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Diagrams: Little Flowers

by Meenakshi Mukerji
Diagrams for a 30 unit modular with color-changed five petaled flowers. For four petaled flowers assemble 12 units.

Convention: XXXIVth CDO, Dec 2016

A report of the 34th CDO Convention, held 8-11 December 2016 at The Grand Hotel Terme Astro, Tabiano Bagni, Province of Parma, Italy.

Convention: 5th International Origami Mexico Convention

A fun filled convention paired with the Day of the Dead festivities makes it an unique experience. The sightseeing is an absolute must for immersing yourself in ancient and modern history all at once.

Diagrams: Whirlwind

Diagrams for a simple modular from 2:1 rectangles, released in open access to celebrate the World Origami Days 2016.

Diagrams: Patterned Pentakis Dodecahedra

This is a followup of my previous article, Pentakis Dodecahedron (Issue 35), featuring variation patterns. Mono paper such as copy paper or Tant is a must.

Diagrams: Mercapton Dodecahedron

by Mukul Achawal
Diagrams for a 30 unit modular dodecahedron with color change by Mukul Achawal of India.

Diagrams: Pentakis Dodecahedron

Diagrams for a simple modular from squares 4" or smaller. For larger constructions though, use paper of proportion $$5:3\sqrt{3}$$, i.e., $$1:1.039$$.

Diagrams: Vidrio

Photo diagrams for a 30 unit modular with subtle curves by Aldos Marcell of Nicaragua. Assemblies with other number of units possible as well.

Diagrams: Posy Sonobe

Diagrams for a simple Sonobe type modular made from approximately 1:5 rectangles. This design is great for any leftover strips you may have amassed when sizing paper for other projects.

Diagrams: Fancy Frog

Diagrams for a simple frog with a rather fancy behind!

Diagrams: Spring Beauty

Diagrams for a 12 or 30 unit modular with color change. The starting paper size ratio for an unit is 1:3.

Convention Report: OrigaMIT 2015

A personal account of the 5th OrigaMIT Convention, November 2015. Although a single day convention, it has all the key elements of a weekend long convention! And, you have time left for sightseeing, making it a well rounded experience.

Convention Report: CenterFold Ohio 2015

If you are looking to attend a fun, laid-back, relatively inexpensive convention, think CenterFold! Here is a personal account of CenterFold Ohio Origami Convention 2015.

Diagrams: Gemstone Sonobe

Diagrams for a 30-unit Sonobe type design with color change. Other assemblies such as 3, 6, 12 or larger number of units are possible as well.

Diagrams: Regulus Kusudama

Diagrams for a 30 unit modular design.

Diagrams: Mayur

Diagrams for a peacock with color change, released in open access to celebrate the World Origami Days 2015.

Diagrams: Ice Star

Diagrams for a simple 5 or 6 unit sturdy modular design.

Diagrams: Star of Wonder

Diagrams for an octagonal star with color change, from a single uncut square. Also included is a variation of the star.

Introducing Building Block Units

Building Block Units (BBU) are a new family of modular origami units, with over one hundred different interlocking module designs.

Diagrams: Two Unusual 6-unit Sonobe Constructions

by Meenakshi Mukerji & Ittai Hacohen
The 3-unit Sonobe hexahedron (Toshie's Jewel) and the 12-unit Sonobe octahedral assembly are well known Sonobe constructions. But did you know that you can also construct the former with double the number of units, and the latter with half the number of units, i.e., both shapes from 6 units?