23 April 2013

Icosahedron - frame



An icosahedron is a regular polyhedron with 20 identical equilateral triangular faces, 30 edges and 12 vertices. It is one of the five Platonic solids.

Reference:  Ployhedron Origami for Beginners - Miyuki Kawamura
No of units: 12 units (Blue for vertices) + 30 units (Yellow for edges)
Paper size used : 3" x 3"  
Paper used: normal color printer paper
Time: around 2 hours to make the units and assembling

Note: I found it little unstable while assembling. The joints came apart while assembling new ones. I realized this is where Origami tests our patience.  Finally very reluctantly I used glue, just to complete the model.  
There was dodecahedron too in the book, I didn't try it. 
This is the end of platonic solids frame type. 

I will be posting more of intersecting planes, very interesting and very beautiful models. I have finished up to 8 intersecting planes starting from 3 (XYZ co-ordinates). As we go up units are more, need to spend more time cutting and folding individual units. Look forward for intersecting planes family on my blog.

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    1. It was easy to figure out how to assemble, but pieces kept falling out. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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