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Deltoidal Trihexagonal Tiling + Stars = Crazy Delicious

Tiled this out on a larger scale, thanks to some 1/64 paper folded by Mawelucky. (thanks again!)

As previously stated here, this is a “deltoidal trihexagonal + quasiregular rhombic tiling”. ouch. that’s a mouthful, isn’t it?

I like it because it has my favorite shape (the delta rhomboid- looks like a strange piece of pie) and one of my other favorite shapes, a 6 pointed star made up of diamonds.

the reverse has another shape I like, which is a pentagon in the form factor of a regular hexagon, but with one side pulled out into a point.

extending this pattern to a larger scale (and a full tiling) required a little bit of changing; I oriented all the hexagonal twists (at the center of the stars) in one direction, and made some other pleat adjustments accordingly. So there’s a good amount of rotational symmetry here around the central large hexagon twists, as well as different rotational symmetry around the smaller hexagon twists.

This piece was difficult to fold- the larger paper, combined with the fact that almost all of the twists required lots of squashing and manipulation, made it rather complicated to do.

Still, looking at it right now (it’s on my desk at work) I have a hard time believing it’s folded from one sheet of paper.

Deltoidal Trihexagonal Tiling + Stars = Crazy Delicious

2 Comments

  1. wow that is amazing…
    can you write out HOW you people like make all the equlateral triangles on the paper?
    i kinda forgot…
    ~_~

  2. Administrator says

    kevin- if you download any of the diagrams I have posted in the “diagrams” section of this site (upper right corner) there are instructions at the end of each document on how to fold the paper into a grid of equilateral triangles.

    it takes a little practice and work to do, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy.

    -Eric

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