Atlas Beetle

folded from an uncut square
designed by Brian Chan
Apr. 2005



Atlas Beetle. I got the idea for using equilateral triangles and squares for molecules in the crease pattern of this beetle when I saw the CP for Robert Lang's flying grasshopper in Origami Insects II. By chance I came up with a pattern that fit nicely into a square, with a small modification for the small horn and two antennae (The CP also benefits from the symmetry of their arrangement).

Folded from Origamido paper

Crease Pattern

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