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                       ORIGAMI EXPERIMENTS

origami cat experiment
I like designing new models very much, and also working out new ideas I have in my head.
I noticed that by working out new ideas/models each time, I gradually got better the last few
years. These are some examples of new models I designed and other funny origami experiments.

    This is an experiment with a technic lego construction making origami planes, bombs and
technic lego 3d television    clouds move. The picture on the left shows the prototype and the picture on the right shows
    the final 3d origami tv. All models move on just one engine only.

technic lego origami tv with moving parts only
mechanical 3d tv made of technic lego pieces

technic lego construction for a cage with moving origami parrots

    This is also a technic lego experiment:
    A large cage with moving origami parrots.
    The picture on the left shows the lego
    construction, it all moves on just one tiny engine
origami parrots moving on a technic lego construction

large cage with automatically moving origami parrots

origami wind vane with rotating propellor
                            This is a project with automatically moving
                            origami, a wind vane made of 100% paper.
                            The propellor rotates very fast, if there's
                            wind enough. This could be a nice engine
                            for my yet-to-build origami factory :)
                            (way to much new ideas)

origami statue of liberty in white                                                                Here I've tried to design a dollar bill Statue of Liberty.
                                                                I've used white paper first, before making the model
                                                                with real dollars.

money origami mexican man with sombrero                                            These are folded money models of
                                            a Mexican man and the queen of England.
                                            I think they do look pretty nice.
                                            Maybe I have to work them out a little
                                            It would be great if the text 'MEXICO' was
                                            more visible on the sombrero.
money origami queen of England                                            And the crown of the queen could be
                                            a little larger or more visible.

        I made a draft drawing for this 3d painting with
computer drawing for a 3d origami painting        the computer first, to see if the fishes fitted well
        between the yellow birds.
        Then I started making the complete painting.
        It's actually still a sort of prototype, but I have
        placed it in my shop/museum already.

3d origami painting with birds and fishes
two 3d origami jigsaw pieces


narrow alley made with hundreds of origami bricks
            Here I am making an origami alley from
complete wall made of large origami bricks            my stairs to the upper floor.
            The bricks are glued to the wall.
            I am going to use paper with a sort of
            stone-print to cover the wooden
            stairs. Then I will cover the printed
            paper with plastic foil.
            Just a few more hundred bricks and
            I'm done......

origami duck folded of white printer paper
origami rat made of white printer paper
            These are design-pictures of models which I've used for one of my books.
origami dog folded of white printer paper            Mostly, I use plain white paper to design new models. When I think a model looks
            good enough in white, I start remaking it with coloured papers.

origami cat without ears    
This tiger and cat look pretty nice, they only need a pair of ears:

origami tiger without ears                                                                                                                       

origami beaver
                                                            This one looks like a cat too, but the back is not good yet,
                                                            because of the openings.

origami cobra

origami cow                                                            I think this cobra looks pretty good.

origami flower experiment

origami flower with 8 petals                                                            This flower is almost finished, I only need to find
                                                            a good coloured pattern for it.

origami frog

                                                            This one looks like a frog, but the body is not thick enough

advanced origami flower with eight petals

                                                            I tried to design an origami book here, but I finished
                                                            with a kirigami book, because I used scissors to make it.
                                                            It's more difficult than I thought to design an origami book.
kirigami book

                                                            This one looks like an ox, but there's still a big gap on
                                                            top of the model.

                                                            This looks like a beaver, but maybe it's just because of the
                                                            colour of the paper I used.

                                                            This is an origami cow. I think this can be a good model
                                                            after a few little adjustments.

                                                            This is a flower with eight petals, I think it looks pretty
                                                            good. Maybe the center should be a little different. 

                                                            Here I tried to design another flower with eight petals.
                                                            Maybe the petals are a bit to edgy.

                                                            Here I tried to design an origami lizard, but I found it
                                                            difficult to get a longer tail, this tail is still to short.
                                                            Maybe the basic-shape of the model is not good for
                                                            a long tail.

origami lizard

origami ox