Paper models

Paper Polyhedra I highly recommend making paper models, both for the elegant beauty of the models themselves and for gaining insight into three-dimensional space as you construct and then study them.

Paper models

Paper Polyhedra I highly recommend making paper models, both for the elegant beauty of the models themselves and for gaining insight into three-dimensional space as you construct and then study them.

They are great in a classroom. Related types of paper constructionsother constructions and the Zometool are also recommended.

At right is one of the 59 stellations Paper models the icosahedron. It is made by cutting out paper triangles with tabs on their edges, and assembling with glue. Click on the picture for a 3D version. Modular origami is a construction technique in which many similar or identical pieces are individually folded and then assembled Paper models into a model.

For the example shown here, each edge piece is folded from a separate square of paper, and then the edge pieces slide into each other and interlock a method I learned from Jeannine Mosely.

The polyhedron is a skewed version of the truncated icosahedrona well-known Archimedean "semi-regular" solid which provides the pattern used for the soccer ball. Often glueless, modular origami techniques are described in several of the books listed in the references.

There are also books you can buy in which the cardboard pages are printed with full-size pieces to cut out, labeled so that you just glue tab A to A, and tab B to B, etc.

Paper models

Some of these are excellent, especially for compound models. This compound of five cubes I made from one of the cut-and-paste books in the "Tarquin" series, listed under Jenkins in the references.

However, for quickly constructing many polyhedra models, I like the "no-tab, taping" method illustrated further below. This pentagonal hexecontahedron an interesting example of an Archimedean dual is constructed in this manner.

Here is a template you can print out to make your own. Four techniques There are four basic cardboard construction techniques. The methods with glued tabs result in the strongest models, but it is difficult to avoid visible glue fingerprints.

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Each of these has its advantages and adherents: This has a certain Zen purity. The no-tab, taping method. It is fastest and easiest to cut paper polygons and join them using tape on the inside.

This is detailed below. One of the two faces that meet at an edge of the polyhedron is cut out with a protruding tab. It is folded back and glued to the inside of the face it joins. All edges of all faces are cut out with tabs.Some of the best Scale Models you can build.

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Well-illustrated directions explain the use of levers.

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