Truncated Icosahedron from PHiZZ Units (Tom Hull)

Hull, Tom
Adams, Sara
Difficulty Level: 
Low intermediate
Model type: 
90 units
Paper ratio: 

Phew, I've finished my truncated icosahedron from PHiZZ units. After figuring out how you could 3-colour a truncated icosahedron, I kind of wanted to give it a try. Now you know I'm not the biggest fan of modular origami, so making a 90-unit modular piece is no small feat for me. But here it is...

Paper: 90 square sheets with side length 2.85cm, Pacon paper (30 red, 30 pink, 30 white)
Model: sphere with diameter of 7cm


Did you ever think about taking on the challenge of making a 555-unit torus(a ring)? There is actually a torus diagram on Roberto Gretter's website.


Making this 90 unit modular was already pretty impressive for me. I don't think I'll ever really find much fun in modular origami, though, so I doubt I'll ever endeavour in a 555 unit model.

-- Sara

Well, if you look and do modular origami alot, you will get used to it. I folded normal origami for 3 or 4 years. And i got bored with there not being too many possibilities for me at my level. So, i started doing modular origami, many possibilities with many different kinds of units. Sonobes, PHiZZ, and Trimodules and their modifications have many possibilities to do with different numbers of units. Look around and you will find how to make the torus and other things.



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