Propellers Origami Tessellation


 I found a picture of the crease pattern for this tessellation in my google photos.

 It was from a few years ago. I don't recall where I originally found it. Although, it looks like it may be a Daniel Kwan. Not sure though. 

Update: It is a Daniel Kwan. Link to his crease pattern is available at the bottom. 

It looked innocent enough. So off I went to to fold it. 

It was actually very difficult to fold.

As I was going through the process, I had a dim recollection of possibly having tried to fold it before and not succeeding.

It's also a configuration that I believe I've seen in its completed form and have attempted to reverse engineer, but never solved. 


This time around I was able to complete the tessellation using the saved crease pattern. 

It's a tightly packed configuration. Especially on the reverse side. It's pretty tricky to get the paper to do what you need it to do. 

I used 28 lb. printer paper. It was touch and go for a while, but it worked out in the end. 

Daniel's flickr account has a treasure trove of tessellations and crease patterns to try. Crease pattern for Propellors Tessellation ...  If you dare!




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