Learn how to make an origami truncated tetrahedron. Get a paper circle and tape. Fold the circle in half twice. Fold one side down the the middle of circle; fold other sides as well so it forms a perfect triangle. Then fold one point of the triangle and repeat other two sides ...more
Make Origami Truncated Tetrahed
Check out this easy modular origami. You can assemble 18 for a truncated tetrahedron like this, 24 for a cuboctahedron, 30 for a dodecahedron, 48 for a rhombicuboctahedron and so on.
Instruction on how to make a spiked truncated icosahedron AKA "Hairy Buckyball" (don't think it's an official stellation of the truncated icosahedron) or Buckminster fullerene molecule (every spike is a C-atom).
Last post, the Sonobe unit was introduced as a way to use multiple copies of a simply folded piece of paper to make geometric objects. In this post, we are going to explore that concept further by making two more geometric models. The first is the truncated icosahedron, which ...more
This video provides instruction on how to make "buckyballs" (dodecahedron, truncated icosahedron) from "PHiZZ" units. It looks complicated but it is really easy to make. You can fold it from standard square memo pads and do something else at the same time as these PHiZZ units ...more
Feeling ambitious? With this guide, you'll learn how to make 3D buckyballs with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own colorful paper gift ...more
Here's my version of his icosahedron: I colored it in this one so that you can see the pentagonal faces of a dodecahedron: Here I made one that looks like a cube: Some of my students asked me how to make these and they took it a step further and made something based off of ...more
Here's a Math Craft project that takes less than 20 minutes, has an attractive, practical result, and is at least a little mind-blowing due to folding along curves. The designer of these boxes is Phillip Chapman-Bell, who runs an amazing origami blog and has a spectacular fli ...more
It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Since two of these posts were on polyhedral versions of M.C. Escher's tessellations, I thought we'd take a look at building a simple tes ...more
Math Craft admin Cory Poole posted instructions on How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units, plus some great complex models in his article, How to Make a Truncated Icosahedron, Pentakis Dodecahedron & More. These models use the standard sonobe unit and a ...more