Originally uploaded by noisia.
Noisia over on flickr folded up this 3d “spread hexagon” tessellation.
It remains one of my personal favorites, and I think it’s one of the easier designs to teach people, if you’re trying to explain triangular/hexagonal tessellations. (my diagrams for it leave a bit to be desired though, and are badly in need of a clean-up.)
I have to say that seeing people fold a pattern that I nominally “created” really makes me happy; although anyone playing with hexagons could figure this out, and no doubt someone did long before I came along.
Still, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside, and I’m glad I was able to share something like this with someone else. It feels very good to give back to the world, even if it is something as simple as a folded piece of paper.
I sincerely hope that Noisia’s exploration into 3d folded space continues to expand- and that we all are able to benefit and learn new things in turn from these discoveries!