Dollar Bill - Origami Compound of Five Tetrahedra
by Edward Holmes
(Stone, Staffordshire, UK)
Dollar Bill - Compound of Five Tetrahedra
This is my second attempt at this model. Really pleased with the way this one has turned out. The points and folding is a lot crisper than the first one I made.
Its made from 30 units of the same size with a 1:3 ratio. For this one I used an image of a dollar bill printed 18cm by 6cm. In hindsight this is a little too big for an actual dollar bill but the overall effect is great I think.
For instructions on how to make this follow this link: http://bit.ly/oKEir4 if you would like a hand assembling it I found this video useful to see where each tetrahedra went: http://bit.ly/qaMTw0
This model is made using Fancis Ow's "60 degree unit" and was designed by Thomas Hull.
If you would like to use the same dollar bill image I used, print 8 copies of this PDF off : http://bit.ly/nAXfzg This will leave you a couple of spare ones if you mess any up. I found it best to cut the bills out using a craft knife and a metal safety rule.
N.B. It is very important that you ensure no scaling options are selected because the ratio of the bill must be 3:1 for this model to work correctly.