Origami Construction System Challenge

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Which of the following models would you like to see?

Arc de Triomphe
3
8%
Transamerica Pyramid
1
3%
Rotating Globe
0
No votes
Moving Bridge
2
6%
Balancing Bird
3
8%
Working Umbrella
7
19%
Construction Vehicle
1
3%
Trebuchet
11
31%
A Pull Toy
2
6%
An Optical Illusion
6
17%
 
Total votes : 36

Postby firstfold » April 21st, 2007, 11:17 pm

Way to go Cupcake !

Now for something a littlle Different. This is a response to a suggestion from Origami_8 (anna) for a Doll House with a lot of special features including an elevator.

This is a model of a moving elevator created to be attached to a Doll House (to be created in stages later).
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You can see the Elevator move on Youtube - search for "Firstfold" on YouTube.
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Postby thevoid » April 22nd, 2007, 1:34 am

looks really good :)

keep up your origami-works!

btw - im still waiting for your chain-reaction machine ;)

(for all who are too lazy to search for his movie - here it is)
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Postby origami_8 » April 22nd, 2007, 7:47 am

Nice!
The solution for the opening/closing door is very good and the stick man is just cute :D
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Postby Cupcake » April 22nd, 2007, 6:05 pm

Very nice. Great job making the little man
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Origami Umbrella

Postby firstfold » April 30th, 2007, 9:27 pm

Here is my creation of the "Origami Umbrella" suggested in this challenge:

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You can see the umbrella open and close at youtube:

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Postby Tjips » May 1st, 2007, 1:53 am

Nice job on the elevator and the umbrella Doc. I like that we're not shaming away from plainly doing all of them :D , but for the time being I'm a bit indisposed. I have three major origami projects all culminating in the next month, so I'll have to devote my attention to these projects. I am, however, making one of the challenge proposals as part of one of these projects, namely the globe. Thus this'll be the first one I make. I think I want to try the elevator after that, seeing as I may have a better door solution :) . Great job on the umbrella, really great. I would be proud if I manage to out do such an elegant creation. As for the optical illusion, I think that one needs to study the proportions needed for the proper effect more carefully than would be immediately apparent from it's simple design (refering to the one Cupcake also discovered). I confess that the two suggestions I most prefer are the globe and the moving bridge, I like making things that move :lol:, so I think I'll atempt a moving bridge aswell.

Oh, if you're wondering what the projects are, I'll explain. I'm entering my interpretation of the theme "All things bright and beautiful" into my university's talent festival being held on 11 May '07. I will also be heading the stage decor for the evening using meter high Sonobe ball's, Umulius rectangulums, my own SFS (a Spirals Flamboyant Shell), octagonally twisted pillars (spawned from the latteral expansion of these construction principles) and a few others. I'll also be doing the entrance diplay area with custom lampshades. Third I'll be doing table decorations (SFS mainly) for the dinner on our Elite Camp on the 25th, which our campus principle will be attending. So you can see my preoccupation :D .

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Postby Cupcake » May 1st, 2007, 10:29 am

Astounding umbrella, I would never have been able to design something like that (mainly because of purism)
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Chain reaction machine

Postby firstfold » May 24th, 2007, 5:39 pm

Here is the start of the "chain reaction machine"
that was requested.

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<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/znOywKXyr14" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed>

And here is a new challenge for everyone to consider. How about helping me build a virtual chain reaction machine? Make three units that interact. No limits on folding style but describe please the limits you impose on yourself.
This is not to be a contest but a cooperative. If possible share a video of your units on youtube with me and I will build a play set that acts like a virtual machine.

If you use a camera take before and after pictures and simulate in-between.

While ther is no limit, here is what I might like to see. The more complex the mechanical action, the better. The more surprise the better. Make it colorful and flashy. You cond make origamni dominoes that show a colorful side when they fall or a rolling thing that combines colrs as it spins. Describe how you parts might interact with the thing I will make.
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Postby thevoid » May 24th, 2007, 10:04 pm

looks great :)
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Music or not ?

Postby firstfold » May 25th, 2007, 12:31 am

I composed a little music to go with the video. I am not sure if it makes it better or worse. I just repeated the video 4 times so you can get a feeling of a longer sequence of events.

What do you thinlk? Should I keep the music for the longer sequence or go without? If you like the idea of music but not may partiular composition, suggest a royalty free (not copyrighted) alternative !

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Postby thevoid » May 25th, 2007, 12:57 am

with music its better - but it would be better to show it in different angles, instead of repeat it 4 times
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Postby Nick » May 27th, 2007, 8:03 pm

Cupcake wrote:I'm up for seeing an impossible triangle folded out of paper, like I mentioned on the other topic


I did one of those some years ago - will try and find it in my "box of bits". There's also been at least 2 balancing birds, a construction vehicle (Hulme, Momotani) a moving bridge (Kenneway) and dozens of optical illusions.
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Postby origami_8 » May 27th, 2007, 10:42 pm

Cool, can´t wait to see them all :D
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Postby firstfold » June 7th, 2007, 2:38 am

My next thing for this challenge will take me a little time - In the mean time - check out the
Rainbow O'Slinky. It works like a slinky and looks like a tumbling rainbow:

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Postby origami_8 » June 7th, 2007, 9:35 am

Very good, I like it :D
Do you plan on drawing diagrams for this one?
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