Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Devious Devices
 
Devious devices is the umbrella name I give to objects made from paper that do strange and unexpected things and which are neither flexagons nor puzzles. Not all the designs on this page involve folding paper..
 
 
 
  Name: Borromean Ring Release - magical effect

Paper type / shape: Custom

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

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Diagrams: Online diagrams are available on the Devious Devices page of this site.

 
  Name: Colour-Change Mobius Bands

Paper type / shape: Custom

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

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Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Counter-Rotating Cube - single sheet optical illusion.

Paper type / shape: Square

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Reference: 114

Diagrams: Online diagrams are available on the Devious Devices page of this site.

 
  Name: Counter-Rotating Cuboctahedron - single sheet optical illusion

Paper type / shape: Custom

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Reference: 115

Diagrams: Online diagrams are available on the Devious Devices page of this site.

 
  Name: Let's Twist Again - development of the Two Way Tube.

Paper type / shape: A4 or similar rectangle / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

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Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Paradox Cubes - foldable apparatus to demonstrate changes in the apparent relationship of seven cubes.

Paper type / shape: Custom

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

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Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Two Way Tube - a modular version of Robert Neale's classic design..

Paper type / shape: A4 or similar rectangle / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997

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Diagrams: BOM 184 June 1997 // As the Magic Tube in Office Origami - Adam Russ - Universe Publishing - ISBN 0-7893-1313-8 // Learning Mathematics with Origami - Tung Ken Lam and Sue Pope - 2016 - Association of Teachers of Mathematics - ISBN 9781898611950 // On-line diagrams are available on the Devious Devices page of this site.