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Showing posts from January, 2021

Daily Challenge Part 2 (7-13)

Here we go with the prompt #7 until #13. I didn't have submission for #8 and #9 because I was working on the Discord bot, later named as "Robori" after "Robot" and "Origami". This bot is used for automatically pick the challenge prompt and do book-keeping of submissions per users. The daily challenge now fully runs automatically, like a clockwork ninja.

Daily Challenge Part 1 (0-6)

I joined another origami Discord server beside Origami-Dan, and it is called Origami Design School. I will just call it DS for short. It focuses on design aspect and less about fold, material, and other stuff. One of the main activity in DS will be daily design challenge. Each day there will be a prompt, typically a word, and we have to design something that has something to do with it. For example, if the prompt is "fish" then we need to design & fold any kind of fish. It has to be new design, and delivered within the day.

Distributing a Flap into Pleats

You might have seen a pleated structure incorporated to a model. It is commonly used in insect for the abdomen, animal's ribs, or array of "spikes" on top of animal like crocodile. I know how to construct it on boxpleated, but I wonder if the solution on non-boxpleating is generalizable. I remember that I've folded Kamiya's dragonfly and inoshishigami which uses that structure. On inoshishigami, the rib pleat starts from single flap. This flap is squashed, then slid to top; as if now there's a river separating the flap. That step is repeated until that flap is split into 4 smaller unit flap, separated by rivers. However, in the last pleat Kamiya prepared squash on each edge so the final flap sliding can be performed. On dragonfly, the process is similar but the flap sliding is more prominent. Based on those models, along with warm shower, I started understand how it works. Basically, we can split a 1-unit flap into N smaller flaps with length of 1/N unit, eac

Origami King of Saxony Bird of Paradise

As mentioned on previous post , bird of paradise is actually a group of bird species. Each species has their own exaggerated plume, feathers, call, or dance to please the females. Another one that attracted me is King of Saxony Bird of Paradise. This bird only exist in eastern part of Indonesia, and I didn't even know it exist. I guess it is not popular worldwide either. Photo from  Berita dan Ilmu Pengetahuan I want to design this bird because of the display feathers, which provides interesting challenge. Those feathers are absurdly long, reaching twice of the body length.