What is a kaleidocycle?
A three-dimensional ring, composed of a series of linked tetrahedra (pyramids). This papercraft design is truly unique due to its dynamic capability: the ring is able to be twisted in upon itself!
Kaleidocycles are somewhat similar to kaleidoscopes: they are both optical, circular, and dynamic. A kaleidoscope is operated by rotating the end of a tube. A kaleidocycle is operated by twisting itself. If you have never seen a kaleidocycle before, you are in for a real treat.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Assemble materials.
~ 1 sheet of plain paper cardstock
~ Elmers glue
~ X-Acto knife (using a new blade is helpful)
~ straightedge ruler