This blog is a place where we can post any kind origami resourses for the purpose of sharing with all who can appreciate the joy of paperfolding.
In addition to being one of the world’s favorite pastimes, origami offers numerous solutions and ideas in the world of design, fashion, home, technology and education.
This is a free site that illustrates how to make unique origami models that you'll find nowhere else. Some are easy to fold, some difficult, but all are fun to fold and play with. No scissors, glue or tape required for the construcctions of the models.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The Vortex. How to fly and how to build
The Vortex is really an auto-gyros paper plane or origami hang glider. It is thrown high into the air, and as it falls the air rushing past it's 'wings' in opposite directions causes it to rapidly spin, slowing it's decent. To make this paper airplane you will need a single sheet of paper, a ruler, some tape and a scissors. The video provides an overview of how to fly the planes, and how to propel it around a room by creating a wave of air. Detailed instructions for these hang gliders should visit the link below. You are surfing a paper airplane on an invisible wave of air that you create with a piece of cardboard. With practice you learn how to levitate the origami hang glider using only your hands to create the wave.