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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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  • 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!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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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.

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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... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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