Modular origami

Explore the world of modular origami and create intricate and beautiful paper sculptures. Get inspired with our top ideas and start folding today.
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There have been numerous installments of Math Monday on origami or kirigami of one mathematical form or another, but today is the first time we've covered a classic workhorse from this genre: the Sonobe modular origami unit. One of the simplest and most versatile of the modular units, there's so much to say about Sonobe that today we're going to start from the basics (parallelogram one?) and next time we'll take it to places I hope you've never seen it go before.

M Rose
Modular Sonobe Origami Ball - blue, geen, yellow - 270 pieces Origami Lamps, Origami Kusudama, Geometric Origami, Tutorial Origami, Origami Lamp, Origami Ball, Origami And Kirigami, Origami Love, Origami Paper Art

Modular Sonobe Origami Ball in blue, green, and yellow. Made from 270 sheets of 9cm x 9cm semi-stiff paper. There are 4 different shades of each base color (b, g, y). Each unit is handmade by me =) Diameter/Height - 9.5" (24.1cm) to 10.5" (26.6cm) Circumference - 31"(78.7cm) at narrowest to 34" (86.4cm) at widest Geometrically, this model is not a perfect sphere, but it is structured on a pattern of pentagons and hexagons (similar to that seen on a soccer ball). There is no glue or tape…

Aguayo Rivera
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Diamond Window Cube (Modular Origami): Follow these steps to make your very own Diamond Window Cube. I'm not sure about the origin of these types of cubes (please share if you do) or their real name. I've seen many variations of this but they all involve really weird folding to show the…

Bert Smits
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Typically, most structures and devices that can be reconfigured are designed with application specific requirements. Inspired by modular origami ideas, Overveldeet al. present a mechanical metamaterial enabling the design of three-dimensional structures of arbitrary architecture with tunable shape, volume and stiffness.