A Mister Richard Feder of Fort Lee, New Jersey writes in to say, “Hey, what’s the deal with the Puff Stars? How do I fold a Puff Star? Does CP stand for something? How will I know if I have folded a Puff Star or something else? What’s a perf strip? Will folding Puff Stars have a positive or negative effect on global warming?”
You sure ask a lot of questions for someone from New Jersey.
But it does raise a valid point. Posting pictures of complex models with CPs that only a few people could understand would seem to undercut the appearance of my missionary zeal for Open Source Origami. I was delighted when Mawelucky folded a Puff Star, but she is clearly an advanced folder of great intuition. I’m not sure I could collapse that Puff Star CP without some guidance. We need to democratize the CPs.
Knowing myself to be a most dilatory and inefficient diagrammer, I have made shift to combine two different techniques of documenting the fold, hoping to spread the astral puffery on the gestalt. Might happen, you don’t know. I stomped and stomped on the graphics until I got a PDF of reasonable size, 369 KB. The arrows – surely, the lamest arrows, ever – are embedded soft fonts. We hope so, anyway. If you see dancing lizards or happy faces instead of arrows, please let me know.
The only thing I don’t do, is show you how to make a regular decagon. The method of making one from a square is not difficult, but may not be universally known. But I’ve already kind of fried my diagramming circuitry. Here’s a PDF of just a decagon. Choose Fit to Page in the print dialog. Should work on any size paper.
Here’s the new file, the Sequenced CP and Photo Diagram.