This came out of one of those conversations you have on flickr.com. A folder named georigami had been modifying one of the octagonal twist boxes discussed earlier and I advised him to try something to get the edges to overlap. After I said this,I realized I had very little idea if it would work. Leaving that mod to him, I tried my advice on a similar, but different grid and got this. It’s fun.
A young man on the bus thought it would make a nice kaleidoscope and I think he’s right. If you used paper that had mylar on one side, you could get a very trippy light show, indeed.
Anyone out there have any experience bonding mylar to paper?
This model is all on a 45° and 22°30′ grid, with horizontal creases that divide the square into sixths. This model benefits from what one of my tessellating buddies (hey, Eric!) calls, “psycho-accuracy.” Please note how the diagonals switch directions when they cross the first and fifth horizontals. I wish I could tell you that it folds together easily and readily. I cannot – something entirely bovine about the grace of this collapse.
But you’ve come to expect that from my work, no?
CP for American Letter Paper
CP for A4