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a little bit familiar

a little bit safe

you've seen it all before

s3/6 3673 a Meiningen il 2 settembre 2000.


s3/6 3673 at Meiningen. September 2nd, 2000

Designed and folded August 2012. Folded from an uncut (35cm x 35cm) square sheet of tant.


For the past few days, I have spent countless hours perfecting this design. Originally, I set out to design a new tessellation, and it seems that I have accomplished just that! What is really interesting about this design is that it can be considered an action model for several different reasons...


After collapsing along all of the creases, you end up with a very interesting 3-dimensional tessellation. By simply flattening and twisting the tessellation, you achieve something like this! This model can be completely flattened, and the spiral can even be reversed by spinning the stars in the opposite direction. I plan to upload a video at some point to show exactly what I mean.


Overall, I am very happy with the result! However, I still cannot come up with a name! The best I could come up with was "S³" or "S-cubed" (meaning Spiraling Stacked Stars). If you have any suggestions, please let me know!


If there is enough interest in this design, I would certainly consider releasing the CP. Please let me know what you think! All comments are greatly appreciated! :)

nothing special, just giving the new layout a workout.

Isola del Coltellazzo, Nora, Sardegna

a delicate balance

S3 is a 3 1/2 year old banded bird from Massachusetts. She gave me a full frame fly by on the waters of the Susquehanna River

Strobed Audi S3. Just over 8 minute exposure.


Car and strobe provided by And. I strobed the car and then drove away (In my own car) into the vanishing point seen in the image, turned round (got stuck in the mud during this shot) and then drove down The road seen bearing off behind the S3.


Slight edits in photoshop: Cloned out a trail from the LED on the strobe. Added a vignette so the grass wasn't such a distraction.


Strobist: 5-6 flashes on the lowest setting (1/64) to light the area around the car. 3 flashes on 1/2 power to light the car itself.


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