Picture of Origami Five Intersecting Tetrahedra
Hello Everyone,
This origami I made is called the origami five intersecting tetrahedra. It is made of 30 pieces of paper, each of them at a 1:3 ratio. It took about 3 days to make. The final result is larger than a regulation soccer ball! I did not make a tutorial for this, but here are some links to YouTube videos that will show you how to make this model:


this model is very complex, but don't give up if you can't make it!

Thanks for viewing, and good luck!

I apologize for the low quality of the photos. They were taken with my iPod

There's a great assembly diagram and tutorial at http://www.britishorigami.info/society/images/bo250.pdf (pages 34-37). I found it very helpful when I made this.

Verticees (author)  electromagnet1 year ago

Thanks! That'll help anyone else who'd like to make this!

BMR111002 years ago
looks confusin my brother used to thos stuff
Verticees (author)  BMR111002 years ago
Yeah its pretty confusing. Building the parts isn't the hard part, it's putting them together that requires the patience.
dozer7892 years ago
Nice job! I like building things with origami myself and i like to do harder and harder things (Things i do are simple so i like a good challenge)
Verticees (author)  dozer7892 years ago
Hi dozer,
I like origami too! Maybe you could send me some pictures of the stuff you've made!
kcli2 years ago
I once saw one of these (in a book) made from dollar bills. Now that I have a color copier and some YouTube videos I need to give it a try. Great job!
Verticees (author)  kcli2 years ago
Great! Good luck! Send me a picture of your finished one if you make it!
rimar20002 years ago
Very nice!
Verticees (author)  rimar20002 years ago
Wow! I have been waiting forever for rimar2000 to comment on one of my instructables!
Thank you so much!
Your response is an honour for me, innovator007, thanks. But you have entered to Instructables January 06 2013, that is not much time. I am not so prodigal with praises.
Verticees (author)  rimar20002 years ago
I know i am a beginner, which is why is I am so honored to have you commented on my Instructable! I never thought that one of the "pioneers" of Instructables would comment on one of my works!
Well, I don't see myself as a "pioneer". Instructables interested me since the first day I saw it. I enter to the page many times each day, using ALL RECENT option. Obviously, I can not read all instructables, so I "discard" sewing, cooking, "cool", and others. I open these I suppose could be interesting for me, and often they are VERY interesting, well designed, well done, clever, etc. Only in these cases I put a comment (although rarely negative).
HrdWodFlor2 years ago
These are so cool. Takes me forever to figure out how to assemble one.
Verticees (author)  HrdWodFlor2 years ago
They are very hard to make! Have you tried to make one? If you have, I would be happy to see a picture!