Steps

Step #1:

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What can you do with 40 triangles?
  • You need 40 pieces of square origami paper.
  • In the next step I will show you how to make a Triangle out of a Square. :)

Step #2:

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What can you do with 40 triangles?
  • How to make a Triangle out of a Square.
  • Start with a square piece of origami paper
  • Fold in half. Then unfold picture #1

Step #3:

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  • Fold the upper left corner to crease with new crease starting at lower left corner. picture #1
  • Turn over and repeat step 1. picture #2
  • The equilateral triangle is complete. Cut out along lines. picture #3

Step #4:

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  • I decided to cut a piece out of cardboard. picture #1
  • Instead of folding each piece, I traced the triangle and used a exacto knife to cut them out.
  • You need to cut 40.

Step #5:

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  • Fold your triangles
  • Fold triangle in half. Folding one corner to another corner. picture #1
  • Repeat the other two corners. picture #2

Step #6:

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  • Fold the triangle to look like picture #1. You will have to reverse some of the folds. This is called a Triangular Waterbomb Base.
  • Fold another triangle. After you have it into the Triangular Waterbomb Base, turn it over and press up on the center. This is called a Triangular Preliminary Base. picture #2

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  • Sit the Triangular Waterbomb Base on the table, put the Triangular Preliminary base on top. picture #1
  • Wrap the corners of the Triangular Preliminary Base around the sides. I flip mine over for a better fold. picture #2
  • This is a finished piece.
  • Make 20

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What can you do with 40 triangles?

Notice the Tabs and Pockets on the modular. picture #1

Step #9:

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  • To join two modulars together, simply slide one tab on top of the other and slide together. picture #1 and #2
  • Continue to make a 5 sided shape. picture #2

Step #10:

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What can you do with 40 triangles?

Continue with the rest of the pieces. Finished model.

Joe Hudy

Joe Hudy

I am 16 years old and I am a maker. I have made a air cannon that I got the opportunity to shoot with President Obama. I have also made two Arduino kits that are currently in the Maker Shed and they are called the 3x3x3 LED Cube Arduino shield and the SMD LED Arduino shield. I am currently working on 3D scanners.


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