Dollar Bill – Origami Compound of Five Tetrahedra
by Edward Holmes
(Stone, Staffordshire, UK)
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.