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Multi-Purpose Modules
 
Multi-Purpose Modules are modules which will go together to make not just a single design but a range of polyhedral forms. the archetypal multi-purpose module is, of course, the Sonobe module.
 
 
 
  Name: Banded modules. Various symmetric, assymetric and doubly assymetric designs. Combine to make banded cubes and silverhedra.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001

Reference: 226

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Darwin modules. Development of the Sonobe module. Many patterned variants possible. These modules will combine to make cubes and silverhedra.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001

Reference: 231

Diagrams: Synergy 2 - Water Trade // On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Equilateral Modules - a development of Nick Robinson's Rhombic Module. These modules will combine to make many robust deltahedra.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From bronze rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1998

Reference: 162

Diagrams: In Mathematical Origami (2nd Edition) - David Mitchell - Tarquin publications - ISBN 9781911093169

 
  Name: Intersection modules. Combine to make inverted edge open frame designs.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From squares / other rectangles using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2003

Reference: 256

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Letterbox modules. Many patterned variants possible. Modules will combine to make cubes and silverhedra. Alpha, beta and delta versions are possible.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989.

Reference: 048

Diagrams: Alpha modules - Synergy 2 - Water Trade // On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Maverick modules. Combine with each other and with Sonobe and Letterbox modules to create Motley forms.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990

Reference:063

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Metamorphosed Sonobe modules, 1 and 2. Decorative developments of the Sonobe module which will make many of the same forms.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990

Reference: 064

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site as part of the diagrams for my Ariadne modular sculpture.

 
  Name: Mondrian modules / Assymetric Sonobe modules. Development of the Sonobe module. Combine to create unusually patterned cubes and silverhedra including the Mondrian Cube.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Development of the Sonobe module folded from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1995

Reference: 119

Diagrams: Synergy 3 - Water Trade // Diagrams for the basic module and the Mondrian Cubeare available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Reptile modules. Can be used to make deltahedra.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From square using 60/30 degree geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997

Reference: 146

Diagrams: First published in BOM 189 of April 1998 // On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Rhombic Triangle or Rhombic Delta modules - a triangle version of Nick Robinson's Rhombic module. These modules will combine to make several rhombic solids. A four-pockets module is also possible. Variants with other arrangements of flaps and pockets are only possibl if the paper is cut.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2004

Reference: 267

Diagrams: In Mathematical Origami (2nd Edition) - David Mitchell - Tarquin publications - ISBN 9781911093169

 
  Name: Semi-Sonobe modules. These modules will make all the same forms as the original Sonobe module.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From 2x1rrectangles using standard geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Reference: 354

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Simplex modules. These modules will combine to make any solid shape whose faces are squares or silver triangles.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1988.

Reference: 035

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
    Name: Simplified Skillman modules. Combine to make pierced stars.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From bronze rectangles using 60/30 folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2003.

Reference: 258

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available

 
  Name: Stella Nova modules. Combine to make multi-colour stars based on deltahedra..

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From 4x1 rectangles using 60/30 degree geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2008

Reference: 322

Diagrams:

 
    Name: Stella Nova Duo modules. Combine to make contrast and multi-colour contrast stars based on deltahedra.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From 4x1 rectangles using 60/30 degree geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2008.

Reference:322

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Vulcan modules. Combine to make pierced stars.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From custom sized rectangles using 60/30 folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2008.

Reference:323

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available // Photo of Vulcan icosahedron in Le Pli 113-114 - Mai 2009