Month: December 2005

More Christmas Papercraft – Pug Dog Model

Still on the Chrismas papercraft theme, [Intermaweb]( reminded me of this [Merry Christmas Pug]( available from Homespun Magixx (remember the [Spongebob papercraft](

Merry Christmas Pug papercraft Intermaweb's completed pug

It would go well with the [Christmas Mac papercraft](, wouldn’t it?

Fold Your Own Origami Envelope

It’s a bit late to post these in time for christmas, but how about sending your thank you notes in these hand-made origami envelopes?

Make your own origami envelopeFold your own origami envelope - laid out flat

This is a simple design that’s folded from a single sheet of paper, and whatever is written inside is completely hidden when folded – a nice surprise for whoever recieves it.

This may not comply with US postal regulations, so check carefully if you’re sending letters around America – you can always put it inside another envelope, or just stick to hand-delivery for people who live close.

I found this on Instructables, “a venue for showing what you make and how others can make it”. There’s loads of projects on there, but not much in the way of paper crafts at the moment.

Christmas Themed Apple Macintosh Papercraft

You’ve made a cool [papercraft calendar]( to decorate your desk, but how about some great [christmas themed Apple Mac Classics]( to go with it?

Christmas Papercraft Apple MacsChristmas Macintosh tree ornaments

There’s a lot more available than just christmas ornaments though, you’l find dozens of different [mac papercraft models]( to make.

Papercraft Apple Macs

Not happy with those? Then download the [blank mac template]( (992kB .PSD) and create your own designs!

Papercraft Calendar

We’ve already entered the month of December, so January 2006 is coming very soon!

What would look better gracing your desk for the coming year than your very own papercraft calendar on a dodecahedron?

Dodecahedron calendarRhombic dodecahedron calendar

‘Computational Origami’ Podcast – Robert J. Lang

Trying to find something to listen to? IT Conversations has [an interesting talk]( by origami master Robert J. Lang.

Here’s the description:

The last decade of the twentieth century saw a revolution in the development and application of mathematical techniques to origami. Robert J. Lang describes how geometric concepts have led to the computer solution of a broad class of origami folding challenges and, as a consequence, enabled origami designs of astonishing complexity and realism to be developed.

He covers how technology and origami are affecting each other, and talks about how he used origami principles to help put a 100-metre wide lens into space by folding it to fit into a small rocket. That’s an amazing use of some ancient ideas!

Want to learn more about Robert J. Lang? [Read the Wikipedia article on him](, and then [visit his site]( to view [some amazing galleries]( of his work (a lot of these pictures are mentioned in his talk).

Thanks to [John]( for the tip.

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