Introduction: How-to Fold a Five Intersecting Tetrahedra Dodecahedron

A really cool type of modular origami. When you see one it just makes you stare at it for hours. So purty...anyways, this is my second tutorial so if you like it know, let me know or something.


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drumdude (author)2013-05-14

I ignored your advice and made a 4inch one... it was hell to make but it turned out alright. Thanks for the ible!!

monkeywithawrench (author)2009-02-13

does cardstock work well for this?

It depends how big the modules are. Normal copy paper is fine to be honest. If you want to make a really big one using paper that is 42cm by 14cm from A3 paper then cardstock may be better. I have made this out of 80gsm copy paper using 21cm by 7cm and it seems fairly sturdy.

short dude (author)2009-08-04

da third one is so hard

GregorN (author)short dude2009-08-23

Yes, third one is hard, but when you finish third one, then is easy.

edwardholmes91 (author)GregorN2011-10-04

I find the first two are easy then like you say the third is quite difficult. Just sit and look at it for ages and you will see the pattern. Once you have the third one in the fourth is quite easy and the last one is quite easy. Over all it makes a very nice model I think. I have made 3 of these so far. One in colours, one in dollar bills and also one in dollar bills printed in 5 different colours.

inergy (author)2010-12-21

Can't get 3rd tetrahedra in :<

Kaiven (author)2010-10-31

"...or something, I usually just call them spikey balls"
I laughed so hard. Thanks for the instructions, very cool!

gaaarg (author)2010-06-18

FFFUUUU---- I can't understand how you're doing the part when you "invert the triangle fold" around 4:50 in your first video. My middle part always gets too large and it never seems to fold right. Does anyone know of another video or site with illustrations that give a better angle and/or closer view?

knuckelX2 (author)2010-05-25

im using tape

stupidstickanimations (author)2010-05-25

i cant get the strips of paper even D:

diyluke (author)2010-04-28

very Nice. And for those of you who dont know. Making these are a Christmas tradition in Germany.

nsbd (author)2010-03-11

Thanks - the videos are good : )

origami-crazy (author)2009-08-29

great videos! I'v made about 7 of them so far

rustymia (author)origami-crazy2010-02-26

 Dude im SO confused can u plz psot ..structable im trying to put in the 3 tetrahedra but i dont wnat to make it rong please help,
Steve Bob

rustymia (author)2010-02-25

 Where r u from u have a funny accent i like it

amg1293 (author)2009-08-24

i have a question when you cut the complete piece of paper you cut it into a perfect square or a rectangle and if it is a rectangle wich measures . i would really appreciate your answer thanks.

origami-crazy (author)amg12932009-08-29

cut a square into 3rds, or have a sheet of paper that has the ratio of sides equal to 3:1

ppiksderf (author)2009-02-08

i am building one right now and they are very hard im on my third and for a moment i sucked just like you said. thanx for the vids i couldnt find this anywhere except one that was very unclear

ppiksderf (author)ppiksderf2009-02-08

i repied to my own comment lol

ppiksderf (author)ppiksderf2009-02-08

i replied to my reply to m y comment lol

ppiksderf (author)ppiksderf2009-02-08

im gunna stop now

hope1300 (author)ppiksderf2009-05-15

i replied to your comment about stopping to comment on your commenting on your comments to you own comment

amg1293 (author)hope13002009-08-24

i replied to the comment about replying to the comment about stopping to commenting on your comments to your own comment

GregorN (author)2009-08-23

Uh yea right now finish, regards from Slovenia 1:44 in morning, finish Five Intersecting Tetrahedra =) Good Night

adriv (author)2009-04-04

uuuhh finally got it...took me a while, the third one is the hardest to get in

adriv (author)2009-04-04

the pieces are hard to put together...they get separated really easy, i can't manage to do the piramid

vianka99 (author)2009-02-28

what is moviemagic?

Evan606 (author)2008-12-30

"...Then you suck and its not actually my fault" LOL i laughed so hard at this part. nice video very detailed.

elyena (author)2008-12-20

Where are you from? You have an interesting accent! (almost sounds Norwegian, from what I remember from a year and a half ago...) Very cool project, I think I will make one on my break :)

Adkit (author)elyena2008-12-21

I'm swedish. swedish, norwegian and danish all sound pretty much similar except a few things here and there. we borrow a lot of words from each other languages and so on. though I've never heard anyone from scandinavia talk english. x.x only Stellan Skarsgård but he's a famous actor so his accent isn't that bad. he was in Minority Report for crying out loud! *jealous*

elyena (author)Adkit2008-12-22

Ah okay! Yeah, I dated a Norwegian once, and have a Swedish friend. I'd love to learn a Scandinavian language, maybe even all of them. Shouldn't be too hard once I've got one, I think. I've never heard of Stellan Skarsgård, or Minority Report, but that's cool. :)

FatetoHoax (author)2008-11-16

wao!! how awesome. i will get right on to making one.

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