Zigzag Pop-Up

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Introduction: Zigzag Pop-Up

About: I like to make things for the internets. I also sell a pretty cool calendar at supamoto.co. You'll like it.

Here's a quick pop-up that only takes a few minutes and has a nice effect. All you need is a printer (preferably color) and something to cut with.

Original design by Masahiro Chatani.

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Step 1: Print Out This File

Print!

Step 2: Cut Along the Black Lines

My preference is for an Xacto, but whatever works for you.

Step 3: Blue Valleys and Red Mountains

Fold in along the blue lines and out along the red lines so that you have blue valleys and red mountains.

Step 4: Enjoy the Pattern

Make sure that the folds are nice and clean. When you're all done you should be able to flatten it in on itself to make the folds more solid.

Now carefully stand it up and enjoy the zigzagging pieces of paper.

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    36 Discussions

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    idiot053
    idiot053

    10 years ago on Step 1

    this should be easy...... oops, printer crashed...

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    Charles IV
    Charles IV

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    You have tensegrity made out of straws, that's awesome!

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    Darter76
    Darter76

    11 years ago on Step 3

    kinda looks like a piano keyboard

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    ward2u
    ward2u

    11 years ago on Step 4

    it is very easy,i like it

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    rickharris
    rickharris

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Lots of scope with this paper techniques - here are some more efforts. This was a project we did at school as light relief.

    DSCF1100.JPGDSCF1104.JPGDSCF1097.JPG
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    rickharris
    rickharris

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    OK I had a little time this afternoon so i have redrawn the stairs for you - This should work - or be very close so you can see the changes required. unfortunately I don't have time to make it. However I post some more of similar projects.

    popup stairs.jpgDSCF1107.JPGDSCF1109.JPGDSCF1100.JPG
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    rickharris
    rickharris

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    On the net - which I have drawn A3 so the actual stairs should fit on an A4 page OK - The black lines should be cut and the green lines folded. I put the model on there so you can see which way to fold.

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    rickharris
    rickharris

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Mmm I can see the difference on my flat screen monitor - But I will post another in red/black with thicker lines so you should be able to see them. remember I haven't made this I just drew it so there may be some errors.

    steps.jpg
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    =SMART=
    =SMART=

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    WOW!! i love the stairs one :D

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    deth2all
    deth2all

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    dude, is there a pattern i can get for the stairs?????

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    Your Average Guy
    Your Average Guy

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, please post some templates. If you can't, it's ok, but remember this, you let down a lot of people. (3... Maybe 4, I Dunno?)

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    whatsisface
    whatsisface

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    That last one is sweet! Any chance you could upload a template?