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19 Mar

Carroms!

It was by happy accident that I discovered the carromical properties of the Dollars to Doughnuts fold. Look at the face of it. You have a 16-gon with creases going to every fifth corner – it describes the mystical decahexagram. Well, not so mystical, maybe, but wicked good at distributing stress. You whack this thing, […]

19 Mar

Dollars to Doughnuts!

What is it, you ask? Well, it’s a sixteen-sided tube made out of a dollar bill, with an iris closure on both ends. “Irish closure,” says my wife, “what’s that? Kneecapping?” No, iris closure. Describes a pursuit curve and all that. Looks a wee bit like the iris of a camera. Visualize James Bond hopping […]

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