Introduction: 2 Part Modular Origami STUVWXYZ

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Hello to all readers, in this Instructable I will show you how to make a modular origami STUVWXYZ.

All the letters in a row like that identifies the amount of identical sides there are in this model.

There is a lot to be said about this particular series of models but it wouldn't fit here!

So the model I will show you how to make is pictured in this step, it has 8 identical fins that are arranged in a circle.

A normal origami STUVWXYZ would have 56 units, this is the easiest way to make an origami STUVWXYZ with only 2 units!

Read on to find out how!

Step 1:

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So you have decided to get this far.

What you are going to do is get two pieces of paper (if they are A4 make them into squares) and then fold them in half along both the diagonals.

You also have to fold both the horizontal half mark and the vertical half mark like shown in the second photo.

The next step is a little harder so I won't combine the two.

Step 2:

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Now with your creased square you will have to collapse it into a waterbomb base.

This should be easy and don't make any extra creases while collapsing.

Once it is collapsed fold the two fins on the left together and fold the two remaining fins together so you have a triangle with 4 layers under each point.

Once you have done that you need to lay it flat and lift up one of the flaps so it is vertical.

Now fold the top edge to the center of the triangle like shown in the second photo.

Once you have done that you need to unfold it and repeat going the other way.

Now with the creases marked you need to squash fold it.

Do this by putting the flap vertical again and pushing the top down so the sides bulge out where the creases are.

It should look like the fourth photo.

Now you need to do this to the remaining three flaps on this sheet and then do it to the four flaps on the other sheet.

Step 3:

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Now get both your sheets of paper and open them up a little ways.

It should look like the first and second photos in this step.

You now need to open them all the way so they sit flat again.

Arrange them point-to-point like in the third photo.

Choose one of the pieces to go on the outside and one of the pieces to go on the inside of the model.

Mow apply glue to the (now read carefully) Apply glue to the outside of the inside module and then stick it to the inside of the outside module, apply pressure until the glue sticks and the repeat on the remaining three points

Once it all comes together you have made your very own origami STUVWXYZ!

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Comments

unkerjay (author)2016-01-16

This would probably be easier to visualize in two contrasting colors at the point(s)at which they're joined together to better illustrate how it's supposed to look when it's done right.

This might be helpful in understanding the process:
http://www.origami-resource-center.com/fluted-diam...

ThisIsMyNameOK (author)2014-11-26

I'm sure this must make sense.... Maybe if I read it again.

I'm just hopeless when it comes to origami.

JM1999 (author)ThisIsMyNameOK2014-11-26

This is an intricate piece, I think I made 5 before I perfected it.

BTW, this is 100% my idea, this is the only place you can find it on the internet - it has never been made before!

ThisIsMyNameOK (author)JM19992014-11-26

Ah, I see. :)

I say I'm "hopeless" because I have trouble following written instructions/pictures like this and because I can't retain any of it for very long. I basically have to start over every single time from the beginning. Which gets very tiresome. It's a little easier with videos. And every now and then a little bit of what Grandma Wu taught me many, many years ago will come back and I'll suddenly just get it.

JM1999 (author)ThisIsMyNameOK2014-11-26

I would absolutely love to post a video but Instructables can't host videos meaning they would not be able to be played :(