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More Modular Origami

Display window with modular origamiHere are a few more origami polyhedra that I had lying around the house. The white, central polyhedron is an isocehedral degree 3 type I geodesic sphere. (As with the degree 5 version in a previous post, I used a computer to get the chord factors right.)

Just above and to the right of the geodesic sphere is a rhombic triacontahedron; you may recognize the shape from the 30-sided polyhedral dice sometimes used in role-playing games. Continuing clockwise, the picture shows a flower-colored snub dodecahedron; a smaller rhombic triacontahedron; two snub cubes; an isocahedron; four interlocking tetrahedra with a small rhombic cuboctahedron in front of it; a spiked rhombic cuboctahedron; a cube with decorated faces; and another isocahedron.

Making these is quite relaxing, much like knitting. As they get larger, though, the level of obsession needed to see one through to completion grows geometrically.

One reply on “More Modular Origami”

This is marvelous work.I have practiced for 15 years and have created some of my own designs an assemblies. Again great work.

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