How to make an Modular Origami Slinky by Jo Nakashima

Slinky origami

In this instructable I will teach you how to make a modular Origami Slinky Designed by Jo Nakashima. All credit goes to him. This slinky can tumble down steps, but normal stairs are to big. It does work on smaller stairs. If you want, make a cool box out of cardboard or something, and give it as a gift.
The instructions for this slinky are pretty simple (video at the end of this post). BUT you have to fold 50+ pieces of paper so it takes quite a bit of patience. It took me about 2 hours to complete my slinky (while watching a movie ), and mine used 72 pieces of origami. This would be a great little project for a child in elementary school, or really, anyone for the matter. It would be the perfect activity for an airplane flight, or a great cure for summer boredom.
Difficulty level: simple. Paper: 8cm x 8cm copy paper (72 sheets) You can make as many units as you want. 50 units should work, but I recommend 70-80 units
HINT: the gap at 1:24 is important! And it must be really small, the edges should almost touch the center line
If you leave no gap the connection will be stronger, but harder to make. if the gap is too big, the connection will be loose and it will fall apart easily

Originally posted 2015-03-29 11:32:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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