Water Bomb (Eric Gjerde)

Gjerde, Eric
Resch, Ron
Adams, Sara
Difficulty Level: 
Low intermediate
Model type: 
Square Grid
Tessellations and Fractals
Paper ratio: 

Update: I was made aware of the fact that Ron Resch discovered this origami tessellation before Eric Gjerde. I have updated the list of designers accordingly.

This model somewhat reminds me of a hedgehog. It's basically a tessellation consisting of many small waterbomb bases.

Paper: 19.5cm square of stiff paper, 115gsm
Model: 11cm x 11cm x 1cm when pressed flat


Does it have the same principles as the the traditional water bombs do?

(such as holding water for a sufficient time, in which allows it to be thrown against some one)

hi Sara will you please make a video on this model?

Would you make a video about how to make more waterbombs because i could see that there is more squares on this one than the one on the video you made.

It's the same technique, just start with a grid that has more divisions.

-- Sara

This is totally taken out of context. Which model are you speaking of? :)
In any case, the apple by Shuzo Fujimoto isn't really a tessellation, but it's a tessellation-style apple. As to the exat definition of tessellations - you may also say that the clover folding and the hydrangea aren't tessellations. But does it *really* matter what the exact definition is? I'd say just enjoy folding, and don't worry too much about how to define the different areas of origami - there will always be an overlap and gray areas. :)

-- Sara

I know this is probably going to sound dumb,but do you know if there is such a thing called a waterbomb?Also,why is the base called a watebomb in the first place?I'm just curious is all.

There's a waterbomb model, which you can actually fill with water and throw. The waterbomb base is how you start the waterbomb model. As with most bases, they're named after a well-known model that starts with that base. Hope this clarifies it.
Check http://dev.origami.c... for diagrams for the full waterbomb model.

-- Sara

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