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  • Malachi Brown
    Cool free diagram from JC Nolan, the guy with the kickstarter project for his book. malachi ... From: Kickstarter Date: Wed, May 23,
    Message 1 of 1 , May 23, 2012
      Cool free diagram from JC Nolan, the guy with the kickstarter project for his book.


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      From: Kickstarter <no-reply@...>
      Date: Wed, May 23, 2012 at 12:56 AM
      Subject: Project Update #4: Creating Origami: A Foldable Sonata in Paper by JC Nolan
      To: malachus@...

      Project Update #4: On Stretch Goals and Running a Project that’s Already Funded…

      Posted by JC Nolan Like

      Hey All,

      Check out the new diagrams: http://creatingorigami.com/collateral/pdfs/SIP_Assembly.pdf

      I’ve been told that one of the tactics that the “rockin” campaigns on Kickstarter use is the “Stretch Goal” where we set an additional funding goal (past the already achieved 100%) and promise to give away some special something to all the contributors for helping out with drumming up the additional funding.

      As we’re rushing to “grow” the project as fast as possible I could definitely see doing some such thing at some point.  Looking at things such as the Crawford retrospective and the French, Japanese, German (and now, perhaps Spanish) translations… the extra funding that we’ve reached will definitely help, but it’s not enough to get us there yet.  Each translation looks like it will cost several  thousand just to “launch” and the Crawford retrospective will cost a similar amount… so we can really use every cent that comes in.

      But I’m thinking, right now, continuing to sitting in a place of profound gratitude for everyone’s generosity and support, I’d rather just send something out to everyone and hope that you all enjoy it and share with all your friends. 

      So I’m sending out a first piece of what's comping from your contributions.  The attached model was taught to me by Meenakshi Mukerji two years ago who challenged me to come up with a straight-forward algorithm for assembly. 

      I’d been working on the diagrams off and on for a couple of years but had never had the time to complete them.  So I took some of the funding and had our photographer take images of me assembling it which were then sent out to the illustrator for rotoscoping.  So here it is, photographed just yesterday and amazingly in near complete form. 

      So please share and send it to all your friends.  Let's spread it around let’s see how many copies we can get out there on the net and how fast.   Perhaps it will help get the word out to people who haven't heard yet and get more traffic back to our origami campaign.

      Btw, Kickstarter doesn't allow attaching PDF's so the diagrams are posted at:  http://creatingorigami.com/collateral/pdfs/SIP_Assembly.pdf

      As always, with deep gratitude,

      PS: Some history on the SIP.  The model was originally folded and posted by Francesco Mancini in ’04 and was originally “discovered” by Robert Lang in ’99.  Meenakshi used a slightly different module from Francesco (30 degrees vs. 22.5) whose module was co-discovered and documented in ’04 by Leong Cheng Chit.  Around that time it was also independently discovered and assembled by Jared Needle and Leong Cheng Chit.  And this is a draft of the diagrams... comments and corrections are welcome!

      The original paper on Lang can be found at: http://www.langorigami.com/science/computational/polypolyhedra/polypolyhedra-origami.php?id=7


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