New-to-me tube tessellation

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New-to-me tube tessellation

Postby Cadix » October 11th, 2017, 7:00 pm

(Reposting from my gallery page)

I've designed-by-playing-around a tube tessellation. Here's a picture:

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I'm very happy with it. It locks into place, holds its shape, is symmetrical across the midline, doesn't have too many layers, and is a tessellation. This is probably the 5th rendition over the course of a long time. It's grid-y and not complicated, so a crease pattern is probably on the way.

I haven't seen it before, but it is too simple not to have been thought up already. Anyone know where it's come up before? (I should probably post a picture of the bottom which is where it locks...)

I'm planning to add some rings and/or tubes around it or maybe have it take a curved path. Or make an i-ching tile complete with a broken line or two.
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Re: New-to-me tube tessellation

Postby mkosmul » October 13th, 2017, 8:02 pm

I've made rectangular 2×1 grid unit flaps myself, possibly the same CP (I'd be able to tell if I saw the back side), but I never had the idea of making tubes out of them. It's an interesting idea and looks very nice, so even if the difference ended up as just a matter of shaping, I think it would still be a fresh idea. I'm looking forward to see a whole folded tessellation of this molecule.
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Re: New-to-me tube tessellation

Postby Cadix » October 14th, 2017, 3:12 pm

mkosmul wrote:I've made rectangular 2×1 grid unit flaps myself, possibly the same CP (I'd be able to tell if I saw the back side)

Here's the reverse side:

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The more I play with it the more I realize it is REALLY simple. The crease pattern should be easy enough.
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Re: New-to-me tube tessellation

Postby Cadix » October 14th, 2017, 4:17 pm

Probably mostly correct crease pattern:

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