversy). This one was a lot harder to figure out than the last one. The pattern was a lot more complicated than I expected. But in the end it was well worth the work.
So here it is(to be exact, its 20 sided, so that means it's called an icosahedron):


For both of these I got the instructions out of a book called "Modular Origami Polyhedra" The first one is made of 20 modules, and the second is of 30 modules (30 pieces of paper for a 20 sided ball? that's wierd.) They require NO tape to stay together, even when you pick them up. Isn't that cool? By the way, the little numbers on the vertices of the second ball are there so that I could distinguish the pattern of colors. I ended up drawing a chart; it just got too confusing.

Anyways, I hope you like em!

-scottie
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008 11:52:29 PM »

Very cool, you have a lot of patience!
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008 12:19:26 AM »

I love origami. Those are both beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008 05:32:23 AM »

The first one would make a really cool lampshade! You had to try to argue FOR intelligent design in a SCIENCE class? Haha, how weird. I totally love the idea of making a model based on a virus, awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008 01:50:25 PM »

Thank you guys, for all your comments! Cheesy

The first one would make a really cool lampshade! You had to try to argue FOR intelligent design in a SCIENCE class? Haha, how weird. I totally love the idea of making a model based on a virus, awesome!

Well, this was extra-credit so I didn't have to do it, but it was fun. And also, I go to a private Christian school, so when we studied origins and creation verses evolution and what-not, we first came at it with a creationist type viewpoint. We studied arguments for and against creation and evolution, and tried to find the holes in both theories, then we were supposed to write about what we believed and why we believed it. The test had 17 essay questions on it (essay=about two paragraphs, or more). It was a killer, and it wasn't even the semester final. I worked on it for two days straight, from the time I got home from school to a time later than I wanted to stay up. It was insane. I got a B on it because I didn't have time to complete all the questions. (our teacher wanted the test done in 1 1/2 hours, but soon learned that it took a lot longer than that to sufficiently answer all the questions, so he let us take it home)

I hope that helps if my post was confusing. Oh, and thanks for the lampshade idea. I've been wondering what in the world I should do with these origami things, because I don't want to throw them away after all the work I put into them.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008 07:15:58 PM »

Use a low watt bulb so you don't start a fire.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011 10:49:44 AM »

This is wonderful, I would love to do something like this with kids Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2011 11:54:15 AM »

Module origami is amazing, it takes so serious math to invent them.

A good one to make is firework origami, look it up on youtube Wink
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