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i was living in NY and saw this cube inside a subway booth on the 7 line (46th st)
and for days i wonder about the structure until one day i found the way to build it ... yes!
so , is not my original idea, but looks cool!!!
6 used metrocards (nice to make another projects and is free!!)
your hands ... lol
2 oz of patience or 10 min of spare time
i have tried business cards and they work too!
Step 1: Basic Fold
2.- fold to find center
3.- do not mark the crease too deep
4.- fold lower corner to meet center (paper clip is just a holder for the picture)
5.- fold the opposite way to make a hard crease
6.- fold top corner, then fold the opposite way to make a hard crease
7.- you will have this 4 triangles in one square
8.- press top and bottom triangle with one hand while pressing the right and left triangles with the other hand
9.- press hard to make as flat as you can
10.- this shape we need
11.- fold an the other side to get a symmetrical shape
12.- fold all cards to make six pieces
Step 2: Know the Parts...
identify the "flat" area or "triangle" on the sides
this will be inserted on the other parts.
Step 3: Basic Construction
the piece has sort of a candy wrap shape
two triangles on the sides and two slots on top and bottom.
triangles slide into slots.
Step 4: Locking On
if they tend to separate
a.- you made a sloppy fold
b.- folds are too tight or to loose
a+b really simple
a+b+c is simple once you join them togheter
at the end all three pieces are lock in place .
Step 5: Over Then Under, Over Then Under
a goes under b
b goes under c
c goes under a
c goes over b
b goes over a
a goes over c
Step 6: Final Step
applying same principle on all sections (is really simple, trust me)
then we get to step one on this part
1.- 5 parts locked in
2.- add remaining part (this will be tricky at first)
2a.- use the 2 oz of patience... parts will start to separate assemble them back again and be gentle!
3.- lock first one end , then move to the opposite one middle parts will fall in place
4.- lock slots on the last part and notice the lapped over triangle
5.- make a crease in the middle of triangle
6.- fit through slot place thumb on the outside and press to make triangle flat again (inside)
7.- i knew all along... you can do it!!
9.- rinse and repeat ....
my next xmas tree will have this all over it ... (not)
and i will hang one on my rear view mirror ... (not)
lol have fun and if you need directions send me a message.
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