More flexing cubes
The Yoshimoto Cube is a marvellous folding and flexing toy originally conceived by Noaki Yoshimoto in 1971: here’s a video of the whole set of 3 interconnecting cubes.
The set can be obtained here: worth investing in if you’re a Yoshimoto fan like me!
You may be familiar with my origami version of Yoshimoto Cube 1, which I wrongly titled Double Star Flexicube in Brilliant Origami: this was before I knew the correct name for it.
Two ingenious new approaches to the challenge of an origami Yoshimoto Cube recently caught my eye. The first is by Olga Amimono:
Another great origami Yoshimoto Cube version is by Yuki Honma.
I am the owner of a wrapping paper online shop in Japan.
I am making videos how to make pretty and useful boxes, bags and etc. out of wrapping paper. I am very excited about folding Yoshimoto cubes recently. When I was a kid, I had toys something like that, but I got bored soon. But now although I am almost 40, I can play with them forever. One reason might because they were made by myself. I want other people to experience the feeling, too. And also, I want to design a new 3D puzzle model by myself.
Have a look at Yuki’s youtube channel which also has many interesting ideas to try.
Finally I was intrigued by a rather similar flexing cube toy called the DynaCube.
After some fruitless expriments I have acheived an origami version using Brillik Cube units: see if you can work out how I did it.
Great fun to be had by all with flexing cube toys!