accordion scorpion

In Insects on August 18, 2013 by romi

You can’t stop a creative brain;
you can’t tell beforehand what it will come up with:
a bird? a box? or a scorpion?
the thing is when it’s done, the fun is gone.

This is a simple box-pleated scorpion model which I designed and folded using one whole sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ colored paper. Its body is folded like an accordion, hence, the title. 🙂

If you want a more realistic and complex design, try this by Tadashi Mori. The technique introduced by Tadashi in this video is a combination of circle packing and box pleating.

And for the mathematically inclined, here’s how Robert J. Lang did his scorpion model. In this article, he demonstrated the technique of circle packing with the aid of Treemaker, the software he developed for designing origami models.

Both Tadashi and Lang used square paper.


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