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  • Member since
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Flexagons
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, August 03, 2016 9:12 AM

Okay, this is a bit off-topic, but hopefully not too far.  I was reading a biography of physicist Richard Fynman.  He was part of a discussion group that discovered these things in the thirties.  Not really a model, unless these things were part of equipment carried in paper UFOs  :-)

They use the same building techniques and materials as paper models, so you might want to google these things.  Many sites have colored templates/patterns.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 04, 2016 9:18 PM

Oh those sound cool Don, I'm going to have to print a few off and try them.

Thanks for sharing!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, August 07, 2016 11:45 AM

Hey , Don !

 How about a link ?   T.B.

  • Member since
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, August 08, 2016 8:33 AM

Just type flexagon into google.  There are a bunch of good links that show up near the top.  Saves me having to paste all those URLs.  Don't know which is best.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 7:49 AM

Yeah, I found a pile of stuff on www.flexagon.net. And that's just one site... 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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