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This instructable will teach you how to turn 96 triangles into an egg. Just to warn you, this instructable is very tedious and will take a lot of time, but its result will be very rewarding.
 
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Step 2: Getting the Triangles

Now, this may be the hardest part of this ible, getting 96 paper triangles but there are several options of doing so...

  • Buying a bunch of paper triangles
  • Printing/ Drawing out 96 paper triangles and cutting them out
  • Using this ible, though it will take a very long time.
  • Using a die cut (what I did)
  • Using a laser cutter (an option for those at HQ)
  • Some other random things that are impossible.

If you pick the second and third choices (which are the most convenient yet tedious) you have a very long way ahead of you. Once you are done getting the triangles go to the next step.

Step 4: Subunit A

Picture of Subunit A
Subunit A is a triangular pyramid with the colored side out.

First, create mountain folds that go from each corner to the center of the opposite side. Just fold from corner to corner on all of the corners.

Then, push the centers of all of the sides in and try to get a pyramid shape.

Step 5: Subunit B

Now to make the second subunit, just make subunit A with white on the outside. Then lay it on the table and push down on the tip to invert it to make subunit B.
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smileys5 years ago
Nice ible n8. I made a simpler one than yours and it is 1 1/2 feet tall and I stuck a vase in it. Also if you look at it from another angle than the one in the pic it looks bigger on the ends as where in the pic it is bigger in the middle.
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Thats awesome, it looks like the flowers are growing out of the egg :)
I made one! I did 2 inch triangles and it was a lot of work! I didnt use glue and it was really easy to make! Thanks! ^^
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Scififemale4 years ago
I made it! tried to make it without glue but it got too annoying so glued it in the end.
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PKTraceur5 years ago
Do you have a PDF for triangles? 1 inch per side, maybe?

http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/
This site has all sorts of graph ptf printables for free and you can make them what ever size you want.  I have just printd the triangle graph onto shocking pink paper and will be trying this egg tonight.

arby2204 years ago
A tip I learned after making my 23rd triangle: don't actually make them individually. It goes much faster if you use one triangle as a guide and put 2 or 3 squares behind it and cut them all out. This helped me a LOT, especially since I decided to make my squares 1x1 cm.
Obelisk11015 years ago
Great instructable! I was bored at work today and needed something to do. I made one with white paper and suspended a blue post-it crane in the middle with a paperclip. Check it out:
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n8man (author)  Obelisk11015 years ago
Wow, looks great. Will add pic to the instructable soon
Hiyadudez n8man4 years ago
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Sunbanks5 years ago
That took me so long to make.
But I did it! It's kind of a funny shape though...
I'm so amazed I didn't rip it to pieces or set it on fire.
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That is kickin'!!!! -PKT
Haha thanks :D I wish you luck on yours.
n8man (author)  Sunbanks5 years ago
Great Job!!! Well the funny shape is caused by a different geometric pattern... It does look very cool though. What happened, by the looks of it, is that the squares that you have along the sides should not be there, and they should be hexagons and also the hexagons next to it should be pentagons. But the best part of it is that you actually had the patience (or time, or both) to able to cut out the triangles, make the units, and make something out of it. The first time that I tried to make this I almost went insane trying to put the pieces in the right shape. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Sunbanks n8man5 years ago
If I make another one I think I'll try to make it look more normal XD It definitely helped that I cut out the triangles last night and folded some of the units and then today I folded the rest and actually built it. If I had tried to make it all in one night I think I would have gotten really frustrated with it and just shoved it all in the computer desk drawer...
I made one of these the normal way and it ended up to be a sphere. I like the idea of using something other than square paper.
very good for Easter! lol. I'm very impressed with your work.
rookie15 years ago
Really great. I'm very impressed.
acetomato5 years ago
i do origami alll the time but that looks cool look up omega star if you like this
igetpaid5 years ago
how big do the triangles have to be?
n8man (author)  igetpaid5 years ago
The triangles can be made from any size of square paper, the bigger the square, the bigger the triangle.
igetpaid n8man5 years ago
k thanks
n8man (author)  igetpaid5 years ago
Sorry, I thought this was a comment on another instructable, the ideal size for the triangles is between 1/2 inches and 3 inches for each size, sorry for the mix-up
do they actually have to be that size or can they be different sizes????
naruto45675 years ago
WOOOOAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dude I have to say that u r amazing man!!!!!great job.
GorrillazMiko would love this.
bkreed5 years ago
Wow, that's really cool, N8!
Sparrowhawk5 years ago
This is great, I've just made a coloured one but with a bird inside like Obelisk1101's :) I'll be having nightmares about triangles for weeks though... Btw your challenge is impossible - how can you have six colours and each colour in a hexagon be different?!
n8man (author)  Sparrowhawk5 years ago
There is a way to do the challenge because I have seen an egg like that, but I do not remember how to make it.
I dunno... six colours, six units, and none of them the same? It can't be done. Maybe you mean no two colours touching?
n8man (author)  Sparrowhawk5 years ago
yes it can, later I will try to prove it
Cool. Eggs. +5/5.
n8man (author)  GorillazMiko5 years ago
Yay, you are back, why did your parents cut off your internet
Keith-Kid5 years ago

FEATURE! FEATURE! FEATURE!

n8man (author)  Keith-Kid5 years ago
Now keith, settle down, TPTB will feature this if they really like it. but if you really want them to feature this, send them a pm? "hint hint nudge nudge"
KentsOkay5 years ago
Awesome!!
Keith-Kid5 years ago
n8, I am EXTREMELY impressed! I absolutely love this ible!

A few suggestions:

  • Should there be a specific size for the triangles?
  • You should demonstrate different methods of obtaining the triangles
  • Personally, I buy some paper squares, usually available at 200 for $5, which is perfect for origami
I gave this a 5 and I favorited it!

n8, keep representing! ROCK ON!
n8man (author)  Keith-Kid5 years ago
Thanks KK now for your suggestions.<br/><br/><ul class="curly"><li>1 I am not sure, this is only my third or fourth egg, I think the Ideal size is between 1/2 inch and 3 inches for each size. With bigger sizes the hole between the subunits is too big so the pieces do not hold eachother and with the smaller ones it gets very hard to link the units.</li><li>2 Could you explain what you are trying to say.</li><li>3 That is basically option number 3 but I did forget to recommend real origami paper.</li></ul>
Keith-Kid n8man5 years ago
I'm gonna make one! I simply MUST! I'll post it when I make it! N8, this deserves to be featured!!!
=SMART=5 years ago
Woah !! this is soo cool !!
Its so detailed !!
This should definitely be featured :D
5* !
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