# megmer's digital origami gallery

## sonobe unit models

sonobe units are little interlocking units that take about a minute or two each to make. i have an entire shelf dedicated to them and they have won 2 first place awards. (both from the same fair). i got most of these from a page of a spanish book that i cant locate right now, but i will put it here if i ever find it.

making all of these has made me realize how cool geometry is. i am not a math guy but this stuff has sent me down some wikipedia geometry rabbit holes, which i recommend you should go down too. anyway here is a blog post about it that i thought was cool

30 units. you can make your own by printing this pdf

90 units (again). this is a variation on the 72 unit model, just with more sides. also a variation on the 12 unit one in the same way that the 84 unit one is a variation on the "cube" (not the actual cube the one that looks like a cube but is actually a tetrahedron). you dont have to understand that

90 units (again) (technically). why technically? because this is unfinished. geometrically, this is a triangular tiling, which is infinite (and also a regular polyhedron).

900 units. this is the truncated version of the 120 unit model. that makes it alot more complex, thereby requiring more units to make. it was so many units, i had to tape them together and use foam to fill it so it wouldnt collapse. its been in 2 display cases, and gets worse and worse over time. i have to re fix it whenever it gets droopy and every time it gets more frustrating to do so but im proud of it. took me a whole entire dang month