How-to Fold a Five Intersecting Tetrahedra Dodecahedron

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Introduction: How-to Fold a Five Intersecting Tetrahedra Dodecahedron

A really cool type of modular origami. When you see one it just makes you stare at it for hours. So purty...anyways, this is my second tutorial so if you like it then...you know, let me know or something.

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    35 Comments

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    Aridynn-E
    Aridynn-E

    1 year ago

    I cant access the video. :( it’s acting like an image rather then a link.

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    drumdude
    drumdude

    9 years ago

    I ignored your advice and made a 4inch one... it was hell to make but it turned out alright. Thanks for the ible!!

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    edwardholmes91
    edwardholmes91

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It depends how big the modules are. Normal copy paper is fine to be honest. If you want to make a really big one using paper that is 42cm by 14cm from A3 paper then cardstock may be better. I have made this out of 80gsm copy paper using 21cm by 7cm and it seems fairly sturdy.

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    GregorN
    GregorN

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, third one is hard, but when you finish third one, then is easy.

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    edwardholmes91
    edwardholmes91

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I find the first two are easy then like you say the third is quite difficult. Just sit and look at it for ages and you will see the pattern. Once you have the third one in the fourth is quite easy and the last one is quite easy. Over all it makes a very nice model I think. I have made 3 of these so far. One in colours, one in dollar bills and also one in dollar bills printed in 5 different colours.

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    Kaiven
    Kaiven

    11 years ago on Introduction

    "...or something, I usually just call them spikey balls"
    I laughed so hard. Thanks for the instructions, very cool!

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    gaaarg
    gaaarg

    11 years ago on Introduction

    FFFUUUU---- I can't understand how you're doing the part when you "invert the triangle fold" around 4:50 in your first video. My middle part always gets too large and it never seems to fold right. Does anyone know of another video or site with illustrations that give a better angle and/or closer view?

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    diyluke
    diyluke

    12 years ago on Introduction

    very Nice. And for those of you who dont know. Making these are a Christmas tradition in Germany.

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    rustymia
    rustymia

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

     Dude im SO confused can u plz psot ..structable im trying to put in the 3 tetrahedra but i dont wnat to make it rong please help,
    Steve Bob

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    amg1293
    amg1293

    12 years ago on Introduction

    i have a question when you cut the complete piece of paper you cut it into a perfect square or a rectangle and if it is a rectangle wich measures . i would really appreciate your answer thanks.

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    origami-crazy
    origami-crazy

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    cut a square into 3rds, or have a sheet of paper that has the ratio of sides equal to 3:1