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Origami Fan Diagrams

 

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Hello All,

Here are some newly created diagrams for perhaps my only “easy” origami model, a simple fan made from an A4-sized sheet of paper. I’m quite fond of this little fan, it uses a unique method of radial pleating to create a very useable result!

As with all of my diagrams, these are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 License, which allows you to share them and re-use them with appropriate attribution and sharing. (Find out more on Creative Commons licenses)

Download the PDF diagrams here, and feel free to share them with others!

Additionally, if you want to take this model up a notch in style and complexity, divide the paper into 16ths instead of 8ths, and it will make a more pleasing curved fan and a skinnier handle as well. For more advanced folders only!

I hope you enjoy this model as much as I do.

Eric

5 Comments

  1. It’s not clear whether this went out. Try again…..
    Hi, Eric! Thank you for sharing this very elegant design. I would like to suggest (based on my experience) that it’s more effective to put your “rules of engagement” on the diagram where it is sure to be seen, if not read, by anyone who even looks at the diagram. My experience says that very few people will even bother to click the link to find out what a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 License is all about. And if they encounter the diagram in paper form, even less so. Here’s my Copyright Block:
    was designed by , copyright . This diagram was produced by , copyright . You may use this diagram for teaching and sharing, including posting it on-line, always including this information. You may not claim the design as yours. You may not sell the diagram except to cover the cost of copying. You may not use the design, or the models you fold, for commercial purposes unless you first obtain permission from the designer. The design and diagram are covered by a Creative Commons License type .

  2. Hmmm… The processor didn’t like my angle brackets. Here it is with parens instead:
    (ModelName) was designed by (DesignerName & Email), copyright (Year). This diagram was produced by (Name & Email), copyright (Year). You may use this diagram for teaching and sharing, including posting it on-line, always including this information. You may not claim the design as yours. You may not sell the diagram except to cover the cost of copying. You may not use the design, or the models you fold, for commercial purposes unless you first obtain permission from the designer. The design and diagram are covered by a Creative Commons License type (Type).

  3. I simple and useful model?! This is my kind of origami =D

    Thanks for sharing it Eric! I really do like it : )

  4. Ronald Koh says

    Particularly functional folded from scrap wallpaper, and to be used by a one-handed geezer living in the heat of the tropical belt.

    Whew, just what I need! :o)

    Thanks, Eric.

    • ericgjerde says

      Thanks, Ron! I really appreciate your kind words!

      Perhaps related, I actually invented this model while sitting with my father in the hospital after his stroke a few years ago. Reading your marvelous story of recovery is very heart warming for me as it hits close to home.

      I’m going to tell future classes that a one-handed geezer can fold the diagonal lines just fine, so they shouldn’t complain about it being difficult… unless they want to try it one handed!

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