Hi there :)

For those of you unfamiliar with the art of Origami, these are probably the models on this webside with the highest skill/price ratio :) They cost you nothing except time and a few sheets of paper...

Aaaaand, this piece of art is completely biodegradable :)

Here's a little bit of complex paper art for you to have some fun with. The assembly is very similar to Thomas Hulls 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra (there's an instructable for it), I would recommend folding that first if you haven't yet.

The original diagrams are in the OrigamiUSA issue of 2002 ( I think).

This is a complex rendition of a Great Stellated Dodecahedron, with 60 pieces of paper folded into 20 triangles comprising 5 tetrahedra. 

Oh and if I win the Epilog laser cutter with this instructable, I will use it to laser a labyrinth into a medical textbook of mine and put a ball bearing inside the book that one can roll around like a maze... I've been wanting to do this for a while, but I haven't gotten the opportunity yet, so if you're feeling nice then vote for me :) I might even post an instructable about it if I get it done...

What you will need:
10 squares of paper
CDO (Kinda like OCD, except the letters are in alphabetical order. As they should be...)

Ok lets get started!

Step 1: The Paper

The paper dimensions we are going for is 1x6 rectangles, so cut your 10 squares into 6 equal strips.

There are several colouring schemes which work well for this model, I used one in which each tetrahedra was a single colour (12 pieces of each colour, 5 different colours), but you can make each triangle the same colour (3 pieces of each colour, therefore 20 different colours/patterns).

A random or chaotic pattern contrasts nicely with the sharp lines of this model and works well too.

Don't skimp on the paper. You are going to spend quite some time folding this, the extra 5 minutes you take to print out a nice pattern will make a world of difference when the model is finished.
<p>the measures are in cm or inches?</p><p>i</p>
<p>Seeing as either one would have the same w:h ratio, 6:1, feel free to use either. The only difference will that inches will produce a larger end model, and vice-versa for cm. </p><p>Hell, you could do 1x6m and it would still work, it would just be on and unmanageable scale.</p>
<p>Thanks for posting this design! It was a fun project!</p><p>If I fold this again, I'll definitely use heavier paper: the standard origami paper that I used isn't stiff enough to form well-locked corners. (You can see in the photo that it's actually coming apart.)</p>
<p>Thank you for putting this up here. I've always wanted to fold this but I could not for the life of me find the diagrams. I've also made Gasherbrum, and Makalu, and currently working on double Makalu. If you want to see the pictures they are on my flickr page: </p><p>https://www.flickr.com/photos/93418464@N07/</p>
Looks fantastic, well done!<br>The diagrams are in the origamiUSA magazine issue of 2002 (I think).. But ya I agree, they were freakishly difficult to get hold of!<br>Byriah Loper has done some nice adaptions of the 20 intersecting triangles theme.<br>Happy folding!
Note: This is not my original work, this was originally designed by Robert Lang. <br>However, diagrams are impossible to find on the internet, and I would like other people to have the opportunity to make this beautiful model as well. So enjoy :)
Robert Lang's work is always impressive. <br>http://www.langorigami.com/art/gallery/gallery.php?name=k2 <br>
I detect a hint of spitefullness? :) I never claimed to have designed the model, all I did was make the instructions available to the public... If you want the diagrams, they are in the Origami USA annual collection of 2002 (But you'll have to pay for them!)
No, indeed -- to praise the one is not to damn the other. These are some very nice instructions.<br><br>But if you're asking me, I do think it important to give credit to the creator of a model and to ask permission, when appropriate.
You are 100% right actually... i'm probably gonna get into trouble one of these days...
I offer a humbled bow in you're general direction! <br> Awesome instructable- admirable zen-patience.
Many thanks :) I wonder what the attempts-vs-&quot;views&quot; ratio is for this instructable...
As soon as I saw it I knew it was your work and looked for the Escher one. yes there it is. Love it and admire your patience. Great Inst.
Thanks :)<br>I appreciate the positive feedback! It's nice to know that my work is enjoyed :)
I don't get step number 4?
You need to fold the whole bottom edge up. There needs to be a line between the 2 short edges, connecting the guideline folds you just made. <br>The photo on step 5 shows it nicely :)
This is quite a difficult fold, try to do it accurately. I found the best was to fold it bit by bit along the bottom, keeping the distance from the top edge kind of equal all the way. See what works for you.
Looks amazing!
That is impressive!!
Looks hard! :b

About This Instructable




More by joettle:Modular origami sculpture: 6 rectangular prisms  Complex origami sculpture: K3 - 20 woven triangles - No glue Origami Sculpture Puzzle: 4 Intersecting Cubes 
Add instructable to: