Friday, November 4, 2011

Using Origami to Save Lives

Very cool uses of origami to solve real world problems including saving lives.

Monday, September 26, 2011

4-pointed star

This piece had ten creases before the rest of the six folds started. On the surface, it was one of the more complicated ones. I like the design, but i don't like how the two sided paper shows up as purple instead of white. I find it distracting, but am too cheap to go buy other paper. :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bird hat

Started with the fish base and then another nine folds. I found a couple of them tricky, but eventually figured it out. It looked a bit lonely by itself, so I posed it on the cat from earlier.

Much better.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Koala Bear

This is supposed to be a Koala Bear head, but it looks more like a dog's head. I re-did the ears several times trying to make them look better, but eventually had to settle for this since the paper was starting to get stressed. I added the face which was on the card in an attempt to make it look more bear-like. I'm not convinced. The paper makes it seem like this one is going bald too. It had a light spot in the middle that ended up on the top of the head.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Emergency Tie

This is model is called the "Emergency Tie". I like it. I had a bit of trouble with the folds in the middle for a couple minutes, but eventually got it to work correctly. It is a bit small to wear, but looks fun. I gave it to a co-worker who always wears a tie. I hope they like it.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mouse with Body

This is the second half of the mouse which adds the body to the previous mouse head. I added two eyes to the head after putting it on the body. It seemed to work better. I still feel like the head is a bit big for the body, but overall it works. It reminds me of the cat from earlier in the year.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mouse Head

This mouse head is the first part in a two part model of a mouse. The head was easy to make with only seven steps. I think it is a tad big for what I think the body will be.