Step 5: Collapsing the Spiral Data Tato

Once you have all your creases in place, it's a good time to switch to video. This is how we collapse the crease pattern.

Your first time through will take you a little longer. Do not despair -- fold one or two of these and you'll be able to fold them as fast or faster than this.
<p>amazing!</p><p>I made it !!! </p><p>ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU</p><p>from japan</p>
This is amazing! Thank you so much for posting these instructions.
This is a great instructable and I would like to make some mix cds for gifts using this. However, sadly the .doc files are no longer working. Could something be done about it? I would love to print the songs, but I guess I could also do it all by hand. <br>Cheers!
Don't know what's up with that -- that's a link to a file on Instructables' servers. But don't let it slow you down, the files can be found here: <br>http://origami.oschene.com/files-to-support-an-instructable/ <br>
there's actually an origami boulder site that sells a piece of scrunched up paper for $10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>go here<br>http://origamiboulder.com/
why would anyone pay $10 for wadded up paper??? <br><br> maybe i should sell origami boulders for $10
If you have a large format printer you can set up the A4 version to double up on super B size (13 x 19) paper for printing out. Plenty of room for the entire drawing twice.
the creasing took AGES but it's a very beautiful and useful origami model.
cool! thee creasing patterns are very similar to the origamispring into action. i just made one yesterday
This is well beyond excellent! Well done, I will be trying this over the next few days as soon as I have time. I will re-draw the folding lines on Techsoft 2D Design and laser cut/score the paper, this also opens the possibility to engrave text on the paper, creating a traditional feel to the gift. Thank you very much! <br>
Great Instructable! The creasing may be time consuming and the folding is a little tricky at first but once you've done about two the folding becomes a snap. The how to fold videos were very helpful!!! This is a wonderful project for when you want to give someone a special gift of a mix CD or a DVD video.
Cool! this is just like spring into action
Jefferson Airplane FTW
Bravo! &nbsp;This is a clever fold, and a beautiful <em>Instructable</em>. &nbsp;I wholeheartedly concur with your philosophy of origami.
wow i've done it! its wonderful!<br>Men, pots some more 'ibles like this one.
lol Americadians
HI! This cd case is the coolness!! Will make one as soon as I'm done with the uber cleaning going on in my house. Also, I'm with the 10% that wants to know how this is folded step by step (not that I'm against the templates, I love those) but the link to the diagrams page is broken. Does anyone know where to get them?
my bad xD, forgot to fold =P<br /> Came out cool, thanks!<br />
hi there, awesome instructable. <br /> I've got this far into the steps... But I'm using size A4, and the edges are too long to fit in like in the video... =(<br />
Now that is just awesome! I printed out the pdf with no page scaling but it missed a couple of lines. I think it's because my printer can't print edge to edge, but I'm not sure. I made one, but realized it was just a little too small. I mean, it's okay.. but not like yours! :(
Did you use the A4 pdf with A4? The 8.5 x 11 model won't work on A4.
I did! :) Half of the flap that you fold in on the A4 version didn't exist on my printed paper. I'm gonna check the settings on the printer later on
This happened to me too, but i was using the 8.5 x 11&nbsp;Word model and paper. Im trying it with the A4 model and paper, hopefully it will fit :P
for me this part was a little hard then it started to get easer. now i'm making the cd case for my friends. i can make some money thank u<br />
Please read the license -- no commercial use without prior arrangement. <br />
&nbsp;Excellent Piece, if you prepare the folds carefully, it almost closes itself. Thank you very much!
I love how you pointed out the Ubuntu disk...LINUX PWNS ALL!!!
i 2nd that do i hear a third
there are better linux distros than UBUNTU. For old/slow computers use SLAX For "regular" computers use RedHat, Debian or DreamLinux my opinion
Yeah, Ubuntu is aimed more towards the beginning linux user. While I have been with Ubuntu for over a year now and feel like I know it, I still use ubuntu. Mainly because i have a sony vaio, and the support for the stuff in it is horrible. Mainly in the wireless card area. But Fedora is nice as well, and I had it for a bit, but I had to stay connected with an ethernet cable. But yeah...anyone reading this should try linux if you havent already. You can even dual boot and not harm your winblows...or mac. Very nice ible BTW...lol
i agree, but dont do a dual boot, untill you are sure you want that Linux distro. and know what you are doing with it and understand the functions. I dont even have it installed on my computer, its on a 16GB Adata jump drive(which i got for $30, I felt like i was stealling it from him...), this way works very well and you dont have to worry about your Computer Crashing and loosing your data if you are unsure about how to "use" and install Linux. Plus this way i basicly have my "computer" with me, i just need a ahh... well computer. i had a friend who knew nothing about linux except that he want it on his computer, so he found some random distro, thinking they are all the same just a different GUI (they arent btw), so he did a full install on his primary HDD. Lost all of his data on his computer and currently has no OS on it or data, told him to install on an external HDD or flash, but he didnt listen! ohh well
HAHAHA!!! Thats a nifty little way of using linux that I have also been meaning to do for a bit. But my primary OS is Ubuntu 7.10 (its the latest one I know works with vaio) and I am experimenting with xp as a virtual machine. I dont think I could ever go back to windows...or at least not as a primary OS.
I'm largely stuck with Windows because I use a vector drawing program that doesn't work under WINE and linux has no functional equivalent. (Yes, I have tried them <em>all</em>.) <br/><br/>But I dual boot to Kubuntu and like it very well, though I could wish it gave me more control over my X settings.<br/>
I use inkscape myself.&nbsp; A fairly good SVG based vector drawing program, works on a range of desktop systems.&nbsp; What program are you using, and what does it do special?<br />
&nbsp;I use CorelDraw -- it's simply more powerful and easier to use that Inkscape. I look forward to the day when open source vector drawing programs offer the same resources, but that isn't today.
You could try to edit the programing a bit with that vector drawing program. I personally dont know how that is done, but I heard one can produce some surprising results. And I recall hearing about a vector drawing program for linux...but dont recall the name of it...maybe its just in my head...
Buenisimo, hace rato andaba buscando como hacerlo pero al principio en el video no se entendia Thanks!!
Thanks!&nbsp;This was amazing! Just wondering if you have a pdf template for where to add text like on the cover on the first slide?<br />
&nbsp;Try step 9.
Gonna make one today!!&nbsp; Many thanks!<br />
&nbsp;that was brilliant :)<br />and SO much fun to do! you've explained it really well..thanks!
Maybe I'm way too impatient, but I honestly couldn't do it.<br/><br/>Even after taking seven hundred years in the folding, this part, I just couldn't fathom. ): <br/><br/>It is still superbly nice. <sup></sup><br/>I might even attempt it again tomorrow.<br/>
This is great! It's really worth the effort.
This blonde in calculus 102, (Well, at my university we call it Maths 1, but it's calculus) is the one who DOES the origami. My boyfriend - (in my maths/physics classes), who won my heart a while back (yes, he has a personal server, running linux), just won National Debating, so I want to make him something special to say congrats.
Me too
Great instructable! I made one and it fit my DVDs perfectly. Now my ill-gotten media will have a proper home...
just a suggestion for when you take pictures up close, try to play around with the flash, like turning it off or on or inbetween settings, it should help get rid of the weird color
Thanks, but I wasn't using a flash -- the color of the paper is off-white. And since then, I've gotten a nice light tent.
I still love you videos you made with this, because when it comes to oragami it would take me years on how to figure this out. Those videos do so much than the expalining that would be done it writing. I already made my first one and it rox!

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